BOOKS RECEIVED: Laura Anne Kalba, “Color in the Age of Impressionism: Commerce, Technology, and Art” (Penn State UP, 2017)
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 on Impressionist art, Laura Anne Kalba… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Nationalism and the Cinema in France: Political Mythologies and Film Events, 1945-1995 (Berghahn Books, 2016)
Buy from University Press Books It is often taken for granted that French cinema is intimately connected to the nation’s sense of identity and self-confidence. But what do we really know about that relationship? What are the nuances, insider codes,… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Adrianna M. Paliyenko, “Genius Envy: Women Shaping French Poetic History, 1801-1900” (Penn State UP, 2016)
In Genius Envy, Adrianna M. Paliyenko uncovers a forgotten history: the multiplicity and diversity of nineteenth-century French womens poetic voices. Conservative critics of the time attributed the phenomenon of genius to masculinity and dismissed the work of female authors as… 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: Claude-Francois de Lezay-Marnesia, “Letters Written from the Banks of the Ohio” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books First published in French in 1792, Letters Written from the Banks of the Ohio tells the fascinating story of French aristocrat Claude-Franois de Lezay-Marnsia and the utopia he attempted to create in what is now… Read More
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