EMA Book Reviews: June 2018

Pan-European / Global

Frommel, Sabine, and Jean-Philippe Garric (eds.). I disegni di Charles Percier 1764-1838. Emilia e Romagna nel 1791. Rome: Campisano Editore, 2017. 172 pages, ISBN: 978-8-898-22991-8. Review by Giovanna D’Amia, available here.

Nelson, Louis P. Architecture and Empire in Jamaica. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016. 324 pages, ISBN: 978-0-300-21100-9. Review by Preeti Chopra available here.

Conference review: A City and its Ramparts, Prague, 10 – 11 October 2017. Review by Zora Damová and Ondřej Zich available here.


Beck, Marina. Macht-Räume Maria Theresias. Funktion und Zeremoniell in ihren Residenzen, Jagd- und Lustschlössern. Berlin: Deutscher Kunstverlag 2017. 577 pages, ISBN: 978-3-422-07384-5. Review by Henriette Graf available here.

British Isles

Lindfield, Peter N. Georgian Gothic: Medievalist Architecture, Furniture and Interiors, 1730–1840. Suffolk, UK: Boydell & Brewer, 2017. 282 pages, ISBN: 978-1-783-27127-6. Review by Stephanie A. Glaser available here.

Walker, Matthew. Architects and Intellectual Culture in Post-Restoration England. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. 256 pages, ISBN: 978-0-198-74635-5. Review by William Whyte available here.


Hamon, Étienne and Françoise Gatouillat. Saint-Étienne du Mont. Un chef-d’œuvre parisien de la Renaissance. Paris: Picard, 2016. 240 pages, ISBN 978-2-708-41019-0.  Review by Almuth Klein available here.

Inizan, Christelle. Plâtre – Sols et couvrements intérieurs du XIIIe au XIXe siècle. Paris: Editions du Patrimoine, 2017. 368 pages, ISBN: 978-2-757-70527-8.  Review by Gwenn Gayet-Kerguiduff available here.


Cole, Alison. Italian Renaissance Courts: Art, Pleasure and Power. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2016. 256 pages, ISBN: 978-1-780-67740-8. Review by Caroline Hillard available here.

Conforti, Claudia, and Giovanna Sapori (eds.). Palazzi del Cinquecento a Roma, special issue of Bollettino d’arte, series VII, 2016. 439 pages, ISBN: 978-8-891-31477-2. Review by Daniela del Pesco available here.

Fane-Saunders, Peter. Pliny the Elder and the Emergence of Renaissance Architecture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2016. 510 pages, ISBN 978-1-107-07986-1. Review by Michail Chatzidakis available here.

Zollikofer, Kaspar. Die Cappella Gregoriana. Der erste Innenraum von Neu-Sankt-Peter in Rom und seine Genese. Basel: Schwabe Verlag, 2016. 382 pages, ISBN: 978-3-796-53350-1. Review by Bernd Kulawik available here.