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. 89, No. 3, September

Addendum: U.S. and Canadian Dissertations, 2006
The following dissertations were omitted from the June 2007 issue of The Art Bulletin (vol. LXXXIX, no. 2).Dissertations in Progress by SubjectArt of the United StatesGLESMANN, AMANDA, "The Artistic House: Photographing Domestic Space in Late Nineteenth-Century...
Art and Writing in the Maya Cities, A.D. 600-800: A Poetics of Line
ADAM HERRING Art and Writing in the Maya Cities, A.D. 600-800: A Poetics of Line Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. 332 pp.; 16 color ills., 120 b/w. $85.00This is a challenging book that employs a unique vocabulary in an attempt to shift the...
A Staggering Revolution: A Cultural History of Thirties Photography
JOHN RAEBURN A Staggering Revolution: A Cultural History of Thirties Photography Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2006. 370 pp.; 24 b/w ills. $75.00Among art historians, Beaumont Newhall's 1937 photography exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art...
Das Bild Als Schleier Des Unsichtbaren: ÄSthetische Illusion in der Kunst der Frühen Neuzeit in Italien
KLAUS KRÜGER Das Bild als Schleier des Unsichtbaren: Ästhetische Illusion in der Kunst der frühen Neuzeit in Italien Munich: W. Fink, 2001. 446 pp.; 226 b/w ills. $88.00 [euro68]Words and images. This book embodies a paradox that increasingly can be...
Interventions: The Mediating Work of Art/Response: Shifting Biographies, Shifting Temporalities/Response: "Picture Idea" and Its Cultural Dynamics in Northern Song China/Response: The Mottled Discourse of Chinese Studies/Response: Trapped: A Northern Song Painting/Response: How Is the Past in the Present?/Interventions: The Author Replies
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-USASCII text omitted.)To readers of this essay who are not specialists in Chinese art-the vast majority, I hope-the painting A Solitary Temple below Brightening Peaks (Qingluan xiaosi) may be at least vaguely familiar (Fig....
Making Up the Rococo: François Boucher and His Critics/Rethinking Boucher
MELISSA HYDE Making Up the Rococo: Francois Boucher and His Critics Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2006. 272 pp.; 18 color and 53 b/w ills. $49.95 paperMELISSA HYDE AND MARK LEDBURY, EDS. Rethinking Boucher Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute,...
Naive Impressions from Nature: Millet's Readings, from Montaigne to Charlotte Brontë
Historians feel lucky when they know what a painter read, and how much luckier if they find artists who copied out passages from their readings! These signal what die painters considered particularly important and therefore give them guidance in their...
Orient Oder Rom? Qajar "Aryan" Architecture and Strzygowski's Art History
Based on evidence gathered in his archaeological digs, the German Orientalist Ernest Herzfeld hypothesized that Achaemenid inscriptions had revealed that the name Iranian corresponded to the ancient term Aryanam Khshathram, the Empire of the Aryans....
The Infinite Line: Remaking Art after Modernism
BRIONY FER The Infinite Line: Remaking Art after Modernism New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004. 222 pp.; 50 color ills., 83 b/w. $48.00Sometime about 1960, a change took place in the form, status, function, and meaning of artworks made in the non-Communist...
The Inka Married the Earth: Integrated Outcrops and the Making of Place
According to a Quechua story told in the Andes today, the ancient Inka (Inca) of that area married Pachamama (Mother Earth) and produced human offspring.1 A trace of that union is still manifest in the ruins of Inka buildings in the form of rock outcrops-masses...
Visualizing Appearance and Disappearance: On Caravaggio's London Supper at Emmaus
In his first Supper at Emmaus (National Gallery, London), painted for Cardinal Ciriaco Mattel in 1601-2 (Fig. 1), Caravaggio deftly manipulated the conventional techniques of Renaissance narration to create an unheard-of kind of pictorial narrative,...