BOOKS RECEIVED: Leslie Topp, “Freedom and the Cage: Modern Architecture and Psychiatry in Central Europe, 1890-1914″ (Penn State UP, 2017) ” (Penn State UP
Spurred by ideals of individual liberty that took hold in the Western world in the late nineteenth century, psychiatrists and public officials sought to reinvent asylums as large-scale, totally designed institutions that offered a level of freedom and normality impossible… Read More
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: Ignacy Potocki, “Remarks on Architecture: The Vitruvian Tradition in Enlightenment Poland” (Penn State UP, 2015)
At the end of the eighteenth century, the authors of Poland’s 3 May 1791 Constitution became the heirs to a defunct state whose territory had been partitioned by Russia, Prussia, and Austria. At this moment of intensive national postmortem, Ignacy… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Paul Peucker, “A Time of Sifting: Mystical Marriage and the Crisis of Moravian Piety in the Eighteenth Century” (Penn State UP, 2015
At the end of the 1740s, the Moravians, a young and rapidly expanding radical-Pietist movement, experienced a crisis soon labeled the Sifting Time. As Moravian leaders attempted to lead the church away from the abuses of the crisis, they also… Read More
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