Art Book News Annual is for artists, architects, designers, photographers, art historians, educators, museum professionals—and librarians in these fields. Like its parent publications, Art Book News Annual presents books from several hundred publishers, arranged by subject, with thoughtfully prepared annotations.
Our modern civilization is built up on three great corner-stones, three inestimably valuable heritages from the
past. The Græco-Roman civilization gave us our arts and our philosophies, the bases of intellectual power.
The Hebrews bequeathed to us the religious idea, which has saved man from despair, has been the potent
stimulus to two thousand years of endurance and hope. The Teutons gave us a healthy, sturdy,
uncontaminated physique, honest bodies and clean minds, the lack of which had made further progress impossible to the ancient world.
Fifty years ago the term "renaissance" had a very definite meaning to scholars as representing an exact period
toward the close of the fourteenth century when the world suddenly reawoke to the beauty of the arts of
Greece and Rome, to the charm of their gayer life, the splendor of their intellect.
Between 7 and 9 September 2000, the Department of History of the
University of Nebraska–Lincoln held its first Carroll R. Pauley Memorial
Endowment Symposium on the topic “Biography and Historical Analysis.”
We invited six prominent historians in various fields to reflect on
their experiences as biographers. From their different perspectives, these
scholars offered their insights into the writing of biography as a form
of historical analysis.
The contributors to the conference comprised a mixture of art historians,
curators, museum studies lecturers, anthropologists, archaeologists and
artists, and the conference timetable positioned established academics
alongside scholars at an earlier stage in their research and writing careers.
Kettlebells have been around for more than a century. They
were used extensively by the performing strongmen of the
circuses during the late 1800s. Some strength historians will
argue that kettlebells have existed for many centuries, dating
back to when the Celts made them from stone. Whatever the
case may be, kettlebells are making an amazing comeback in
the strength and conditioning of athletes as well as in the everyday
fi tness programs of people around the world.
This paper is an analysis of materials taken from the excavation site of the Villa
Bottaro. The first chapter will provide the background of the ancient villa using the
excavation reports and other documents to examine the archaeological site and the
objects excavated. Chapter 2 is a review of the traditional understanding of the Third
and Fourth Styles of Pompeian wall painting developed by the art historian August
Mau. Chapter 3 brings forward the recent scholarship that questions the relevance of
Mau's chronological system. ...
Resembling a large-scale comprehensive building design, an encyclopedia necessitates
the collaborative efforts of countless individuals and may take considerable time to
complete. It seems long ago that Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers invited me to edit a two-
volume encyclopedia about 20th-century architecture. In 1998, I was teaching the history
of architecture in a landmark 1890s Richardsonian Romanesque building at Lake Forest
College, a small liberal arts college north of Chicago.
In his opening address to the conference, Jon wood, who coordinates the
research programme at the Institute, traced the origins of the conference to a
series of exploratory conversations on the relationship between archaeology
and contemporary art with independent curator Katy rochester. From the
outset, wood, rochester and their colleagues in leeds sought proposals from
archaeologists who were interested in sculpture and in sharing new ideas
with sculpture historians.
THE history of the Victorian Age will never be written; we know too much about it. For ignorance is the first
requisite of the historian--ignorance, which simplifies and clarifies, which selects and omits, with a placid
perfection unattainable by the highest art. Concerning the Age which has just passed, our fathers and our
grandfathers have poured forth and accumulated so vast a quantity of information that the industry of a Ranke
would be submerged by it, and the perspicacity of a Gibbon would quail before it.