ARLIS/NA Reviews Archive

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2013

November/December 2013

Cultures in Contact: From Mesopotamia to the Mediterranean in the Second Millennium B.C.
Joan Aruz, Sarah B. Graff, and Yelena Rakic, editors
Reviewed by: Leslie Vega 

Designing Wildlife Habitats
John Beardsley, editor
Reviewed by: Beth Morris 

Black Art in Brazil: Expressions of Identity
Kimberly L. Cleveland
Reviewed by: Diana Harter 

The Mechanical Smile: Modernism and the First Fashion Shows in France and America, 1900-1929
Caroline Evans
Reviewed by: Allana Mayer

Colossal: Engineering the Suez Canal, Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower and Panama Canal
Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby
Reviewed by: Jessica Spears 

Curiosities of the Craft: Treasures from the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts Collection
Aimee E. Newell, Hilary Anderson Stelling, and Catherine Compton Swanson
Reviewed by: Marianne L. Sade 

Women and Ledger Art: Four Contemporary Native American Artists
Richard Pearce
Reviewed by: Michelle Paquette 

Portraiture and Photography in Africa
John Peffer and Elisabeth L. Cameron, editors
Reviewed by: Robin Potter 

The Green Florilegium
Hanne Kolind Poulsen
Reviewed by: Francesca Livermore 

Florence at the Dawn of the Renaissance: Painting and Illumination, 1300-1350
Christine Sciacca, editor
Reviewed by: Serenity Ibsen 

An Archaeology of Architecture: Photowriting the Built Environment
Dennis Tedlock
Reviewed by: Marsha Taichman 

Contemporary Art about Architecture: A Strange Utility
Isabelle Loring Wallace and Nora Wendl
Reviewed by: Alison Verplaetse

September/October 2013

American Encounters: Genre Painting and Everyday Life
Peter John Brownlee
Reviewed by: Andrea Walton 

The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making Their World
Robert Cozzolino, editor
Reviewed by: Sandra Rothenberg 

Analyzing Art and Aesthetics
Anne Collins Goodyear and Margaret Weitkamp
Reviewed by: Kristin MacDonough 

The Polaroid Years: Instant Photography and Experimentation
Mary-Kay Lombino
Reviewed by: Jessica Spears 

Civic Art: A Centennial History of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts
Thomas Luebke, editor
Reviewed by: Lindsay M. King 

Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer: A Landscape Critic in the Gilded Age
Judith K. Major
Reviewed by: Anna-Sophia Zingarelli 

Empire on Display: San Francisco's Panama Pacific International Exposition of 1915
Sarah J. Moore
Reviewed by: Erika Esau 

Designing the Creative Child: Playthings and Places in Midcentury America
Amy F. Ogata
Reviewed by: Rebecca Kohn 

The True Image: Gravestone Art and the Culture of Scotch Irish Settlers in the Pennsylvania and Carolina Backcountry
Daniel W. Patterson
Reviewed by: Nadine Dalton Speidel 

Stocked: Contemporary Art from the Grocery Aisles
Emily Stamey
Reviewed by: Christina Salazar 

Patricia Johanson and the Re-invention of Public Environmental Art, 1958-2010
Xin Wu.
Reviewed by: Michelle Demeter

July/August 2013

The Global Contemporary and the Rise of New Art Worlds
Hans Belting, Andrea Buddensieg, and Peter Weibel, editors
Reviewed by: Beverly Mitchell 

Reconciling Art and Mothering
Rachel Epp Buller, editor
Reviewed by: Elizabeth Darocha Berenz 

The Chesapeake House: Architectural Investigation by Colonial Williamsburg
Cary Carson and Carl R. Lounsbury, editors
Reviewed by: Barbara Opar 

A Meticulous Serenity: The Prints of Clinton Adams 1948-1997: A Catalogue Raisonné
Robert P. Conway
Reviewed by: Dan Lipcan 

The Contact Sheet
Steve Crist
Reviewed by: Leigh Gleason 

The Art of Classical Details: Theory, Design, and Craftsmanship
Phillip Dodd
Reviewed by: Natalia Lonchyna 

Architecture and Interpretation: Essays for Eric Fernie
Jill A. Franklin, T. A. Heslop, and Christine Stevenson, editors
Reviewed by: Rebecca Price 

Little White Houses: How the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America
Dianne Harris
Reviewed by: Keli E. Rylance 

From Minor to Major: The Minor Arts in Medieval Art History
Colum Hourihane, editor
Reviewed by: Chloe Barnett 

Creating a World on Paper: Harry Fenn's Career in Art
Sue Rainey
Reviewed by: Molly E. Dotson 

Gustave Caillebotte: An Impressionist and Photography
Karin Sagner and Max Hollein, editors
Reviewed by: Maria E. Gonzalez

May/June 2013

Viewpoints: Theoretical Perspectives on Irish Visual Texts
Claire Bracken and Emma Radley, editors
Reviewed by: Allison Jai O'Dell 

Rewind: British Artists' Video in the 1970s & 1980s
Sean Cubitt and Stephen Partridge, editors
Reviewed by: Gustavo Grandal Montero 

Short Cuts: Artists in China
Rosa Maria Falvo, editor
Reviewed by: Dan McClure 

Provenance: An Alternative History of Art
Gail Feigenbaum and Inge Reist, editors
Reviewed by: Heather Saunders 

Canadian Folk Art to 1950
John A. Fleming and Michael J. Rowan
Reviewed by: Marianne L. Sade 

Awash in Color: French and Japanese Prints
Chelsea Foxwell and Anne Leonard
Reviewed by: Leslie Abrams 

Le palais du Luxembourg de Marie de Médicis, 1611-1631
Sara Galletti
Reviewed by: Barbara Opar 

World's Fair Gardens: Shaping American Landscapes
Cathy Jean Maloney
Reviewed by: Ray Anne Lockard 

....Isms: Understanding Modern Art
Sam Phillips
Reviewed by: Amelia Nelson 

Philadelphia on Stone: Commercial Lithography in Philadelphia, 1828-1878
Erika Piola, editor
Reviewed by: Erika Esau 

War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath
Anne Wilkes Tucker and Will Michels, editors
Reviewed by: Stephen Spong 

Capricious Fancy: Draping and Curtaining the Historic Interior, 1800-1930
Gail Caskey Winkler
Reviewed by: Katya Pereyaslavska

March/April 2013

Frans Wildenhain 1950-75: Creative and Commercial American Ceramics at Mid-Century
Bruce A. Austin
Reviewed by: Jessica Shaykett 

40 under 40: Craft Futures
Nicholas R. Bell, editor
Reviewed by: Cynthia Gregory 

Classic Modern: The Art Worlds of Joseph Pulitzer Jr.
Marjorie B. Cohn
Reviewed by: Evan B. Towle 

Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video
Kathryn E. Delmez, editor
Reviewed by: Joe Festa 

Embellished Reality: Indian Painted Photographs
Deepali Dewan
Reviewed by: Kim Collins 

After Art
David Joselit
Reviewed by: Annie Sollinger 

Materializing Six Years: Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art
Catherine Morris and Vincent Bonin, editors
Reviewed by: Ryan Evans 

Designing Antiquity: Owen Jones, Ancient Egypt and the Crystal Palace
Stephanie Moser
Reviewed by: Emily V Davis 

Greek and Roman Mosaics
Umberto Pappalardo and Rosaria Ciardiello
Reviewed by: Tamara Fultz 

White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes
Raymund Ryan
Reviewed by: Martin Aurand 

Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void, 1949-1962
Paul Schimmel, editor
Reviewed by: Giovanni Garcia-Fenech 

Textiles: The Art of Mankind
Mary Schoeser
Reviewed by: Jenna Rinalducci

January/February 2013

The Art of Modern China
Julia F. Andrews and Kuiyi Shen
Reviewed by: John Carl Stucky 

British Aviation Posters: Art, Design and Flight
Scott Anthony and Oliver Green
Reviewed by: Brett Carnell 

Mexican Muralism: A Critical History
Alejandro Anreus, editor
Reviewed by: Alba Fernández-Keys 

How a Revolutionary Art Became Official Culture: Murals, Museums, and the Mexican State
Mary K. Coffey
Reviwed by: Alba Fernández-Keys 

Exchanging Clothes: Habits of Being 2
Cristina Giorcelli and Paula Rabinowitz, editors
Reviewed by: Natalia Lonchyna 

Oh, Canada: Contemporary Art from North North America
Denise Markonish, editor
Reviewed by: John Latour 

Landscape in Photographs
Karen Hellman and Brett Abbott
Reviewed by: Christina Benson 

Sense of Place: European Landscape Photography
Liz Wells, editor
Reviewed by: Christina Benson 

The Ancient Middle Classes: Urban Life and Aesthetics in the Roman Empire 100 BCE-250 CE
Emanuel Mayer
Reviewed by: Barbara Opar 

Manifestations: New Native Art Criticism
Nancy Mithlo, editor
Reviewed by: Laura Graveline 

Publishing the Fine and Applied Arts 1500-2000
Robin Myers, Michael Harris, and Giles Mandelbrote, editors
Reviewed by: Karyn Hinkle 

On the Animation of the Inorganic: Art, Architecture, and the Extension of Life
Spyros Papapetros
Reviewed by: Kristin MacDonough 

The Breathless Zoo: Taxidermy and the Cultures of Longing
Rachel Poliquin
Reviewed by: Richard Graham 

POP!: Design Culture Fashion 1956-1976
Geoffrey Rayner, Richard Chamberlain, and Anna Marie Stapleton
Reviewed by: Gypsey Teague

2012

November/December 2012

Time and the Digital: Connecting Technology, Aesthetics, and a Process Philosophy of Time
Timothy Scott Barker
Reviewed by: Leslie Vega 

Bearden Plays Bearden [DVD]
Third World Cinema Production
Reviwed by: Kim Collins 

Art and Identity at the Water's Edge
Tricia Cusack, editor
Reviewed by: Beth Morris 

Digital Fabrication in Architecture
Nick Dunn
Reviewed by: Martha González Palacios 

Fractal Architecture: Organic Design Philosophy in Theory and Practice
James Harris
Reviewed by: Alan Michelson 

Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974
Philipp Kaiser and Miwon Kwon
Reviewed by: Melanie Emerson 

Artists' Textiles: Artist Designed Textiles 1940-1976
Geoffrey Rayner, Richard Chamberlain, and Annamarie Stapleton
Reviewed by: Nina Stephenson 

Hide and Seek: Camouflage, Photography, and the Media of Reconnaissance
Hanna Rose Shell
Reviewed by: Kimberly Lesley 

Elevating Western American Art: Developing an Institute in the Cultural Capital of the Rockies
Thomas Brent Smith, editor
Reviewed by: Alexander Watkins 

Renaissance Intarsia: Masterpieces of Wood Inlay
Luca Trevisan
Reviewed by: Linda D. Tietjen 

Pictures and Progress: Early Photography and the Making of African American Identity
Maurice O. Wallace and Shawn Michelle Smith, editors
Reviewed by: Molly E. Dotson 

Gardens for a Beautiful America 1895-1935
Sam Watters
Reviewed by: Cheryl Ann Lajos 

Anglo-Saxon Art
Leslie Webster
Reviewed by: Kasia Leousis

September/October 2012

Hermann Göring and the Nazi Art Collection: The Looting of Europe's Art Treasures and Their Dispersal after World War II, by Kenneth D. Alford. ISBN 9780786468157 (pbk.), ISBN 9780786489558
Reviewed by: Amy Ballmer 

Virtuality and the Art of Exhibition: Curatorial Design for the Multimedia Museum, by Vince Dziekan. ISBN 9781841504766
Reviwed by: Amy De Simone

Behind the Image: Research in Photography, by Ana Fox and Natasha Caruana. ISBN 9782940411665
Reviewed by: Sarah Osborne Bender 

New African Fashion, by Helen Jennings. ISBN 9783791345796
Reviewed by: Yvette Cortes 

Replacing Home: From Primordial Hut to Digital Network in Contemporary Art, by Jennifer Johung. ISBN 9780816672882
Reviewed by: Mo Dawley 

Iroquois Art, Power, and History, by Neal B. Keating. ISBN 9780806138909
Reviewed by: Hilary Robbeloth 

The Artist and the Warrior: Military History through the Eyes of the Masters, by Theodore Rabb. ISBN 9780300126372 (cl.), ISBN 9780300177510 (e-book)
Reviewed by: Andrea Walton 

The Three Graces: Snapshots of Twentieth-Century Women, by Michal Raz-Russo. ISBN 9780300177343
Reviewed by: Elizabeth Lane 

Spatialities: The Geographies of Art and Architecture, ed. by Judith Rugg and Craig Martin. ISBN 9781841504681
Reviewed by: Katherine Cowan 

Living as Form: Socially Engaged Art from 1991-2011, ed. by Nato Thompson. ISBN 9780262017343
Reviewed by: Cara List 

Garry Neill Kennedy: Printed Matter / Imprimés 1971-2009, by Peter Trepanier. ISBN 9780888849021
Reviewed by: Hillary Webb

July/August 2012

Cute & Creepy, by Carrie Ann Baade and Nancy Hightower. ISBN 9781889282244
Reviewed by: Gabrielle Reed 

Sam Francis: Catalogue Raisonné of Canvas and Panel Paintings, 1946-1994 ed. by Debra Burchett-Lere. ISBN 9780520264304
Reviwed by: Gustavo Grandal Montero 

Artists' Postcards: A Compendium, by Jeremy Cooper. ISBN 9781861898524
Reviewed by: David Senior 

Design after Modernism: Furniture and Interiors 1970-2010, by Judith Gura. ISBN 9780393733044
Reviewed by: Katya Pereyaslavska 

The Last Art College: Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 1968-1978, by Garry Neill Kennedy. ISBN 9780262016902
Reviewed by: Mary Kandiuk 

Races of Mankind: the Sculptures of Malvina Hoffman, by Marianne Kinkel. ISBN 9780252036248
Reviewed by: Susan Malkoff Moon 

Amy Goldin: Art in a Hairshirt, Art Criticism, 1964-1978, ed. Robert Kushner. ISBN 9781555953423
Reviewed by: Evan Towle 

Architecture and the Canadian Fabric, ed. by Rhodri Windsor Liscombe. ISBN 9780774819398
Reviewed by: Barbara Opar 

Illuminating the End of Time: The Getty Apocalypse Manuscript, by Nigel J. Morgan. ISBN 9781606060711
Reviewed by: Suzanne C. Walsh 

Original Intentions: Essays on Production, Reproduction, and Interpretation in the Arts of China, ed. by Nicholas Pearce and Jason Steuber. ISBN 9780813039725
Reviewed by: Lindsay M. King 

Facing Beauty: Painted Women and Cosmetic Art, by Aileen Ribeiro. ISBN 9780300124866
Reviewed by: Sandra Rothenberg 

Building after Auschwitz: Jewish Architecture and the Memory of the Holocaust, by Gavriel D. Rosenfeld. ISBN 9780300169140
Reviewed by: Suzanne Rackover

May/June 2012

The Art of Medicine: Over 2,000 Years of Images and Imagination, by Julie Anderson, Emm Barnes, and Emma Shackleton. ISBN 9780226749365
Reviewed by: Rebecca K. Friedman 

Collecting as Modernist Practice, by Jeremy Braddock. ISBN 9781421403649
Reviwed by: Ian McDermott 

Reuse Value: Spolia and Appropriation in Art and Architecture from Constantine to Sherrie Levine, ed. by Richard Brilliant and Dale Kinney. ISBN 9781409424222
Reviewed by: Craig Bunch 

Howard Pyle American Master Rediscovered, ed. by Heather Campbell Coyle. ISBN 9780977164431
Reviewed by: Kraig Binkowski 

Artist Scholar: Reflections on Writing and Research, by G. James Daichendt. ISBN 9781841504872
Reviewed by: Virginia Feher 

Etruscans: Eminent Women - Powerful Men, by Patricia S. Lulof and Iefke van Kampen. ISBN 9789040078071
Reviewed by: Tamara Fultz 

Cultures of Femininity in Modern Fashion, by Ilya Parkins and Elizabeth M. Sheehan. ISBN 9781611680010
Reviewed by: Deborah Evans-Cantrell 

Portrait of Murdock Pemberton: The New Yorker's First Art Critic, by Sally Pemberton. ISBN 9780615524979
Reviewed by: Linda R. McKee 

Nesting: Body, Dwelling, Mind, by Sarah Robinson. William Stout, ISBN 9780981966717
Reviewed by: Beverly Mitchell 

A Kind of Archeology: Collecting American Folk Art, 1876-1976, by Elizabeth Stillinger. ISBN 9781558497443
Reviewed by: Tom Riedel 

Light Years: Conceptual Art and the Photograph, 1964-1977, ed. by Matthew S. Witkovsky. ISBN 9780300159714
Reviewed by: Ryan Evans

March/April 2012

Rethinking Design and Interiors: Human Beings in the Built Environment, by Shashi Caan. ISBN 9781856697569
Reviewed by: Maggie Portis 

Perceptions of Promise: Biotechnology, Society and Art, ed. by Sean Caulfield, Curtis Gillespie, and Timothy Caulfield. ISBN 9780969989844
Reviwed by: Rosemary K. J. Davis 

Design for Sustainable Change: How Design and Designers Can Drive the Sustainability Agenda, by Anne Chick and Paul Micklethwaite. ISBN 9782940411306
Reviewed by: Tina Chan 

Gerhard Richter: Catalogue Raisonné, ed. by Dietmar Elger. ISBN 9783775719780
Reviewed by: Carl Schmitz 

Textiles: The Whole Story: Uses, Meanings, Significance, by Beverly Gordon. ISBN 9780500515662
Reviewed by: Shannon Marie Robinson 

Wonder of the Age: Master Painters of India 1100-1900, by John Guy and Jorrit Britschigi. ISBN 9780300175820
Reviewed by: Sylvia Welsh 

Perfectly American: The Art Union and Its Artists, by Amanda Lett et al. ISBN 9780981979938
Reviewed by: Laura Graveline 

The Book Art of Richard Minsky: My Life in Book Art. ISBN 9780807616062
Reviewed by: Ray Anne Lockard 

The Controversy of Renaissance Art, by Alexander Nagel. ISBN 9780226567723
Reviewed by: Meg Black 

Carrère and Hastings: The Masterworks, by Laurie Ossman and Heather Ewing. ISBN 9780847835645
Reviewed by: Roger Lawson 

The Public Catalogue Foundation--Your Paintings http://www.thepcf.org.uk/
Reviewed by: Sandra Ludig Brooke 

Groundwaters: A Century of Art by Self-Taught and Outsider Artists, by Charles Russell. ISBN 9783791344904
Reviewed by: Lori Salmon 

The Visual Arts in Canada: The Twentieth Century, ed. By Anne Whitelaw, Brian Foss, and Sandra Paikowsky. ISBN 9780195434590
Reviewed by: Kathy Zimon

January/February 2012

Florence and Baghdad: Renaissance Art and Arab Science, by Hans Belting. ISBN 978067405004
Reviwed by: Natalia Lonchyna 

Thinking about Architecture: An Introduction to Architectural Theory, by Colin Davies. ISBN 9781856697552
Reviewed by: Dan McClure 

High-Rise: Idea and Reality, ed. by Andres Janser. ISBN 9783775729932
Reviewed by: Paul Glassman 

Beyond Bling: Voices of Hip-Hop in Art, by Matthew McLendon. ISBN 9781857596977
Reviewed by: Jesse Vestermark 

An Elegant Wilderness: Great Camps and Grand Lodges of the Adirondacks, 1855-1935, by Gladys Montgomery. ISBN 9780926494473
Reviewed by: Amy Trendler 

The First Panoramas: Visions of British Imperialism, by Denise Blake Oleksijczuk. ISBN 9780271037929
Reviewed by: Boyd Childress 

Illuminating Fashion: Dress in the Art of Medieval France and the Netherlands, 1325- 1515, by Anne H. van Buren. ISBN 9781904832904
Reviewed by: Andrea Walton 

Contemporary Art and Classical Myth, ed. by Isabelle Loring Wallace and Jennie Hirsh. ISBN 9780754669746
Reviewed by: Amy Lucker 

Becoming American?: The Art and Identity Crisis of Yasuo Kuniyoshi, by ShiPu Wang. ISBN 9780824834180
Reviewed by: Heather Kline 

Altered Landscape: Photographs of a Changing Environment, ed. by Ann M. Wolfe. ISBN 9780847836833
Reviewed by: Andrea V. Cancellare

2011

November/December 2011

Teaching in the Art Museum: Interpretation as Experience, by Rika Burnham and Elliott Kai-Kee. ISBN 9781606060582
Reviewed by: Alison Verplaetse 

Extra/Ordinary: Craft and Contemporary Art, ed. By Maria Elena Buszek. ISBN 9780822347620
Reviewed by: Linda Zieper 

Reading the Royal Monument in Eighteenth-Century Europe, ed. by Charlotte Chastel-Rousseau. ISBN 9780754655756
Reviwed by: Suzanne Noruschat 

The Horse Rider in African Art, by George Chemeche. ISBN 9781851496341
Reviewed by: Nicole Beatty 

Women Building History: Public Art at the 1893 Columbian Exposition, by Wanda Corn. ISBN 9780520241114
Reviewed by: Ashley Peterson 

Ireland, Design and Visual Culture: Negotiating Modernity 1922-1992, ed. by Linda King and Elaine Sisson. ISBN 9781859184721
Reviewed by: Karyn Hinkle 

Fortress of Finance: The United States Treasury Building, by Pamela Scott. ISBN 9780615366296
Reviewed by: William B. Keller 

Doctored: The Medicine of Photography in Nineteenth-Century America, by Tanya Sheehan. ISBN 9780271037929
Reviewed by: Emily Una Weirich 

Digital Art and Meaning: Reading Kinetic Poetry, Text Machines, Mapping Art, and Interactive Installations, by Roberto Simanowski. ISBN 9780816667383
Reviewed by: Stephen Bury 

Masters of American Illustration: 41 Illustrators and How They Worked, by Fred Taraba. ISBN 9780982004142
Reviewed by: Linda D. Tietjen 

Marion Mahony Reconsidered, ed. by David Van Zanten. ISBN 9780226850818
Reviewed by: Amelia Nelson 

Joe Jones: Radical Painter of the American Scene, by Andrew Walker et al. ISBN 9780891780946
Reviewed by: Kasia Leousis

September/October 2011

Lucien Pissarro in England: The Eragny Press 1895-1914. Ashmolean Museum. ISBN 9781854442536
Reviewed by: Molly E. Dotson 

Illegal Living: 80 Wooster Street and the Evolution of SoHo, by Roslyn Bernstein and Shael Shapiro. ISBN 9786099517209
Reviewed by: Deborah Ultan Boudewyns 

Representing Africa in American Art Museums: A Century of Collecting and Display, ed. by Kathleen Bickford Berzock and Christa Clarke. ISBN 9780295989671
Reviwed by: Amy Ballmer 

Wharton Esherick and the Birth of the American Modern, by Paul Eisenhauer and Lynne Farrington. ISBN 9780764337888
Reviewed by: Yvette Cortes 

Attitude and Alchemy: The Metalwork of Gary Lee Noffke, ed. by Allie Farlowe. ISBN 9780983194200
Reviewed by: Cathryn Ziefle 

Interiors, ed. by Anne Massey and John Turpin. ISSN 2041-9120
Reviewed by: Dan Lipcan 

A History of Visual Culture: Western Civilization from the 18th to the 21st Century, ed, by Jane Kromm and Susan Benforado Bakewell. ISBN 9781845204921
Reviewed by: Jeff Guerrier 

Corbino from Rubens to Ringling, by Janis Londraville and Richard Londraville. ISBN 9781438435718
Reviewed by: Laura Schwartz 

Cutting across Media: Appropriation Art, Interventionist Collage, and Copyright Law, ed. by Kembrew McLeod and Rudolf Kuenzli. ISBN 9780822348221
Reviewed by: Cara List 

Fallout Shelter: Designing for Civil Defense in the Cold War, by David Monteyne. ISBN 9780816669769
Reviewed by: Barbara Opar 

A Little-Known Story about a Movement, a Magazine, and the Computer's Arrival in Art: New Tendencies and Bit International, 1961-1973, edited by Margit Rosen in collaboration with Peter Weibel, Darko Fritz, and Marija Gattin. ISBN 9780262515818
Reviewed by: Greg Borman 

Bookwork: Medium to Object to Concept to Art, by Garrett Stewart. ISBN 9780226773919
Reviewed by: Ksenia Cheinman

July/August 2011

Artists' Magazines: An Alternative Space for Art, by Gwen Allen. ISBN 9780262015196
Reviewed by: Jennifer Chisnell 

Buildings, Landscapes, and Memory: Case Studies in Historic Preservation, by Daniel Bluestone. ISBN 9780393733181
Reviewed by: D. Courtenay McLeland 

Adrian Piper: Race, Gender, and Embodiment, by John P. Bowles. ISBN 9780822348962
Reviwed by: Melanie Emerson 

Textile Design, by Simon Clarke. ISBN 9781856696876
Reviewed by: Shannon Marie Robinson 

William Birch: Picturing the American Scene, by Emily T. Cooperman and Lea Carson Sherk. ISBN 9780812242485
Reviewed by: Emily Guthrie 

Visible Writings: Cultures, Forms, Readings, ed. by Marija Dalbello and Mary Shaw. ISBN 9780813548821
Reviewed by: Gustavo Grandal Montero 

Angelika Platen: Artists, ed. by Günter Engelhard. ISBN 9783775726535
Reviewed by: Lindsay King 

The Classical Tradition, ed. by Anthony Grafton, Glenn W. Most, and Salvatore Settis. ISBN 9780674035720
Reviewed by: Alison Dickey 

David to Delacroix: The Rise of Romantic Mythology, by Dorothy Johnson. ISBN 9780807834510
Reviewed by: Sandra Rothenberg 

Shared Intelligence: American Painting and the Photograph, ed. by Barbara Buhler Lynes and Jonathan Weinberg. ISBN 9780520269064
Reviewed by: Leigh Gleason 

Storybook Cottages: America’s Carpenter Gothic Style, by Gladys Montgomery. ISBN 9780847836192
Reviewed by: Kathy Woodrell 

Managing Image Collections: A Practical Guide, by Margot Note. ISBN 9781843345992
Reviewed by: Sarah Osborne Bender 

The Deconstructive Impulse: Women Artists Reconfigure the Signs of Power, 1973–1991, ed. by Nancy Princenthal. ISBN 9783791351209
Reviewed by: Anna Fishaut 

Shaping the West: American Sculptors of the 19th Century. (Western passages). ISBN 9780914738664
Reviewed by: Kim Collins 

Greening Modernism: Preservation, Sustainability, and the Modern Movement, by Carl Stein. ISBN 9780392732832
Reviewed by: Alan Michelson 

American Paintings and Works on Paper in the Barnes Foundation, by Richard J. Wattenmaker. ISBN 9780300158779
Reviewed by: William M. Perthes 

Frederic Crowninshield: A Renaissance Man in the Gilded Age, by Gertrude de G. Wilmers and Julie L. Sloan. ISBN 9781558498648
Reviewed by: Sarah Falls 

Chinese Ceramics: From the Paleolithic Period through the Qing Dynasty, ed. by Li Zhiyan, Virginia L. Bower, and He Li. (The culture and civilization of China). ISBN 9780300112788
Reviewed by: Daniela Yew

May/June 2011

German Impressionist Landscape Painting: Liebermann-Corinth-Slevogt, by Helga Kessler Aurisch and Götz Czymmek. ISBN 9780300166149
Reviewed by: Cheryl Ann Lajos 

Architecture at the Edge of Everything Else, ed. by Esther Choi and Marrikka Trotter. ISBN 9780262014793
Reviewed by: Martha González Palacios 

British Art and the Seven Years' War: Allegiance and Autonomy, by Douglas Fordham. ISBN 9780812242430
Reviwed by: Boyd Childress 

Sensuous Surfaces: The Decorative Object in Early Modern China, by Jonathan Hay. ISBN 9780824833619
Reviewed by: Daniela Yew 

Gloria F. Ross & Modern Tapestry, by Ann Lane Hedlund. ISBN 9780300166354
Reviewed by: Barbara Opar 

Push Comes to Shove: New Images of Aggressive Women, by Maud Lavin. ISBN 9780262123099
Reviewed by: Heather Saunders 

The Lady Anatomist: The Life and Work of Anna Morandi Manzolini, by Rebecca Messbarger. ISBN 9780226520810
Reviewed by: Susan Nurse 

Advanced Architectural Modelmaking, by Eva Pascual i Miró, Pere Pedrero Carbonero, and Ricard Pedrero Coderch. ISBN 9780393733389
Reviewed by: John Schlinke 

Lost Lives, Lost Art: Jewish Collectors, Nazi Art Theft, and the Quest for Justice, by Melissa Muller and Monika Tatzkow. ISBN 9780865652637
Reviewed by: Ann Armstrong 

Designing Tomorrow: America's World's Fairs of the 1930s, by Robert W. Rydell and Laura Burd Schiavo. ISBN 9780300149579
Reviewed by: Shannon L. Klug 

Global Africa Project, ed. By Lowery Stokes Sims and Leslie King-Hammond. ISBN 9783791350844
Reviewed by: Mary Kandiuk 

The Anjou Bible: Naples 1340: A Royal Manuscript Revealed, ed. by L. Watteeuw and J. van der Stock. ISBN 9789042924451
Reviewed by: Andrea Walton

March/April 2011

Man, Myth, and Sensual Pleasures: Jan Gossart's Renaissance: The Complete Works, ed. by Maryan W. Ainsworth. ISBN 9780300166756
Reviewed by: Susan Augustine 

Rematerial: From Waste to Architecture, by Alejandro Bahamón and Maria Camila Sanjinés. ISBN 9780393733143
Reviewed by: Amy Trendler 

American Modern: Documentary Photography by Abbott, Evans, and Bourke-White, by Sharon Corwin, Jessica May, and Terri Weissman. ISBN 9780520265622
Reviwed by: Elizabeth M. Gushee 

Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913-1917, by Stephanie D'Alessandro and John Elderfield. ISBN 9780300155273
Reviewed by: Kathleen Duff 

G: An Avant-Garde Journal of Art, Architecture, Design, and Film, 1923-1926, ed. by Detlef Mertins and Michael W. Jennings. ISBN 9781606060391
Reviewed by: Nedda Ahmed 

Syrie Maugham: Staging Glamorous Interior, by Pauline Metcalf. ISBN 9780926494077
Reviewed by: Stephen Van Dyk 

Fashion, Interior Design and the Contours of Modern Identity, ed. by Alla Myzelev and John Potvin. ISBN 9780754669159
Reviewed by: Marie Botkin 

H. J. Ward, by David Saunders. ISBN 9780982004135
Reviewed by: Deirdre D. Spencer 

The Antiquity of Nepalese Wood Carving: A Reassessment, by Mary Shepherd Slusser. ISBN 9780295990293
Reviewed by: Janine J. Henri 

Identity and Christian-Muslim Interaction: Medieval Art of the Syrian Orthodox from the Mosul Area, by Bas Snelders. ISBN 9789042923867
Reviewed by: Lamia Doumato 

Correspondence Course: An Epistolary History of Carolee Schneemann and Her Circle, ed. by Kristine Stiles. ISBN 9780822345008
Reviewed by: Gypsey Elaine Teague 

Painting Indians and Building Empires in North America 1710-1840, by William H. Truettner. ISBN 9780520266315
Reviewed by: Sandra Ludig Brooke

January/February 2011

Engaged Observers: Documentary Photography Since the Sixties, by Brett Abbott. ISBN 9781606060223
Reviewed by: Ian McDermott 

The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship, ed. by Amanda Gluibizzi and Paul Glassman. ISBN 9781856047029
Reviewed by: Kim Collins 

Rethinking Curating: Art after New Media, by Beryl Graham and Sarah Cook. ISBN 978026013888
Reviwed by: Heather Kline 

Feedback: Television Against Democracy, by David Joselit. ISBN 978262514026
Reviewed by: Deirdre D. Spencer 

The Arts of Kingship: Hawaiian Art and National Culture of the Kalakaua Era, by Stacy L. Kamehiro. ISBN 9780824833589
Reviewed by: Kathy Edwards 

Makers: A History of American Studio Craft, by Janet Koplos and Bruce Metcalf. ISBN 9780807834138
Reviewed by: Ray Anne Lockard 

Displays and Exhibitions in Art Libraries, ed. by Christine Milne and Annamarie McKie. ISBN 9780956276308
Reviewed by: Lareese Hall 

Clear as Mud: Early 20th Century Kentucky Art Pottery, ed. by Warren Payne. ISBN 9780615310930
Reviewed by: Karyn Hinkle 

Italian Mosaics 300-1300, by Joachim Poeschke. ISBN 9780789210760
Reviewed by: Natalia Lonchyna 

Ben Shahn's American Scene: Photographs, 1938, by John Raeburn. ISBN 9780252035302
Reviewed by: Sylvia Welsh 

Glenn Brown: Three Exhibitions, by Rochelle Steiner, Michael Bracewell, David Freedberg. ISBN 9780847834884
Reviewed by: Stephen Bury 

Inclusive Housing: A Pattern Book: Design for Diversity and Equality, by the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access. ISBN 9780393733167
Reviewed by: Barbara Opar

2010

October/November 2010

Light of the Sufis: The Mystical Arts of Islam, by Ladan Akbarnia and Francesca Leoni. ISBN 9780300164640
Reviewed by: Nadine Dalton Speidel 

Mirror of the World: A New History of Art, by Julian Bell. ISBN 9780500287545
Reviewed by: Mia Jaeggli 

Théodore Géricault: The Graphic Work – L’oeuvre Gravé: A Catalogue Raisonné, by Loys Delteil. ISBN 9781556600944
Reviewed by: Beverly Mitchell 

Moholy-Nagy: The Photograms: Catalogue Raisonné, ed. by Renate Heyne and Floris M. Neusüss. ISBN 9783775723411
Reviewed by: Carl Schmitz 

The Studio Reader: On the Space of Artists, ed. by Mary Jane Jacob and Michelle Grabner. ISBN 9780226389615
Reviewed by: Carolyn Caizzi 

Ottoman Architecture, by Dogan Kuban. ISBN 9781851496044
Reviewed by: Leah Bruce 

Thomas Day: Master Craftsman and Free Man of Color, by Patricia Phillips Marshall and Jo Ramsay Leimenstoll. ISBN 9780807833414
Reviewed by: Nancy Spiegel 

María Brito, by Juan A. Martínez. ISBN 9780895511096
Reviewed by: Lindsay King 

Rackstraw Downes: Onsite Paintings, 1972-2008, by Klaus Ottmann. ISBN 9781904832737
Reviewed by: Doug Litts 

Postcards: Ephemeral Histories of Modernity, ed. by David Prochaska and Jordana Mendelson. ISBN: 9780271035284
Reviewed by: Philip Dombowsky 

Galleries of Friendship and Fame: A History of Nineteenth-Century American Photograph Albums, by Elizabeth Siegel. ISBN 9780300154061
Reviewed by: E. Lee Eltzroth 

American Art Museum Architecture: Documents and Design, by Eric M. Wolf. ISBN 9780393732801
Reviewed by: Barbara Brenny

August/September 2010

Cold War on the Home Front: The Soft Power of Midcentury Design, by Greg Castillo. ISBN 9780816646920
Reviewed by: Rachel Martin Cole 

Great Public Squares: An Architect’s Selection, by Robert F. Gatje. ISBN 9780393731736
Reviewed by: Paul Ranogajec 

Cutting Performances: Collage Events, Feminist Artists, and the American Avant-Garde, by James M. Harding. ISBN 9780472117185
Reviewed by: Sandra Rothenberg 

Constantinopolis/Istanbul: Cultural Encounter, Imperial Vision, and the Construction of the Ottoman Capital, by Çigdem Kafescioglu. ISBN 9780271027760
Reviewed by: Janine J. Henri 

Manhood Factories: YMCA Architecture and the Making of Modern Urban Culture, by Paula Lupkin. ISBN 9780816648351
Reviewed by: Patrick Tomlin 

Marion Manley: Miami’s First Woman Architect, by Catherine Lynn and Carie Penabad. ISBN 9780820334066
Reviewed by: Linda R. McKee 

Uneasy Communion: Jews, Christians, and the Altarpieces of Medieval Spain, ed. by Vivian B. Mann. ISBN 9781904832706
Reviewed by: Amy Ballmer 

Henry Walters and Bernard Berenson: Collector & Connoisseur, by Stanley Mazaroff. ISBN 9780801895128
Reviewed by: Kate Cooper 

Anachronic Renaissance, by Alexander Nagel and Christopher S. Wood. ISBN 9780853319894
Reviewed by: Kimberly Detterbeck 

Meet Me: Making Art Accessible to People with Dementia, by Francesca Rosenberg et al.
Reviewed by: Sheila A. Cork 

Eva Zeisel: The Shape of Life, ed. Gerald Zeigerman. ISBN 9780982107218
Reviewed by: Dan McClure

June/July 2010

Rose O'Neill: The Girl Who Loved to Draw, by Linda Brewster. ISBN 978-0979833236
Reviewed by: Elizabeth Lane 

Rethinking the Contemporary Art School: The Artist, the PhD, and the Academy, ed. Brad Buckley and John Conomos. ISBN 9780919616493
Reviewed by: Heather Saunders 

In and Out of Amsterdam: Travels in Conceptual Art, 1960-1976, by Christophe Cherix. ISBN 9780870707537
Reviewed by: Cheryl Ann Lajos 

Life Stories of Women Artists, 1550-1800: An Anthology, by Julia K. Dabbs. ISBN 9780754654315
Reviewed by: Susan Nurse 

Chuck Close: Life, by Christopher Finch. ISBN 9783791336770
Reviewed by: Hillary Veeder 

Ajiaco: Stirrings of the Cuban Soul, by Gail Gelburd. ISBN 9781584658474
Reviewed by: Lydia Dufour 

Introduction to Controlled Vocabularies: Terminology for Art, Architecture, and Other Cultural Works, by Patricia Harpring. ISBN 9781606060186
Reviewed by: Sarah Quimby 

Muralism without Walls: Rivera, Orozco, and Siqueiros in the United States, 1927-1940, by Anna Indych-López. ISBN 9780822943846
Reviewed by: Peter Stern 

Karel Appel: Un Geste de Couleur = Karel Appel: A Gesture of Colour, by Jean-François Lyotard. (Jean-François Lyotard: Writing on Contemporary Art and Artists). ISBN 9789058677563
Reviewed by: Matthew Mann 

Screens: Viewing Media Installation Art, by Kate Mondloch. ISBN 9780816665228
Reviewed by: Sarah Falls 

Crafted Over Time, Patrick Rosenkranz. Hand Crafted Productions, 2009. DVD
Reviewed by: D. Courtenay McLeland 

Women's Painted Furniture 1790-1830: American Schoolgirl Art, by Betsy Krieg Salm. ISBN 9781584658450
Reviewed by: Emily Guthrie 

Extreme Architecture: Building for Challenging Environments, by Ruth Slavid. ISBN 978185669098
Reviewed by: Rebecca Cooper

April/May 2010

60 Years of North American Prints 1947-2007, by David Acton. ISBN 9780615312361
Reviewed by: Dan Lipcan 

Being a Pilgrim: Art and Ritual on the Medieval Routes to Santiago, by Kathleen Ashley and Marilyn Deegen. ISBN 9780853319894
Reviewed by: Luise Trabucchi 

Camoupedia: A Compendium of Research on Art, Architecture and Camouflage, by Roy R. Behrens. ISBN 9780971324466
Reviewed by: Georgina Lewis 

Sassetta: The Borgo San Sepolcro Altarpiece, ed. by Machtelt Israëls. ISBN 9780674035232
Reviewed by: Natalia J. Lonchyna 

Sarah Lucas: Au Naturel, by Amna Malik. ISBN 9781846380549
Reviewed by: Amy Lucker 

Splendour of the Burgundian Court: Charles the Bold (1433-1477), ed. by Susan Marti, Till-Holger Borchert, and Gabriele Keck. ISBN 9780801448539
Reviewed by: Andrea Walton 

Blood and Beauty: Organized Violence in the Art and Archaeology of Mesoamerica and Central America, ed. by Heather Orr and Rex Koontz. ISBN 9781931745802
Reviewed by: Kim Collins 

The Architecture of Grosvenor Atterbury, by Peter Pennoyer and Anne Walker. ISBN 9780393732221
Reviewed by: Amanda C. R. Clark 

Understanding Green Building Guidelines for Students and Young Professionals, by Traci Rose Rider. ISBN 9780393732634
Reviewed by: Sarah Christensen 

Silhouette: The Art of the Shadow, by Emma Rutherford. ISBN 9780847830770
Reviewed by: Cheryl M. Costello 

Monument Wars: Washington, D.C., the National Mall, and the Transformation of the Memorial Landscape, by Kirk Savage. ISBN 9780520256545
Reviewed by: Anne Simmons

February/March 2010

Madness and Modernity: Mental Illness and the Visual Arts in Vienna 1900, ed. by Gemma Blackshaw and Leslie Topp. ISBN 9781848220201
Reviewed by: Ray Anne Lockard 

American Art to 1900: A Documentary History, by Sarah Burns and John Davis. ISBN 9780520245266
Reviewed by: Amy Ballmer 

The Headpots of Northeast Arkansas and Southern Pemiscot County, Missouri, by James F. Cherry. ISBN 9781557288974
Reviewed by: Claire Eike 

New Views on R. Buckminster Fuller, ed. by Hsiao-Yun Chu and Robert G. Trujillo. ISBN 9780804752091
Reviewed by: Barbara Opar 

Scripture for the Eyes: Bible Illustration in Netherlandish Prints of the Sixteenth Century, by James Clifton and Walter S. Melion. D. Giles. ISBN 9781904832669
Reviewed by: Kasia Leousis 

Sounding New Media: Immersion and Embodiment in the Arts and Culture, by Frances Dyson. ISBN 9780520258983
Reviewed by: Christopher Patrick Schiff 

Grayson Perry, by Jacky Klein. ISBN 9780500093504
Reviewed by: Nedda Ahmed 

Living Modern: A Biography of Greenwood Common, by Waverly B. Lowell. ISBN 9780979550867
Reviewed by: Alan Michelson 

Chris Ofili. ISBN 9780847832156
Reviewed by: Melanie Emerson 

Design Meets Disability, by Graham Pullin. ISBN 9780262162555
Reviewed by: Hannah Bennett 

Leonardo da Vinci and the Art of Sculpture, by Gary M. Radke. ISBN 9780300154733
Nadine Dalton Speidel 

Casa del Herrero: The Romance of Spanish Colonial, by Robert Sweeney. ISBN 9780847833276
Reviewed by: Diane Dolbashian

2009

December 2009/January 2010

After Many Springs: Regionalism, Modernism & the Midwest / Debra Bricker Balken--ISBN 9780300135862
Reviewed by: Patricia Kosco Cossard 

The Art Model's Handbook: The Naked Truth about Posing for Art Classes and Fine Arts / Andre Cahner.--ISBN 9781442169692
Reviewed by: Barbara Furbush 

The Plains of Mars: European War Prints, 1500-1825, from the Collection of the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation / James Clifton and Leslie M. Scattone.--ISBN 9780300137224
Reviewed by: John Hagood 

Felix Lembersky, 1913-1970 : Paintings and Drawings / Alison Hilton and Yelena Lembersky.--ISBN 9785269010809
Reviewed by: Jesse Vestermark 

In the Service of Art: A Guide to the Archives of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts / Cheryl Leibold.--ISBN 9780943836331
Reviewed by: Evan Towle 

The BLDGBLOG Book: Architectural Conjecture, Urban Speculation, Landscape Futures / Geoff Manaugh.--ISBN 9780811866446
Reviewed by: Gypsey Elaine Teague 

Extreme Beauty in Vogue / Edited by Phyllis Posnick.--ISBN 9788857200323
Reviewed by: Deborah K. Ultan Boudewyns 

Architecture: Elements, Materials, Form / Francesca Prina.--ISBN 9780691141503
Reviewed by: Patricia L. Price 

The Typographic Desk Reference / Theodore Rosendorf.--ISBN 9781584562313
Reviewed by: Suzy Westenkirchner 

Gilbert Rohde: Modern Design for Modern Living / Phyllis Ross.--ISBN 978030012064
Reviewed by: Alan Michelson 

The Fragment: an Incomplete History / Edited by William Tronzo. (Issues & debates)--ISBN 9780892369263
Reviewed by: Dasha Dekleva 

Reynold Brown: A Life in Pictures / by Daniel Zimmer and David J. Hornung.--ISBN 9780982004128 
and 
Norman Saunders / David Saunders.--ISBN 9780982004104
Reviewed by: Deirdre D. Spencer

October/November 2009

Le Corbusier and the Occult / J. K. Birksted.--ISBN 978-0-262-02648-2
Reviewed by: Sylvia Welsh 

Craft Objects, Aesthetic Contexts: Kant, Heidegger, and Adorno on Craft / Sandra Corse.--ISBN 978-0-7618-4287-3
Reviewed by: Joanne McIntyre 

Taking Shape: Finding Sculpture in Decorative Arts / Curated by Martina Droth.--ISBN 9780892369638
Reviewed by: Kim Collins 

Symbolist Art in Context / Michelle Facos.--ISBN 978-0-520-25499-2
Reviewed by: Elizabeth Darocha Berenz 

Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists of the Twentieth Century: A Biographical Dictionary / Jane Frank.--ISBN 978-0-7864-3423-7
Reviewed by: Matthew Gengler 

The Indian Craze: Primitivism, Modernism, and Transculturation in American Art, 1890-1915 / Elizabeth Hutchinson.--ISBN 9780822343905
Reviewed by: Heather Kline 

Patron and Painter: Situ Panchen and the Revival of the Encampment Style / David P. Jackson.--ISBN 9780977213139
Reviewed by: Alba Fernández-Keys 

The Feminine Dynamic in English Art, 1485-1603: Women as Consumers, Patrons and Painters / Susan E. James.--ISBN 978-0-7546-6381-2
Reviewed by: Natalia J. Lonchyna 

On the Camera Arts and Consecutive Matters: the Writings of Hollis Frampton / Edited by Bruce Jenkins.--ISBN 9780262062763
Reviewed by: Steve Polta 

Paul Outerbridge: Command Performance / Paul Martineau.--ISBN 978-0-89236-961-4
Reviewed by: Nina Stephenson 

The Empire's New Clothes: A History of the Russian Fashion Industry, 1700-1917 / Christine Ruane.--ISBN 978-0-300-14155-9
Reviewed by: Stephanie Statham Witchger 

Beyond the Dreams of Avarice: The Hermann Goering Collection / Nancy H. Yeide.--ISBN 978-0-9774349-1-6
Reviewed by: Lee Sorensen
Letter to the Editor: A response to our review from publisher Robert Edsel, and accompanying response from reviewer Lee Sorensen

August/September 2009

Art for a Modern India, 1947-1980 / Rebecca M. Brown. -(Objects/histories).--ISBN 978-0-8223-4355-4
Reviewed by: Melissa Aho 

Endless Forms: Charles Darwin, Natural Science, and the Visual Arts / Edited by Diana Donald and Jane Munro.--ISBN 978-0-300-14826-8
Reviewed by: Cheryl Ann Lajos 

The Mirror, the Window, and the Telescope: How Renaissance Linear Perspective Changed Our Vision of the Universe / Samuel Y. Edgerton.--ISBN 978-0-8014-4578-7
Reviewed by: Mary Catharine Johnsen 

Getty Research Journal / Edited by Thomas W. Gaehtgens and Katja Zelijadt.–(Number 1, 2009).--ISSN 19944-8740
Reviewed by: Jodie Double 

Nature Over Again: The Garden Art of Ian Hamilton Finlay / John Dixon Hunt.--ISBN 978-1-86189-393-2
Reviewed by: Ann Armstrong 

The Face in the Lens: Anonymous Photographs / Robert Flynn Johnson.--ISBN 978-0-520-25983-6
Reviewed by: Krista Ivy 

Federico Barocci: Allure and Devotion in Late Renaissance Painting / Stuart Lingo.--ISBN 978-0-300-12125-4
Reviewed by: Andrea Walton 

Becoming Bucky Fuller / Loretta Lorance--ISBN: 978-0-262-12302-0
Reviewed by: Barbara Opar 

Unsettled Visions: Contemporary Asian American Artists and the Social Imaginary / Margo Machida.-(Objects/histories).--ISBN 978-0-8223-4187-1
Reviewed by: Heather Kline 

The Darker Side of Light: Arts of Privacy, 1850-1900 / Peter Parshall.--ISBN 978-1-84822-02-8
Reviewed by: Julie Mellby 

Art and the End of Apartheid / John Peffer.--ISBN 978-0-8166-5002-6
Reviewed by: Andrea V. Cancellare 

Alvar Aalto: Architecture, Modernity, and Geopolitics / Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen.--ISBN 978-0-300-11428-7
Reviewed by: Amelia Nelson 

Live Nude Girl: My Life as an Object / Kathleen Rooney.--ISBN 978-1-55728-891-2
Reviewed by: Rachel Chatalbash 

The Disappearance of Objects: New York Art and the Rise of the Postmodern City / Joshua Shannon.--ISBN 978-0-300-13706
Reviewed by: Ian McDermott 

Architecture Depends / Jeremy Till.--ISBN: 978-0-262-01253-9
Reviewed by: Keli E. Rylance 

Arts of Ancient Viet Nam: From River Plain to Open Sea / Nancy Tingley.--ISBN 978-0-300-14696-7
Reviewed by: Lacey Prpic Hedtke

June/July 2009

Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling / Edited by Barry Bergdoll and Peter Christensen.--ISBN 978-0-870-70733-9
Reviewed by: Dan McClure 

Kenneth Milton Chapman: A Life Dedicated to Indian Arts and Artists / Janet Chapman and Karen Barrie.--ISBN 978-0-8263-4424-3
Reviewed by: Tom Riedel 

Art and China's Revolution / Edited by Melissa Chiu and Zheng Shengtian.--ISBN 978-0-300-14064-4
Reviewed by: Greg Borman 

Modern Swedish Design: Three Founding Texts / Edited by Lucy Creagh, Helena Kaberg, and Barbara Miller Lane.--ISBN 978-0-870-70722-3
Reviewed by: Alan Michelson 

The Artistic Furniture of Charles Rohlfs / Joseph Cunningham.--ISBN 978-300-13909-9
Reviewed by: Kathy Woodrell 

The Stamp of Fantasy: The Visual Inventiveness of Photographic Postcards / Edited by Uta Eskildsen and Clément Chéroux.--ISBN 978-3-865-21608-3
Reviewed by: Deirdre Donohue 

The Skyscraper and the City: The Woolworth Building and the Making of Modern New York / Gail Fenske.--ISBN 978-0-226-24141-8
Reviewed by: Paul Glassman 

Crusader Art: The Art of the Crusaders in the Holy Land, 1099-1291 / Jaroslav Folda.--ISBN 978-0-85331-995-5
Reviewed by: Lamia Doumato 

Why Photography Matters as Art as Never Before / Michael Fried.--ISBN 978-0-300-13684
Reviewed by: John Hagood 

The International Art Markets: The Essential Guide for Collectors and Investors / Edited by James Goodwin.--ISBN 978-0-7494-4835-6
Reviewed by: Cheryl Ann Lajos 

Drafting Culture: A Social History of Architectural Graphic Standards / George Barnett Johnston.--ISBN 978-0-262-10122-6
Reviewed by: Cathy Carpenter 

Papers on Special Techniques in Athenian Vases / Edited by Kenneth Lapatin.--ISBN 978-0-892-36901-0
Reviewed by: Doug Litts 

Enchanted Lives, Enchanted Objects: American Women Collectors and the Making of Culture / Dianne Sachko Macleod.--ISBN 978-0-520-23729-2
Reviewed by: Susan Nurse 

New Media in the White Cube and Beyond: Curatorial Models for Digital Art / Edited by Christiane Paul.--ISBN 978-0-520-25597-5
Reviewed by: Jennifer Tobias 

Aaron Siskind and Louis Sullivan: The Institute of Design Photo Section Project / Jeffrey Plank.--ISBN 978-0-979-55083-6
Reviewed by: Leigh Gleason 

Animal & Sporting Artists in America / F. Turner Reuter, Jr.--ISBN: 978-0-9792441-1-7
Reviewed by: Joan Stahl 

The Big Archive: Art From Bureaucracy / Sven Spieker.--ISBN 978-0-262-19570-6
Reviewed by: Heather Davis

2008

September 2008

Craft, Space and Interior Design, 1855–2005 / Edited by Sandra Alfoldy and Janice Helland.--ISBN: 978-0-7546-5706-4
Reviewed by: Kim Collins 

Solar Systems & Rest Rooms: Writings and Interviews, 1965-2007 / Mel Bochner.--ISBN 978-0-262-02631-4
Reviewed by: Tracy Bergstrom 

Encyclopedia of Furnishing Textiles, Floorcoverings and Home Furnishing Practices 1200-1950 / Clive Edwards.--ISBN 978-0-75463-265-8
Reviewed by: Marc Gartler 

Ten Canonical Buildings, 1950-2000 / Peter Eisenman.--ISBN 978-0-8478-3048-0
Reviewed by: Paul Glassman 

Subject to Display: Reframing Race in Contemporary Installation Art / Jennifer A. González.--ISBN: 978-0-262-07286-1
Reviewed by: Sarah E. Falls 

Action / Abstraction: Pollock, De Kooning, and American Art, 1940-1976 / Edited by Norman L. Kleeblatt.--ISBN 978-0-300-12215-2
Reviewed by: Amanda Gluibizzi 

California Video: Artists and Histories / Edited by Glenn Phillips.--ISBN 978-0-89236-922-5
Reviewed by: Jodie L. Walz Double 

Sacred: Books of the Three Faiths: Judaism, Christianity, Islam / Edited by John Reeve.--ISBN 978-0- 7123-4955-0
Reviewed by: Rebecca K. Friedman 

The Acquisition and Exhibition of Classical Antiquities: Professional, Legal, and Ethical Perspectives / Edited by Robin F. Rhodes.--ISBN 978-0-268-04027-7
Reviewed by: Sarah McCleskey 

The Pygmalion Effect: From Ovid to Hitchcock / Victor I. Stoichita.--ISBN 0-226-77521-0
Reviewed by: Pamela Eyerdam 

Histories of the Immediate Present: Inventing Architectural Modernism / Anthony Vidler.--ISBN 978-0-262-72051-9
Reviewed by: Patrick Tomlin 

Thomas Hope: Regency Designer / Edited by David Watkin and Philip Hewat-Jaboor.--ISBN 978-0-300-12416-3
Reviewed by: Andrew L. Thomas

June 2008

Paolo Mendes da Rocha: Fifty Years / Edited by Rosa Artigas.--ISBN: 978-0-8478-2984-2
Reviewed by: Amy Trendler 

Artisans in Early Imperial China / Anthony J. Barbieri-Low.--ISBN: 978-0-295-98713-2
Reviewed by: Daniela Yew 

Ad Reinhardt / Michael Corris.--ISBN: 978-1-86189-356-7
Reviewed by: Rachel Chatalbash
Letter to the Editor: A response to our review from author Michael Corris 

The Silent Rhetoric of the Body: A History of Monumental Sculpture and Commemorative Art in England, 1720-1770 / Matthew Craske.--ISBN: 978-0-300-13541
Reviewed by: Beverly Mitchell 

Lawrence Weiner: As Far as the Eye Can See / Edited by De Salvo, Donna, and Ann Goldstein--ISBN: 978-0-300-12695-2
Reviewed by: Heather Kline 

Arcimboldo 1527-1593 / Edited by Sylvia Ferino-Pagden.--ISBN-13: 978-88-6130-379-9
Reviewed by: Kristina Keogh 

Arts, Inc.: How Greed and Neglect Have Destroyed Our Cultural Rights / Bill Ivey.--ISBN: 978-0-520-24112-1
Reviewed by: Margot Note 

Marvellous to Behold: Miracles in Medieval Manuscripts / Deirdre Jackson.--ISBN: 978-0-7123-4946-8
Reviewed by: Kasia Leousis 

On Alexander Gardner's "Photographic Sketch Book of the Civil War" / Anthony W. Lee and Elizabeth Young.--ISBN: 978-0-520-25151-9
Reviewed by: Paula Wolfe 

Picturing Space, Displacing Bodies: Anamorphosis in Early Modern Theories of Perspectives / Lyle Massey.--ISBN: 978-0-271-02980-1
Reviewed by: Jeffrey Weidman 

Madame Grès: Sphinx of Fashion / Patricia Mears.--ISBN: 978-0-300-13692-0
Reviewed by: Kathy Woodrell 

Neuroarthistory: From Aristotle and Pliny to Baxandall and Zeki / John Onians.--ISBN: 978-0-300-12677-8
Reviewed by: Lee Sorensen 

Architect and Engineer: A Study in Sibling Rivalry / Andrew Saint.--ISBN: 978-0-300-12443-9
Reviewed by: Paul Glassman 

Picturing the Bible: The Earliest Christian Art / Jeffrey Spier.--ISBN: 978-0-300-1163-0
Reviewed by: Lamia Doumato 

Current Issues in 19th Century Art - Van Gogh Studies 1 / Edited by Chris Stolwijk.--ISBN: 978-90-400-8350-1
Reviewed by: Elizabeth Darocha Berenz 

Black Womanhood: Images, Icons, and Ideologies of the African Body / Edited by Barbara Thompson.--ISBN: 978-0-295-98771-2
Reviewed by: Megan Macken 

Art in Reproduction: Nineteenth-Century Prints after Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Jozef Israëls and Ary Scheffer / Robert Verhoogt.--ISBN: 978-90-5356-9139
Reviewed by: Dan Lipcan

April 2008

Ultra Materials: How Materials Innovation is Changing the World / George M. Beylerian and Andrew Dent.--ISBN-13: 978-0-500-51382-8
Reviewed by: Karen DeWitt 

Looking at Laughter: Humor, Power, and Transgression in Roman Visual Culture, 100 B.C - A.D. 250 / John R. Clarke.--ISBN 978-0-520-23733-9
Reviewed by: Hannah Bennett 

The Origins of American Photography: From Daguerreotype to Dry-Plate, 1839-1885: The Hallmark Photographic Collection at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art / Keith F. Davis.--ISBN-13:978-0-300-12286-2
Reviewed by: Kathy Ritter 

Graphic Design: A New History / Stephen J. Eskilson.--ISBN-13: 978-0-300-12011-0
Reviewed by: Richard McElroy 

Take Your Time: Olafur Eliasson / Edited by Madeleine Grynsztejn.--ISBN-13: 978-0-500-09340-5
Reviewed by: Julie Mellby 

Mary Heilmann: Save the Last Dance for Me / Terry R. Myers.--ISBN-13: 978-1-84638-031-0
Reviewed by: Alicia Ackerman 

Antonio Mancini: Nineteenth-Century Italian Master / Ulrich W. Hiesinger.--ISBN-13: 978-0-300-12220-6
Reviewed by: Kim Collins 

Signs of Life: Bio Art and Beyond / Edited by Eduardo Kac.--ISBN-13: 978-0-262-11293-2
Reviewed by: Mo Dawley 

What Makes a Great Exhibition? / Edited by Paula Marincola.--ISBN-13:978-0-9708346-1-4
Reviewed by: Natalia J Lonchyna 

The Triumph of Modernism: India's Artists and the Avant-Garde 1922-1947 / Partha Mitter.--ISBN-13: 978-1-86189-318-5
Reviewed by: Janine J. Henri 

Chicana Art: The Politics of Spiritual and Aesthetic Altarities / Laura E. Perez.--ISBN-13:978-0-8223-3868-0
Reviewed by: Laura Graveline 

Images and Identity in Fifteenth-Century Florence / Patricia Lee Rubin.--ISBN-13:978-0-300-12342-5
Reviewed by: Tamara Fultz 

The Life and The Work: Art and Biography / Edited by Charles G. Salas.--ISBN-13: 978-0-89236-823-5
Reviewed by: Heather Gendron 

Claim to the Country: The Archive of Wilhelm Bleek and Lucy Lloyd / Edited by Pipa Skotnes.--ISBN-13: 978-0-8214-1778-2
Reviewed by: Jeffrey Weidman

January 2008

Wack! Art and the Feminist Revolution / Organized by Cornelia Butler.--ISBN-13 978-0-914357-99-5
Reviewed by: Terrie L. Wilson 

Julie Mehretu: Black City / Lawrence Chua, Sophie Rabinowitz, et. al.--ISBN-13: 978-3-775718-63-9
Reviewed by: Yvette Cortes 

The Art and Architecture of Mesopotamia / Edited by Giovanni Curatola.--ISBN-13:978-0-7892-0921-4
Reviewed by: Lamia Doumato 

The Art and Architecture of Persia / Giovanni Curtola and Gianroberto Scarcia.--ISBN-13: 978-0-7892-0920-7
Reviewed by: Lamia Doumato 

MediaArtHistories / Edited by Oliver Grau.--ISBN-13: 978-0-262-07279-3
Reviewed by: Tracy Bergstrom 

The Architecture of Parking / Simon Henley.--ISBN-13: 978-0-500-34237-4
Reviewed by: Patricia L. Price 

Still Life and Trade in the Dutch Golden Age / Julie Berger Hochstrasser.--ISBN-13: 978-0-300-100338-9
Reviewed by: Linda Duychak 

Archive Styles: Photographs & Illustrations for U.S. Surveys, 1850-1890 / Robin Kelsey--ISBN-13: 978-0-520-24935-6
Reviewed by: Paula Wolfe 

Brandscapes: Architecture in the Experience Economy / Anna Klingmann.--ISBN-13: 978-0-262-113031-16-41532-1
Reviewed by: Boyd Childress 

Art Market Research: A Guide to Methods and Sources / Tom McNulty.--ISBN: 0-7864-2372-2
Reviewed by: Louise Greene 

Jean-Michel Basquiat 1981: The Studio of the Street / Curated by Glenn O?Brien and Diego Cortez.--ISBN-13: 978-88-8158-625-7
Reviewed by: Tom McNulty

2007

November 2007

The Most Arrogant Man in France: Gustave Courbet and the Nineteenth-Century Media Culture / Petra ten-Doesschate Chu.--ISBN 978-0-691-12679-1
Reviewed by: Amy S. Schwarz 

Digital Performance: A History Of New Media In Theater, Dance, Performance Art, And Installation / Steve Dixon.--ISBN 978-0-8223-3926
Reviewed by: Mo Dawley 

Steven Holl: Architecture Spoken / Steven Holl.--ISBN 0-8478-2920-0
Reviewed by: Ann Keith Kennedy 

Gods in the Bazaar: The Economies of Indian Calendar Art / Kajri Jain.--ISBN 978-0-8223-3926-7
Reviewed by: Dan Lipcan 

Awakenings: Zen Figure Painting in Medieval Japan / Gregory Levine and Yukio Lippit.--ISBN 978-0-300-11964-0
Reviewed by: Craig Bunch 

Paul T. Frankl and Modern American Design / Christopher Long.--ISBN 978-0-300-12102-5
Reviewed by: Marc Gartler 

From Cameroon to Paris : Mousgoum Architecture In & Out of Africa / Steve Nelson.--ISBN 978-0-226-57183-6
Reviewed by: Karen Mason 

The Look of Reading: Book, Painting, Text / Garrett Stewart--ISBN 0-226-77394-9
Reviewed by: John Hagood 

Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love / Organized by Philippe Vergne.--ISBN 978-0-935640-86-1
Reviewed by: Aprille C. Nace

July 2007

John Currin / Norman Bryson, David Eggers, and Allison Gingeras.--ISBN 0-8478-265-4
Reviewed by: Amanda Gluibizzi 

Fashion and Fancy: Dress and Meaning in Rembrandt's Paintings / Marieke de Winkel.--ISBN 90-5356-917-0
Reviewed by: Natalia Lonchyna 

Claes Oldenburg Coosje van Bruggen: Sculpture by the Way / Co-edited by Ida Gianelli and Marcella Beccaria.--ISBN 8-7624-870-6
Reviewed by: Amy Lucker 

Ehon: The Artist and the Book in Japan / Roger S. Keyes.--ISBN 0-295-98624-7 (cl., alk. paper)
Reviewed by: Julie Mellby 

The Archive / Edited by Charles Merewether.--(Documents of contemporary art series).--ISBN 0-262-63338-8 (pa., alk. paper)
Reviewed by: Rachel Chatalbash 

Beautiful/Ugly: African and Diaspora Aesthetics / Edited by Sarah Nuttall.--ISBN 0-8223-3918-8 (pa., alk. paper)
Reviewed by: Megan Macken 

The Architecture of Aftermath / Terry Smith.--ISBN 0-226-76469-9 (pa., alk. paper)
Reviewed by: Samantha Slade 

James "Athenian" Stuart, 1713-1788: The Rediscovery of Antiquity / Edited by Susan Weber Soros.--ISBN 0-300-11713-2
Reviewed by: Lee Sorensen 

The Modernist Textile: Europe and America, 1890-1940 / Virginia Gardner Troy.--ISBN 0-85331-900-6
Reviewed by: Nina K. Stephenson 

Balenciaga and his Legacy / Edited by Myra Walker.--ISBN 0-300-12153-9
Reviewed by: Deirdre Donohue

February/March 2007

Maya Lin: Systematic Landscapes / Richard Andrews and John Beardsley.--ISBN 0-300-12120-2
Reviewed by: Ann Armstrong 

Permissions, A Survival Guide: Blunt Talk about Art as Intellectual Property / Susan M. Bielstein.--ISBN 0-226-04637-0
Reviewed by: Tom McNulty 

Tracing Eisenman: Complete Works / Edited by Cynthia Davidson.--ISBN 0-8478-2889
Reviewed by: Anne Simmons 

When We Were Young: New Perspective on the Art of the Child / Edited by Jonathan Fineberg.--ISBN 0-520-25042-7 (cl., alk. pa.); ISBN 0-520-25043-5 (pa., alk. paper)
Reviewed by: Jennifer Benedetto Beals 

East Art Map: Contemporary Art and Eastern Europe / Edited by IRWIN.--ISBN 1-84638-005-7
Reviewed by: Ruth Wallach 

Sheila Hicks: Weaving as Metaphor / Edited by Nina Stritzler-Levine.--ISBN 0-300-116785-3
Reviewed by: Louise Greene 

Versions and Inversions: Perspectives on Avant-Garde in Latin America / Edited by Héctor Olea and Maria Carmen Ramírez.--ISBN 0-300-11652-7
Reviewed by: Beverly Mitchell 

Photographs: Archival Care and Management / Mary Lynn Ritzenthaler and Diane Vogt-O'Connor, with Helena Zinkham, Brett Carnell & Kit Peterson.--ISBN 1-931666-17-2
Reviewed by: Martha R. Mahard

2006

October/November 2006

Palestinian Art / Gannit Ankori.--ISBN 1-86189-259-4
Reviewed by: Judy Dyki 

The World of Ancient Art / John Boardman.--ISBN 0-500-23827-8
Reviewed by: Anne Marie Lane 

Museum Skepticism: A History of the Display of Art in Public Galleries / David Carrier.--ISBN 0-8233-3694-4
Reviewed by: Dr. Jeffrey Weidman 

The Sight of Death: An Experiment in Art Writing / T.J. Clark.--ISBN 0-300-11726-4
Reviewed by: John Hagood 

The Early Modern Painter-Etcher / Edited by Michael Cole.--ISBN 0-271-02905-6
Reviewed by: Kellie Cannon 

Karen LaMonte: Absence Adorned / Arthur C. Danto and Juli Cho Bailer.--ISBN 0-9726649-1-2
Reviewed by: Aprille C. Nace 

The Color Explosion: Nineteenth-Century American Lithography / Jay T. Last.--ISBN 0-914589-11-3
Reviewed by: Dan Lipcan 

Portraits of a People: Picturing African Americans in the Nineteenth Century / Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw.--(Jacob Lawrence series on American artists).--ISBN 0-295-98571-2
Reviewed by: Raquel V. Cogell 

Modern Chinese Artists: A Biographical Dictionary / Michael Sullivan.--ISBN 978-0-520-24449-8
Reviewed by: Tang Li 

Art of the Digital Age / Bruce Wands.--ISBN-13 978-0-500-23817-2; ISBN-10 0-500-23817-0
Reviewed by: Judy Dyki

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