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: ShiPu Wang, “The Other American Moderns: Matsura, Ishigaki, Noda, Hayakawa” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In The Other American Moderns, ShiPu Wang analyzes the works of four early twentieth-century American artists who engaged with the concept of Americanness: Frank Matsura, Ishigaki, Hideo Noda, and Miki Hayakawa. In so doing,… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Laura Anne Kalba, “Color in the Age of Impressionism: Commerce, Technology, and Art” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley This study analyzes the impact of color-making technologies on the visual culture of nineteenth-century France, from the early commercialization of synthetic dyes to the Lumire brothers perfection of the autochrome color photography process. Focusing… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Oscar E. Vazquez, “The End Again: Degeneration and Visual Culture in Modern Spain” (Penn State UP, 2017)
As fin de siglo Spain struggled with perceived decadence and decline, the visual arts reflected the debate and influenced the outcome. This volume argues that the way artists understood and depicted the concepts of degeneration and regeneration is essential to… Read More
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