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

Art of the United States
Dissertations Completed by Subject, 2013

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Arizzoli, Louise, “James Hazen Hyde and the Allegory of the Four Continents: A Research Collection for an Amateur Art Historian” (Indiana, Bloomington, G. Knox)

Aukeman, Anastasia, “The Rat Bastard Protective Association: Bruce Conner and His San Francisco Cohort, 1958–68” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Beggs, Margo, “Harriet Hosmer (1830–1908): Fame, Photography, and the American ‘Sculptress’” (Toronto, M. Gotlieb)

Bruner, Chelsea, “The Seventh Regiment Armory and Aesthetic Movement Interiors” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Burrell, Brandon, “Abbott Laboratories: Provisioning a Vision” (Florida State, K. Bearor)

Cordes Tate, Lauren, “Pioneering Identity on the Frontier: Slaves, Soldiers, and Settlers in the American West” (Indiana, Bloomington, S. Burns)

Delamaire, Marie-Stéphanie, “An Art of Translation: French Prints and American Art (1848–1876)” (Columbia, E. Hutchinson)

Dempsey, Kate, “Ray Johnson in Correspondence with Marcel Duchamp” (UT Austin, L. Henderson)

Elder, Nicole, “Show and Tell: Representation, Communication, and the Still Lifes of William M. Harnett” (Princeton, R. DeLue)

Elliott, Jennifer, “The Neoclassical Backcountry: Architecture, Material Culture, and Hybrid Identities in the American South, 1780–1830” (Virginia, L. Nelson)

Fisk, Matthew, “Art Paradox of Elitism: Vision, Risk, and Diplomacy in the European Career of Colonel John Trumbull” (UC Santa Barbara, B. Robertson)

Fox Knappe, Stephanie, “Art Perpetuating Fame: Posters of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West” (Kansas, C. Eldredge)

Gephart, Emily, “A Dreamer and a Painter: Visualizing the Unconscious in the Work of Arthur B. Davies, 1890–1920” (MIT, C. Jones)

Gilman, Bridget, “Re-envisioning Everyday Spaces: Photorealism in the San Francisco Bay Area” (Michigan, M. Biro)

Glenn, Kimberly L., “Chicago and the Visual Art of the ‘New Negro Movement,’ 1925–1940” (Iowa, B. Mooney)

Gohari, Sybil E., “Through the Looking Glass: Race and Gender in the Reception of Paintings by Helen Frankenthaler, Norman Lewis, Alma Thomas, and Mark Tobey” (Maryland, College Park, R. Ater)

Gordon, John Stuart, “Lurelle Guild’s Historical Modernism: The Legacy of the Colonial Revival in American Modernist Design” (Boston, K. Morgan)

Iepson, Sarah, “Postmortem Relationships: Death and the Child in Antebellum American Visual Culture” (Temple, A. Braddock)

Johnson, Emilie Katherine, “‘System, Papa, in Everything’: Plantation Networks in the Late Antebellum Deep South” (Virginia, L. Nelson)

Kerrigan, Katie, “Cataloguing Critique: Experimental Forms of Documentation in American Art, 1970–1977” (USC, R. Meyer)

Kocyba, Kate, “Identity through Style: The Transatlantic Dissemination of Anglican and Episcopalian Neo-Gothic Church Architecture” (Missouri, Columbia, K. Eggener)

LaFountain, Jason, “The Puritan Art World” (Harvard, J. Roberts)

Laster, Margaret, “Catharine Lorillard Wolfe: Collecting and Patronage in the Gilded Age" (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Lee, Phil, “Art Photography and the Contentions of Contemporary Art: Rhetoric, Practice, and Reception” (Chicago, J. Snyder)

Liebert, Emily, “Roles Recast: Eleanor Antin and the 1970s” (Columbia, A. Alberro, R. Deutsche, B. Joseph)

McGoey, Elizabeth, “Staging Modern Domesticity: Art and Constructed Interior Displays in America, 1925–1940” (Indiana, Bloomington, S. Burns)

Park, E. J., “Korean American Artists and the 1992 Los Angeles Riots” (UC San Diego, G. Kester)

Pillen, Cory, “WPA Posters: A New Deal for Design” (Wisconsin, Madison, A. Andrzejewski)

Pohrt, Tanya, “Touring Pictures: The Exhibition of American History Paintings in the Early Republic” (Delaware, W. Bellion, M. Leja)

Porter, Austin, “Paper Bullets: The Visual Culture of American World War II Print Propaganda” (Boston, P. Hills)

Root, Colin, “‘Living on the Level’: The Significance of Horizontality in Reshaping Postwar America” (Boston, K. Morgan)

Roscio, Jessica, “Photographic Domesticity: The Professionalization of Women Photographers from Home Studio to the Metropolis, 1880–1930” (Boston, K. Sichel)

Sablove, Henrietta, “As Facts and Not as Shadows: Four American Architects and Their Travel Impressions” (Rutgers, C. Yanni)

Shannon, Lindsay E., “Monuments to the ‘New Woman’: Public Art and Female Image-building in America, 1876–1940 (Iowa, R. Bork)

Singsen, Doug, “An Alternative by Any Other Name: Pulp Genres and Fandom in American Alternative Comics, 1974–2000” (CUNY, C. Bishop)

Stitt, Amber, “Images of American Children and Social Reform, 1870–1915” (Case Western Reserve, H. Adams)

Suchma, Sharon, “Binding Lives: American Photo-Books and the Great Depression” (CUNY, G. Batchen)

Tobias, Jennifer, “The Museum of Modern Art’s What is Modern? Series, 1931–1988” (CUNY, R. Bletter)

Volpe, Lisa, “On Display: Photography and American Ideology at the World’s Fairs” (UC Santa Barbara, B. Robertson)

Watson, April, “On the Streets and in the Suburbs: Photographers of the American Social Landscape, 1963–1976” (Kansas, J. Pultz)

Weathers, Chelsea, “Shooting Underground: Andy Warhol’s Cinema and the Making of a Public Image, 1963–1966” (UT Austin, A. Reynolds)