Book Reviews: March 2014

Pan-European

Baxter, Denise Amy and Meredith Martin, eds.  Architectural Space in Eighteenth-Century Europe: Constructing Identities and Interiors.  Burlington: Ashgate, 2010. 284 pages, ISBN 978-0-7546-6650-9.  Review by Heather Hyde Minor available here [click on the CrossRefDOI link].

Schwerhoff, Gert, ed.  Stadt und Öffentlichkeit in der Frühen Neuzeit.  Cologne:  Böhlau Verlag, 2011.  219 pages, ISBN 978-3-412-20755-7.  Review by Esther-Beate Körber available here.

British Isles

Doderer-Winkler, Melanie. Magnificent Entertainments: Temporary Architecture for Georgian Festivals.  New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2013. 270 pages, ISBN 978-0-3001-8642-0. Review by Chrisman Campbell available here [click on the CrossRefDOI link].

Friedman, Terry.  The Eighteenth-Century Church in Britain.  New Haven and London Yale University Press, 2011.  617 pages, ISBN 978-0-3001-5908-0. Review by John W. Stamper available here.

Goodall, John. The English Castle: 1066–1650. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2011. 480 pages, ISBN 978-0-3001-1058-6. Review by Peter Fergusson available here [click on the CrossRefDOI link].

Kelly, Jason M.  The Society of Dilettanti: Archaeology and Identity in the British Enlightenment.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010.  366 pages, ISBN 978-0-3001-5219-7.  Review by Susan Dixon available here [click on the CrossRefDOI link].

Redford, Bruce.  Dilettanti: The Antic and the Antique in Eighteenth-Century England.  Los Angeles: Getty Trust Publications, 2008.  232 pages, ISBN 978-0-8923-6924-9.   Review by Susan Dixon available here [click on the CrossRefDOI link].

France

Alix, Clément and Frédéric Épaud, eds.  La construction en pan de bois au Moyen Âge et à la Renaissance.  Rennes: Presses universitaires de Rennes; Tours: Presses universitaires François-Rabelais, 2013.  450 pages, ISBN 978-2-86906-294-8. Review by Antoine Capet available here.

Barnoud, Paul.  Le château de Maulnes. Du projet à la réalisation. Supplément au bulletin monumental de la Société Française d’Archéologie.  Société Française d’Archéologie 2011. 61 pages, ISBN 978-2-901837-39-8. Review by Anne-Sophie Bessero available here.

Gerbino, Anthony.  François Blondel: Architecture, Erudition, and the Scientific Revolution.  New York: Routledge, 2010.  326 pages, ISBN 978-0-4154-9199-0. Review by Christy Anderson available here [click on the CrossRefDOI link].

Martin, Meredith.  Dairy Queens: The Politics of Pastoral Architecture from Catherine de’ Medici to Marie-Antoinette.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2011.  336 pages, ISBN 978-0-6740-4899-7.  Review by Jean-François Bédard available here [click on the CrossRefDOI link].

Italian Peninsula

Benelli, Francesco.  The Architecture in Giotto’s Paintings.  Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 2012.  312 pages, ISBN 978-1-1070-1632-3.  Review by Mark Sandona available here [click on the CrossRefDOI link].

Bignamini, Ilaria and Clare Hornsby.  Digging and Dealing in Eighteenth-Century Rome.  2 vols.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010.  622 pages, ISBN 978-0-3001-6043-7.  Review by Susan Dixon available here [click on the CrossRefDOI link].

Borromini, Francesco and Virgilio Spada.  Borromini’s Book: The Full Relation of The Building of the Roman Oratory.  Trans. Kerry Downes.  Wetherby: Oblong Creative Ltd., 2009.  536 pages, ISBN 0955657644.  Review by Thomas Gordon Smith available here.  Review by Jonathan Glancey available here.

Habel. Dorothy Metzger. “When All of Rome Was Under Construction”: The Building Process in Baroque Rome.  University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2013. 248 pages, ISBN 9780271055732. Review by Stephanie C. Leone available here [click on the CrossRefDOI link]

Koering, Jérémie.  Le prince en représentation. Histoire des décors du palais ducal de Mantoue au XVIe siècle.  Arles: Actes Sud, 2013.  416 pages, ISBN 978-2-330-02237-2.  Review by Armelle Fémelat available here.

Mattei, Francesca.  Etereodossia e vitruvianesimo.  Palazzo Nasello a Ferrara, 1527-1538.  Rome:  Campisano Editore, 2013.  420pp.  Review by Simone Maghenzani available here.

Minor, Heather Hyde.  The Culture of Architecture in Enlightenment Rome. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2010.  312 pages, ISBN 978-0-2710-3564-2.  Review by Richard Wittman available here [click on the CrossRefDOI link].

Tanner, Marie.  Jerusalem on the Hill: Rome and the Vision of Saint Peter’s Basilica in the Renaissance.  Turnhout: Brepols, 2012.  288 pages, ISBN 978-1-905375-49-3.  Review by Tod Marder available here.

Netherlands

Heuer, Christopher P.  The City Rehearsed: Object, Architecture, and Print in the Worlds of Hans Vredeman de Vries.  New York: Routledge, 2009.  312 pages, ISBN 978-0-4154-3306-8.  Review by Freek Schmidt available here [click on the CrossRedDOI link]

Ottoman Empire

Gül, Murat.  The Emergence of Modern Istanbul: Transformation and Modernisation of a City.  London: Tauris Academic Studies, 2009.  256 pages, ISBN 978-1-8451-1935-5.  Review by Ipek Türeli available here [click on the CrossRefDOI link].

Kafescioğlu, Çiğdem.  Constantinopolis/Istanbul: Cultural Encounter, Imperial Vision, and the Construction of the Ottoman Capital.  University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2009.  346 pages, ISBN 978-0-2710-2776-0.  Review by Ipek Türeli available here [click on the CrossRefDOI link].

Hamadeh, Shirine.  The City’s Pleasures: Istanbul in the Eighteenth Century.  Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2007.  368 pages, ISBN 978-0-2959-8667-8. Review by Ipek Türeli available here [click on the CrossRefDOI link].

Switzerland

Roeck, Bernd, Martina Stercken, François Walter, Marco Jorio, and Thomas Manetsch, eds. Schweizer Städtebilder – Portraits de villes suisses – Vedute delle città svizzere. Urbane Ikonographien (15.–20. Jahrhundert) – Iconographie urbaine (XVe–XXe siècle) – L’iconografia urbana (XV–XX secolo).  Zurich: Chronos Verlag 2013.  660 pages, ISBN 978-3-0340-1085-6. Review by Anja Rathmann-Lutz available here.

 

 

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