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

Visual Studies/Visual Culture Studies
Dissertations Completed by Subject, 2015

Beatty, Brett, “Rauschenberg, ROCI, and Cuba’s Young Lions” (New Mexico, K. Buick)

Bedarida, Raffaele, “Export/Import: The Promotion of Contemporary Italian Art in the United States, 1935–1969” (CUNY, E. Braun)

Boucher, Marie-Pier, “Architectures of Aliveness: Building Beyond Gravity (Duke, M. Hansen; W. Seaman)

Carreno, Alexis, “Folk Couture: A Fashion Exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum” (Stony Brook University, A. Munich)

Downey, Erin, “The Bentvueghels: Networking and Agency in the Seicento Art Market” (Temple, T. Cooper)

English, Travis, “Painting against the Grain of History: Radical Traditionalism in Twentieth-Century German Art” (Stony Brook University, A. Uroskie)

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

Klein, Shana, “The Fruits of Empire: Contextualizing Food in American Art, 1865–1900” (New Mexico, K. Buick)

Lange, Henrike, “Relief Effects: Giotto’s Triumph” (Yale, L. B. Kanter)

Leary, Erin, “Decorating for Discrimination: Nativism and Eugenics in American Decorative Arts and Design, 1893–1924” (Rochester, J. Saab)

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

Lewis, Sarah, “Black Circassia: Frederick Douglass and Racial Pictures in the Wake of the Civil and Caucasian Wars” (Yale, A. Nemerov; R. Thompson)

Lucento, Angelina, “Painting for the Collective: Art, Politics, and Communication in Russia, 1918–1932” (Northwestern, C. Kiaer)

Manning, Mary, “Frédéric Bazille and Masculinity between Paris and Montpellier, 1841–1870” (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas)

McNamee, Megan Camille, “Picturing Number in the Central Middle Ages” (Michigan, E. Sears)

O’Connell, Shana, “Surface, Suggestion, and Seeing Through: Visual Perception and the Significance of Objects Depicted in Roman Wall Painting” (Johns Hopkins, P. L. Tucci)

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

Taouchichet, Sofiane, “La presse satirique illustrée et la colonisation (1829–1990)” (Université de Montréal, T. Porterfield; S. Le Men)

Zawadzki, Mary, “St. Nicholas Magazine: A Portable Art Museum” (CUNY, P. Mainardi)

Zulkarnain, Iskandar, “Programming Archipelago: Digital Visual Cultures and Nationalism in Indonesia” (Rochester, J. Saab)