dissertations

HGCEA DISSERTATIONS

IN PROGRESS

Lyndsay Bratton, “Czech Applied Artist Collectives in Service of the Nation: Artěl, Prague Art Workshops, and the Czechoslovak Werkbund, 1908-1925” (University of Maryland; Professor Steven A. Mansbach).

Jennifer Dillon, “Figuration and Public Life: Bathhouse Architecture in Berlin (1880-1939),” (Duke; Prof. A. Warton)
Kirsten Elise Gilderhus, “Homage to the Pyramid: Geometric Abstraction, Mesoamerican Architecture, and the Art of Josef Albers” (University of Wisconsin-Madison; Dr. Barbara C. Buenger)

Linda Leeuwrik, “Blue Riders of the Apocalypse: Kandinsky and Marc in the German Apocalyptic Tradition” (Bryn Mawr, US; Prof. Christiane Hertel)

Caren Mulder, “New Rationales for Neues Glas: Architectonic Context and German Glass Installations since 1959″ (Virginia, US; Prof. R.G. Wilson)

Irene Noy, “Sound Art, Gender and the West German Context” (The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK; Dr.  Shulamith Behr)

Erin Sassin, “Examining the German Ledigenheim: Development of a Housing Type, Position in the Urban Fabric and Impact on Central European Housing Reform (1870-1933)” (Brown University, US; Prof. Dietrich Neumann)

Edit Toth, “Situating the Subject: Hungarian Modernism in Revolution. Budapest-Vienna-Berlin, 1918-1923” (Pennsylvania State University, US; Dr. Nancy Locke)

Joshua Waterman, “The Visual Arts and Poetry in 17th-century Silesia” (Princeton University, US).

Lucy Watling, “Documents of a Forgotten Network: Emigre Loans to Twentieth Century German Art (London, 1938)” (Courtauld Institute of Art, UK; Dr. Shulamith Behr)

COMPLETED

2017

Tomasz Grusiecki, “Globalising the Periphery: Poland-Lithuania and Cultural Entanglement, 1587-1668” (McGill University; Prof. Angela Vanhaelen)

Cara Jordan, “Joseph Beuys and Social Sculpture in the United States” (Graduate Center, CUNY; Prof. Harriet Senie)

2016

Morgan Ridler, “The Bauhaus Wall Painting Workshop: Mural Painting to Wallpapering, Art to Product” (The Graduate Center, CUNY; Rose-Carol Washton Long).

2014

Erin Sullivan Maynes, “Speculating on Paper: Print Culture and the German Inflation, 1918 – 1924” (University of Southern California, US; Profs. Megan Luke and Karen Lang)

Shannon Connelly, “Curious Realism: Dada and Die Neue Sachlichkeit in 1920s Karlsruhe” (Rutgers University; Andrés Mario Zervigón)

2013

Christian Huemer, “Isolation and Encounter: The Art Market as a Medium of French-Austrian Cultural Transfers 1873-1937,” (CUNY Graduate Center, US; Prof. P. Mainardi).

Erin Hanas, “Wolf Vostell’s Fluxus Zug, Model Museum, Academy, Archive” (Duke University, US; Dr. Kristine Stiles).

Dara Kiese, “Entfesseltes Bauen (Building Unleashed): Holistic Education in Hannes Meyer’s Bauhaus: 1927-1930” (CUNY, US; Prof. R. Washton Long)

2012

Elizabeth Cronin, “Passive Fascism? The Politics of Austrian Heimat Photography” (Graduate Center, CUNY; Profs. G. Batchen and R. Long)

Lauren Graber, “Gruppe SPUR and Gruppe GEFLECHT: Art and Dissent in West Germany, 1958-1968” (University of Michigan, Professor Matthew Biro)

2011

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

2010
Diane Silverthorne, “New Spaces of Art, Design and Performance: Alfred Roller and the Vienna Secession” (Royal College of Art, London, Professor Jeremy Aynsley)

Benjamin Benus, “Figurative Constructivism, Pictorial Statistics, and the Group of Progressive Artists, c. 1920-1939”  (University of Maryland; Prof. Steven A. Mansbach)

2009
Sharon Jordan, “Philosophers, Artists and Saints: Ernst L. Kirchner and Male Friendship in Paintings, 1914-1917” (City University of New York, Dr. Rose-Carol W. Long)

Megan R. Luke, “Space for Recognition: The Late Work and Exile of Kurt Schwitters (1930-1948)” (Harvard University; Prof. Yve-Alain Bois)

Lynette Roth, “The Cologne Progressives: Political Painting in Weimar Germany” (Johns Hopkins; Profs. B. Doherty and M. Fried)

Jeffrey Saletnik,“Pedagogy, Modernism and Media Specificity: the Bauhaus and John Cage” (University of Chicago, US; Prof. Reinhold Heller)

Brett M. van Hoesen, “Critiquing Colonial Legacies: The Arts, Propaganda and the Popular Press in Weimar Germany” (University of Iowa, US; Profs. C. Adcock and S. Foster)

2008
Jenni Drozdek, “A Taste for Paris: The Modernist Dialogue between France and ‘Young Poland’, 1890-1914” (Case Western Reserve U.; Prof. A. Helmreich).

Emily Pugh, “The Berlin Wall and the Urban Space and Experience of Berlin, 1961-89” (CUNY Graduate Center, Prof. Kevin Murphy)

Robin Schuldenfrei, “Luxury and Modern Architecture in Germany, 1900-1933,” (Harvard University; Prof. K. Michael Hays)

2007

Zynep Celik,”Kinaesthetic Impulse: Space, Performance, and the Body in German Architecture, 1880-1914″ (MIT; Prof. M. Jarzombek).

April Eisman. “Bernhard Heisig and the Cultural Politics of East German Art” (Ph.D. diss, Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh, 2007).

Amy Kelly Hamlin, “Between Form and Subject: Max Beckmann’s Critical Reception and Development, ca.1906-1924″ (NYU, IFA; Prof. Robert Lubar).

Jeanne-Marie Musto, “Byzantium in Bavaria: Art, Architecture and History between Empiricism and Invention in the Post-Napoleonic Era”(Bryn Mawr College; Profs. Dale Kinney and Christiane Hertel, 2007).

2006
Laura Martinez de Guerenu, “To Construct Abstraction: Attitude and Strategy of the Moderno Project” (University of Navarra, Spain; Prof. Sarah Williams Goldhagen)

Eleanor Moseman, “Expressing Cubism: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner’s ‘Berlin Style’ and its Affinities with the Painting of Bohumil Kubišta” (Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA; Prof. Christiane Hertel)

Isabelle Schwarz, “European Archives of Artists’ Publications from the 1960s to the 1980s” (International University Bremen, Germany; Prof. Isabel Wünsche)

Gregory H. Williams, “Laughter and Cultural Pessimism: The Joke in West German Art, 1974-1989” (Graduate Center, City University of New York, Prof. Romy Golan)

2005
Jeanne Anne Nugent, “Family Album and Shadow Archive: Gerhard Richter’s East, West, and ‘All’ German Painting, 1949-1966” (University of Pennsylvania, US; Prof. Christine Poggi)

Adrian Sudhalter,“Johannes Baader and the Demise of Wilhelmine Culture: Architecture, Dada, and Social Critique, 1875-1920” (the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University)

Claire Zimmerman, “Modernism, Media, Abstraction: Mies van der Rohe’s Photographic Architecture in Barcelona and Brno (1927-1931)” (CUNY Graduate Center, US; Prof. R. Bletter).

2004
Piotr Bernatowicz, “Recepcja Pabla Picassa w Europie Srodkowej (Czechoslowacja, NRD, Polska, Wegry) w latach 1945-1970 [Pablo Picasso’s Reception in Central Europe (Czechoslovakia, Poland, Hungary) in years 1945-1970” (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland; Prof. Piotr Piotrowski)

Piotr Korduba, “Patrycjuszowski dom gdanski w czasach nowozytnych [A Patritian House in Gdanski in the Modern Period.” (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland; Prof. Tadeusz Zuchowski)

Adam Socko, “Uklady emporowe jako realizacji idei wywyzszenia w architekturze Panstwa Krzyzackiego” (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland; Prof. Szczesny Skibinski)

Maciej Szymanowicz, “Miejsce piktorializmu w historii polskiej fotografii dwudziestolecia miedzywojennego [The Place of Pictorializm in the History of Polish Photography of the Interwar Period]” (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland; Prof. Piotr Piotrowski)

2003
Rachel Epp Buller, “Fractured Identities: Photomontage Production by Women in the Weimar Republic” (The University of Kansas)

Paulina Cynalewska-Kuczma, “Architektura cerkiewna Kosciola prawoslawnego w Królestwie Polskim jako narzedzie integracji z Imperium Rosyjskim [Church Architecture of the Christian Orthodox Churches in the Polish Kingdom as a Tool of Russian Imperial Intergration Efforts]” (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland; Prof. Konstanty Kalinowski)

Rafal Makala, “Miedzy prowincja a metropolia. Architektura Szczecina w latach 1893-1918 [Between a Province and a Metropolis. Szczecin Architecture, 1893-1918]”. (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland; Prof. Jan Skuratowicz)

Marta Smolinska-Byczuk, “Mlody Mehoffer [Young Mehoffer]” (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland; Prof. Wojciech Suchocki)

2002
Michal Haake, “Portret w malarstwie polskim u progu nowoczesnosci [Portrait in Polish Painting on the Brink of Modernity]” (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland; Prof. Wojciech Suchocki)

Kelly McCullough, “Inner Necessity: the Interior Scenes of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Erich Heckel and their Relation to the Artists’ Group ‘Die Brücke’” (Bryn Mawr, USA; Prof. Christiane Hertel)

Stalder, Laurent. “Hermann Muthesius (1861-1927)—Das Landhaus als kulturgeschichtlicher Entwur” (ETH/gta, Zurich; Profs. Stanford Anderson and Werner Oechslin).

2000
Maciej Broniewski, “Barokowy prospekt organowy w kosciele Laski w Jeleniej Górze. Dzielo w obliczu konfliktów religijnych i politycznych, [A Baroque Organ Assembly in the Laski Church in Jelenia Góra. Art Work in the Context of Religious and Political Conflicts” (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland; Prof. Konstanty Kalinowski)

Agata Jakubowska, “Cialo kobiece w pracach polskich artystek wspólczesnych [The Female Body in the Works of Contemporary Polish Women Artists]” (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland; Prof. Piotr Piotrowski)

Izabela Kowalczyk “Cialo i wladza we wspólczesnej sztuce polskiej [Body and Power in Polish Contemporary Art]” (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland; Prof. Piotr Piotrowski)