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, 2014

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Applegate, Heidi, “Staging Modernism at the 1915 San Francisco World’s Fair” (Columbia, E. Hutchinson)

Arabindan-Kesson, Anna, “Threads of Empire: The Visual Economy of the Cotton Trade in the Indian and Atlantic Ocean Worlds, 1840–1990” (Yale, H. Carby, T. Barringer)

Bailey, Matthew, “Turbulent Bodies: Disruptive Materiality in American Painting, 1880–1940” (Washington University, A. Miller)

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

Baradel, Lacey, “Mobile Americans: Geographic Mobility and Modernity in US Visual Culture, 1860–1915” (Pennsylvania, M. Leja)

Beetham, Sarah, “Sculpting the Citizen Soldier: Reproduction and National Memory, 1865–1917” (Delaware, W. Bellion)

Burnham, M. Helen, “Maude I. Kerns: Crafting a Modern Art, 1907–1940” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Cao, Maggie M., “Episodes at the End of Landscape: Hudson River School to American Modernism” (Harvard, J. Roberts)

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)

Grove, Jaleen, “A Cultural Trade: Canadian Magazine Illustrators at Home and in the United States, 1880–1960” (Stony Brook University, M. Bogart)

Hartvigsen, Kenneth, “‘What We See, What We Sing’: American Illustrated Sheet Music from the Civil War to World War I” (Boston, P. Hills)

Harvey, Edwin, “The Place, Space, and Practice of Andrew Wyeth’s Hay Ledge” (UC Berkeley, M. Lovell)

Igoe, Laura Turner, “The Opulent City and the Sylvan State: Art and Environmental Embodiment in Early National Philadelphia” (Temple, A. West)

Johns, Barbara, “Place and Identity in the Work of Three Japanese American Artists: Kenjiro Nomura, Kamekichi Tokita, and Takuichi Fujii” (University of Washington, S. Casteras)

Kivlan, Anna, “Metropolitan Dystopia: Color Photographs of Mississippi, Tennessee, and Louisiana 1968–2005” (Duke, R. Powell)

Lichtman, Sarah, “‘Teenagers Have Taken Over the House’: Print Marketing, Teenage Girls, and the Representation, Decoration, and Design of the Postwar Home, ca. 1945–1965” (Bard Graduate Center, P. Kirkham)

Maynard, Elizabeth, “‘Monster’ Masculinity: The Veteran-Artist and Figural Representation in Postwar Chicago, 1946–1959” (McGill, A. Jones)

Newbury, Susanna, “Speculations: Art and Real Estate Development in Los Angeles, 1960–1986” (Yale, D. Joselit)

Orgeman, Keely, “Visualizing the Irradiated Body and Radioactive Landscape in American Art, 1945–2010” (Boston, P. Hills)

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

Pauly, Sandra, “The Art of Reconciliation: The World’s Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition, New Orleans, 1884” (Georgia, J. Simon)

Pfohl, Katie, “American Painting and the Systems of World Ornament” (Harvard, J. Roberts)

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

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

Schmidt-Bach, Debra, “Makers, Masters, and Manufacturers: Early Industrialization of the Silver Trade in Antebellum New York” (Bard Graduate Center, K. Ames)

Sivert, Laura, “Powering a Nation: The Cultural Landscape of the Tennessee Valley Authority, 1933–1945” (Penn State, C. Zabel)

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

Suchma, Sharon, “Binding Lives: Southern Photobooks and the Great Depression in America” (CUNY, G. Batchen)

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

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

Thomas, Adam, “The Spectral Imagination: American Art between Science and Superstition in the Late Nineteenth Century” (UIUC, J. Greenhill)

Trench, Carolyn J., “Performativity’s Moment: Vogue, Queer Video Production, and Theoretical Discourse” (Pennsylvania, G. D. Shaw)

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

Zhurauliova, Tatsiana, “Arcadia Americana: American Landscape in the Art during World War II” (Yale, A. Nemerov)