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

Art of the Ancient Americas
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2017

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Burian, Shelley, “Aymara Ceremonial Garments and Colonial Bolivian Society (Upper Peru) 1550-1780 CE” (Emory University, R. Stone)

Caplan, Allison, “Their Flickering Creations: Value, Appearance, and Surface in Nahua Precious Art” (Tulane University, E. Boone)

Driggers, Kristopher, “The History of Idolatry and the Codex Durán Paintings” (University of Chicago, C. Brittenham)

Gassaway, William, “Extraordinary Bodies: The Art of Deformation in Postclassic Mexico” (Columbia University, E. Pasztory)

Lagarde, Patricia, “Facing Pilgrimage: Tenon Head Sculptures at the Ceremonial Center of Chavín de Huántar, Peru” (Tulane University, E. Boone)

McKenzie, Andrea, “Indigenous Concepts, Scripted Pictures: Andean Forms in the Drawings of Guaman Poma de Ayala's Nueva corónica y buen gobierno (1615/1616)” (Emory University, R. Stone, W. Melion)

O'Keefe, Julia, “Active Enclosures: Aztec Containers and the Design of Ritual Exchange” (Tulane University, E. Boone)

Popovici, Catherine, “Stones of Statehood: Art, Politics, and Placemaking in the Classic Maya Landscape” (University of Texas at Austin, J. Guernsey; D. Stuart)

Strauss, Stephanie, “Rethinking Epi-Olmec: The Art and Epigraphy of the Late Preclassic Isthmus of Tehuantepec” (University of Texas at Austin, J. Guernsey)

Terry, James, “Signifying Architecture: Maya Architecture of Chicanna and the Central Yucatan” (Yale University, M. Miller)

Vazquez de Arthur, Andrea, “Portraits, Pots, or Power Objects? On the Imagery and Ontology of Wari Faceneck Vessels” (Columbia University, E. Pasztory)