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

Twentieth-Century Art
Dissertations Completed by Subject, 2011

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Barr, Adrian, “Archaeologies of the Avant-Garde: Moscow Conceptualism and the Legacies of Soviet Modernism” (Rutgers, J. Sharp)

Basu, Priyanka, “Kunstwissenschaft and the ‘Primitive’: Excursions in the History of Art History, 1879–1914” (USC, K. Lang)

Beauchamp-Byrd, Mora, “Hogarth’s Progress: Modern Moral Subjects in the Art of David Hockney, Lubaina Himid, and Paula Rego” (Duke, R. Powell)

Benus, Benjamin, “Figurative Constructivism, Pictorial Statistics, and the Group of Progressive Artists, ca. 1920–1939” (Maryland, College Park, S. Mansbach)

Blokker, Johanna, “(Re) Constructing Identity: World War II and the Reconstruction of Cologne’s Destroyed Romanesque Churches, 1945–1985” (IFA/NYU, J-L. Cohen)

Bourneuf, Annie, “The Visible and the Legible: Paul Klee, 1916–1923” (Princeton, B. Doherty)

Canwell, Jeremy, “Modern Translation: Estonian Art from the National Awakening to the Brezhnev Stagnation” (Rutgers, J. Sharp)

Cassanovas, Jordi F., “Modernity and Tradition in Catalan Noucentisme: Rafael Masó’s Regionalist Architecture, 1911–1917” (Wisconsin, Madison, B. Buenger)

Castaneda, Luis, “The Twilight of the Miracle: The Politics of Architecture in Mexico, 1953–1968” (IFA/NYU, J-L. Cohen)

Cho, Hyunjung, “Competing Futures: War Narratives in Postwar Japanese Architecture, 1945–1970” (USC, J. Reynolds)

Davidson, Vanessa, “Paulo Bruscky and Edgardo Antonio Vigo: Pioneers in Alternative Communication Networks, Conceptualism, and Performance (1960s–1980)” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan)

Donovan, Celeste, “María Izquierdo: Religion, Gender, Mexicanidad, and Modern Art, 1940–1948” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Dubay, Rebecca, “Painting Matters: Frank Stella, Anne Truitt, Robert Ryman, and Abstraction in the Sixties” (Bryn Mawr, L. Saltzman)

Gasparavicus, Gedas, “Neue Slowenische Kunst: Slovene Neo-Avant-Garde Art and the Socio-Cultural Imagination of the 1980s” (Stony Brook University, D. Kuspit)

Gilderhus, Kristen E., “Homage to the Pyramid: Josef Albers in Mexico” (Wisconsin, Madison, B. Buenger)

Goldman, Jason, “Open Secrets: Publicity, Privacy, and Histories of American Art, 1958–69” (USC, R. Meyer)

Gupta, Atreyee, “The Promise of the Modern: State, Culture, and Avant-Gardism in India (ca. 1930–1960)” (Minnesota, F. Asher)

Gurshtein, Ksenya, “TransStates: Conceptual Art in Eastern Europe and the Limits of Utopia” (Michigan, A. Potts)

Hensley, Christal, “The Cult of Personality: Gertrude Stein and the Development of the Object Portrait in the American Visual Arts” (Florida State, K. Bearor)

Hickman, Caroline Mesrobian, “Clare Leighton’s Wood Engravings of English Country Life in an Age between Wars” (UNC Chapel Hill, A. Marks)

Holtzman, Dinah, “Portrait of the Postmodern Artist as Hysteric” (Rochester, J. Saab)

Houser, Craig, “The Politics of Scholarship: College Art Association and the Uneasy Relationship between Art and Art History 1911–1945” (CUNY, P. Mainardi)

Israel, Matthew, “Paradigms of Protest: American Artists against the Vietnam War” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr)

Jozefacka, Anna, “Rebuilding Warsaw: Conflicting Visions of a Capital City, 1916–1956” (IFA/NYU, J-L. Cohen)

Lackman, Jonathan, “Art-Critical Invective in Paris: 1844–1876” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

LeBlanc, Aleca, “Tropical Modernisms: Art and Architecture in Rio de Janeiro in the 1950s” (USC, N. Troy)

Lee, Jungsil, “Reconsidering the Body in Korean Modern Art: Ku Ponung’s Body, World, and Art” (UCLA, B. Jungmann)

Leung, Godfrey, “The White Wall in Postwar Art: The Aesthetics of the Exhibition Space” (Rochester, R. Haidu)

Maddipati, Venugopal, “Selfsame Spaces: Gandhi, Architecture, and Allusions in Twentieth-Century India” (Minnesota, C. Asher)

Mann, Nicola, “The Death and Resurrection of Chicago’s Public Housing in the American Visual Imagination” (Rochester, J. Saab)

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

Nesin, Kate, “Cy Twombly’s Things: Sculptures 1946 to the Present” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Nettleton, Taro, “Throw Out the Books, Get Out in the Streets: Subjectivity and Space in Japanese Underground Art of the 1960s” (Rochester, D. Crimp)

Palczynski, Matthew, “Rothko and Architecture” (Temple, G. Silk)

Pass, Victoria, “Strange Glamour: Fashion and Surrealism in the Years between the World Wars” (Rochester, J. Berlo)

Rankin, William Joseph, “After the Map: Cartography, Navigation, and the Transformation of Territory in the Twentieth Century” (Harvard, P. Galison, A. Picon)

Ray, Sugata, “In the Name of Krishna: Temple Architecture, Pilgrimage Practices, and the Making of a Cultural Landscape in Vrindavan” (Minnesota, F. Asher)

Rees, Nathan, “Esoteric Primitivism: The Transcendental Painting Group and Native American Cultures” (Maryland, College Park, S. Promey)

Richter, Till, “Contemporary Art: Art Historical and Market Criteria” (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Russo, Jillian, “From the Ground Up: Holger Cahill and the Promotion of American Art, 1913–1952” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Shipley, Lesley, “Specific Objects: Lee Bontecou’s Steel and Canvas Reliefs, 1959–1964” (Bryn Mawr, L. Saltzman)

Toteva, Maia Todorova, “Language Use in Conceptual Art: Eastern European and North American Strategies” (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Tsai, Joyce Chia Chi, “Painting after Photography: László Moholy-Nagy and the Practice of Painting” (Johns Hopkins, M. Fried, K. Tuma)