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

Twentieth-Century Art
Dissertations Completed by Subject, 2014

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Boland, Lynn, “A Culture of Dissonance: Wassily Kandinsky, Atonality, and Abstraction” (UT Austin, L. Henderson)

Bonilla-Merchav, Lauran, “Manuel de la Cruz Gonzalez: Transnationalism and the Development of Modern Art in Costa Rica” (CUNY, A. Indych-Lopez)

Brodbeck, Katherine, “Charting the Course of Revolution: Artur Barrio and Artistic Education and Exchange in Brazil (1967–1971)” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan)

Brungardt, Christina, “On the Fringe of Fascism: An Examination of the Relationship between Leftish Italian Futurists and the Russian Avant-Garde” (CUNY, E. Braun)

Caragol, Taina, “Boom and Dust: The Rise of Latin American and Latino Art in New York Exhibition Spaces and the Auction House Market, 1970s–1980s” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Chatalbash, Rachel, “Contemporary Art and Internationalism at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1952–1988” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Cohen, Joshua, “Masks and the Modern: African/European Encounters in Twentieth-Century Art” (Columbia, Z. Strother)

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

Cook, Lana, “Altered States: The American Psychedelic Aesthetic” (Northeastern, C. Kaplan)

Davies, Clare, “Figure and Ground: Producing National Subjects in Egyptian Painting and Photography, 1919–1936” (IFA/NYU, J. Weiss)

Erickson, Ruth, “Assembling Social Forms: Sociological Art Practice in Post-1968 France” (Pennsylvania, C. Poggi)

Evans, Emily Joyce, “Soviet Photo and the Search for Proletarian Photography, 1926–1937” (UIUC, T. Weissman)

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

Gosse, Johanna, “Cinema at the Crossroads: Bruce Conner's Atomic Sublime, 1958–2008” (Bryn Mawr, H. King)

Greaves, Kerry, “Helhesten and the Danish Avant-Garde, 1934–1946” (CUNY, E. Braun)

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

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

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

Hulst, Titia, “Leo Castelli and the Market for American Contemporary Art” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Kajiya, Kenji, “Unfolding Modernism: Reconsidering Clement Greenberg’s Art Criticism and the Paintings of Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis, and Kenneth Noland, 1948–1961” (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar)

Katz, Ariela, “Maisons du Peuple: Modernity and Working Class Identity in French Architecture, 1919–1940” (IFA/NYU, J-L. Cohen)

Kim, Suzie, “Competing Constructivisms: Modern Architecture and Design in Japan and Korea, c. 1925–1940” (Maryland, College Park, S. Mansbach)

King, Jennifer, “Michael Asher and the Art of Infrastructure” (Princeton, H. Foster)
Lee, Young Ji, “Recoding Capital: Socialist Realism and Maoist Images 1949–1976” (Duke, S. Abe, K. Stiles)

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

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

Magnusen, Kaia L., “‘Ghastly Females’ and ‘Wanton Corrosion’: The Appropriation and Modernization of German Old Master Motifs in Otto Dix’s Images of Weimar Women” (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas, A. Zervigón)

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

Maynes, Erin Sullivan, “Speculating on Paper: Print Culture and the German Inflation, 1918–1924” (USC, M. Luke)

McComas, Jennifer, “The Politics of Display: Exhibiting Modern German Art in America, 1937–1957” (Indiana, J. Kennedy)

McGrath, Jack, “Body, Subject, Self: The Art of Piero Manzoni” (Harvard, B. Buchloh)

Morris, Meredith, “Rediscovering Madrid through the Lens of Tourism: An Analysis of La Luna de Madrid, 1983–1984” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Najda, Aleksander, “Apocalypse According to Vasily Kandinsky” (UIC, P. Hales)

Naoi, Nozomi, “Beyond the Modern Beauty: Takehisa Yumeji and the New Media Environment in Early Twentieth-Century Japan” (Harvard, Y. Lippit)

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

Oehlrich, Kristen, “Becoming Walker Evans: Photography, Literature, and Transnational Modernism, 1926–1938” (Brown, D. Nickel)

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

Perl, AnneMarie, “The Integration of Showmanship into Modern Art: Dalí, Picasso, Georges Mathieu, and Yves Klein, 1945–1962” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Reddy, Meredith, “Artful Mediums: Women, Séance Photography, and Materialization Phenomena, 1880–1930” (Toronto, L. Kaplan)

Rosenberger, Christine, “The Early Work of Agnes Martin” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

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

Selejan, Ileana, “Postmodern Warfare in Images: the Aesthetics of War Photography in the Late 1970s and 1980s” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Siddiqi. Anooradha Iyer, “Just Add Water?: Architecture and Humanitarianism, 1991–2011” (IFA/NYU, J-L. Cohen)

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

Stuhlman, Jonathan, “Navigating a Constantly Shifting Terrain: Yves Tanguy and Surrealism” (Virginia, M. Affron)

Sudul, Jennifer, “The Early Works of Niki de Saint Phalle” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr, L. Nochlin)

Tanta, Mirela, “State Art or Sites of Resistance: Socialist Realism in Romania, 1945–1989” (UIC, H. Higgins)

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

Warak, Melissa, “Made to Music: Interactions of Music and Art, 1955–1969” (UT Austin, L. Henderson)

Wells, K. L. H., “Tapestry and Tableau: Revival, Reproduction, and the Marketing of Modernism” (USC, N. Troy)

Williams, Alena, “Movement in Vision: Cinema, Aesthetics, and Modern German Culture, 1918–1933” (Columbia, J. Crary)

Zhang, Jingmin, “Tradition Revitalized: The Chinese Painting Research Society of Republican Beijing” (Maryland, College Park, J. Kuo)

Zhong, Yueni, “Technologies of Aesthetics: Art and Alchemy in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Chinese Art” (UC Berkeley, P. Berger)

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