EMA Book Reviews: September 2018

Pan-European / Global

Broomhall, Susan, and Jacqueline Van Gent. Gender, Power and Identity in the Early Modern House of Orange-Nassau. London: Routledge, 2016. 279 pages, ISBN 978-1-4094-5146-4.  Review by Jill Bepler available here.

Broomhall, Susan, and Jacqueline Van Gent. Dynastic Colonialism. Gender, Materiality and the Early Modern House of Orange-Nassau. London: Routledge, 2016. 345 pages, ISBN 978-1-1389-5336-9. Review by Jill Bepler available here.

Lasansky, D. Medina, ed.  The Renaissance: Revised, Expanded, Unexpurgated.  Pittsburgh: Periscope, 2014. 640 pages, ISBN 978-1-9347-7225-6.  Review by Maria Maurer available here.

Tschudi, Victor Plahte. Baroque Antiquity: Archaeological Imagination in Early Modern Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 300 pages, ISBN 978-1-1071-4986-1. Review by Ingrid D. Rowland available here.

Westfall, Carroll William. Architecture, Liberty and Civic Order: Architectural Theories from Vitruvius to Jefferson and Beyond. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2015. 220 pages, ISBN 978-1-4724-5653-3. Review by Ingrid Böck available here.

White, Roger. Cottages Ornés: The Charms of the Simple Life. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017. 272 pages, ISBN 978-0-3002-2677-5. Review by Jeremy Musson available here.


Opll, Ferdinand, Heike Krause, and Christoph Sonnlechner. Wien als Festungsstadt im 16. Jahrhundert. Zum kartografischen Werk der Mailänder Familie Angielini. Vienna: Böhlau, 2017. 278 pages, ISBN 978-3-2052-0210-3. Review by Harald Heppner available here.


Bresc-Bautier, Geneviève, Yves Carlier, Bernard Chevallier, Guillaume Dion-Tenenbaum, Anne Fonkenell, and Jean-Denis Serena. Les Tuileries – Grands décors d’un palais disparu. Paris: Editions du Patrimoine, 2017. 288 pages, ISBN 978-2-7577-0520-9. Review by Sandra Bazin-Henry available here.

Gady, Bénédicte, and Juliette Trey, eds. La France vue du Grand Siècle. Dessins d’Israël Silvestre (1621-1691). Paris: Lienart, 2018. 207 pages, ISBN 978-2-3590-6231-1. Review by Kristina Deutsch available here.

Maës, Antoine. La laiterie de Marie-Antoinette à Rambouillet. Un temple pastoral pour le plaisir de la reine. Paris: Éditions Gourcuff Gradenigo, 2016. 111 pages, ISBN 978-2-3534-0234-2. Review by Susan Taylor Leduc available here.

Working, Randal Carter. The Visual Theology of the Huguenots: Towards an Architectural Iconology of Early Modern French Protestantism, 1535 to 1623. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2016. 214 pages, ISBN 978-1-4982-2849-7. Review by Andreas Bräm available here.


Atkinson, Niall. The Noisy Renaissance. Sound, Architecture, and Florentine Urban Life. University Park: Penn State University Press, 2016. 280 pages, ISBN 978-0-2710-7120-6. Review by Jutta Toelle available here.

Barnes, Bernadine. Michelangelo and the Viewer in His Time. Renaissance Lives. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017. 240 pages, ISBN 978-1-7802-3740-4. Review by James P. Anno available here.

Blum, Gerd. Fenestra prospectiva. Architektonisch inszenierte Ausblicke: Alberti, Palladio, Agucchi. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2015. 474 pages, ISBN 978-3-1103-4754-8. Review by Elizabeth Petcu available here.

Grave, Johannes. Architekturen des Sehens. Bauten in Bildern des Quattrocento. Munich: Wilhelm Fink, 2015. 399 pages, ISBN 978-3-7705-5800-1. Review by Elizabeth Petcu available here.

Katz, Dana E. The Jewish Ghetto and the Visual Imagination of Early Modern Venice. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 202 pages, ISBN 978-1-1071-6514-4. Review by Flora Cassen available here.


Wunder, Amanda. Baroque Seville: Sacred Art in a Century of Crisis. University Park: Penn State University Press, 2017. 232 pages, ISBN 978-0-2710-7664-5. Review by Lisandra Estevez available here.