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, 2015

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Aramphongphan, Paisid, “Inefficient Moves: Art, Dance, and Queer Bodies in the 1960s” (Harvard, C. Lambert-Beatty)

Barron-Duncan, Rachael, “Marginal Dislocations: Fashioning Surrealism in the Pages of Interwar French Vogue” (Yale, C. Armstrong)

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)

Bravo, Doris, “Adventures on Paper and in Travesía: The School of Valparaíso Visualizes America, 1965–1984” (UT Austin, A. Giunta)

Bugajski, Jill Elaine, “Totalitarian Aesthetics and the Democratic Imagination in the United States, 1937–47” (Northwestern, C. Kiaer)

Burnett Abrams, Nora, “Para-realism and the Early Sculpture of Rachel Whiteread” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Butterfield-Rosen, Emmelyn, “The Disposition of Persons: Conventions of Pose and the Modernization of Figural Art, 1886–1912” (Princeton, B. Doherty)

Campbell, Kathryn, “Imagining the Early Cold War: Photographs in Life Magazine, 1945–1954” (Virginia Commonwealth, R. Hobbs)

Carrasco, Carolina, “The Lives of Working Objects: Functionalism and the Institution in the Archival ‘Readymades’ of George Maciunas” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr)

Decker, Arden, “Los grupos and the Art of Intervention in 1960s and 1970s Mexico” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Drosos, Nikolaos, “Modernism with a Human Face: Synthesis of Art and Architecture in Eastern Europe, 1954–1958” (CUNY, R. Golan)

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

Felton, Lori, “Portraits in Dialogue: A Reconsideration of Egon Schiele’s Portraiture” (Bryn Mawr, C. Hertel)

Fisher, Alison, “Late Modern Industry: The Politics, Rhetoric, and Design of Industrialized Housing in France, 1954–1981” (Northwestern, D. Van Zanten; H. Feldman)

Flach, K., “Eliot Elisofon: Bringing African Art to LIFE” (Case Western Reserve, C. Scallen)

Gamble, Antje, “National and International Modernism in Italian Sculpture, 1935–1959” (Michigan, A. Potts)

Gerami, Sheila, “The Hall of Fame for Great Americans: The Evolution of a Forgotten Memorial” (CUNY, H. Senie)

Goodrum, Sarah, “The Problem of the Missing Museum: The Construction of Photographic Culture in the GDR” (USC, K. Flint)

Haviland, Mary, “Documenting Douglas Huebler: His Early Conceptual Works, 1975–1986” (Virginia, S. Crane)

Jentleson, Katie, “Gatecrashers: The First Generation of Outsider Artists in America” (Duke, R. Powell)

Johnson, Samuel, “‘The Architecture of the Book’: El Lissitzky’s Works on Paper, 1919–1937” (Harvard, M. Gough)

Kaplan, Rachel, “Mexican Modernism at Home and Abroad: The Legacy of Inés Amor and the Galería de Arte” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan)

Kim, Joy Jeehye, “New Documents to Pictures: Lee Friedlander and the Re-Making of the Photographic Image, 1962–1989” (Yale, C. Buckley; D. Joselit)

Kulpa, Pierette, “From Michelangelo to Mussolini: Devotion, Attribution, and Appropriation in the Cultural Biography of the Pietà di Palestrina” (Penn State, B. Curran)

Larson, Christina, “America Seen Through the Work of Paul Sample” (Case Western Reserve, H. Adams)

Li, Vivian, “Art’s Public Lives: Sculpture in China After 1949” (Michigan, J. Kee)

Lotery, Kevin, “An Exhibit/An Aesthetic: The Independent Group and Postwar Exhibition Design” (Harvard, B. Buchloh)

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

Lueth, Ranelle M., “Conflicting Lines: The Ambush on America’s World War I Combat Art” (Iowa, J. Kinsey)

McKinnon, Electra Luanne, “Picasso’s Guernica in the Shadow of Incandescence” (Virginia, H. Singerman)

Myers, Nicole, “Courbet’s Nudes: Realism and the Rococo Revival” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Paneth-Pollak, Tessa, “Definite Means: Arp’s Cut-Outs, 1911–1930” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Peterson, Nathan J. “Re-Imaging China: Ai Weiwei and Contemporary Chinese Art” (Iowa, C. Adcock)

Pollack, Maika, “Odilon Redon: The Color of the Unconscious” (Princeton, A. McCauley)

Potter, Berit, “Grace McCann Morley and the Dialectical Exchange of Modern Art in the Americas, 1935–1958” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan)

Rabinowitz, D. Jacob, “Public Construction: Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Running Fence” (IFA/NYU, J. Weiss)

Reitz, Christopher, “Martin Kippenberger and Mike Kelley: The Artist Persona and the Precarious Middle Class” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Ridler, Morgan, “The Bauhaus Wall-Painting Workshop: Mural Painting to Wallpapering, Art to Product” (CUNY, R. Long)

Rivera, Alfredo, “Revolutionizing Modernities: Visualizing Utopia in 1960s Havana, Cuba” (Duke, R. Powell; E. Gabara)

Roberts, Jodi, “Horacio Coppola and Grete Stern: Defining the Modern in Argentine Photography, 1930–1956” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan)

Rosenberg, Max, “Exhibiting Sovereignty: Redefining Modern Art and the State in Postwar West Germany” (Yale, S. Zeidler)

Sang, Seung Yeon, “Cultural Essence and National Ceramics: The Formation of the Korean Folk Art Museum under Japanese Colonial Rule” (Boston, A. Tseng)

Solomons, Delia, “Constructing the Idea of Latin American Art: Discourse and Discord in the US in the 1960s” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan)

Steinberg, Monica, “Finish Fetish: Art, Artists, and Alter Egos in Los Angeles of the 1960s” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Swinbourne, Anna, “Marvelous Spectacle: The Role of Ostend’s Benediction of the Sea in Selected Paintings and Drawings by James Ensor” (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar; P. Soucek)

Tanga, Martina, “Arte Ambientale and Arte nel Sociale in Italian Art of the 1970s” (Boston, G. Williams)

Tani, Ellen Y., “Black Conceptualism and the Atmospheric Turn, 1968–2008” (Stanford, P. Lee)

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

Tyson, John, “Hans Haacke: Beyond ‘Systems Esthetics’” (Emory, J. Meyer)

Uchill, Rebecca, “Developing Experience: Alexander Dorner’s Exhibitions, from Weimar Republic Germany to the Cold War United States” (MIT, C. Jones)

Vicario, Niko, “Import/Export: Raw Materials, Hemisperic Expertise, and the Making of Latin American Art, 1933–1945” (MIT, C. Jones)

Watson, Jennifer, “Realism and Representation: Arman, 1954–1964” (Johns Hopkins, M. Fried)

Weyl, Christina, “Abstract Impressions: Women Printmakers and the New York Atelier 17, 1940–55” (Rutgers, J. Marter)

White, Kenneth, “Libidinal Engineers: Three Studies in Cybernetics and Its Discontents” (Stanford, P. Levi)

Wright, Katharine, “Your Art Here: Print Advertisements and Contemporary Art, 1964–1974” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)