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
BOOKS RECEIVED: Catherine Walworth, “Soviet Salvage: Imperial Debris, Revolutionary Reuse, and Russian Constructivism” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In Soviet Salvage, Catherine Walworth explores how artists on the margins of the Constructivist movement of the 1920s rejected elitist mediums and imagined a new world, knitting together avant-garde art, imperial castoffs, and everyday… 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
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