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, 2016

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Anderson, Katherine, “Terracotta 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)

Barton, Juliana, “The Model Kitchen: Domesticating Modernism in the American Home, 1933–1963” (Pennsylvania, D. Brownlee)

Bissett, Tara, “The Idea of Architecture in Sixteenth-Century France” (Toronto, E.M. Kavaler)

Bonin, Christianna, “Expats, Exports, Exiles: Architecture and the Emerging Expert in Weimar Germany and the Soviet Union (1917–45)” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

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

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

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

Burleigh, Paula, “The Labyrinth, the Cave, and the Monolith: Archaic Impulses in Utopian Projects in Europe, 1947–1972” (CUNY, R. Golan)

Chase, Mallorie, “Unruly Urbanism: Popular Interventions and Modernity in Lisbon, 1928–74” (UC Santa Barbara, S. Chattopadhyay)

Clark, Marci Muhlestein, “I. M. Pei, William Zeckendorf, and the Architecture of Urban Renewal” (CUNY, J. Maciuika)

Cook, Lindsay, “Paris Match?: Architectural Citation in the Parish Churches of the Notre-Dame of Paris Cathedral Chapter” (Columbia, S. Murray)

D’Arista, Carla, “Building Blocks of Power: The Architectural Commissions and Decorative Projects of the Pucci Family in the Renaissance” (Columbia, F. Benelli)

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

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” (Ohio State, S. Huntington)

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

diZerega, Laura, “The Bureaucracy of Empire: Karl Friedrich Schinkel and Rhenish Church Architecture, 1815–40” (UC 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” (CUNY, A. Indych-López)

Donnelly, Jennifer, “Revolutionary Physiognomies: Legible Bodies and Architectonic Temporality at the Musée des monuments français, 1795–1816” (Pittsburgh, C. Armstrong)

Dumouchelle, Kevin, “Traditions of Modernity in an African City: Continuity and Change in the Architecture of Kumasi” (Columbia, S. Vogel)

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

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

Ercan, Ayşe, “A City within the City: The Sacred Topography and Archaeology of the Mangana Quarter in Constantinople (330–1453 C.E.)” (Columbia, H. Klein)

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

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

Giffin, Erin, “Body and Apparition: Material Presence in Sixteenth-Century Italian Religious Sculpture” (University of Washington, S. Lingo)

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

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

Gorham, Robert Benjamin, “A Thread in the Urban Fabric: Non-Elite Housing and GIS at Pompeii” (Virginia, J. Dobbins)

Griggs, Nicole, “Reconsidering the Tribune in Early Gothic Architecture of Twelfth-Century Northern France” (Columbia, S. Murray)

Gupta, Huma, “Informal Settlements and the Formation of Modern Iraq, 1932–1979” (MIT, N. Rabbat)

Hayat, Sara, “Theories of Space in Early Postwar Germany, 1946–1952” (Brown, 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)

Hundley, Catherine E., “The Round Church Movement in Twelfth-Century England: Crusaders, Pilgrims, and the Holy Sepulchre” (Virginia, L. Reilly)

Kubo, Michael, “Architecture Incorporated: Authorship, Anonymity, and Collaboration in Postwar Modernism” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

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

Lo, Ruth, “Feeding Rome: Food, Architecture, and Urbanism, 1907–1943” (Brown, 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, A. Zervigón)

Machida, Nicholas K., “The Syntax of Sites: Art and US Urban Infrastructure, 1956–1980” (UCLA, M. Kwon)

Matyczyk, Ewa, “Public Transformations: Intervention, Memory, and Community in Warsaw, 1970–2010” (Boston, G. Williams)

McKellar, Erin, “Tomorrow on Display: British and American Housing Exhibitions 1940–1955” (Boston, S. Hochhäusl)

Miller, Katherine, “The Office of the Supervising Architect: Transforming American Architectural Practice, 1852–1862” (Virginia, R. Wilson)

Moore, Nikki, “THE AGRI-TECTURE OF THE GREEN REVOLUTION: Commodity Production, Architecture, and the Agrilogistics of Transnational Aid between the United States and the Caribbean Region, 1940–1973” (Rice, F. López-Durán)

Morash, Emily Chace, “Reconstructing Italian Domestic Architecture: Gio Ponti and Lo Stile, 1941–1947” (Brown, D. Neumann)

Myjak-Pycia, Anna, “Another Modernism: Home Economics and the Conception of Domestic Space in the US, 1900–1960” (UC Santa Barbara, S. Chattopadhyay)

Narkin, Elisabeth, “Rearing the Royals: Architecture and the Spatialization of Royal Childhood France, 1499–1610” (Duke, S. Galletti)

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

Nieman, Richard, “Monuments to God and Man: The Transeptal Local Churches of Anglo-Norman Sussex, the Âge of Aristocracy, and Annaliste Archaeology” (Virginia, L. Reilly)

Nuijsink, Cathelijne, “What is a House?: Architects Redesigning the Domestic Sphere in Contemporary Japan, 1995–2011” (Pennsylvania, A. Kano)

Oguz, Zeynep, “Multi-Functional T-shaped Zaviyes in the Early Ottoman Context” (Harvard, G. Necipoglu)

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

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

Ramaswamy, Deepa, “Regulating the Threatened City: Postwar Crises and the Privatization of New York City” (MIT, A. Dutta)

Read, Heather, “Canonizing Modernism: An Avant-garde Legacy in France’s Sacred Art Movement, 1939–1958” (Washington University, J. Klein)

Schmidt, Sebastian, “From Global War to Global Cities: Planning, Art, and Post-WWII Urban History in New York, Berlin, and Tokyo” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Schultz, Alexandra, “Water, Infrastructure, and Claiming Public Space in Egypt: 1870–1914”
(UC Santa Barbara, N. Khoury)

Schwarz, Martin, “The Scholastic World of Medieval Paris, c. 1140–1340” (Chicago, A. Kumler)

Shamble, Camille, “Growing Children Out of Doors: California’s Open-Air Schools and Children’s Health, 1907–1917” (Virginia, S. Crane)

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

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

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

Soltani, Zohreh, “Tehran: A Symptomatic Rendering of Public Architecture” (Binghamton University, T. McDonough, N. Um)

Springer, Mary R., “American Collegiate Gothic Architecture: The Birth of a Style and its Architects, Patrons, and Educational Associations, 1807–1907” (Iowa, B. Mooney)

Stein, Emma Natalya, “All Streets Lead to Temples: Mapping Monumental Histories in Kanchipuram, ca. 8th–12th Centuries CE” (Yale, T. Sears; T. Barringer)

Stockstill, Abbey, “The Mountains, the Mosque, and the Red City: ‘Abd al-Mu’min’s Urban Vision for Almohad Marrakesh” (Harvard, G. Necipoglu; D. Roxburgh)

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

Sullivan, Alice Isabella, “The Painted Fortified Monastic Churches of Moldavia: Bastions of Orthodoxy in a Post-Byzantine World” (Michigan, A. Timmermann)

Sweeney, Kyle, “Notre-Dame de Louviers: Architecture and Urban Identity in Late Medieval Normandy” (Rice, L. Neagley)

Tennant, Sean, “Architecture and Identity in the Roman West: Case-Studies from Gaul, Britannia, and Germania” (Virginia, J. Dobbins)

Tolstoy, Irina, “Camillo Trevisan’s Palace and Villa Culture on the Island of Murano” (Columbia, M. Cole)

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

Vigotti, Lorenzo, “The Origin of the Renaissance Palace: Private Architecture during the Florentine Oligarchy, 1382–1432” (Columbia, M. Cole)

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, 1980–2000” (CUNY, D. Joselit)

Weiss, Claire, “The Construction of Sidewalks as Indicator of Social and Economic Interaction in Ancient Roman Cities” (Virginia, J. Dobbins)

Woudstra, Rixt, “Existenzminimum: Architecture and Human Need, 1920–1950” (MIT, T. Hyde)

Yang, Yu, “At the Crossroads of Japanese Modernism and Colonialism: Architecture and Urban Space in Manchuria, 1900–1945” (Columbia, J. Reynolds)

Zirnheld, Bernard, “Fin de Siècle, Fin du Régime: Republican Architecture and Planning in the Rue Réaumur” (Yale, C. Armstrong)