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. 79, No. 3, September

Another Look at the Disappearing Christ: Corporeal and Spiritual Vision in Early Medieval Images
The exceptional originality of tenth- and eleventh-century Anglo-Saxon art is justly renowned.l Perhaps the most extraordinary of all its many innovations is a new type of Ascension iconography that seems to have been invented about the millennium. Traditionally,...
Hadrian's Villa and Its Legacy
WILLIAM L. MACDONALD AND JOHN A. PINTO Hadrian's Villa and Its Legacy New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995. 404 pp.; 417 color and b/w ills. $55.00 "While antiquity exists for us, we, for antiquity, do not.... This rather peculiar state of affairs...
"Heroes" and "Whores": The Politics of Gender in Weimar Antiwar Imagery
At the peak of a debate over the memory and meaning of World War I, the ten-year anniversary of war mobilization in 1924 became the crucial point of convergence for many of the social and political issues that had surfaced in antiwar imagery in Germany....
Joseph Ramee: International Architect of the Revolutionary Era
Joseph Ramee: International Architect of the Revolutionary Era Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. 366 pp., 19 color ills., 300 b/w. $100.00 Since the early 1980s, Paul Turner has been uncovering or, as he so aptly puts it, "reconstructing"...
Letters
The Cardinal of Portugal Chapel: Two Omissions Two issues not considered in the article bv Linda A. Koch, "The Early Christian Revival at S. Miniato al Monte: The Cardinal of Portugal Chapel," Art Bulletin, LXXII, no. 3, 1996, are sufficiently relevant...
"One of the Marys.": An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Michelangelo's Florentine Pieta
The mystery surrounding the Florentine Pieta (Fig. 1 ) is primarily related to the fact that Michelangelo, after working for eight years on this sculpture, decided to destroy it, and-according to Giorgio Vasari-would have smashed it completely had he...
Oskar Kokoschka: Die Gemalde 1906-1929
Oskar Kokoschka: Die Gemalde 1906-1929 Salzburg: Verlag Galerie Welz, 1995. 228 pp.; 219 color ills., 36 b/w. Adolf Loos, the great modernist architect and crucial first patron of the young Kokoschka, inscribed the portrait the artist had drawn of him...
Picture Theory: Essays on Verbal and Visual Representation
Picture Theory: Essays on Verbal and Visual Representation Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994. 462 pp.; 79 b/w ills. $34.95 Visitors to a recent exhibition of the art of Mark Tansey were (to one observer) variously bemused, upset, entranced,...
Plan and Planning for S. Maria Della Salute, Venice
Three of the most important churches of the Italian Baroque were all designed in the 1630s. They are S. Maria della Salute (Figs. 1, 2), Venice (1631), by Baldassare Longhena (15981682); SS. Martina and Luca, Rome (1634), by Pietro da Cortona (1596-1669);...
Raphael's Authorship in the Expulsion of Heliodorus
The history of the essence of Western art corresponds to the change of the essence of truth.-Martin Heidegger, "The Origin of the Work of Art"1 Introduction: Toward a History of Artistic Intention One of the intractable questions concerning the visual...
The Dialectics of Decay: Rereading the Kantian Subject
The palm at the end of the mind, Beyond the last thought, rises In the bronze decor, A gold-feathered bird Sings in the palm, without human meaning, Without human feeling, a foreign song. You know then that it is not the reason That makes us happy or...
The Landscape of Belief: Encountering the Holy Land in Nineteenth-Century American Art and Culture
The Landscape of Belief Encountering the Holy Land in Nineteenth-Century American Art and Culture Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1996. 264 pp.; 7 color ills., 100 b/w. $65.00 John Davis has marked as his territory that place where the real-the...
The Musaeum of Alexandria and the Formation of the Museum in Eighteenth-Century France
Museum histories routinely trace the origins of the modern museum back to 1793 in Revolutionary France, when the National Convention formally declared that the holdings in the Cabinet du Roi and the Cabinet d'Histoire Naturelle were no longer the property...