BOOKS RECEIVED: Malte Hagener, “The Emergence of Film Culture: Knowledge Production, Institution Building, and the Fate of the Avant-garde in Europe, 1919-1945” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books Between the two world wars, a distinct and vibrant film culture emerged in Europe. Film festivals and schools were established; film theory and history was written that took cinema seriously as an art form; and… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Heather McPherson, “Art and Celebrity in the Age of Reynolds and Siddons” (Penn State UP, 2017)
In this volume, Heather McPherson examines the connections among portraiture, theater, the visual arts, and fame to shed light on the emergence of modern celebrity culture in eighteenth-century England. Popular actors in Georgian London, such as David Garrick, Sarah Siddons,… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Amanda Wunder, “Baroque Seville: Sacred Art in a Century of Crisis” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Baroque art flourished in seventeenth-century Seville during a tumultuous period of economic decline, social conflict, and natural disasters. This volume explores the patronage that fueled this frenzy of religious artistic and architectural activity and the lasting effects it had on… Read More
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
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