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

Architectural History/Historic Preservation
Dissertations Completed by Subject, 2014

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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: A Global Study in Archaeological and Historic Site Interpretation” (Penn State, E. Walters)

Benton, Jared, “Bakers and Bakeries in the Roman Empire: Production, Power, Prestige” (Virginia, J. Dobbins)

Brown, Marisa Angell, “Imagined Communities: Race, Gender, and the Architecture of Public Housing in America, 1933–1974” (Yale, E. Cooke)

Cephas, Jana, “Beyond the Factory Gates: Detroit and the Aesthetics of Fordism, 1903–1941” (Harvard, A. Picon)

Christensen, Peter Hewitt, “Architecture, Expertise and the German Construction of the Ottoman Railway Network, 1868–1919” (Harvard, E. Blau)

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

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, ca. 1800” (Princeton, E. da Costa Meyer)

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)

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

Fox, Jason, “Palaces on Main Street: Thomas W. Lamb, Rapp & Rapp, John Eberson, and the Development of the American Movie Palace” (Virginia, R. G. Wilson)

Genau, Nicholas, “Inventing Architectural Identity: The Institutional Architecture of James Renwick, Jr., 1818–95” (Virginia, R. G. Wilson)

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

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

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

Kauffman, Jordan, “Drawing on Architecture: The Socioaesthetics of Architectural Drawing, 1970–1990” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Klima, Alice, “A Bohemian Monastery: The Last Bishop of Prague (1301–1343) and the Augustinian Canons at Roudice on the Elbe” (Brown, S. Bonde)

Kurd, Nadia, “Competing Visions, Common Forms: The Construction of Mosque Architecture in Canada and the US” (McGill, C. Nelson)

Lauren, Samantha, “Between Africa and Islam: An Analysis of Pre-Colonial Swahili Architecture” (UC Santa Barbara, N. Khoury)

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

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

Park, Sun-Young, “The Body and the Building: Architecture, Urbanism, and Hygiene in Early Nineteenth-Century Paris” (Harvard, A. Picon)

Ranogajec, Paul Andrija, “Apotheosis of the Public Realm: Civic Classicism in
New York City’s Architecture” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Sakai, Jennifer, “Undoing Architecture: Temporalities of Painted Space in Early Modern Amsterdam” (UC Berkeley, E. Honig)

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

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

Spelman, John, “Boston Motordom: Automobiles and the Transformation of the City, 1899–1930” (Virginia, R. G. Wilson)

Taylor, Jacqueline, “Designing Progress: Race, Gender and Modernism in Early Twentieth-Century America” (Virginia, R. G. Wilson)

Theodore, David, “Towards a New Hospital: Architecture, Medicine, and Computation, 1960–1975” (Harvard, A. Picon)

Touloumi, Olga, “Architectures of Global Communication: Psychoacoustics, Acoustic Space, and the Total Environment, 1941–1970” (Harvard, A. Picon)

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

Violette, Zachary, “Ornament and Identity in the Immigrant-Built Tenements of Boston and New York, 1870–1920” (Boston, K. Morgan)

Vronskaya, Alla, “The Productive Unconscious: Architecture, Experimental Psychology, and Techniques of Subjectivity in Soviet Russia, 1919–1935” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

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

Weiss, Sean, “Engineering, Photography, and the Construction of Modern Paris, 1857–1911” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

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