Concise, critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and projects in all areas and periods of art history and visual studies

Twentieth-Century Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2003

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Aguirre, Mariana, “Artistic Collaboration in Fascist Italy: Ardengo Soffici and Giorgio Morandi” (Brown, K. S. Champa)

Amsellem, Patrick, “Modernist Movements: A Contradiction Solved” (IFA/NYU, J. L. Cohen)

Atkins, Jacqueline, “Wearing Propaganda: Civilian Textiles on the Home Front in America, Great Britain, and Japan, 1931–1945” (Bard, P. Kirkham)

Austin, Nancy, “Industrialization and the Language of Art and Design” (Brown, D. Neumann)

Banai, Noit, “Hybrid Objects, Specific Sites: The New Order of Things, France, 1958–1960” (Columbia, B. Buchloh, D. Freedberg)

Barron-Duncan, Rachael, “Fashioning Surrealism: the Making of Radical Couture, l925–l938” (Yale, C. Mehring)

Baudin, Helma, “Art and Totalitarianism: Three German Artists under Hitler’s Regime” (CUNY, R. Long)

Brodsky, Estrellita, “Latin American Artists and Postwar Paris, 1950–1970: Soto, Le Parc, and Clark” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan)

Buchwald, Nancy, “Anxious Embodiments: Revenants of American Jewish Masculinities in Barnett Newman’s Stations of the Cross” (Chicago, R. Heller)

Cabanas, Kaira, “Toward a Performative Realism: Art in France, 1958–1964” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Çelik, Zeynep, “The Kinaesthetic Impulse: Space, Performance, and the Body in German Architecture, 1880–1914” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Crosson, Dena, “Ignacio Zuloaga and the Problem of Spain” (Maryland, J. Hargrove)

Deeb, Elyse, “Studies in American Art: Women Sculpting in the 1960s” (Brown, K. S. Champa)

Deyasi, Marco, “Indochina in French Art and Culture, 1889–1937” (Duke, P. Leighten)

Eimen, Alisa, “Museums and the (Re)Making of Modern Tehran” (Minnesota, C. Asher)

Finch, Elizabeth, “Languages of Vision: Gyorgy Kepes and His ‘New Landscape’ of Art and Science, 1944–1972” (CUNY, G. Batchen)

Flageolle, Andree, “Fashion Fights the War in the Photographs of Louise Dahl-Wolfe” (New Mexico, D. Craven)

Friedman, Julia P., “The Threshold Art of Alexei Remizov” (Brown, K. S. Champa)

Gauvreau, Christine, “Indigenismo and Internationalism: The Art Writing of Anita Brenner, 1925–1943” (CUNY, M. Hadler)

Gilman, Amy, “Organizing Art: Information Theory and Conceptual Art, A Case Study of the Xeroxbook Exhibition” (Case Western Reserve, E. Landau)

Hamill, Sarah, “Viewing Sculpture through the Photography of David Smith, 1932–1965” (UC Berkeley, A. Wagner)

Harwood, John, “The Redesign of Design: Multinational Corporations, Computers, and Design Logic, 1945–1976” (Columbia, B. Bergdoll)

Heuer, Elizabeth B., “Arts and Letters: Postcards and Epistolary Practices in Modernist Art” (Florida State, K. Bearor)

Hole, Heather, “America as Landscape: Marsden Hartley and New Mexico, 1918–1924” (Princeton, J. Wilmerding)

Hudson, Suzanne P., “Robert Ryman: Painting Pragmatism” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Jung, Eun Young, “From Sculpture to Situations: Dan Flavin’s Fluorescent Light Art of the 1960s” (UIUC, J. Fineberg)

Kaizen, William, “The Immediate: Early Video Art and Mass-Media America, 1965–1975” (Columbia, B. Buchloh)

Ledezma, Juan, “Gustav Klutsis, El Lissitzky, and the October Group (1928–1931): The Object’s Agency in the Construction of Proletarian Vision” (Columbia, C. Kiaer, B. Buchloh)

Leeuwrik, L., “Kandinsky and Marc in the German Tradition of the Apocalypse” (Bryn Mawr, C. Hertel)

Leppanen, Analisa, “The Child Lost in the Garden of Time: Childhood and the Fourth Dimension in the Works of Joseph Cornell” (UC Irvine, D. Tashjian)

Malone, Meredith, “Nouveau Réalisme: Exhibition Strategies and the ‘Everyday’ in Post–World War II France” (Pennsylvania, C. Poggi)

Manson, Andrew, “Architecture, Archaeology, and Urbanism in La Grande Roma: The Via dell’Impero and the Palazzo del Littorio Competition” (Columbia, N. Kampen)

McCormick, Seth, “Postwar Subjects: The First Ten Years of Jasper Johns’s Art” (Columbia, B. Buchloh, R. Krauss)

Mims, Martina, “August Endell’s Exploration of the Relationship of the Modern Observer and Form” (Columbia, B. Bergdoll)

Minioudaki, Kalliopi, “Women in Pop: Difference and Marginality” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Mitzen, Anne, “Gender, Modernism, and Regionalism: The Promotion of Künstlerinnen in the Rhineland, 1900–1933” (Brown, K. S. Champa)

Moseman, E. F., “Expressionism in Exchange: Modes of Artistic Dialogue in Central Europe: 1900–1914” (Bryn Mawr, C. Hertel)

Nedd, Andrew, “Defending Russia: Russian History and Pictorial Narratives of the ‘Patriotic War,’ 1812–1912” (USC, J. Bowlt)

Olgren-Leblond, Kelly, “Reading Expressionist Architecture: The German Avant-Garde and ‘Paper Architecture,’ 1914–1924” (USC, K. Lang)

Oliver, Lisa, “The Logic of Advertising: Foucault, Visual Culture, and the Production of Subjectivity” (Brown, K. S. Champa)

Polednik, Marcelle, “Painting over Time: Constructing Temporality in the Work of Anselm Keifer, Sigmar Polke, and Gerhard Richter” (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar)

Proctor, Jacob, “Between Object and Experience: Video Art and Broadcast Television in the United States, 1967–1977” (Harvard, Y.-A. Bois)

Reeves, Teresa B., “Cowboys and Indianers: The American West in German Art of the Twentieth Century” (Georgia, E. Firestone)

Roberts, Sarah Rehm, “Englishness, Abstraction, and Surrealism: Modern Art in England, 1932–1936” (Brown, K. S. Champa)

Rogan, Clare, “Freundinnen and Mannweiber: Constructing Female Homoeroticism and the Figure of the Lesbian in German Art and Visual Culture, 1900–1933” (Brown, K. S. Champa)

Roth, Lynette, “Neue Sachlichkeit in Cologne: August Sander and the Cologne Progressives” (Johns Hopkins, B. Doherty)

Rugg, Whitney, “Between Categories: Brian O’Doherty’s Singular Role in the Pluralist Era” (Chicago, R. Heller, D. English)

Rutledge, Virginia, “Licensing the Avant-Garde: Appropriation, Fair Use, and the Public Domain in Modern Art Practice and Intellectual Property Law” (CUNY, P. Mainardi)

Serdari, Thomai, “Albert Mayer, Architect and City Planer: The Case for One Total Professional” (IFA/NYU, J.-L. Cohen)

Sidley, Kelly, “Andy Warhol’s Self-Portraits in the Visual and Written Records” (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar)

Skrypzak, Joann, “Sporting Modernity: German Artists and the Athletic Body, 1918–1945” (Wisconsin, B. Buenger)

Snow, Rachel, “Incidental Tourists: Vernacular Photo-Travel Books, 1920–1940” (CUNY, G. Batchen)

Steer, Linda M., “Appropriated Photographs and the Absence of a Theory of the Photographic in French Surrealist Reviews, 1924–1939” (SUNY Binghamton, J. Tagg)

Stokic, Jovana, “The Body Beautiful: Women’s Self-Representations and the Shifting Currents of Feminism, 1970–2000” (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar)

Stuhlman, Jonathan, “Navigating a Constantly Shifting Terrain: Yves Tanguy and Surrealism” (Virginia, M. Affron)

Sweet, Leah, “Defining (Neo) Dada: Art in Germany, 1960–1968” (IFA/ NYU, R. Storr)

Tegrotenhuis, Meredith A., “Stabilizing the City: Berenice Abbott’s Photographs and Urban Representation in the 1930s” (Northwestern, C. Lambert)

Tierney, Cristin, “Domesticating Modern Art: Aspects of the Promotion of Modern Art in the United States, ca. 1905–1936” (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar)

Urban, Florian, “Demolition, Preservation and the Transfiguration of the Past: East Berlin’s Historic Tenement Buildings between 1955 and 1990” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Van Hoesen, Brett, “Visualizing the Legacy of German Colonialism: The Intersection of Cultural Policies and Human Rights Politics during the Weimar Republic” (Iowa, C. E. Adcock, S. C. Foster)

Walker, Lanitra, “Pictures that Satisfy: Modernist Discourses and the Politics of Race, Gender, and Nation in the Art of Irma Stern (1894–1966)” (Duke, R. Powell)

Wexler Katsnelson, Anna, “Aesopian Tales; or, What Happened after 1927: The Late Russian Avant-Garde, Painting, Film” (Harvard, Y.-A. Bois)

Wieber, Sabine, “Designing the Nation: German Identity and the Politics of Style” (Chicago, R. Heller)

Wilson, Siona, “Narrative Turn: The Filmic Mode in Feminist Art Practice of the 1970s, North America and Britain” (Columbia, B. Buchloh, C. Kiaer)

Wolfskill, Phoebe, “Constituting the Elusive City: Documentation and Fantasy in the Work of Archibald Motley, Jr. and Reginald Marsh” (UIUC, J. Fineberg)

Young, Lisa Jaye, “All Consuming: Weimar Photography and the Aesthetics of Americanization, 1923–33” (CUNY, G. Batchen)

Zugay, Brian C. R., “The ‘New Era’ in Church Building: Progressive Strategies for Ecclesiastical Architecture in Early Twentieth-Century America” (Brown, D. Neumann)

Zullo, Douglas R., “Jiří Kolářin Exile: Two Views of Prague” (Ohio State, M. Mudrak)