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

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Abbaspour, Mitra, “Defining the Present, Archiving the Past: Three Histories of Middle Eastern Photography” (CUNY, G. Batchen)

Ackerman, Emily, “Selling Dreams: Nickolas Muray and American Commercial Photography in the United States, 1920–1965” (CUNY, A. Pelizzari)

Adams, Harrison, “Aesthetics, Exploitation, Erotica: The Art of Robert Mapplethorpe” (Yale, C. Armstrong)

Alexandre, David, “Violence and Weimar Visual Culture: The Photographic War Anthologies of Ernst Friedrich and Ernst Jünger” (Toronto, L. Kaplan)

Allan, Eva, “The Triumph Theme and Its Variations in Long Printed Triumphs of the Renaissance” (Yale, C. Wood)

Anvar, Hajar, “The Role of Photography in the Production of Space and Spatial Representation in Nineteenth-Century Iran” (University of Montreal, S. Paquet)

Bacon, Elizabeth, “Drawing Machines: The Manual and the Mechanical in Art of the Early Republic” (Harvard, J. Roberts)

Bair, Nadya, “The World in Pictures: Magnum Photos and Postwar Photojournalism, 1947–1962” (USC, R. Meyer)

Banas, Paulina, “The French Orientalist Book Industry (1840–80): Prisse d’Avennes, Systems of Borrowing and Reuse, and the Marketing of Egypt” (Binghamton University, N. Um)

Becherini, Marta, “Staging the Foreign: Niccolò Manucci (ca. 1638–1719) and Early European Collections of Indian Paintings” (Columbia, V. Dehejia)

Bender, Stephanie, “The Photographic Image of the Angestellten: Constructions of the Salaried Class in the Weimar Republic” (Florida State, A. Jolles)

Blom, Laura, “Mobilizing the Macabre: Rosso, Rovezzano, and Rustici and the Language of Transgression, 1500–1530” (Johns Hopkins, S. Campbell)

Bock, Amanda, “Staging the Social Document in the Progressive Era: Jacob Riis, Frances Johnston, Lewis Hine” (Princeton, A. McCauley)

Bowyer, Emerson, “Numismatic Modernity: Economies of Representation in France, 1800–1840” (Columbia, J. Crary, A. Higonnet)

Bravo, Monica, “Picturing Greater America: US Modernist Photographers and the Mexican Cultural Renaissance, 1920–45” (Brown, D. Nickel)

Brown, Leslie, “Pay Per View: Touristic Viewing Devices, Photographic Behaviors, and Picturing Landscape in American Art” (Boston, K. Sichel)

Brueckner, Ellen, “Seeing Plus: The Photography of Group f.64” (Princeton, A. McCauley)

Buckley, Cali, “Women of Substance: The Materiality of Anatomical Models and the Control of Women’s Medicine in Early Modern Europe” (Penn State, C. Houghton)

Cavallero, Janet, “Photography and the Creation and Control of the Masses in 1930s Fascist Italy” (Columbia, B. Buchloh)

Chadwick, Esther, “The Radical Print: 1760–1830” (Yale, T. Barringer)

Chang, Boyoung, “Exploring Identities: Contemporary Korean Photography” (Rutgers, A. Zervigón)

Colard, Sandrine, “Photography in the Colonial Congo” (Columbia, Z. Strother)

Connelly, Shannon, “Curious Realism: Dada and Die Neue Sachlichkeit in 1920s Karlsruhe” (Rutgers, A. Zervigón)

DeRose, Elizabeth, “Defying Graphic Tradition: Printmaking Strategies of Latin American Conceptualists (1963–1984)” (CUNY, A. Indych-López)

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

Dunn, Ashley E., “Graphic Paris: A Study of Urban Etching, 1850–1880” (Northwestern, S. H. Clayson)

Edwards, Stassa, “The Arts of Seeming: Performing Photography in Nineteenth-Century Britain (Florida State, A. Jolles)

Fischer, Elizabeth, “The Depiction of Space in Early Carolingian Gospel Books” (UNC Chapel Hill, D. Verkerk)

Fitle, Rebecca, “Transformative Impressions: The Print Aesthetic in Sixteenth-Century New Spain” (Columbia, E. Pasztory, A. Russo)

Fucci, Robert, “Jan van de Velde II and Creative Printmaking in the Early Dutch Republic” (Columbia, D. Freedberg)

Gabbarelli, Jamie, “Networks, Copies, Collaboration: Ventura Salimbeni, Philippe Thomassin, and Printmaking in Rome, 1585–1620” (Yale, C. Wood)

Galustian, Abelina, “Orienting the Politics of Images: The Armenian Role in Middle Eastern Photography, 1850–1960” (UC Santa Barbara, R. Williams)

Glebova, Aglaya, “Visualizing Stalinism: Photography of Early Gulags” (UC Berkeley, A. Wagner)

Goodrum, Sarah, “The Problem of the Missing Museum: Adventures and Misadventures in the Exhibition of Photographs in the GDR” (USC, K. Lang)

Handlin, Emily, “Beyond Art and Science: Eadweard Muybridge in Philadelphia, 1884–1887” (Brown, D. Nickel)

Hartmann, Laura, “Witness to War: Photography, Anglophone Women’s Writing, and the Spanish Civil War” (Northeastern, C. Kaplan)

Hawley, John, “The Drawings of Cornelis Visscher (1628/9–1658): Portraiture and the Status of Drawing in Mid-Seventeenth-Century Holland” (Virginia, L. Goedde)

Horbatsch, Olenka, “Impressions of Innovation: Early Netherlandish Printmaking, 1520–1545” (Toronto, M. Kavaler)

Hughes, Heather, “Impressions of Dress: Costume Prints from England, France, and the Netherlands, ca. 1600–1670” (Pennsylvania, L. Silver)

Hyde Nolan, Erin, “Ottomans Abroad: The Translation and Circulation of Nineteenth-Century Portrait Photography from Istanbul to Europe and the United States” (Boston, K. Sichel)

Jones, Christopher Alan, “‘A Clock for Space’: Shaping Time through Return Photography, 1975–2010” (University of Florida, J. Tsai)

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

Kim, Jeehey, “Death and Photography in East Asia: A Vernacular Use of Photo-Portraiture” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Kim, Joy Jeehye, “New Documents to Pictures: Lee Friedlander and the Re-making of the Photographic Image, 1962–1989” (Yale, D. Joselit)

Kirkwood, Meghan L. E., “Religious Resources, Nation, and Environment: The Representation of Land in Contemporary South African Photography” (Florida, V. Rovine)

Klorman-Eraqi, Na’ama, “Feminism and Photography in Britain in 1970s and Early 1980s” (Binghamton University, J. Tagg)

Kruckenberg, Whitney, “Degas, Cassatt, Pissarro, and the belle epreuve” (Temple, T. Dolan)

Lee, Anna, “Amateurs: Photography and the Aesthetics of Vulnerability” (Chicago, D. English)

Lee, Patricia, “Browning the White Body: Race, Color, and Perception in Modern American Visual Culture” (UC Santa Barbara, B. Robertson)

Lehtinen, Linde B., “Consuming Images: Paul Outerbridge, Jr. and the Art of American Commerce, 1920–1945” (Wisconsin, Madison, B. Buenger)

Lopes, Shana, “‘The Fraternity Throughout the World’: American and German Photography, Interactions from 1840 to 1890” (Rutgers, T. Sheehan)

Lord, Russell, “Hybridity and Reproduction in Early Photography” (CUNY, G. Batchen)

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

Merola, Rose, “Multiple Exposures: The Photography of Austin Hansen in Harlem” (CUNY, A. Chave)

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

Oh, Hye-ri, “The Concept of Photography in Korea: The Genealogy of the Korean Conception of Sajin from the Late Choson Dynastic Period through Japanese Colonialism” (Binghamton University, J. Tagg)

Paoletti, Giulia, “La Connaisance du Réel: Fifty Years of Photography in Senegal (1910–60)” (Columbia, Z. Strother)

Reddy, Meredith, “Haunted Mediums: Women, Photography, and Spiritualism, 1890–1930” (Toronto, L. Kaplan)

Riley, Casey, “Turning Our Faces to the Work-a-Day World: Photographic Travel Albums and the Expansion of Women’s Professional Identities in America, 1874–1904” (Boston, K. Sichel)

Salsbury, Britany, “The Print Portfolio and the Bourgeoisie in Fin-de-Siècle Paris” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Saunders, Beth, “Developing Italy: Photography, History, and National Identity during the Risorgimento, 1839–1855” (CUNY, A. Pelizzari)

Sawyer, Drew, “Walker Evans’s Cultures of Work and the Politics of Style” (Columbia, E. Hutchinson)

Schaefer, Sarah, “Word Made Image: Gustave Doré’s Biblical Art” (Columbia, A. Higonnet)

Schopp, Caroline, “Dichtung, Aktion, Exil – Vienna Groups circa 1958 and Thereafter” (Chicago, C. Mehring)

Schwendener, Martha, “The Photographic Universe: Vilem Flusser’s Theories of Photography, Media, and Digital Culture” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Scott, Kate, “The Photography of Absence: Death and Temporality in Postmodern American Photography” (Rutgers, A. Zervigón)

Scruggs, Andrew, “Photo Riot! American Photographic Practices, 1962–1975” (Rutgers, A. Zervigón)

Shannon, Heather A., “Just an Amateur: Adam Clark Vroman, Photography, and the American West, 1895–1904” (Rutgers, T. Sheehan)

Simpson, Nicole, “Prints on Display: Exhibitions of Engraving and Etching in England, 1780–1858” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Sims, Theresa, “Photography and Zulu Vernacular Portraiture, 1860 to the Present” (Harvard, S. Blier)

Smucker, David, “Auto-centric Photography and the Traveling Index: Automotive Movement in Postwar American Photography, 1959–Present” (Stony Brook University, A. Uroskie)

Sullivan, Erin, “Speculating on Paper: Print Culture during the German Inflation, 1918–1924” (USC, K. Lang)

Tallone, Ana, “A Light in the Darkness: Argentinean Photography, 1973–1986” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Taylor, Phil, “Raoul Ubac’s Photographic Surrealism” (Princeton, A. McCauley)

Terry, Colleen, “Presence in Print: William Hogarth in British North America” (Delaware, B. Herman)

Torbert, Amy, “Going Places: The Material and Imagined Geographies of Prints in the Atlantic World, 1770–1840” (Delaware, W. Bellion)

Totos, Veronika, “Making Pictures Move: Mechanical Images and the Problem of Invention”
(Brown, D. Nickel)

Van Wingerden, Carolyn, “‘The Turbaned Heads, Each Wrapped in Twisted Folds of the Whitest Silk’: Images of Muslims in Northern European Art, 1400–1700” (Rice University, D. Wolfthal)

Vittoria, Shannon, “Nature and Nostalgia in the Etchings of Mary Nimmo Moran (1842–1899)” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Weyl, Christina, “Abstract Impressions: Women Printmakers and the New York Atelier 17, 1940–55” (Rutgers, J. Marter)

White, Rachel, “Magazine Wars: The Visual Politics of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, 1935–1945” (UIUC, T. Weissman)

Willever, Suzanne, “Disseminating the Art of Rome in Print: Making, Meaning, and Going Viral in the Sixteenth Century” (Temple, M. Hall, A. West)

Woltmann, Kim, “Photographing Place: Urban Space in Catherine Opie’s Los Angeles Landscapes” (Stony Brook University, M. Bogart)

Zhou, Dengyan, “The Language of ‘Photography’ in China: A Genealogy of Conceptual Frames from Sheying to Xinwen Sheying and Jishi Sheying” (Binghamton University, J. Tagg)

Zinsli, Beth A., “Writing with Salt Water and Sunlight: Circulation and Contemporary Spanish Caribbean Photography” (Wisconsin, Madison, J. Casid)