EMA Book Reviews: August 2015


Brilliant, Richard, and Kinney, Dale (eds.). Spolia and Appropriation in Art and Architecture from Constantine to Sherrie Levine. Burlington: Ashgate, 2011. 284 pages, ISBN 978-1-4094-2422-2. Review by Bettina Bauerfeind available here.

Di Teodoro, Francesco Paolo (ed.). Saggi di letteratura architettonica da Vitruvo a Winckelmann, I. Florence: Leo S. Olschki Editore, 2009. 372 pages, ISBN 978-8-8222-5907-3. Review by Frédérique Villemur available here.

Hesse, Michael. Handbuch der neuzeitlichen Architektur. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2012. 400 pages, ISBN 978-3-534-21777-9. Review by Jarl Kremeier available here.

Kavaler, Ethan Matt. Renaissance Gothic: Architecture and the Arts in Northern Europe, 1470–1540. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012. 344 pages, ISBN 978-0-3001-6792-4. Review by Laura H. Hollengreen available here.

Mayernik, David. The Challenge of Emulation in Art and Architecture: Between Imitation and Invention. Burlington: Ashgate, 2013. 296 pages, ISBN: 978-1-4094-5767-1. Review by Erwin Pochmarski available here.


Juffinger, Roswitha (ed.). Zentrum der Macht. Die Salzburger Residenz 1668-1803. 2 vols. Salzburg: Residenzgalerie, 2011. 698 pages, ISBN 978-3-9014-4337-4. Review by Ulrike Seeger available here.

British Isles

Review available here by Kimberley Skelton of:

  • Arnold, Dana. The Spaces of the Hospital: Spatiality and Urban Change in London 1680–1820. New York: Routledge, 2013. 176 pages, ISBN 978-0-4153-2516-5.
  • McKellar, Elizabeth. Landscapes of London: The City, the Country and the Suburbs 1660–1840. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2013. 276 pages, ISBN 978-0-3001-0913-9.
  • Stevenson, Christine. The City and the King: Architecture and Politics in Restoration London. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2013. 400 pages, ISBN 978-0-3001-9022-9.

Weber, Susan (ed.). William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain.  New York: Bard Graduate Center, 2014.  688 pages, ISBN 978-0-3001-9618-4. Review by Laurel O. Petersen available here.


Avcıoǧlu, Nebahat and Emma Jones (eds.). Architecture, Art and Identity in Venice and Its Territories, 1450–1750: Essays in Honour of Deborah Howard. Burlington: Ashgate, 2013. 326 pages, ISBN 978-1-4724-1082-5. Review by Monika Schmitter available here.

Bernard, Jean-François (ed.). « Piazza Navona, ou Place Navone, la plus belle & la plus grande »: du stade de Domitien à la place moderne, histoire d’une évolution urbaine. Rome: École française de Rome, 2014. 877 pages, ISBN: 978-2-7283-0982-5. Review by Yves Perrin available here.

Cooper, Donal and Janet Robson. The Making of Assisi: The Pope, the Franciscans, and the Painting of the Basilica. New Haven:  Yale University Press, 2013.  296 pages, ISBN 978-0-3001-9571-2. Review by Holly Flora available here.

Marshall, David R. (ed.). The Site of Rome: Studies in the Art and Topography of Rome 1400-1750. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider, 2014. 264 pages, ISBN: 978-8-8913-0666-1. Review by Susan M. Dixon available here.

Schraven, Minou.  Festive Funerals in Early Modern Italy: The Art and Culture of Conspicuous Commemoration. Burlington: Ashgate, 2014. 338 pages, ISBN 978-0-7546-6524-3. Review by Barbara Wisch available here.