Kinaesthetic Knowing: A Review – by Priyanka Basu

Kinaesthetic Knowing: A Review – by Priyanka Basu

Zeynep Çelik Alexander, Kinaesthetic Knowing: Aesthetics, Epistemology, Modern Design (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017), ISBN: 978-0-2264-8520-1 Zeynep Çelik Alexander’s Kinaesthetic Knowing: Aesthetics, Epistemology, Modern Design offers a new account of German modernism told through the history of its preoccupation with bodily experience from the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth…

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History, Painting, and the Seriousness of Pleasure in the Age of Louis XV: A Review – by Dorothy Johnson

History, Painting, and the Seriousness of Pleasure in the Age of Louis XV: A Review – by Dorothy Johnson

Susanna Caviglia, History, Painting, and the Seriousness of pleasure in the age of Louis XV (Oxford: Liverpool University Press on behalf of Voltaire Foundation, University of Oxford, 2020). 330 pages, 87 illustrations (63 black and white, 24 colorplates) In this fascinating and important book, Susanna Caviglia invites us to reconsider new contexts and…

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Pictured Politics: A Review — by Tara Zanardi

Pictured Politics: A Review — by Tara Zanardi

Emily Engel, Pictured Politics: Visualizing Colonial History in South American Portrait Collections, Austin, TX, University of Texas Press, 2020, ISBN 978-1-4773-2059-4 Portraiture has provided intellectual fodder for art historical inquiry since the discipline’s inception and has bridged different geographic, material, and temporal fields. Dedicated to paintings by Renaissance titans, like…

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