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 Completed by Subject, 2017

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Beaulieu, Rebekah, “Accounting for the Past: Historic House Museums and the American Midwest” (Boston University, W. Moore)

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

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

Donnelly, Jennifer, “The Physiognomy of a Collection: Architectural Legibility and Historical Expression at the Musée des monuments Français, 1795-1816” (University of Pittsburgh, C. Armstrong)

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

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

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

Harvey, Melanee, “Upon this Rock: Architectural, Material, and Visual Histories of Two Black Protestant Churches, 1881-1969” (Boston University, K. Morgan)

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

Machida, Nico, “The Syntax of Sites: Art and United States Urban Infrastructure, 1956-1980” (UCLA, M. Kwon)

Masteller, Kimberly, “Temple Construction, Iconography, and Royal Identity In the Eastern Kalacuri Dynasty” (The Ohio State University, S. Huntington)

Myjak-Pycia, Anna, "Another Modernism: Home Economics and the Conception of Domestic Space in the US, 1900-1960" (University of California, Santa Barbara, S. Chattopadhyay)

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

Peterson, Lindsay, “Building the Home Front: The Lanham Act and the Modernization of Housing in the United States” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, J-L. Cohen)

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

Springer, Mary R. “American Collegiate Gothic Architecture: The Birth of a Style and its Architects, Patrons, and Educational Associations, 1806-1906” (The University of Iowa, B. Mooney)

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

Streahle, Kristen, “Crafting Nobility in Sicily: The Painted Ceiling of the Palazzo Chiaramonte-Steri“ (Cornell University, C. Robinson)

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

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