BOOKS RECEIVED: Kimberly Orcutt, “Power and Posterity: American Art at Philadelphia’s 1876 Centennial Exhibition” (Penn State UP, 2017)
: Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley A milestone in American cultural history, the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia was one of the most broadly shared, heavily attended, and thoroughly documented public experiences of the nineteenth century. Power and Posterity… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Jo Applin, Catherine Spencer, and Amy Tobin, eds., “London Art Worlds: Mobile, Contingent, and Ephemeral Networks, 1960-1980” (Penn State UP, 2017)
: Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley The essays in this collection explore the extraordinarily rich networks of international artists and art practices that emerged in and around London during the 1960s and 70s, a period that saw an explosion… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Ben Schachter, “Image, Action, and Idea in Contemporary Jewish Art” (Penn State UP, 2017),
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Contemporary Jewish art is a growing field that includes traditional as well as new creative practices, yet criticism of it is almost exclusively reliant on the Second Commandments prohibition of graven images. Arguing that… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Eugenia Afinoguenova, “The Prado: Spanish Culture and Leisure, 1819-1939” (Penn State UP, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley The Prado takes an unconventional look at Spains most iconic art museum. Focusing on the Prado as a space of urban leisure, Eugenia Afinogunova highlights the political history of the museums relation to the… Read More
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
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