BOOKS RECEIVED: Tracy Adams, “Christine de Pizan and the Fight for France” (Penn State UP, 2014)
In Christine de Pizan and the Fight for France, Tracy Adams offers a reevaluation of Christine de Pizan’s literary engagement with contemporary politics. Adams locates Christine’s works within a detailed narrative of the complex history of the dispute between… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Juli Highfill, “Modernism and its Merchandise: The Spanish Avant-Garde and Material Culture, 1920-1930,” (Penn State UP, 2014)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley The writers and artists of the Spanish avant-garde, enthralled with the streamlined, mass-produced commodities of the Machine Age, incorporated these objects into their literary and visual works. In doing so, they launched a broad… Read More
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: Nino Zchomelidse, “Art, Ritual, and Civic Identity in Medieval Southern Italy” (Penn State UP, 2014)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In Art, Ritual, and Civic Identity in Medieval Southern Italy, Nino Zchomelidse examines the complex and dynamic roles played by the monumental ambo, the Easter candlestick, and the liturgical scroll in southern Italy… 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
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