BOOKS RECEIVED: Elisabeth A. Fraser, “Mediterranean Encounters: Artists Between Europe and the Ottoman Empire, 1774-1839” (Penn StateUP, 2017)
In this volume, Elisabeth Fraser shows that artists and the works they created in the Mediterranean during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries were informed by mutual dependence and reciprocity between European nations and the Ottoman Empire. Her rich… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Matthew Rampley, “The Seductions of Darwin: Art, Evolution, Neuroscience” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books The surge of evolutionary and neurological analyses of art and its effects raises questions of how art, culture, and the biological sciences influence one another, and what we gain in applying scientific methods to the… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Eric M. Ramrez-Weaver, “A Saving Science: Capturing the Heavens in Carolingian Manuscripts” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books/Berkeley and Save! 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… 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
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