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
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
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