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Architectural History/Historic Preservation
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2007

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Aberle, Jessica M., "The Architectural Patronage of King David I of Scotland; Kelso, Melrose, and Jedburgh Abbeys" (Virginia, L. Reilly)

Akšamija, Azra, "Our Mosques Are Us: Rewriting National History of Bosnia-Herzegovina through Religious Architecture" (MIT, N. Rabbat)

Allais, Lucia, "Will to War, Will to Art: Cultural Internationalism and the Modernist Aesthestics of Monuments, 1932–1964" (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Allison, Lara, "The Bauhaus in Chicago, 1937–1955" (Columbia, H. Ballon)

Álvarez-González, Manuel Fernando, "From Syndicalism to Imperialism: José Luis Sert and His Master Plans for Barcelona (1931–34) and Havana (1956–58)" (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Anderson, Eric, "The Design Theory of Jacob von Falke: Historicism and Cultural Transformation in Ringstrasse Vienna" (Columbia, B. Bergdoll, M. McLeod, G. Wright)

Anderson, Richard, "Industries of Realism: History, Theory, and Technology in Soviet Architecture, 1932–1941" (Columbia, B. Bergdoll)

Baghdady, Omar, "Creating the Canon: A Critical History of Modern Architecture in Egypt between 1930–1960" (Michigan, W. Glover)

Barrett, Anne, "The Patronage of Consul Joseph Smith, the 'Consul Smith' Palladio, and American Beaux-Arts Classicism" (Virginia Commonwealth, C. Brownell)

Barrett, Catherine, "Cordes and the Intersections of Identity" (Washington, M. Clausen)

Baweja, Vandana, "Otto Koenigsberger: Tropical Architect from Princely Mysore to Post-Colonial London" (Michigan, R. Fishman)

Belli, Melia, "Royal Umbrellas of Stone: Memory, Authority, and Public Identity in Rajput Funerary Architecture" (UCLA, I. Bierman-McKinney)

Blackburn, Marcia, "A Social Architectonics of Science Fiction Film Design" (SUNY Binghamton, P. Smart)

Brown, Marisa Angell, "Imagined Communities: The Architecture of Public Housing in America" (Yale, S. Isenstadt)

Chute, Mahlon W. L., "Mississippi of the West: Urban Planning, Tourism, and Violence in the Las Vegas Valley, 1930–1970" (UC Santa Barbara, S. Chattopadhyay)

Ciejka, Jason, "Rare Harmony: The Architecture and Music of Carlo Rainaldi (1611–1691)" (Emory, S. McPhee)

Costanzo, Denise, "The Lessons of Rome: Architects at the American Academy, 1947–1966" (Penn State, C. Zabel)

Cuthbert, Nancy, "The Fountain Sculptures of George TsuTakawa" (University of Victoria, C. Thomas)

D'Anniballe, Maria, "Urban Space in Fascist Italy: Contested Grounds for Mass Spectacle, Tourism, and Celebration of the Historic Past; The Case of Verona" (Pittsburgh, B. McCloskey, K. Savage)

D'Antonio, Aurelia, "Politics and the Production of Urban Space: San Francesco, the Palazzo Comunale, and the Reconfiguration of Piacenza's Center in the 13th Century" (Duke, C. Bruzelius)

Davis, Blair Hixson, "The Drawings of Charles Percier" (UC Santa Barbara, R. Williams)

Ekici, Didem, "Creating the 'New Man': The Modern Architecture and Life Reform Movement in Hellerau Garden City" (Michigan, L. Soo, A. Herscher)

Elfline, Ross, "Superstudio and the Staging of Architecture's Disappearance" (UCLA, M. Kwon)

Erdim, Burak, "The Inception and Foundation of the Middle East Technical University (1956–64) within the Context of Cold War Politics in the Middle East and New Directions in Modernism" (Virginia, S. Crane)

Faletti, Rina Cathleen, "Water, Architecture, and Landscape in California and the American West" (UT Austin, M. Charlesworth, R. Shiff)

Ferng, Jennifer, "Nature's Objects: Architecture, Materiality, and Geology, 1750–1850" (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Finstein, Amy D., "Designing the American Motor City: The Modern Architectural Agenda of Elevated Urban Highways, 1910–1960" (Virginia, R. G. Wilson, D. Spain, O. Zunz)

Fisher, Alison, "The Type, the Model, and the System: Public Housing and Urban Experiment in France, 1952–1978" (Northwestern, D. Van Zanten)

Flaherty, George, "Mediating the Third Culture at Tlatelolco, Mexico City, 1968" (UC Santa Barbara, S. Chattopadhyay)

Fox, Jason, "Palaces on Main Street: John Eberson, Thomas Lamb, C. W. & Geo. L. Rapp, and the Making of the American Movie Palace" (Virginia, R. Wilson)

Friedberg, Eva J., "Lawrence Halprin's Urban Plazas (1960–1976): The Creative Process, Critical Public Art, and the Spatial Politics of Landscape Architecture" (UC Irvine, E. Dimendberg)

Gamache, Genevieve, "Wat Rong Khun and Neo-Traditional Art in Thailand" (University of Victoria, A. Wright)

Gollannek, Eric, "Colonial Exchange and Visions of Empire in Britain and Its Colonies" (Delaware, B. Herman)

Gönlügür, Emre, "The Americanization of Postwar Turkish Architectural Culture" (Toronto, P. Scrivano)

Goodman, Rhonda, "The Visual Culture of Slave Auctions in Nineteenth-Century North America" (Stanford, B. Wolf)

Green, Meagan, "Friars in the City: Mendicant Architecture and Pious Practice in Medieval Verona" (Duke, C. Bruzelius)

Haldeman Davis, Elaine, "Paradise Built: Thatched Hut Resorts in the Contemporary Tourist Landscape" (UIC, S. Robinson)

Hannah, Caroline, "Between Art, Craft, and Design: Henry Varnum Poor and the Making of a Modern American Artist" (Bard Graduate Center, P. Kirkham)

Harris, Teresa, "Transforming the German City: The Kampffmeyer Family and the German Garden City Association" (Columbia, B. Bergdoll)

Hartzell, Freyja, "Delight in Sachlichkeit: Richard Riemerschmid and the Thingliness of Things" (Yale, E. Cooke Jr.)

Haughey, Patrick, "The Presidential Library: Architecture as History, Archive as Judgment" (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Heffley, Divya, "Imaging the American City, 1950–1970: Sequence-Experience Notation and the Ecological Perception of Space" (Brown, D. Neumann)

Henderson, Amy, "Furnishing the Republican Court: Building and Decorating Philadelphia Homes, 1790–1800" (Delaware, B. Herman)

Hennebury, Deirdre L. Christianson, "Inside and Outside the Museum Walls: The Tate Museums in London, Liverpool, and St. Ives" (Michigan, R. Fishman)

Holst, Nancy, "'A Wise Woman Buildeth Her Home'" (Delaware, B. Herman)

Inman, Gary, "The Country Place Movement in Central Virginia, 1890–1940" (Virginia Commonwealth, C. Brownell)

Kakar, Shalini, "Fashioning the Divine: Bollywood Stars, Museum Temples, and Cultural Politics in Contemporary India" (UC Santa Barbara, S. Chattopadhyay)

Karakaş, Deniz, "Clay Pipes, Marble Surfaces: The Topographies of Water Supply and Waste Disposal in the Outskirts of the Ottoman Capital" (SUNY Binghamton, N. Um)

Keen, Ann, "Redefining Modernism: Monumentality and Expressionism in Architecture of the Olympic Summer Games, 1960–1976" (Rutgers, C. Yanni)

Kellogg-Krieg, Annah, "God, the State, and the Sanctuary: The Confrontation of the Major Religions with the German Nation-State via the Architectural Language of the Neo-Romanesque (1860–1900)" (Pittsburgh, B. McCloskey)

Kilinç, Kivanç, "Constructing Women for the Republic: The Spatial Politics of Gender in 1930s Ankara" (SUNY Binghamton, T. McDonough)

Kim, Robin, "Centrally Planned Churches in Navarra, Spain: Nationalism, Pilgrimage, and Spain's Role in the Romanesque" (Bryn Mawr, D. Kinney)

Klee, Jeffrey, "The Five Orders of Beacon Hill" (Delaware, B. Herman)

Koval, Lindsay M., "Architectural Patronage and Liberal Religion at New York's Riverside Church" (Columbia, S. Murray)

Lee, Min Kyung, "The Tyranny of the Straight Line: Mapping and Constructing Paris" (Northwestern, D. Van Zanten)

Luce, Kristina, "Revolutions in Parallel: The Rise and Fall of Drawing within Architectural Design" (Michigan, M. McCullough, D. Herwitz)

Mallampati, Hima, "Acquiring Antiquity: Plunder, Provenance, and Politics in American Museums" (Michigan, E. Gazda)

Manson, Andrew, "Architecture, Archaeology, and Urbanism in 'Roma Mussolinea': The Via dell'Impero and the Palazzo del Littorio Competition" (Columbia, N. Kampen, M. McLeod)

Marshall, Jessica, "Architecture and Popular Religion: French Pilgrimage Churches of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" (Columbia, B. Bergdoll)

McAtee, Cammie, "Form and Formalism in American Architecture in the 1950s and '60s" (Harvard, N. Levine)

McGrail, Justin, "Mega-Malls, Category Killers, and Theme Centres: The Architectural and Social Transformation of the Canadian Retail Landscape since 1980" (University of Victoria, C. Thomas)

McLendon, Arthur, "Spirit, Space, and Ritual Encounter in Shaker Architecture" (Virginia, L. Nelson)

Meadows, B. Ted, "Monuments and Memory: Three American World War I Memorials in Context" (Kansas, C. Eldredge, D. Cateforis)

Mekinda, Jonathan, "Reconstruction and Revolution: The Re-Invention of Modernism in Milan, 1945–1955" (Pennsylvania, D. Brownlee)

Millà Bernad, Martina, "Student Housing à la brésilliene?" (Emory, J. Rohrer)

Milnarik, Elizabeth Ann, "The Publicly Funded American Dream: America's Public Housing Program, 1933–37" (Virginia, R. G. Wilson, D. Upton)

Mims, Martina, "August Endell's Exploration of the Relationship of the Modern Observer and Form" (Columbia, B. Bergdoll)

Montgomery, Leanne, "The Carolingian Cathedral at Cologne: Form and Context" (Indiana, Bloomington, W. E. Kleinbauer)

Myers, Tracy, "Modern Architecture for Education in the Postwar Era: Public School Buildings by the Architects Collaborative (TAC) and the Development of American Modernism, 1946–1995" (Delaware, D. Stillman)

Napolitano, Elena, "Come una Cittadella: Urban Strategy and the Vision of French Nationhood in Rome, 1660–1700" (Toronto, E. Levy)

Narath, Albert, "Rediscovering the Baroque: Architecture, History, and Politics in Germany and Austria" (Columbia, B. Bergdoll)

Nieman, Richard, "Monuments to God and Man: The Local Churches of Anglo-Norman Sussex and the New Norman Aristocracy" (Virginia, L. Reilly, R. Wilson, C. Brothers)

Nowicki, Susan, "Montclair, New Jersey: The Development of a Suburban Town and Its Architecture" (CUNY, K. Murphy)

O'Rourke, Kathryn E., "'The Hour of Mexico': State-Sponsored Modern Architecture in Mexico City, 1926–1934" (Pennsylvania, D. Brownlee)

Osayimwese, Itohan, "Colonialism at the Center: German Colonial Architecture and the Design Reform Movement, 1828–1914" (Michigan, W. Glover)

Osman, Michael, "Regulation in the Architecture of American Modernism, 1890–1920" (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Parker, Jennifer, "The Architectural Patronage of the Third Marquess of Bute" (Columbia, B. Bergdoll)

Parnell, Traci, "Gilding the Black Box: Showmanship and Revivalism in 1920s American Movie Palace Architecture" (Rutgers, C. Yanni)

Passanti, Francesco, "Le Corbusier at the Salon d'Automne of 1922" (Columbia, R. Middleton)

Perry, Rebekah, "Ritual Space and Sacred Image: Relationships of Religious Architecture and Fresco Decoration in Rome, Eleventh-Thirteenth Century" (Pittsburgh, A. Stones)

Pilat, Stephanie, "Re-imagining Italy: The Ina-Casa Neighborhoods of the Postwar Era" (Michigan, L. Soo)

Piok Zanon, Cornelie, "The Sanctuary of Demeter at Pergamon: The Third-Century Attalids and the Creation of a Hellenistic Capital" (Pittsburgh, A. Weis)

Pugh, Emily, "The Berlin Wall and the Urban Space and Experience of East and West Berlin, 1961–1989" (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Rahimi, Shaparak, "Humanizing Modernism: Architecture and the City at the Triennale in Postwar Milan" (Columbia, B. Bergdoll)

Reut, Jennifer, "Architecture, the American Tourist and the Reconstruction of Postwar Europe" (Virginia, D. Upton)

Rice, John Henry, "Kanara Temples: Architectural Transaction on the Edge of Empire" (Pennsylvania, M. Meister)

Rod-Art, Melody, "Visualizing Merit: An Examination of the Spatial Organization of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha" (UCLA, R. Brown)

Roskam, Cole, "Building the 'Model' Settlement: Modern Architectural Development in Shanghai, 1842–1943" (Harvard, N. Levine)

Rothfarb, Edward L., "The Architecture of Raja Bir Singh Dev Bundela of Orchha (1605–1627): Continuity, Adaptation, and Invention" (UCLA, R. Brown)

Rufino, Stephanie, "The Art and Color of Jules Guérin" (Virginia, R. Wilson)

Salgirli, Saygin, "From Thirteenth-Century Toulouse to Fifteenth-Century Serres: A Comparative Study of Dissent, Authority, Architecture, and Space" (SUNY Binghamton, B. Abou-El-Haj)

Sandlin, Julianne Parse, "Religious Orders and Catholic Reform: Parisian Churches during the Reign of Louis XIII" (Florida State, R. Neuman)

Schwartz, Rebecca, "Picturing the Gothic: American Identity and the Gothic Revival" (Delaware, B. Herman)

Shenouda, Monica Adele, "Imagining Alexandria in Renaissance Venice" (Virginia, C. Brothers, D. Upton, F. Fiorani)

Shoup, Daniel, "Managing Many Pasts: Stewardship and the Future of Classical Sites in Western Turkey" (Michigan, E. Gazda)

Sienkewicz, Julia A., "Citizenship by Design: The Creation of Identity through Art, Architecture, and Landscape in the Early Republic" (UIUC, P. Kruty)

Smith, Sharon C., "Planned Grandeur: A Comparative Study of Urban Expansion in Early Modern Italy and Mamluk Egypt" (SUNY Binghamton, B. Abou-El-Haj)

Sridharan, Shriya, "Śrirangam's New Antiquity: Negotiating the Hindu Temple's Divine and Historic Pasts in a Global Present" (SUNY Binghamton, N. Um)

Stewart, Charles A., "Domes of Heaven: The Domed Basilicas of Cyprus" (Indiana, Bloomington, W. E. Kleinbauer)

Su, Meng-Tsun, "Work, Shop, Workshop: Lawrence Halprin and Mobility in the 1960s San Francisco Bay Area" (Virginia, S. Crane, E. K. Meyer, D. Upton, H. Singerman, A. Megill)

Sutton, Susan, "Almost Paradise: On the Theological Origins of Suburbia" (Graduate Theological Union, M. Morris)

Swan, Christopher, "An Alternative Modernism: The Pacific Northwest Architecture of John Yeon" (Yale, E. Cooke Jr.)

Tapp, Erika, "Colonial Modernismo: The Architecture and Urbanism of Spanish Morocco" (Pennsylvania, R. Holod, D. Brownlee)

Terry, Andrea, "Claiming Christmas in Canada: Representation(s) of the Victorian Past and the Multicultural Present" (Queen's, Kingston, L. Jessup)

Turner, Kelly S., "A Study of Eighteenth-Century French Pleasure Pavilions" (UC Santa Barbara, A. Bermingham)

Ugur, Selen, "Ottoman House, Turkish House: Eski Ev in the Contemporary National Imagination" (SUNY Binghamton, N. Um)

Vallye, Anna, "The Mid-Century Artist-Intellectual in America: Josef Albers, Walter Gropius, Gyorgy Kepes" (Columbia, B. Bergdoll, R. Martin, J. Ockman)

Varinlioglu, Gunder, "Rural Landscape and Built Environment at the End of Antiquity: Limestone Villages of Southeastern Isauria" (Pennsylvania, C. Striker)

Vujosevic, Tijana, "Everyday Spaces in Urban Soviet Russia, 1917–1939" (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Walker, Julia, "Capital Building: Anxiety and Memory in Berlin's Government District" (Pennsylvania, D. Brownlee)

Webb, Karen, "Manuscript Diagrams, Medieval Architecture, and Their Relationships" (Pittsburgh, A. Stones)

Weiss, Kirsten, "The Face of the German House: Cultural Fantasy in 20th-Century Architectural Photography" (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Weiss, Sean, "Photographs for the Modern City: An Enterprise in the Urban Transformation of Second Empire and Early Third Republic Paris" (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Willis, Carol, "Futuricity: American Visionary Urbanism in the 1920s" (Columbia, B. Bergdoll)

Winling, Ladale, "Post-Industrial Plans: Universities, Students, and the Politics of Urban Space" (Michigan, R. Fishman)

Woodworth, Matthew, "The Thirteenth-Century Choir and Transepts of Beverley Minster" (Duke, C. Bruzelius)