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

Dissertations Completed by Subject, 2016

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Bryda, Gregory, “Tree, Vine, and Herb: Vegetal Themes and Media in Gothic Germany” (Yale, J. Jung)

Conrad, Jessamyn, “The Meanings of Duccio’s Maestà: Architecture, Painting, Politics, and the Construction of Narrative Time in the Trecento Altarpieces for Siena Cathedral” (Columbia, H. Klein)

Danford, Rachel, “Manipulating Matter: Figural Stucco Sculpture in the Early Middle Ages” (Johns Hopkins, H. Kessler)

Dennis, Nathan S., “Performing Paradise in the Early Christian Baptistery: Art, Liturgy, and the Transformation of Vision” (Johns Hopkins, H. Kessler)

Di Lodovico, Daniele, “Revising Devotion: The Role of Wooden Sculptures in Affecting Painting and Devotion in the Late Medieval Period in Italy (XII–XV Century)” (Washington, S. Lingo)

Dodson, Alexandra, “Mount Carmel in the Commune: Promoting the Holy Land in Central Italy in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries” (Duke, C. Bruzelius)

Gillette, Amy, “Depicting the Sound of Silence: Angel-Musicians in Trecento Sacred Art” (Temple, E. Bolman)

Gray, Charlotte, “The Fabric of the Church: Textiles and the Interpretation of the Architectural Arts at Chartres Cathedral, c.1200–1224” (Harvard, J. Hamburger)

Grayburn, Jennifer, “’Prepared with great craftiness’: St. Magnus Cathedral, Ro̧gnvaldr Kali Kolsson, and Orkney’s Autonomy in the Medieval North Sea World” (Virginia, L. Reilly)

Hansen, Lindsey, “The Bishop Performed: Sculpture, Liturgy, Episcopal Identity in Thirteenth-Century France” (Indiana, D. Reilly)

Katz, Dana, “A Changing Mosaic: Multicultural Exchange in the Norman Palaces of Twelfth-Century Sicily” (Toronto, J. Caskey)

Laverock, Ashley, “The Visual Hagiography of St. Margaret of Antioch in Thirteenth-Century Stained Glass in Europe” (Emory, E. Pastan)

Loic, Erika, “The Ripoll Bibles: Unity, Continuity, and Monastic Practice” (Harvard, J. Hamburger)

Lyons, Jennifer, “Crafting Marian Devotion: The Representation of the Theophilus Legend in Northern Europe (9th–14th c.)” (Emory, E. Pastan)

Permenter, Brooke Falk, “Assaults on the Faith: Imagining Jews and Creating Christians in the Late Middle Ages” (Rutgers, L. Weigert)

Phillips, Dianne, “The Illustration of the Meditations on the Life of Christ: A Study of an Illuminated Fourteenth-Century Italian Manuscript at the University of Notre Dame” (Yale, R. Nelson)

Sanecki, Jamie, “Cathedral and Commune in Medieval Lucca: The Facade of San Martino” (Pennsylvania, R. Maxwell; R. Ousterhout)

Stankovic, Nebojsa, “At the Threshold of the Heavens: The Narthex and Adjacent Spaces in Middle Byzantine Churches of Mount Athos (10th–11th Centuries) - Architecture, Function, and Meaning” (Princeton, S. Ćurčić; C. Barber)

Suda, Alexandra, “The Making of Girona Martyrology and the Cult of Saints in Late Medieval Bohemia” (IFA/NYU, J. Alexander)