Book Reviews: October 2013

Pan-European

Bredekamp, Horst.  Leibniz und die Revolution der Gartenkunst. Herrenhausen, Versailles und die Philosophie der Blätter.  Berlin: Wagenbuch, 2012.  166 pages, ISBN: 978-3-8031-5183-4.  Review by Marcus Köhler, in KUNSTFORM 14 (2013), Nr. 2 available here.

Marten, Bettina, Ulrich Reinisch, and Michael Korey, eds.  Festungsbau. Geometrie – Technologie – Sublimierung.  Berlin: Lukas Verlag, 2012.  407 pages, ISBN 978-3-86732-136-5.  Review by Guido von Büren, in KUNSTFORM 14 (2013), Nr. 9 available here.

Wagener, Olaf, ed.  Symbole der Macht?. Aspekte mittelalterlicher und frühneuzeitlicher Architektur.  Frankfurt a.M.:  Peter Lang, 2012.  440 pages, ISBN: 978-3-631-63967-2.  Review by Christofer Herrmann, in KUNSTFORM 14 (2013), Nr. 4 available here.

British Isles

Fawcett, Richard.  The Architecture of the Scottish Medieval Church 1100–1560.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011.  432 pages, ISBN: 9780300170498.  Review by Ian Campbell, in Architectural Histories 1(1): 3 available here.

Central Europe

Dotson, Esther Gordon.  J. B. Fischer von Erlach: Architecture as Theater in the Baroque Era.   New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012.  184 pages, ISBN: 9780300166682.  Review by Elizabeth J. Petcu, in Architectural Histories 1(1): 4  available here.

Götzmann, Jutta, ed.  Friedrich und Potsdam. Die Erfindung (s)einer Stadt.  Munich: Hirmer, 2012.  212 pages, ISBN: 978-3-7774-5541-9.  Review by Karen Lambrecht, in KUNSTFORM 14 (2013), Nr. 4 available here.

Pozsgai, Martin.   Germain Boffrand und Joseph Effner. Studien zu Architektenausbildung um 1700 am Beispiel der Innendekoration.  Berlin: Gebr. Mann Verlag, 2012.  332 pages, ISBN: 978-3-7861-2661-4.  Review by Stefanie Leibetseder, in KUNSTFORM 14 (2013), Nr. 6 available here.

France

Barsczus, H.G., Benoît Brouns, Beboît Kérignard, Véronique Marzo-Marill, Catholic Church, Archdiocese of Narbonne, et al.  AA.VV.: Palais et châteaux des archevêques de Narbonne (Xe–XVIIIe siècle/ Inventaire du Patrimoine.  Lyon: Lieux dits editions, 2012.  128 pages, ISBN-10: 2362190609, ISBN-13: 978-2362190605.  Review by Raphaël Tassin available here.

Tassin, Raphaël.  Les églises de la prévôté de Bruyères. Réfections et reconstructions (1661-1789).  Langres: Editions Dominique Guéniot, 2011.  234 pages, ISBN 978-2-87825-469-3.  Review by  Stéphane Gomis available here.

Italian Peninsula

Bonazza, Natalino, Isabella Di Leonardo, Gianmario Guidarelli, eds.  La Chiesa di San Bartolomeo e la comunità tedesca a Venezia.  Venice: Maricianum Press, 2012.  392 pages, ISBN: 978-88-651-2146-7.  Review by Tobias Daniels, in KUNSTFORM 14 (2013), Nr. 7 available here.

Connors, Joseph.   Piranesi and the Campus Martius: The Missing Corso — Topography and Archaeology in Eighteenth-Century Rome/Piranesi e il Campo Marzio: Il corso che non c’era — Topografia e archeologia nella Roma del XVIII secolo Milan: Jaca Book, 2011.  167 pages, 29 b/w illustrations, ISBN: 9788816411401.  Review by Jessica Maier, in Architectural Histories 1(1): 13 available here.

Hoppe, Ilaria.   Die Räume der Regentin. Die Villa Poggio Imperiale zu Florenz.  Berlin: Dietrich Reimer Verlag, 2012.  344 pages, ISBN-13: 978-3-496-01442-3.  Review by Elisabeth Oy-Marra available here.

Trachtenberg, Marvin.   Building-in-Time: From Giotto to Alberti and Modern Oblivion.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010.  xxvi + 490 pages, 120 color and 200 b/w illustrations, ISBN: 9780300165920.  Review by Elizabeth Mays Merrill, in Architectural Histories 1(1): 14 available here.

Low Countries

Lombaerde, Piet and Charles van den Heuvel, eds.  Early Modern Urbanism and the Grid: Town Planning in the Low Countries in International Context. Exchanges in Theory and Practice 1550–1800.  Turnhout: Brepols, 2011.  252 pages; 173 illustrations (b/w), ISBN: 978-2503540733.  Review by Freek Schmidt, in Architectural Histories 1(1): 15 available here.  Review by Christof Baier and André Bischoff available here.

Advertisements