BOOKS RECEIVED: Eric M. Ramrez-Weaver, “A Saving Science: Capturing the Heavens in Carolingian Manuscripts” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books In A Saving Science, Eric Ramrez-Weaver explores the significance of early medieval astronomy in the Frankish empire, using as his lens an astronomical masterpiece, the deluxe manuscript of the Handbook of 809, painted in roughly… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Rene Brimo, “The Evolution of Taste in American Collecting” (Penn State UP, 2016)
Buy from University Press Books The Evolution of Taste in American Collecting is a new critical translation of Ren Brimos classic study of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century patronage and art collecting in the United States. Originally published in French in 1938,… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Susanna Fein and David Raybin eds., “Chaucer: Visual Approaches” (Penn State UP, 2016)
This collection looks beyond the literary, religious, and philosophical aspects of Chaucers texts to a new mode of interdisciplinary scholarship: one that celebrates the richness of Chaucers visual poetics. The twelve illustrated essays make connections between Chaucers texts and various… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Georges Didi-Huberman, “The Surviving Image: Phantoms of Time and Time of Phantoms: Aby Warburg’s History of Art” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Limage survivante, originally published in French in 2002, is the result of Georges Didi-Hubermans extensive research into the life and work of foundational art historian Aby Warburg. Warburg envisioned an art history that drew from anthropology, psychoanalysis, and philosophy in… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Eric C. Brown, “Milton on Film” (Duquesne UP, 2015)
In January 2012, shooting was set to begin in Sydney, Australia, on the Hollywood-backed production of Miltons Paradise Lost, with Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper cast as Satan. Yet just two weeks before the start of production, Legendary Pictures delayed the… Read More
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