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

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Abbaspour, Mitra, "Defining the Present, Archiving the Past: Three Histories of Middle Eastern Photography" (CUNY, G. Batchen)

Ackerman, Ada, "Étude d'une genèse créatrice: L'apport des caricaturistes européens du XIXe siècle aux pratiques graphiques, cinématographiques et théoriques de Sergueï Eisenstein" (Université de Montréal, T. Porterfield)

Albers, Kate Palmer, "Archive/Atlas/Album: The Photographic Records of Christian Boltanski, Dinh Q. Lê, and Gerhard Richter" (Boston, C. Jones)

Belden-Adams, Kris, "Modern Time: Photography and Temporality" (CUNY, G. Batchen)

Bouchard, Anne-Marie, "Figurer la société mourante: Cultures esthétiques et idéologiques de la propagande anarchiste illustrée en France, 1880–1914" (Université de Montréal, T. Porterfield)

Buckner, Cindy Medley, "Sketched on Copper: The Etching Revival in Late-Nineteenth-Century America" (CUNY, S. Webster)

Campbell, Kathryn, "Imaging Russia during the Cold War: Photographs in Life Magazine, 1945–1962" (Virginia Commonwealth, R. Hobbs)

Cavallero, Janet, "Photography and the Creation and Control of the Masses in 1930s Fascist Italy" (Columbia, B. Buchloh)

Chon, Doris, "Narrating Shadows: W. G. Sebald's Photographic Historiography" (UCLA, M. Kwon, G. Baker)

De Souza, C. Roberto, "And Love Will Live Forever: The Narrative Structure of the Fotonovela" (UC Santa Barbara, U. Keller)

Elcott, Noam, "Cameraless Modernisms: Art, Media, Photograms" (Princeton, C. Armstrong)

Hamill, Sarah, "David Smith in Two Dimensions: Sculpture, Photography, and Space" (UC Berkeley, A. Wagner)

Hellman, Karen, "Antoine Claudet and the 'Spaces' of Photography, 1839–1867" (CUNY, G. Batchen)

Heydt, Stephanie Mayer, "The Art of The Gift: Mount, Huntington, and the Antebellum Gift Book Industry" (Boston, P. Hills)

Hickman, Caroline Mesrobian, "Clare Leighton (1898–1989): A Wood Engraver's Impressions of Agrarian Life in England and the American South" (UNC Chapel Hill, A. Marks)

Jones, Penny, "Figural Trees: Artistic Response to Forest Loss in Nineteenth-Century America" (Columbia, E. Hutchinson)

Keller, Candace, "Visual Griots: A Social, Political, and Cultural History of Individuals in Mali through the Photographer's Lens" (Indiana, Bloomington, P. McNaughton)

Knappe, Brett, "Hope and Innovation: The Photography of Barbara Morgan" (Kansas, J. Pultz)

Kurtovic, Nikolina, "Communist Stardom in the Cold War and Beyond: Josip Broz Tito in Western and Yugoslav Photography, 1940–1980" (Toronto, E. Legge)

Lamuniere, Michelle, "Sentiment and Science: Reform Photography in Harvard's Social Museum" (Boston, K. Sichel)

Linssen Habib, Dalia, "Imprints of Their Being: The Photographs of Hansel Mieth and Otto Hagel" (Boston, K. Sichel)

Lobis, Victoria Sancho, "Rubens, Imitation, and the Construction of Individual Style" (Columbia, D. Freedberg, D. Rosand)

Loechle, Anne M., "Ye Intruders Beware: Masculinity, Vicarious Adventure, and Fantastical Pirates in the Golden Age of Illustration and Beyond" (Indiana, Bloomington, S. Burns)

Markovitz, Holly, "Reframing the Frontier: Rephotography, Repetition, and Return" (Boston, K. Sichel)

May, Jessica, "Off the Clock: Walker Evans and the Crisis of American Capital" (UC Berkeley, M. Lovell)

McCann, Carmen, "Status Viatoris: A New Spectacularization of Death in French Paintings and Prints from the Bourbon Restoration" (Penn State, N. Locke)

Michal, Eileen, "Picture-Loving: Photomechanical Reproduction and Celebrity in America's Gilded Age" (Chicago, J. Snyder)

Mikulinsky, Alma, "The Chisel and the Lens: Picasso, Brassaï, and the Photography of Sculpture, 1933–1948" (Toronto, E. Legge)

Miller, Sarah, "Inventing 'Documentary' in American Photography, 1930–1945" (Chicago, J. Snyder)

Moore, Allison, "Shifting Identities: Contemporary Malian Photography" (CUNY, G. Batchen)

Mulhearn, Kevin, "Taking Critical Positions in Contemporary South African Photography, 1967–2007" (CUNY, G. Batchen)

Quick, Kathy, "The Narrative Document: Lewis Hine and 'Social Photography'" (Brown, M. Doane)

Romanenko, Katerina, "The Role of the Soviet Periodical Press in the Acculturation of the 'Masses,' 1928–1941" (CUNY, R. Long)

Saska, Hope, "Staging the Page: Theatricality of Eighteenth-Century British Print Satire" (Brown, K. D. Kriz)

Scanlon, Patricia S., "'God-gifted girls': Women Illustrators, Gender, Class, and Commerce in American Visual Culture, 1885–1925" (Indiana, Bloomington, S. Burns)

Smith, Laura, "Obscuring the Distinctions, Revealing the Divergent Visions: Modernity and Indians in the Early Works of Kiowa Photographer Horace Poolaw, 1925–1945" (Indiana, Bloomington, S. Burns)

Stetler, Pepper, "Bound Vision: Reading the Photograph in the Book in Weimar Germany" (Delaware, M. Werth)

Tallone, Ana, "A Light in the Darkness: Argentinean Photography, 1973–1986" (CUNY, G. Batchen, K. Manthorne)

Tegrotenhuis, Meredith A., "Stabilizing the City: Berenice Abbott's Photographs and Urban Representation in the 1930s" (Northwestern, C. Lambert)

Van Scoy, Susan, "Family Feuds: Modernism, Feminism, and the Photography of Tina Barney" (SUNY Stony Brook, J. Monteyne)

Walker, Harriet, "Transformations in West African Visual Culture through the Lens of Photography" (CUNY, G. Batchen)

Weiss, Marta, "British Staged Photography and the Victorian Album, 1858–1875" (Princeton, P. Bunnell)

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

White, Veronica, "Serio Illudere: Baroque Invenzione and the Development of the Capriccio" (Columbia, D. Freedberg, D. Rosand)

Wouk, Edward H., "Reassessing the Flemish Raphael: The Prints of Frans Floris" (Harvard, H. Zerner)

Yi, Hyewon, "Photographer as Participant Observer: The Photographs of Larry Clark, Nan Goldin, Richard Billingham, and Nobuyoshi Araki" (CUNY, G. Batchen)

Young, Lisa Jaye, "All Consuming: Weimar Photography and the Aesthetics of Americanization, 1923–33" (CUNY, G. Batchen)