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. 3, September

Artisans in Early Imperial China
ANTHONY J. BARBIERI-LOW Artisans in Early Imperial China Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2007. 404 pp.; 33 color ills., 35 b/w. $60.00Sofne of the visitors who examine Chinese lacquers, bronzes, or stone reliefs through museums' glass cases...
Cairo of the Mamluks: A History of the Architecture and Its Culture/Mamluk History through Achitecture: Building, Culture, and Politics in Mamluk Egypt and Syria/The Sultan Hasan Complex in Cairo, 1357-1364: A Case Study in the Formation of Mamluk Style
DORIS BEHRENS-ABOUSEIF Cairo of the Mamluks: A History of the Architecture and Its Culture London: I. B. Tauris, 2007. 400 pp.: 258 color ills., 72 b/w. $79.00NASSER RABBAT Mamluk History through Architecture: Building, Culture, and Politics in Mamluk...
John Sloan: Figuring the Painter in the Crowd
In the process of researching John Sloan's signature urban scenes of about 1907, I canie across one particularly illuminating bit of documentary evidence regarding his memorable painting Hairdresser's Window. One of several signs affixed to the building...
Man Ray, African Art, and the Modernist Lens/De L'imaginaire Au Musée: Les Arts d'Afrique À Paris et À New York (1931-2006)/picasso's Collection of African and Oceanic Art
WENDY A. GROSSMAN Man Ray, African Art, ana the Modernist Lens Washington, D.C.: International Art and Artists, 2009. 184 pp.; 23 color ills., 259 b/w. $39.95MAUREEN MURPHY De l'imaginaire au musée: Les arts d'Afrique à Paris et à New York (19312006)...
Michelangelo, Drawing, and the Subject of Art
On January I, 1521, Albrecht Dürer recorded in his diary, "I have done a good Veronica in oil, worth twelve guilders. I gave it to Francisco, the agent in Portugal. I then painted another Veronica in oil, better than the first, and gave it to the agent...
Roman Labyrinth Mosaics and the Experience of Motion
Only he who walks die road on foot learns die power that it commands... - Walter Benjamin, "Chinese Curios," One-Way Street, 1925-26In a letter written in 1917, Walter Benjamin speculated on the essential difference between painting and the other arts:...
The Citoyenne Tallien: Women, Politics, and Portraiture during the French Revolution
Revolutionary Paris was awash in portraits. Portraits dominated the Salon, filled the print shops, decorated political clubs, and were paraded through the streets in festivals and funerals. Commissioners eager to redefine themselves in Revolutionary...
The Painter Angelos and Icon-Painting in Venetian Crete/The Hand of Angelos: An Icon Painter in Venetian Crete/Space, Time, and Presence in the Icon: Seeing the World with the Eyes of God/The Sensual Icon: Space, Ritual, and the Senses in Byzantium
MARIA VASSILAKI The Painter Angelos and Icon-Painting in Venetian Crete Farnham: Ashgate, 2009. 382 pp.; 219 b/w ills. $180.00MARIA VASSILAKI, ED. Tìie Hand of Angelas: An Icon Painter in Venetian Crete Farnham: Lund Humphries, 2010. 256 pp.; 83 color...