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

Architectural History/Urbanism/Historic Preservation
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2017

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Abdon, Danielle, “Poverty, Disease, and Port Cities: Global Exchanges in Hospital Architecture during the Age of Exploration” (Temple University, T. Cooper)

Adams, Eston, “The History and Signification of the Navicella Mosaic at Saint Peter's Basilica, Rome” (University of Louisville)

Anderson, Katherine, “Terra-cotta Inscriptions of the Feminine: Mary Seton Watts and the Watts Chapel” (University of Washington, S. Casteras)

Anderson, Marvin, “The Society of Beaux-Arts Architects and Academic Ideals in Early Twentieth-Century American Architecture” (University of Washington, M. Clausen)

Arseven, Müge, “Greek Temple Decoration and Its Viewer” (Columbia University, I. Mylonopoulos)

Bernstein, Meg, “Civil Service: English Parochial Architecture, 1170-1250” (UCLA, M. Cohen)

Blanco, Lluís, “The Baroque Sensorium: Televisual Ambience, Bioelectronics, and Ecstasy in Francoist Spain (1948-1982)” (Princeton University, S. Papapetros)

Bolli, Christine, “The Forest for the Reeds: Identifying the Connections Between Cistercian and Local Building Practices in Provence via Silvacane Abbey” (University of California, Santa Barbara, H. Badamo)

Bratichak, Meaghan, “’Non è buon stile dispiacermi:’ Agostino Chigi as Patron of the Villa Farnesina” (Rutgers University, S. McHam)

Brown, Marlise, “The Markgräfin's Two Bodies: The Architecture and Performance of Wilhelmine's Bayreuth” (Temple University, T. Cooper)

Brunstrom, Mary Reid, “Faith's Midwest Modern Forms: Midcentury Catholic Churches by Murphy and Mackey, Architects” (Washington University in St. Louis, A. Miller)

Bullock, Nathan, “Architecture and the Performance of Citizenship in a Global City: Singapore, 1965-2015” (Duke University, A. Wharton)

Burleigh, Paula, “The Labyrinth and the Cave: Archaic Forms in Utopian Projects in Europe, 1952-1972” (Graduate Center, CUNY, M. Hadler)

Caissie, Todd “Negotiations of Gallic and Roman Heritage through Roman Commemorative Monuments in Southern France” (Rutgers University, J. Kenfield III)

Carpenter, Lisa, “An Architect and His Civic Ideal: FLM in the Development of the City of Louisville” (University of Louisville)

Chan, Carson, “The Ocean in a Building: The American Aquarium and the Construction of Nature” (Princeton University, S. Papapetros)

Chase, Mallorie, “The State at Home: Building Politics and Intimate Propaganda during Portugal's Dictatorship, 1933-74” (University of California, Santa Barbara, S. Chattopadhyay)

Choi, Esther, “The Organization of Life: Architecture and the Life Sciences in Britain, 1929-1951” (Princeton University, S. Papapetros)

Cobas, Martín, “Liminal Creatures/Liminal Topographies: Rhetoric of Excess in the New World (Princeton University, B. Colomina and A. Vidler)

Cobb, Dariel, “Building Négritude: Francophonie, Tropicalité, and Invented Tradition” (MIT, A. Dutta)

Cook, Lindsay, “Architectural Citation of Notre-Dame of Paris in the Land of the Paris Cathedral Chapter” (Columbia University, S. Murray)

Davidson, Rowan, “Round Barns of Wisconsin” (University of Wisconsin-Madison, A. Andrzejewski)

Davis, Laurin Goad, “Fighting for the Children: Architecture and the Student Body, 1904 to 1940” (Penn State, C. Zabel)

Dawood, Azra, “John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and the Architecture of Protestant Internationalism (1919-1945)” (MIT, N. Rabbat)

De Wit-Paul, Alissa, “New Mexico on the Margins of Eco-architecture in 1960s and 1970s America” (Binghamton University, T. McDonough)

Desai, Ankur, “Re-crafting the Sacred: Negotiating Tradition in Contemporary Svaminarayana Temple Architecture” (The Ohio State University, S. Huntington)

Devol, Jaimie, “‘Impelled by the Power of Living’: The Ideology and Architecture of Frank Furness and Louis Sullivan” (Boston University, K. Morgan)

Dieter, Mark, “A Sacred Nature: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Exploration of Hierotopy in Residential, Commercial, and Civic Architecture” (University of Wisconsin-Madison, T. Dale)

diZerega, Laura, “The Bureaucracy of Empire: Karl Friedrich Schinkel and Rhenish Church Architecture, 1815-40” (University of California, Santa Barbara, R. Wittman)

Doğan, Cağatay, “Landscapes of the Nation in Transition: Istanbul in the Photographs of Othmar Pferschy, 1934-1960” (Binghamton University, T. McDonough)

Donato, Elizabeth, “A Series of Acts that Disappear: The Valparaíso School's Fleeting Architectures, 1952-1982” (Graduate Center, CUNY, A. Indych-López)

Dundas, Iara A., “The Society of Jesus in France: Architecture and Spectacle from 1560-1660” (Duke University, S. Galletti)

Dykstra, Lia, “Exhibiting the Medieval: The Use of Historicist Architecture in Modern Iberian Expositions” (Brown University, S. Bonde)

Elston, Miranda L. “Spatial Interaction: Architectural Representations in Early Tudor England” (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, T. String)

Engler, Rachel Julia, “Adolphe Appia's Time and Space,” (Columbia University, B. Bergdoll)

Fisher, Michelle Millar, “Nothing is Transmissible but Thought: Le Corbusier’s Radiant City in Diaspora” (Graduate Center, CUNY, K. Murphy)

Fitzmaurice, Melissa, “Modeling the Modern Myth of Rome” (Binghamton University, J. Walker)

Forstall, Charlotte, “The Roman Imperial Arch Monument in Topographical Context” (Indiana University, J. Van Voorhis)

Fowler, Justin, “The Mat-Makers: Relief Tectonics from the American Renaissance to the New Deal” (Princeton University, S. Papapetros)

Galan, Ignacio, “Circulating Interiors: The Logics of Arredamento and the Furnishing of National Imaginaries in Italy 1922-1945” (Princeton University, L. Allais and B. Colomina)

Gambetta, Curt, “Substitutions of Modernity: Materials and Subalternity in postcolonial India” (Princeton University, S. Papapetros)

Gordon, Addie “Constructing the Culture Pilgrim: Architecture and Revitalization in Santiago de Compostela” (Binghamton University, P. Smart)

Guidelli-Guidi, Matilde, “Archipelagos of Knowledge: Le Corbusier’s Unrealized Museums, 1919-1965” (Graduate Center, CUNY, R. Golan)

Guo, Honshan, “Energy delivered un-conditioned for thermal comfort” (Princeton University, F. Meggers)
Gupta, Huma, “Informal Dwelling and the Formation of Modern Iraq” (MIT, N. Rabbat)

Hayat, Sara, “Theories of Space in Early Postwar Germany: 1946-1952”, (Brown University, D. Neumann)

Hoge, Heather, “From Conqueror to King: Roger II’s Early Building Program of Cefalù Cathedral in a Multicultural Context” (Penn State, E. Smith)

Klein, Lidia, “Political Postmodernisms: Architecture in Chile and Poland, 1970-1990” (Duke University, A. Wharton)

Kodzhabasheva, Ani, “Architecture at the Intersection of Empires: Building a Balkan Nation between the Ottoman, Tsarist, and Austro-Hungarian Domains, 1864-1912” (Columbia University, B. Bergdoll)

Kotsioris, Evangelos, “Komp'iuter Architecture(s), 195X-198X” (Princeton University, Advisor B. Colomina)

Lee, Craig, “Skyline Spectacular: Architecture, Aesthetics and Outdoor Advertising in the American City” (University of Delaware, S. Isenstadt)

Levins, Peter, “Fascism's Adriatic Empire: City Politics and Architectural Production in Interwar Croatia” (Brown University, D. Neumann)

Lo, Ruth, “Feeding Rome: Food, Architecture, and Urbanism, 1907-1943” (Brown University, D. Neumann)

Lopez, Albert, “The Integrated State: Architecture, Planning and Politics in Mexico: 1938-1958” (MIT, A. Dutta)

LoScerbo, Gianna, “A Struggle for the Real: Documentary Photography and Film in Post-WWII American Culture” (Rutgers University, A. Zervigón)

Lu, Qi, “The Temporality of a City: Qingzhou in the Liao Empire (907-1125 CE)” (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Wei-Cheng Lin and E. Douglas)

McGeorge, Christopher, “Mediums for the Masses: Stained Glass & Murals in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” (University of Southern California, K. Flint)

McGill, Jinny, “Science Visualized: Art, Architecture, and the Display of Modern Japanese Science, 1851–1938” (Penn State, M. Desai)

Mendoza, Elis, “From Refuge to Shelter:Frederick Cuny’s Humanitarian Architecture as Deferred Utopia” (Princeton University, L. Allais)

Moore, Nikki, “Agritectures of the Green Revolution: Architecture, Art and the Agrilogistics of Transnational Aid from the United States to the Caribbean Region, 1930-1978” (Rice University, F. López-Durán)

Mullane, Matthew, “Architecture and World Observation in Late Meiji and Taisho Japan” (Princeton University, S. Papapetros)

Niedbala, Steven, “Penal Aesthetics in the United States, 1950-1985” (Columbia University, B. Bergdoll)

Nordyke, Marisa Gomez “Fabricating the American Dream: Stressed-Skin Technology and the American Home 1930-1965” (University of Wisconsin-Madison, A. Andrzejewski)

Olson, Christine, “Owen Jones and the Epistemologies of Nineteenth-Century Design” (Yale University, T. Barringer)

Øye, Victoria B., “Coop Himmelblau´s Architecture Machines, Vienna c. 1970” (Princeton University, B. Colomina)

Palmer, Daniel S., “The Integration of Art, Architecture, and Identity: Alfred Kasatner, Louis Kahn, and Ben Shahn at the Jersey Homesteads” (Graduate Center, CUNY, K. Murphy)

Papadimitriou, Christiana, “The MARS Group: Going Modern in Britain, 1933-1957” (Princeton, E. da Costa Meyer)

Pozzi, Clelia, “Recast as New: Italian Restauro and Its Scientific Cultures, 1893-1956” (Princeton University, L. Allais)

Purdy, Janet, “Carved Swahili Doors: Gateways of Status, Trade, and Transaction in East Africa” (Penn State, W. Dewey)

Ramaswamy, Deepa, “The Transactional Terrain: Public Goods and Private Benefits in the Postwar City” (MIT, A. Dutta)

Risteen, Nicholas, “After the Disaster: Architecture and Emergency in Extraordinary Time” (Princeton University, B. Colomina)

Schultz, Alexandra, “Water, Infrastructure and Claiming Public Space in Egypt: 1870-1914”
(University of California, Santa Barbara, N. Khoury)

Schwarz, Martin, “The Scholastic City: Image, Space, and Architecture in Medieval Paris” (University of Chicago, A. Kumler)

Seltzer, Kylynn, “Housing Identities: Racial Anxieties in Paris, 1870-1892” (University of Pittsburgh, C. Armstrong)

Shields, Rebecca, “The Space Between: Politics and Urban Development in Early Seventeenth-Century London” (Rutgers University, T. Marder)

Siefert, Rebecca, “The Work of Lauretta Vinciarelli in Context: Artist, Teacher, Theorist” (Graduate Center, CUNY, M. Hadler)

Skinner, Bill, “The Afterlife of the Plantation? Mass Housing and Town Planning in Barbados, 1930-1970” (Brown University, I. Osayimwese)

Sluiter, Johanna, “Modern Architecture, Post-War Development Aid and Global Experts”
(Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, J-L. Cohen)

Smith, Rebecca A. “Measuring the Past: The Geometry of Reims Cathedral” (University of Iowa, R. Bork)

Soletta, Federica, “The Display of Evidence: Photography and the Origins of Architectural History” (Princeton University)

Soltani, Zohreh, “Tehran: a symptomatic rendering of public architecture” (Binghamton University, T. McDonough and N. Um)

Stritzler, Nina, “Architecture at MoMA, 1929-1949: Defining a Curatorial Practice” (Graduate Center, CUNY, R. Bletter)

Upart, Anatole, “Slavic Rome: Constructing Foreign Communities in an Early Modern Italian City” (University of Chicago, N. Atkinson)

Varner, Jessica, “Chemical Desires (1850-1929): Making the Architectural Materials of Modernity” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Vigotti, Lorenzo, “The Origin of the Renaissance Palace: Private Architecture during the Florentine Oligarchy, 1382-1432” (Columbia University, F. Benelli)

Walton, Ann, “Lincoln Castle: The Afterlife of an English Urban Castle” (Penn State, E. Smith)

Wasielewski, Amanda, “Krakers in the Virtual City: From Squats to Net Art in Amsterdam, 1980-1994” (Graduate Center, CUNY, D. Joselit)

Woudstra, Rixt, “Minimal Needs, Minimum Standards: Welfare, Housing and Segregation in British Sub-Saharan Africa, 1945 -1968” (MIT, T. Hyde)

Yang, Yu, “At the Crossroads of Modernism and Colonialism: Architecture and Urban Space in Manchuria, 1905-1945” (Columbia University, J. Reynolds)

Zirnheld, Bernard, “Presque un Monument: Republican Urbanism and the Commercial Architecture of the Rue Réaumur” (Yale University, C. Armstrong)