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

Art of the Middle East/North Africa
Dissertations Completed by Subject, 2014

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Al-Saleh, Yasmine, “Licit Magic: The Touch and Sight of Islamic Talismanic Scrolls” (Harvard, G. Necipoglu)

Botchkareva, Anastassiia, “Representational Realism in Cross-Cultural Perspective: Changing Visual Cultures in Safavid Iran and Mughal India, 1580–1750” (Harvard, D. Roxburgh, G. Necipoglu)

El-Sheikh, Tammer, “Strategies of refusal: Art and Cultural Politics in the Work of Edward W. Said and Hassan Khan” (McGill, A. Jones)

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

Lenssen, Anneka, “The Shape of the Support: Painting and Politics in Syria’s Twentieth Century” (MIT, N. Rabbat)

Seggerman, Alexandra Dika, “Revolution and Renaissance in Modern Egyptian Art, 1880–1960” (Yale, D. Joselit, K. Rizvi)

Zarur, Kathy Yusuf, “Self-Portraiture and the Rise of ‘Arab’ Art: Tarek Al-Ghoussein, Hassan Musa, and Walid Raad” (Michigan, M. Biro)