BOOKS RECEIVED: Amy Freund, “Portraiture and Politics in Revolutionary France” (Penn State UP, 2014)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Portraiture and Politics in Revolutionary France challenges widely held assumptions about both the genre of portraiture and the political and cultural role of images in France at the beginning of the nineteenth century. After… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Adam Jolles, “The Curatorial Avant-Garde: Surrealism and Exhibition Practice in France, 1925-1941” (Penn State UP, 2014)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley All too often, the historical avant-garde is taken to be incommensurate with and antithetical to the world inhabited by the museum. In The Curatorial Avant-Garde, by contrast, Adam Jolles demonstrates the surrealists’ radical… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Geoffrey Kurtz, “Jean Jaurès: The Inner Life of Social Democracy” (Penn State UP, 2016)
Jean Jaurès was a towering intellectual and political leader of the democratic Left at the turn of the twentieth century, but he is little remembered today outside of France, and his contributions to political thought are little studied anywhere. In… Read More
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