The Art Bulletin

The Art Bulletin publishes scholarship in all aspects of art history as practiced in the academy, museums, and other institutions. The Art Bulletin publishes peer-reviewed scholarly articles and reviews in the area of art history.

Articles from Vol. 93, No. 4, December

Ancient Prototypes Reinstantiated: Zuccari's Encounter of Christ and Veronica of 1594
The early modern age placed great weight on historical evidence in effecting a revival of the ancient art of the past. To an unprecedented degree, this nascent historical consciousness subscribed to the truth value of visual evidence at the same time...
Clad in Flowers: Indigenous Arts and Knowledge in Colonial Mexican Convents
Only from his home do they come, from the innermost part of heaven, only from there comes the myriad of flowers. . . . Where the nectar of the flowers is found, the fragrant beauty of the flower is refined. . . . They interlace, they interweave; among...
Compendia Mundi: Gianlorenzo Berninis "Fontana Dei Quattro Fiumi" (1648-51) Und Nicola Salvis "Fontana Di Trevi"
FRANK FEHRENBACH Compendia Mundi: Gianlorenzo Beminis "Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi" (1648-51) und Nicola Salvis "Fontana di Trevi " (1732-62) Berlin: Deutscher Kunstverlag, 2008. 379 pp.; L69 b/w ills. $107.00This impressive book is the result of a failure:...
Hokusai's Great Waves in Nineteenth-Century Japanese Visual Culture
Katsushika Hokusai's Under the Wave off Kanagawa (Kanagawa oki namiura), popularly known in the Anglophone world as The Great Wave, occupies an iconic place in modern visual culture (Fig. 1). Widely cited in word and image, included in exhibitions around...
In Pursuit of Universalism: Yorozu Tetsugoro and Japanese Modern Art
ALICIA VOLK In Pursuit of Universalism: Yorozu Tetsugorö and Japanese Modern Art Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010. 328 pp.; 16 color ills., 96 b/w. $49.95"Why have there been no great modern Japanese artists?"Linda Nochlin's hypothetical...
Inventing the Exegetical Stained-Glass Window: Suger, Hugh, and a New Elite Art
The monastery of St-Denis, today in the northern limits of modern Paris, is famous for the creation of Gothic as it first appeared in the art program worked out by Abbot Suger from about 1125 to 1144.' This program is especially renowned for its innovations...
Photography and Egypt/Refracted Visions: Popular Photography and National Modernity in Java
MARIA GOLIA Photography and Egypt London: Reaktion Books, 2010. 194 pp.; 77 color ills., 44 b/w. $29.95KAREN STRASSLER Refracted Visions: Popular Photography and National Modernity in Java Durham, N. C.: Duke University Press, 2010. 400 pp.; 32 color...
Sound and Space in Renaissance Venice: Architecture, Music, Acoustics
DEBORAH HOWARD AND LAURA MORETTI Sound and Space in Renaissance Venice: Architecture, Music, Acoustics New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010. 256 pp.; 20 color ills., 100 b/w. $55.00Deborah Howard and Laura Moretti's Sound and Space in Renaissance Venice...
Thus Have I Seen: Visualizing Faith in Early Indian Buddhism/With a Single Glance: Buddhist Icon and Early Mikkyo Vision
ANBY ROTMAN Thus Have I Seen: Visualizing Faith in Early Indian Buddhism Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. 241 pp. $74.00CYNTHEA J. BOGEL With a Single Glance: Buddhist Icon and Early Mikkyö Vision Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2009....