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Architectural History/Historic Preservation
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2013

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Açıkgöz, Ümit Fırat, “The Making of Republican Istanbul: Politics of Architecture, Urbanism, and Preservation, 1923–1950” (Rice University, S. Hamedeh)

Anderson, Marvin, “The Society of Beaux-Arts Architects and Academic Ideals in Early Twentieth-Century American Architecture” (University of Washington, M. Clausen)

Aragüez, José, “Form’s Patterned Idiosyncrasy” (Princeton, B. Colomina)

Avilés, Pep, “Material Rhetoric: Technology, History, Ornament in the United States, 1947–1966” (Princeton, B. Colomina)

Balsiger, Chris, “The Persistence of an Idea: Emil Kaufmann (1891–1953) and Autonomous Architecture” (Binghamton University, T. McDonough)

Banerji, Shiben, “Inhabiting the World: Architecture, Urbanism, and the Global Moral-Politics of Marion Mahony and Walter Burley Griffin” (MIT, A. Dutta)

Barry, Kristin, “Framing the Ancients: Modern Architectural Interventions at Ancient and Historic Sites” (Penn State, E. Walters)

Bedford, Joseph, “Being Situated: Dalibor Vesely and the Ontologization of Architectural Education (1968–1988)” (Princeton, L. Allais)

Binboga, Secil, “Modernity and Urban Montage: Istanbulas the Loci of Multiple Temporalities, the Nineteenth Century Onwards” (Michigan, W. Glover)

Bratichak, Meaghan, “‘Non è buon stile dispiacermi’: Agostino Chigi as Patron of the Villa Farnesina” (Rutgers, S. McHam)

Bravo, Doris, “Mapping South America’s Interior Sea: The School of Valparaíso's Travesías, 1965–1992” (UT Austin, A. Giunta)

Britz, Marc, “Durand in Deutschland: Formal Economy, Financial Argumentation, and the Scarcity of Means in German Architecture from 1799 to 1848” (Princeton, S. Papapetros)

Brown, Marisa Angell, “Imagined Communities: The Architecture and Image of Public Housing in America (1934–1974)” (Yale, S. Isenstadt)

Brunstrom, Mary Reid, “Faith’s Midwest Modern Forms: Midcentury Catholic Churches by Murphy and Mackey, Architects” (Washington University, A. Miller)

Carey, Dwight, “Building the Commercial Empire: Creole Architecture and Global Trade in the French Colonial World, 1659–1810” (UCLA, S. Nelson)

Chute, Mahlon , “Don’t Fence Me In”: Architecture, Tourism and Segregation in the Las Vegas Valley” (UC Santa Barbara, S. Chattopadhyay)

Clark, Marci Muhlestein, “I.M. Pei, William Zeckendorf, and the Architecture of Urban Renewal, 1945–1970” (CUNY, J. Maciuika)

Cloud, Jasmine, “Renovation in the Campo Vaccino: The Churches on the Roman Forum from Clement VIII to Alexander VII” (Temple, T. Cooper)

Cohen, Alexis, “Lines of Utility: Outlines, Architecture, and Design in Britain, c. 1800”
(Princeton, E. da Costa Meyer)

Coleman, William, “Something of an Architect: Thomas Cole and the Country House Ideal” (UC Berkeley, M. Lovell)

Cooper, Lynda, “The Larz and Isabel Anderson House, Washington, D.C., by Little & Browne (1902–1905)” (Virginia Commonwealth, C. Brownell)

D’Antonio, Aurelia, “Throwing Stones at Friars: The Church of San Francesco in Piacenza” (Duke, A. Wharton)

D’Arista, Carla, “Instruments of Power: The Artistic Patronage of the Three Pucci Cardinals (1513–1547)” (Columbia, F. Benelli)

Demchenko, Igor, “Heritage of the Red Orient: Theories and Practices of Architectural Conservation in Soviet Central Asia” (MIT, N. Rabbat)

Demerdash, Nancy, “Architecture for Independence: Modern Housing and the Politics of Decolonization in Tunisia, 1908–1970” (Princeton, E. da Costa Meyer)

De Rouen, Aynur, “Change and Continuity: An Analysis of the Socio-Spatial Fabric of Tesvikiye-Nisantası, 1945–1960” (Binghamton University, B. Abou-El-Haj)

Desai, Ankur, “Re-crafting the Sacred: Negotiating Tradition in Contemporary Svaminarayana Temple Architecture” (Ohio State, S. Huntington)

Díaz-Borioli, Leonardo, “The Autobiographical Architecture of Luis Barragán: Self, Media, and Nation in the Making of a Modern Architect” (Princeton, B. Colomina)

Dieter, Mark, “A Sacred Nature: Hierotopy and the Religious Ideas of Frank Lloyd Wright” (Wisconsin, Madison, T. Dale)

Doğan, Cağatay, “Landscapes of the Nation in Transition: Istanbul in the Photographs of Othmar Pferschy, 1934–1960” (Binghamton University, T. McDonough)

Dreller, Sarah M., “The Time, Life, and Fortune of Time Inc.’s Architectural Forum Magazine, 1932–64” (UIC, P. Hales)

Dribin, Andrew, “Wilderness Years of Chicago: Saving Nature in a Postwar Metropolis, 1945–2000” (UIC, R. Bruegmann)

Drosos, Nikolaos, “Looking Across the Iron Curtain: Synthesis of Art and Architecture in a Divided Europe, 1954–58” (CUNY, R. Golan)

Dumouchelle, Kevin, “Traditions of Modernity in an African City: Continuity and Change in the Architecture of Kumasi” (Columbia, S. Vogel)

Eversole, Britt, “The Disenchantment with Democracy: Architectural Models of Political Organization in Italy, 1938–1968” (Princeton, M. C. Boyer)

Fabricius, Daniela, “Calculation and Risk: The Rational Turn in West German Architecture, 1965–1985” (Princeton, S. Papapetros)

Fisher, Alison, “The Alibi of Innovation: Late Modern Architecture, Housing, and Technology in France, 1954–1978” (Northwestern, D. Van Zanten)

Fisher, Michelle Millar, “Nothing is Transmissible by Thought: Le Corbusier’s Radiant City in Diaspora” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Fox, Jason T., “Palaces on Main Street: John Eberson, Thomas W. Lamb, C. W. and Geo. L. Rapp and the Making of the American Movie Palace” (Virginia, R. Wilson)

Fox, Peter, “Kunstgewerbe als Erzieher: Bernhard Pankok and Others, 1895–1917"” (Princeton, E. da Costa Meyer)

Francis, Razan, “Secrets of the Arts: Enlightenment Spain’s Contested Islamic Craft Heritage” (MIT, D. Friedman)

Genau, Nicholas D., “Inventing Architectural Identity: The Institutional Architecture of James Renwick, Jr., 1818–1895” (Virginia, R. Wilson)

González Galán, Ignacio, “The Logics of Arredamento: Circulating Interiors, Furnishing National Imaginaries in Italy, 1928–1963” (Princeton, L. Allais, B. Colomina)

Grau, Urtzi, “Architectural Replicas in Barcelona Urban Renewal, 1975–1992” (Princeton, B. Colomina)

Grayburn, Jennifer, “Transmitting Power: Twelfth-Century Coastal Churches in the North Sea World” (Virginia, L. Reilly)

Greenberg, Daniel, “The Landscape of Empire: Painting, Maps, and Cosmography in the Qianlong Court (1735–1796)” (Yale, Y. Kim)

Grossman, Vanessa, “A Concrete Alliance: Modernism, Communism, and the Design of Urban France, 1958–1981” (Princeton, L. Allais)

Haakenson, Hilary, “Mapping Cultural Crossroads: The Old Testament, Geography, and Artistic Rivalry in the Late-Medieval Maritime Republics of Italy” (Rutgers, S. McHam)

Handwerker, Margo, “Public Displays of Effection: Ecological Art and Utility, 1969–1984” (Princeton, E. Eigen)

Hara, Mari Yoko, “Places of Performance: Art, Architecture, and Scenography of Baldassare Peruzzi (1481–1536)” (Virginia, C. Brothers)

Harkrader, Nina, “Building for ‘The Other’ Architecture and Poverty in Victorian England” (IFA/NYU, M. Trachtenberg, J-L. Cohen)

Harper, Alexander, “Patronage in the Re-Christianized Landscape of Angevin Apulia: The Rebuilding of Luceria Sarracenorum into Civitas Sanctae Mariae” (Toronto, J. Caskey)

Hassan, S. Faisal, “Modernist Aberrations: The Dialectics of Expressionism in American Art and Architecture (1958–1992)” (MIT, M. Jarzombek, C. Jones)

Hedrick, Christian, “Modernism with Style: Form, Meaning, and the Origins of Modern Architecture in Berlin, 1780–1870” (MIT, N. Rabbat)

Hennebury, Deirdre L. Christianson, “Reimaging the Tate Museum: Context, Container, and Content” (Michigan, R. Fishman)

Herman, Margaret, “From Berlin to Broadacres: Central European Influence on American Visionary Urbanism, 1910–1935” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Hohensee, Naraelle, “Building in Public: Critical Reconstruction and the Rebuilding of Berlin after 1990” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Hubregtse, Menno, “Aero-kinaesthetics: Airport Aesthetics and the Regulation of Mobilities in the Terminal” (University of British Columbia, R. Windsor-Liscombe)

Hundley, Catherine E., “The Round Church Movement in Twelfth-Century England: Crusaders, Pilgrims, and the Holy Sepulchre” (Virginia, L. Reilly)

Ibrahim, Anwar, “Politics, Controversy, and Design in Post-9/11 American Mosques: The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center and Al-Noor Mosque” (Binghamton University, N. Um)

Imperiale, Alicia, “Alternate Organics: The Aesthetics of Experimentation in Art, Technology, and Architecture in Postwar Italy” (Princeton, M. C. Boyer)

Kaligotla, Subhashini, “Shiva’s Waterfront Temples: Reimagining the Sacred Architecture of India's Deccan Region” (Columbia, V. Dehejia)

Kauffman, Jordan, “Drawing on Architecture: The Socioaesthetics of Architectural Drawing, 1964–1990” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Kickert, Conrad, “Active Centers: Interactive Edges” (Michigan, R. Fishman, L. Groat)

Kiely, John, “The Reification of Aviation in Late Modern Architecture, 1956–79” (Michigan, C. Zimmerman)

Klee, Jeffrey, “The Five Orders of Beacon Hill” (Delaware, B. Herman)

Kok, Theeng, T., “Rural Villas of Zhejiang” (UCLA, D. Upton)

Kornegay, Kevin, “Historical Imagination and Communal Identity in the Ghent World Exhibition of 1913” (Duke, H. Van Miegroet)

Kubo, Michael, “Incorporating Architecture: TAC and the Business of Collaborative Practice, 1945–1983” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Lauritano, Steven, “Schinkel and Spolia” (Yale, C. Wood)

Lee, Craig, “Letter Building: Signage, Supergraphics, and the Rise of the Semiotic Structure in Modern American Architecture” (Delaware, S. Isenstadt)

León, Ana María, “Southern Surrealisms: Buenos Aires, 1936–1956” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Lo, Ruth, “Feeding Rome: Food, Architecture, and Urbanism, 1907–1943” (Brown, D. Neumann)

LoScerbo, Gianna, “A Struggle for the Real: Documentary Photography and Film in Post-WWII American Culture” (Rutgers, A. Zervigón)

Manson, Andrew, “Architecture, Archaeology, and Urbanism in ‘Roma Mussolinea’: The Via dell’Impero and the Palazzo del Littorio Competition” (Columbia, M. McLeod)

Matteson, Matthew Benjamin, “Between Architectures: Institutionalization and Architectural Discourse in Early Twentieth-Century Poland” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

McCulloch, Michael, “Building the Working City: Designs on Home and Life in Boomtown Detroit, 1914–1929” (Michigan, R. Fishman)

McKellar, Erin, “Tomorrow on Display: British and American Housing Exhibitions, 1940–1955” (Boston, P. Scrivano)

Meister, Anna-Maria, “From Form to Norm: The Systematization of Values in German Design, 192x–195x” (Princeton, L. Allais)

Merrill, Elizabeth, “Francesco di Giorgio and the Formation of the Professional Architect” (Virginia, C. Brothers)

Miller, Katherine, “The Office of the Supervising Architect: Transforming American Architectural Practice” (Virginia, R. Wilson)

Moatasim, Faiza, “Paradoxical Symbols: A Study of Spatial Equity in Islamabad and Chandigarh” (Michigan, W. Glover)

Morash, Emily Chace, “Images of the Italian Interior: Lo Stile and Domestic Architecture, 1941–1947” (Brown, D. Neumann)

Neumeier, Emily, “A ‘Theater of Fortune and Triumph’: Ali Pasha of Ioannina and Transformations of Architectural Patronage and Urbanism in an Ottoman Province (1788–1822)” (Pennsylvania, R. Holod)

Nieman, Richard, “Monuments to God and Man: The Local Churches of Cruciform Plan in Anglo-Norman Sussex and the New Norman Aristocracy” (Virginia, L. Reilly)

Oguz, Zeynep, “Multi-Functional T-Shaped Zaviyes in the Early Ottoman Context” (Harvard, G. Necipoglu)

Olaiya, Yetunde, “Expert, Artifact, Fact: The Technopolitics of Architectural Production in French Black Africa, 1945–75” (Princeton, M. Boyer)

Osdene, Stefan, “American Neon: Illuminating the Built Environment with Messages of Consumerism, 1900–1970” (Wisconsin, Madison, A. Smart Martin)

Pace, Jennifer, “The Banlieues Problem: Locating Housing for the Greatest Number in Architectural Practice and Discourse” (University of British Columbia, R. Windsor-Liscombe)

Paek, Seung Han, “Urbanism, Signs, and the Everyday in Contemporary South Korean Cities” (Ohio State, A. Vinegar)

Palmer, Daniel S., “The Integration of Art, Architecture, and Identity: Alfred Kasatner, Louis Kahn, and Ben Shahn at the Jersey Homesteads” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Papadimitriou, Christiana, “The MARS Group: Going Modern in Britain, 1933–1957” (Princeton, E. da Costa Meyer)

Pitamber, Naomi Ruth, “Re-placing Byzantium: Laskarid Urban Environments and the Landscape of Loss (1204–1261 AD)” (UCLA, S. Gerstel)

Rabie, Haneen, “The Ethics and Aesthetics of Reuse in Postmodern Design” (Princeton, E. da Costa Meyer)

Ranogajec, Paul, “The Apotheosis of the Public Realm: Classical Architecture in New York City, 1880–1914” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Read, Heather, “Canonizing Modernism: The Sacred Art Movement and the Postwar Crisis of French Identity” (Washington University, J. Klein)

Reynolds, Craig, “Thomas Jefferson and the Design of the United States Capitol, 1776–1826” (Virginia Commonwealth, C. Brownell)

Ricchi, Daria, “From Storia to History: Literature and Fiction in Italian Architectural Writing, 1940–1957” (Princeton University, S. Papapetros)

Rogers, Dylan, “Water Display and Meaning in the High Roman Empire” (Virginia, J. Dobbins)

Rovang, Sarah, “Modernization and Modern Architecture under the Rural Electrification Administration, 1935–1945” (Brown, D. Neumann)

Rubenstein, Meghan, “Animate Architecture at Kabah: Terminal Classic Art and Politics in the Puuc Region” (UT Austin, J. Guernsey, D. Stuart)

Sadow, Samuel, “Provisional Capital: National and Urban Identity in the Architecture and Planning of Bonn, 1949–Present” (CUNY, J. Maciuika)

Sarmiento, Kelema Moses, “Between Hegemony and Imperialism in Honolulu: Architecture, Urbanism, and the Visualities of a US City in the Pacific (1900–1970)” (Penn State, C. Zabel)

Scarlett, Sarah Fayen, “Everyone’s an Outsider: Architecture, Landscape, and Class in Michigan’s Copper Country” (Wisconsin, Madison, A. Andrzejewski)

Shields, Rebecca, “The Space Between: Politics and Urban Development in Early Seventeenth-Century London” (Rutgers, T. Marder)

Sirman, Brian, “Concrete Dreams: Architecture, Politics, and Boston’s New City Hall, 1960–2010” (Boston, K. Morgan)

Springer, Mary R., “American Collegiate Gothic and Its Appropriation of the Oxbridge Model” (Iowa, B. Mooney)

Stankovic, Nebojsa, “Framing the Monastic Ritual: Architecture and Liturgy of the Byzantine Church Narthexes on Mount Athos (Tenth–Fifteenth Centuries)” (Princeton, S. Ćurčić)

Steenson, Molly Wright, “Architectures of Information: Christopher Alexander, Cedric Price, Nicholas Negroponte, and the MIT Architecture Machine Group” (Princeton, M. C. Boyer)

Stein, Emma Natalya, “Kanchipuram as Temple-City: The Local and the Global, ca. Eighth–Twelfth Centuries AD” (Yale, T. Sears)

Stewart, Zachary, “The East Anglian Hall-Church: Perpendicular Architecture and Parochial Identity in Late Medieval England” (Columbia, S. Murray)

Su, Michael Wen Sen, “Inventing the Science of Design: R. Buckminster Fuller and the Structural Studies Associates, 1915–1938” (Princeton, B. Colomina)

Sullivan, Alice Isabella, “The Painted Fortified Monastic Churches of Moldavia: Bastions of Orthodoxy in a Post-Byzantine World” (Michigan, A. Timmermann)

Swan, Christopher, “An Alternative Modernism: The Pacific Northwest Architecture of John Yeon” (Yale, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Swisher, Christine, “Beyond Euthenics: Home Economics and the Reinvention of the American House, 1893–1939” (Penn State, C. Zabel)

Tacinelli, Aaron, “Neo-Rationalism’s Horizon: Architecture and Rationality, 1966–1987” (Pittsburgh, C. Armstrong)

TenHoor, Meredith, “The Architecture of the Market: Food, Media, and Biopolitics from Les Halles to Rungis” (Princeton, E. Eigen)

Teriba, Adedoyin, “Afro-Brazilian Ideals in the Architecture of Southwest Nigeria (ca. 1880–1960)” (Princeton, E. da Costa Meyer)

Tezanos, Lorena, “The Architecture of Nineteenth-Century Cuban Sugar Mills: Spaces of Creole Power and African Resistance in Late Colonial Cuba” (CUNY, E. Keber)

Trentin, Summer, “Pompeian Peristyles: Form, Function, and Meaning” (Iowa, B. Longfellow)

Triplett, Edward, “Architectural Reconquest: The Fortified Presence of Christian Military Orders on the Iberian Border with Islam (1150–1400)” (Virginia, L. Reilly)

Tritch Roman, Gretta, “The Reach of the Pit: The Multiple Spheres of the Chicago Board of Trade Building in the Nineteenth Century” (Penn State, C. Zabel)

Tuerk, Stephanie, “The Afterlives of Architecture: Preservation, Modernity, and the Metropolis in Third Republic France, 1871–1914” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Vannucchi, Federica, “From Control to Discipline: Design and Power at the Milan Triennale, 1945–1973” (Princeton, L. Allais)

Vigotti, Lorenzo, “From Palazzo Davanzati to Palazzo Medici: Private Architecture during the Florentine Oligarchy, 1382–1444” (Columbia, F. Benelli)

Vronskaya, Alla, “Constructive Energy: Architecture, Affective Perception, and the Mobilization of the Subject in Soviet Russia (1919–1941)” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Waits, Mira Rai, “The Spatial Economy of British Colonial Penology in Bengal, 1858–1911” (UC Santa Barbara, S. Chattopadhyay)

Walker, Nathaniel, “Frameworks for the Future: Architecture and Urbanism in Science Fiction and Utopia” (Brown, D. Neumann)

Walton, Ann, “Lincoln Castle: The Afterlife of One of England’s Urban Castles” (Penn State, E. Smith)

Windmuller-Luna, Kristen, “Building Faith: Ethiopian Art and Architecture during the Jesuit Interlude, 1557–1632” (Princeton, C. Okeke-Agulu)

Yan, Wencheng, “Writing a History of Chinese Architecture: 1920–1960” (UC Santa Barbara, S. Chattopadhyay)

Yang, Yu, “At the Crossroads of Japanese Regional Modernism and Colonialism: Architectural Interaction between Manchuria and Western Japan, 1905–1945” (Columbia, J. Reynolds)

Yarger, Colleen Truax, “Louis H. Sullivan: The Aesthetic Movement, Classical Monumentality, and the Skyscraper” (Virginia Commonwealth, C. Brownell)

Young, Antonia, “Green Architecture: The Interplay of Art and Nature in Roman Houses and Villas” (UC Berkeley, C. Hallett)

Zirnheld, Bernard, “Fin de Siècle, Fin du Régime: Republican Architecture and Planning in the Rue Réaumur” (Yale, C. Armstrong)