EMA Book Reviews: March 2017

Pan-European/Global

Dilly, Heinrich, and Barry Murnane (eds.). Seltsam, abenteuerlich und unbeschreiblich verschwenderisch. Gotische Häuser um 1800 in England, Potsdam, Weimar und Dessau-Wörlitz. Halle (Saale): Mitteldeutscher Verlag, 2014. 199 pages, ISBN 978-3-9546-2322-8. Review by Paul Phillipp Beckus available here.

Schneider, Ute and Martina Stercken (eds.). Urbanität. Formen der Inszenierung in Texten, Karten, Bildern. Cologne: Böhlau Verlag, 2016. 252 pages, ISBN 978-3-4122-2272-7. Review by Nina Kühnle available here.

EXHIBITION REVIEW: Jefferson e Palladio: Come costruire un mondo nuovo.  Vicenza, Italy: Palladio Museum, 2015.  Review by Francesco Ceccarelli available here.

British Isles

Adshead, David, and David A.H.B. Taylor (eds.). Hardwick Hall: A Great Old Castle of Romance. New Haven and London: Yale University Press for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and the National Trust, 2016. 402 pages, ISBN 978-0-3002-1890-9. Review by Maurice Howard available here.

Raven, James (ed.). Lost Mansions: Essays on the Destruction of the Country House. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. 150 pages, ISBN 978-1-1375-2076-0. Review by Mark Alan Hewitt available here.

Stanford, Charlotte A. (ed.). The Building Accounts of the Savoy Hospital, London, 1512–1520. Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2015. 490 pages, ISBN 978-1-7832-7066-8. Review by Kathrin Pindl available here.

France

Deutsch, Kristina. Jean Marot. Un graveur d’architecture à l’époque de Louis XIV. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2015. 567 pages, ISBN 978-3-1103-7595-4. Review by Damien Petiot available here. Review by Monika Melters available here.

Hamon, Étienne, Dominique Paris-Poulain, and Julie Aycard (eds.). La Picardie flamboyante. Arts et reconstruction entre 1450 et 1550. Rennes: Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2015. 344 pages, ISBN 978-2-7535-3991-4. Review by Julien Noblet available here.

Gatouillat, Françoise, and Étienne Hamon. Saint-Étienne-Du-Mont. Un chef-d’oeuvre parisien de la Renaissance. Paris: Picard, 2016. 240 pages, ISBN 978-2-7084-1019-0. Review by Nicolas Trotin available here.

Lours, Mathieu. Saint-Sulpice. L’église du Grand Siècle. Paris: Picard, 2014. 264 pages, ISBN13 978-2-7084-0986-6. Review by Christophe Henry available here.

Trézin, Christian. Grignan. Du castellum au palais d’Apolidon. Les mutations d’un château provençal (XI-XVIIIe siècles). Rennes: Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2013. 454 pages, ISBN 978-2-7535-2822-2. Review by Alain Salamagne available here.

Germany

Meulen, Nicolaj van der. Der parergonale Raum. Zum Verhältnis von Bild, Raum und Performanz in der spätbarocken Benediktinerabtei Zwiefalten. Vienna: Böhlau, 2016. 567 pages, ISBN 978-3-2052-0190-8. Review by Werner Telesko available here.

Italy

Campbell, Erin J. Old Women and Art in the Early Modern Italian Domestic Interior. Burlington: Ashgate, 2015. 216 pages, ISBN 978-1-4724-4213-0. Review by Kimberly L. Dennis available here.

Ghisetti Giavarina, Adriano. Disegni di Michele Sanmicheli e della sua cerchia. Osservazioni e proposte. Crocetta del Montello (Treviso): Terra Ferma Edizioni, 2013. 80 pages, ISBN 978-8-8632-2207-4. Review by Sabine Frommel available here.

Napoli, J. Nicholas. The Ethics of Ornament in Early Modern Naples. Fashioning the Certosa di San Martino. Aldershot: Ashgate 2015. 430 pages, ISBN 978-1-4724-1963-7. Review by Alessandro Brodini available here.

Perrin Khelissa, Anne. Gênes au XVIIIe siècle. Le décor d’un palais. Paris: Coédition CTHS-INHA, 2013. 304 pages, ISBN 978-2-7355-0801-1. Review by Aurélien Davrius available here.

Robertson, Clare. Rome 1600: The City and the Visual Arts under Clement VIII. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016. 460 pages, ISBN 978-0-3002-1529-8. Review by Jeffrey Fraiman available here.

Sommer-Mathis, Andrea, Daniela Franke, and Rudi Risatti (eds.). Spettacolo barocco! Triumph des Theaters. Petersberg: Michael Imhof Verlag, 2016. 344 pages, ISBN: 978-3-7319-0347-5. Review by Marko Deisinger available here.

Russia

Medvedkova, Olga (ed.). Pierre le Grand et ses livres. Les arts et les sciences de l’Europe dans la bibliothèque du Tsar. Paris: Alain Baudry & Cie, 2016. 752 pages, ISBN 978‑2‑35755‑126‑8. Review by Michel Espagne available here.