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. 87, No. 2, June

A Borderland Colloquy: Altar Q, Copán, Honduras
In the mid-eighth century CE, the Maya polity of Copán, Honduras, was the richest urban center in the hill country to the southeast of Guatemala's Motagua River. The shrines, palaces, and burial structures of Copán's royal architectural complex, the...
Byzantium: Faith and Power (1261-1557)
The Aesthetics of Orthodox Faith Byzantium: Faith and Power (1261-1557) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, March 23-July 4, 2004 Helen C. Evans, ed., Byzantium: Faith and Power (1261-1557), exh. cat. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art; New Haven:...
Caribbean Espiritismo (Spiritist) Altars: The Indian and the Congo
Accompanied by my colleague Mildred Riviera-Martinez, on Sunday, June 29, 1997, I drove along the new autopista leading out of San Juan, Puerto Rico, toward Guyama. As we traveled by old sugarcane fields, I smiled to myself; I knew we were in the right...
Chikubushima: Deploying the Sacred Arts in Momoyama Japan
ANDREW M. WATSKY Chikubushima: Deploying the Sacred Arts in Momoyama Japan Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2004. 368 pp.; 64 color ills.; 86 b/w. $45.00Postmodern yearning to overcome the fragmentations of modernity by uniting disparate disciplines,...
Iconoclasm and the Creation of Images in Emanuel De Witte's Old Church in Amsterdam
Nothing disappears completely ... ; nor can what subsists be denned solely in terms of traces, memories or relics. In space, what came earlier continues to underpin what follows. The preconditions of social space have their own particular way of enduring...
Nature and the Chapel Vaults at Ingolstadt: Structuralist and Other Perspectives
The sixteenth century saw the creation of remarkable works of Gothic architecture, highly innovative in technical and decorative aspects, and none more so than the six western chapels in the Church of Our Lady in Ingolstadt, Bavaria. Here we encounter...
Rembrandt's Reading: The Artist's Bookshelf of Ancient Poetry and History/Reframing Rembrandt: Jews and the Christian Image in Seventeenth-Century Amsterdam
AMY GOLAHNY Rembrandt's Reading: The Artist's Bookshelf of Ancient Poetry and History Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, distributed by the University of Chicago Press, 2003. 283 pp.; 8 color ills.; 64 b/w. $50.00MICHAEL ZELL Reframing Rembrandt:...
Reviews Online
(December 2004-March 2005)ARTHUR M. SACKLER MUSEUM. Dutch and Flemish Drawings from the National Gallery of Canada. Exh. review. Reviewed by Nadine M. Orenstein.DAVIES, DAVID, AND JOHN ELLIOTT. El Greco. London: National Gallery Company, 2003. Catalogue...
The Graven Image: Representations in Babylonia and Assyria
ZAINAB BAHRANI The Graven Image: Representations in Babylonia and Assyria Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003. 256 pp., 28 b/w ills. $49.95Zainab Bahrain undertakes in The Graven Image to locate and describe the fundamental status of...
U.S. and Canadian Dissertations, 2004
Dissertations in Progess by SubjectAfrican Art (sub-Saharan)BORTOLOT, ALEXANDER, "Negotiating Masculinity: Male Initiation and Associated Arts of the Makonde Peoples" (Columbia, N. Kampen)BRIDGES, NICHOLE,"Contact, Commentary, and Commodity: Nineteenth-Century...
Wright's Baghdad Opera House and Gammage Auditorium: In Search of Regional Modernity
The Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium for Arizona State University in Tempe was the last major nonresidential building that Frank Lloyd Wright began to design before his death in April 1959 (Fig. 1). The structure has an uncertain position in the historiography...