BOOKS RECEIVED: Mohammad Gharipour, ed., “Gardens of Renaissance Europe and the Islamic Empires: Encounters and Confluences” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley The cross-cultural exchange of ideas that flourished in the Mediterranean during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries profoundly affected European and Islamic society. Gardens of Renaissance Europe and the Islamic Empires considers the role and… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Todd Gannon, “Reyner Banham and the Paradoxes of High Tech” (Getty Museum and Research Institute, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Reyner Banham and the Paradoxes of High Tech reassesses one of the most influential voices in twentieth-century architectural history through a detailed examination of Banhams writing on High Tech architecture and its immediate antecedents.… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Joanne Pillsbury, Timothy Potts, and Kim N. Richter, “Golden Kingdoms: Luxury Arts in the Ancient Americas” (Getty Museum and Research Institute, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley This volume accompanies a major international loan exhibition featuring more than three hundred works of art, many rarely or never before seen in the United States. It traces the development of gold working and… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  Bissera V. Pentcheva, “Hagia Sophia: Sound, Space, and Spirit in Byzantium” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Experiencing the resonant acoustics of the church of Hagia Sophia allowed the Byzantine participants in its liturgical rituals to be filled with the Spirit of God, and even to become his image on earth.… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  Steven Mailloux, “Rhetoric’s Pragmatism: Essays in Rhetorical Hermeneutics” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley For over thirty years, Steven Mailloux has championed and advanced the field of rhetorical hermeneutics, a historically and theoretically informed approach to textual interpretation. This volume collects fourteen of his most recent influential essays… Read More
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