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ART BOOK NEWS ANNUAL VOLUME 4: 2008Book News Inc.5739 NE Sumner StreetPortland, OR 97218visit www.booknews.comArt Book News Annual is for artists, architects, designers, photographers, art historians,educators, museum professionals—and librarians in these fields. Like its parent publi-cations, Art Book News Annual presents books from several hundred publishers,arranged by subject, with thoughtfully prepared annotations.Please note that entries appear as they were originally published in the previous year's two Book News quarterlies;readers need to verify current price & availability by contacting publishers or book vendors.This outline of the Library of Congress subject classification system is a guide to contents. Selections from Reference & Research Book Newsand SciTech Book News Entries include the following data: Library of Congress classification, LCCN, ISBN, title, author (often "Title mainentry" to indicate collective authorship), series, publisher, copyright date, pagination, price, and (pa) for paperbackbinding (otherwise assume hardbound).Reviews note lack of subject index or bibliography (assume present if not noted). Size is indicated if over 11inches tall. Published since 1976 and 1986, SciTech Book News and Reference & Research Book News annotate high-level booksfor librarians, academics, and professionals in the sciences, social sciences, & humanities. The two quarterliesappear in print, and their contents are licensed to Bowker's Books in Print with Reviews, Baker & Taylor's TitleSource, ProQuest, EBSCO, Syndetics Solutions,, Thomson/Gale, and BookNews Online. AArrtt BBooookk NNeewwss AAnnnnuuaallis published each year inFebruary. Publisher: Fred GulletteEditors: Jean Brodahl, Jane Erskine, and Shannon HendricksonBBooookk NNeewwss,, IInncc 5739 NE Sumner StreetPortland, OR 97218(503) 281-9230booknews@booknews.comCopyright 2008 Book News, Inc.AA GGeenneerraall WWoorrkkss ((iinncclluuddeess mmuusseeuumm ssttuuddiieess)) BB PPhhiilloossoopphhyy RReelliiggiioonn PPssyycchhoollooggyy ((iinncclluuddeess aaeesstthheettiiccss))CC AArrcchhaaeeoollooggyyDD FF HHiissttoorryy ((bbyy ccoouunnttrryy;; iinncclluuddeess aarrttss && ccuullttuurree))GG GGeeooggrraapphhyy AAnntthhrrooppoollooggyyHH SSoocciiaall SScciieenncceess ((iinncclluuddeess mmeeddiiaa && ggeennddeerr ssttuuddiieess))JJ PPoolliittiiccaall SScciieenncceeKK LLaawwLL EEdduuccaattiioonnMM MMuussiiccNN VViissuuaall AArrttss EExxhhiibbiittiioonnss HHiissttoorryy ooff aarrttTTeecchhnniiqquuee,, ccoommppoossiittiioonn,, ssttyylleeAArrtt ccrriittiicciissmmPPoorrttrraaiittssCCoonnsseerrvvaattiioonnEEccoonnoommiiccss ooff aarrttAArrtt && tthhee ssttaattee PPuubblliicc aarrttNNAA AArrcchhiitteeccttuurreeNNBB SSccuullppttuurreeNNCC DDrraawwiinngg DDeessiiggnn IIlllluussttrraattiioonn NNDD PPaaiinnttiinnggNNEE PPrriinntt MMeeddiiaaNNKK DDeeccoorraattiivvee && aapppplliieedd aarrttssNNXX AArrttss iinn ggeenneerraall ((wwoorrkkss ddeeaalliinngg wwiitthhttwwoo oorr mmoorree ffiinnee aarrttss mmeeddiiaa))PP LLaanngguuaaggee && LLiitteerraattuurree ((iinncclluuddeess ffiillmm))QQ SScciieenncceeRR MMeeddiicciinneeSS AAggrriiccuullttuurreeTT TTeecchhnnoollooggyy ((iinncclluuddeess ddiiggiittaall ddeessiiggnn))TTHH AArrcchhiitteeccttuurraall eennggiinneeeerriinnggTTRR PPhhoottooggrraapphhyyTTTT CCrraaffttssTTSS MMaannuuffaaccttuurreess ((mmeettaallwwoorrkkiinngg,, jjeewweellrryy,, tteexxttiilleess))UU VV MMiilliittaarryy && nnaavvaall sscciieenncceeZZ BBiibblliiooggrraapphhyyMMUUSSEEUUMM SSTTUUDDIIEESSSSeeee aallssoo ppaaggeess 3300 && 4411 ffoorr mmoorree oonn mmuusseeuummss,,ggaalllleerriieess,, && eexxhhiibbiittiioonnssAC1 978-1-84217-235-3BBeeyyoonndd ppiillggrriimm ssoouuvveenniirrss aanndd sseeccuullaarr bbaaddggeess;; eessssaayyss iinnhhoonnoouurr ooff BBrriiaann SSppeenncceerr Title main entry. Ed. by Sarah Blick.Oxbow Books, ©2007 200 p. $80.00A former Keeper of the Museum of London, Spencer (1928-2003) virtuallycreated the study of medieval pilgrim souvenirs and secular badges. Herecolleagues and other scholars influenced by his work present 13 essayson his life and on topics that he either began to address or might haveaddressed had he lived longer. They include pilgrims’ badge andampullai possibly from the Chartreuse, prescriptions and survivingamulets from late medieval England, and the iconography of latemedieval bicaudal and other felines. No index is provided. Distributed inNorth America by The David Brown Book Co.AM7 2006-102098 978-0-7591-0976-6IInn pprriinncciippllee,, iinn pprraaccttiiccee;; mmuusseeuummss aass lleeaarrnniinngg iinnssttiittuuttiioonnss Title main entry. Ed. by John H. Falk et al. (Learning innovations)AltaMira Press, ©2007 315 p. $80.00Falk et al. (Institute for Learning Innovation, Annapolis) bring together 17essays that describe how museums are learning institutions. The volumeis part of the National Science Foundation’s initiative In Principle, InPractice: A Learning Innovation Initiative on Museum Learning. It aims tocollect knowledge about learning in museums, examine where it leads interms of practice and community, and consider what still needs to belearned to face the challenges of the future. Essays cover how people learnin museums, including discussion of families and school groups and therole of exhibitions, and how to engage audiences through customized andpersonal experiences. The issue of institutional authority, the importanceof socially relevant goals, and issues relating to controversial topics areexplored, as are how to foster a learning-centered culture, and how tomake changes. Contributors are consultants, researchers and scholars, orare associated with museums in the US, UK, and Australia.AM7 2007-003783 978-0-7591-0970-4TThhee mmaannuuaall ooff mmuusseeuumm lleeaarrnniinngg Title main entry. Ed. by Barry Lord.AltaMira Press, ©2007 301 p. $100.00Savvy curators and museum staff have come to understand that the focusof the museum is not as much what is going on in the cases as who iswatching what is going on in the cases. This collection of 12 articlesexamines the why, who and how of museums, explaining the rationalefor interactive learning environments, describing the basics of museum-based learning, maximizing the potential of museum learning, makingmuseums whole-family experiences, and creating bonds with formallearning institutions and the community at large. Articles on how todevelop resources for museum learning emphasize the role of museumeducators in organizing and budgeting, space and media planning, eval-uating, marketing, and sustaining participation. The case studies andexamples are inspiring.Art Book News Annual 2008–1–Welcome to the fourth issue of Art Book News Annual, abibliography of scholarly books for artists, architects, designers,photographers, art historians, archaeologists, educators,museum professionals, librarians, and booksellers.Here you’ll find listings of 1,207 books (from 365 publishers),arranged by subject, with thoughtfully prepared annotations.Entries appear as they were originally published in the eight2007 issues of Reference & Research Book News and SciTechBook News. Please don’t rely on the price information you seehere. You’ll need to contact publishers or book vendors to learncurrent price and availability.Some hints for navigating Art Book News Annual:Arrangement is by subject, according to the Library of Congress classification system.You can browse the whole issue, or see the guide on the inside front cover.To go straight to “Art,” begin at page 41.Some titles cross several subject areas. We’ve listed them only once, but our “See also” notes will guide you.Each listing begins with an alpha-numeric Library of Congress subject code, and the listings progress from A to Z. For example, the first listing is AC1; the last entry, on page 126, is Z1033. Please contact us if you are a bookseller or an editor interestedin using our content, or if you are a publisher interested inhaving books reviewed by Book News.We’d be delighted to hear comments and questions fromreaders. Call, e-mail, or visit our 281-9230AM7 2006-000102 0-7546-4560-6TThhee rreessppoonnssiivvee mmuusseeuumm;; wwoorrkkiinngg wwiitthh aauuddiieenncceess iinn tthheettwweennttyy ffiirrsstt cceennttuurryy Title main entry. Ed. by Caroline Lang et al.Ashgate Publishing Co., ©2006 276 p. $99.95Sending patrons through static displays when they have just come infrom the world of video games may already be a lost cause. In this col-lection of articles designed to help administrators and curators think ofmuseums as learning spaces responsive to their audiences, contributorswork from experience to describe understanding and developing audi-ences at the theoretical, policy and practical levels. Topics include influ-ences on museum practice, government policy, the public access debate,prioritizing audience groups, building capacity for sustainable audiencedevelopment through networks and partnerships, developing webresources, evaluation, funding, applied research, audience advocacy, cre-ating environments for learning, museum professions, and a hint ofwhere museums will go from here. Topics include responses on suchissues as developing the inclusive model, digital technologies, and takingcollective responsibility for making museums accessible.AM11 2007-004412 978-1-59874-168-1CCrreeaattiinngg ggrreeaatt vviissiittoorr eexxppeerriieenncceess;; aa gguuiiddee ffoorr mmuusseeuummss,,ppaarrkkss,, zzooooss,, ggaarrddeennss && lliibbrraarriieess Weaver, Stephanie. (An experienceology guide)Left Coast Press, ©2007 207 p. $65.00Weaver has worked in visitor-consulting for the San Diego Zoo and theChicago Children’s Museum, among other institutions. Here she offersadvice on creating visitor experiences for museums, parks, zoos, gardens,and libraries that set them apart from competition and encourage returnand good recommendations. In addition to practical advice, the authorincorporates case studies and theory, including the four realms of expe-riences: educational, entertainment, esthetic, and escapist. Readers willfind insights on determining what visitors want, motivating staff, andbreaking down the visitor experience by components, among othertopics.AM121 2006-038334 978-0-7591-0968-1TThhee mmaannuuaall ooff ssttrraatteeggiicc ppllaannnniinngg ffoorr mmuusseeuummss Lord, Gail Dexter and Kate Markert.AltaMira Press, ©2007 153 p. $70.00This guide covers strategic planning for museums, with discussion ofwhy they need strategic plans, the roles and responsibilities of thoseinvolved, and an outline of a ten-step process. Further explained aremethods for use by the museum board and staff leadership, cultivatingstrategic thinking, aspects of the strategic planning retreat, writing theplan, implementation, and evaluation. The last chapter focuses on trou-bleshooting. The book is aimed at management, staff, trustees, volun-teers, and donors; government and foundation staff, professionalcolleagues and service providers, and community and institutionalpartners; and teachers and students. Case studies are included by con-tributors from specific museums in the US and Europe. Lord is affiliatedwith a cultural planning firm and Markert is associated with the WaltersArt Museum in Baltimore.AM121 2007-010448 978-1-933253-04-6SSeeccrreettss ooff iinnssttiittuuttiioonnaall ppllaannnniinngg Title main entry. Ed. by Elizabeth E. Merritt and Victoria Garvin.Am. Assoc. of Museums, ©2007 118 p. $35.00 (pa)The editors (the director of the Department of Museum Advancementand Excellence and the former assistant director of professional edu-cation at the American Association of Museums) present ten pieces thatgive advice on best practices in institutional planning. In addition to pre-senting a window into institutional planning at their own institution,they present insider perspectives from the Shady Side Rural HeritageSociety, the National Portrait Gallery, Longwood Gardens, and the NewYork Botanical Garden. They also present papers that discuss fundingand finances.AM122 2006-028807 978-1-933253-07-722000066 mmuusseeuumm ffiinnaanncciiaall iinnffoorrmmaattiioonn Title main entry. Ed. by Elizabeth E. Merritt.Am. Assoc. of Museums, ©2006 199 p. $55.00 (pa)This reference presents up-to-date statistics on a wide range of institu-tional activities, including attendance, operating and non- operatingincome and expenses, earned income sources, and costs of collectionscare. New features in this latest edition include financial trend analysisfrom 2000-2005 and commentary on how to develop a successfulfinancial strategy for a museum. The new worksheet feature allowsadministrators to compare a museum’s financial performance to thefield-wide averages and to gain insight into areas of operation that mayneed improvement.AM133 2007-010294 00253CCoolllleeccttiioonn ccoonnuunnddrruummss;; ssoollvviinngg ccoolllleeccttiioonnss mmaannaaggeemmeennttmmyysstteerriieess Buck, Rebecca A. and Jean Allman Gilmore.Am. Assoc. of Museums, ©2007 150 p. $55.00 (pa)This resource for museum professionals offers clear guidance on solvinga number of problems that typically arise in collections planning andmanagement. Some of the “conundrums” addressed include unsoliciteddoorstep donations, loaned items whose owners cannot be readilylocated, and restricted gifts. Sample agreements and other reproducibleforms are provided in the appendix. Buck and Gilmore are also theauthors of The New Museum Registration Methods.AM151 2006-026269 978-1-4051-3076-9EExxhhiibbiittiioonn eexxppeerriimmeennttss Title main entry. Ed. by Sharon Macdonald and Paul Basu. (New inter-ventions in art history)Blackwell Publishing, ©2007 254 p. $84.95Macdonald (social anthropology, U. of Manchester, UK) and Basu (anthro-pology, U. of Sussex, UK) compile 10 essays by art historians, anthropol-ogists, curators, and artists from Europe and the US, who put forth theidea that contemporary exhibitions do more than disseminateknowledge, but are also experimental practices in “meaning-making”and means of generating knowledge and experience. Some of the essayswere based on those presented at a panel entitled “ExhibitionExperiments: Technologies and Cultures of Display” at the Anthropologyand Science conference of the Association of Social Anthropologists heldin Manchester in 2003. Subjects discussed in the essays relate tomuseums and contemporary museum design, exhibition as film, specificprojects in places such as Chicago and Portugal, social documentary, andreflexivity.AS222 2006-012666 978-0-87413-937-2BBeettwweeeenn tthhee rreeaall aanndd tthhee iiddeeaall;; tthhee AAccccaaddeemmiiaa ddeegglliiAArrccaaddii aanndd iittss ggaarrddeenn iinn eeiigghhtteeeenntthh cceennttuurryy RRoommee Dixon, Susan M.Univ. of Delaware Press, ©2006 156 p. $55.00Although the members of the Accademia degli Arcadi largely supportedrestraint, elegance and Enlightenment ideals, they were also well awareof their proximity to the court and the papal curia and the tensions thoseviews, particularly the participation of women, would create. Thereforethe Arcadians expressed themselves in a less-direct way, in their meetinggardens, as well as more directly in theater. Dixon (art history, U. ofTulsa) describes how Arcadian developments of space and the physicalworld expressed their views, how their friends and enemies perceivedthose views as expressed in their garden and landscape, and how theArcadians came to be regarded as social reformers. As the gardens arecurrently under renovation this is particularly timely. Distributed byAssociated University Presses.Art Book News Annual 2008 –2–AS911 1-57387-251-2AAnnnnuuaall rreeggiisstteerr ooff ggrraanntt ssuuppppoorrtt;; aa ddiirreeccttoorryy ooff ffuunnddiinnggssoouurrcceess;; 22000077,, 4400tthh eedd Title main entry.Information Today, Inc., ©2006 1402 p. $249.00The fourth edition of this valuable reference includes details of 3,459grant support programs of government agencies, public and private foun-dations, corporations, community trusts, unions, educational and profes-sional associations and special interest organizations. It covers a broadspectrum of interests from academic and scientific research, projectdevelopment, travel and exchange programs, and publication support toequipment and construction grants, in-service training and competitiveawards and prizes. Support programs are divided into 11 major fields,which are subdivided into more specific fields. Four indices—subject,organization and program, geographic, and personnel—facilitate theuser’s search. Individual entries include contact information, areas ofinterest, names and types of programs, eligibility, financial data, and sta-tistics on applicants and awards. The volume begins with an introductionto program planning and proposal writing (complete with a samplebudget) and a listing of foundations offering new grant programs in2007.HHIISSTTOORRYY OOFF SSCCHHOOLLAARRSSHHIIPP && LLEEAARRNNIINNGG,, TTHHEEHHUUMMAANNIITTIIEESSAZ105 1-55238-172-2MMiinndd tteecchhnnoollooggiieess;; hhuummaanniittiieess ccoommppuuttiinngg aanndd tthheeCCaannaaddiiaann aaccaaddeemmiicc ccoommmmuunniittyy Title main entry. Ed. by Raymond Siemens and David Moorman.(Media studies)Univ. of Calgary Press, ©2006 317 p. $44.95 (pa)The “mind technologies” Siemens (humanities computing, U. of Victoria,Canada) and Moorman (a senior policy advisor with the Social Sciencesand Humanities Research Council, Canada) reference in the title to thiscollection of 18 papers is a term that refers to the “computer-assistedtools, methodologies, and structures that capture the ways in which thosein the arts and humanities carry out the practices associated with theirdisciplines.” Presented in the belief that the Canadian academic com-munity has made an internationally significant contribution to thisrealm, the collection contains case studies of innovative projects andactivities that have resulted, including contributions to areas of archivalrepresentation and communication of results; technologies associatedwith critical inquiry and analysis; and activities of knowledge transfer,training, education, and support. Distributed in the US by Michigan StateU. Press.AZ182 2006-280485 978-0-8020-9037-9EE ccrriitt;; ddiiggiittaall mmeeddiiaa,, ccrriittiiccaall tthheeoorryy,, aanndd tthhee hhuummaanniittiieess O’Gorman, Marcel.U. of Toronto Press, ©2006 141 p. $50.00O’Gorman (English, U. of Detroit Mercy) explores how the universityenvironment, founded on the logic of print culture, might be transformedto suit a digital culture at a time when digital media is influencing everyaspect of our lives. The text examines the philosophy behind the U. ofDetroit Mercy’s Electronic Critique (E- Crit) Program—an interdisciplinaryprogram combining English, communications, computer informationsystems, and art—and how digital media can be incorporated into aca-demic discourse, scholarly practices, pedagogy, and institutional struc-tures at any university. For scholars and practitioners concerned with thepractice, and future, of the humanities in higher education.AZ182 2006-022458 978-0-8204-8857-7TThhee ffiigguurree ooff tthhee rrooaadd;; ddeeccoonnssttrruuccttiivvee ssttuuddiieess iinnhhuummaanniittiieess ddiisscciipplliinneess Morris, Christopher D.Peter Lang Publishing Inc, ©2007 276 p. $74.95Morris (English, Norwich U., Vermont) packs literature, religion, phi-losophy, visual art and popular culture on this road trip to where artistsand writers anticipate the aporia or “pathless place.” Given the aporia isa world understood as wholly figural, he analyzes the path of Americanliterature to that not-so-distant place, the linear tropes leading to it by deMan and Derrida, the implications for theology both within the ChristianActs of the Apostles and the Four Roads of Taoism, the reflexivity of theroad film and its influence on the intellect and soul, the myriad pathsof popular culture that are in fact only one, whether they be painted astelevised baseball, the graphic novel or the video game, the figural roadas university in Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s The Gates, and in a nimbleconclusion, the ultimate fate of curriculum and ethics.PPHHIILLOOSSOOPPHHYYB59 2006-004801 978-0-7425-5175-6PPhhiilloossoopphhyy aanndd tthhee iinntteerrpprreettaattiioonn ooff ppooppuullaarr ccuullttuurree Title main entry. Ed. by William Irwin and Jorge J. E. Gracia.Rowman & Littlefield, ©2007 297 p. $28.95 (pa)While few philosophers would today admit to sharing Plato’s views of thecorrupting influence of poets, one can perhaps hear an echo of Plato’shostility in philosophy’s neglect of popular culture. Suggesting that thisstance is misguided, Irwin (philosophy, King’s College) and Gracia (phi-losophy, State U. of New York at Buffalo) urge that philosophy engagewith popular culture because it may spur greater interest in philosophyand because it can help philosophy stay engaged with the agora (or themall). The first six of the twelve papers they present address theoreticalissues concerning the philosophical study of popular culture, includingthe use of allusion in art, the basis of audience ties to popular fictioncharacters, the nature of aesthetic communities, and the transactionalvalue of entertainment. The other six papers use the interpretation of tel-evision shows, films, children’s stories, comic books, and pop songs toraise economic, aesthetic, ethical, and political issues.B824 978-90-420-2180-8IInntteerrpprreettaattiioonn aanndd ttrraannssffoorrmmaattiioonn;; eexxpplloorraattiioonnss iinn aarrtt aannddtthhee sseellff Krausz, Michael. (Value inquiry book series; v.187)Editions Rodopi, ©2006 154 p. $46.00 (pa)Krausz (philosophy, Bryn Mawr College) considers the concepts of inter-pretation and transformation in the visual arts, in connection with theemotions and the self. His discussion includes three features of inter-pretive activity: reference to something separate from itself, judgmentsabout objects, and elucidation; and he examines works such as DaVinci’s Last Supper, Van Gogh’s The Potato Eaters, Christo and Jean-Claude’s Gates, Rembrandt’s Self-Portraits, and others, in light of thesefeatures. Some of the information in chapters has been previously pub-lished elsewhere.B831 2006-037592 978-0-8248-3177-6CChhiinneessee mmooddeerrnniittyy aanndd gglloobbaall bbiiooppoolliittiiccss;; ssttuuddiieess iinnlliitteerraattuurree aanndd vviissuuaall ccuullttuurree Lu, Sheldon H.U. of Hawai’i Pr., ©2007 264 p. $22.00 (pa)Lu (comparative literature, U. of California, Davis) takes an interestinginterdisciplinary approach to the study of Chinese modernity, startingfrom the traditions of the late nineteenth century up to today. As headvances in time he also advances in technology, starting with art andliterature and working through photography, film and computer media.He notes that as time progressed male and female bodies and theirpleasures became open topics, and the physical self became not only anobject of perusal but also more intensely subjective. He duly considersthe socialist lifestyle and its influence upon the spirit and sense of liter-ature and the arts, and examines Chinese urban and artistic space interms of the social and political demands of China’s governance. He alsocomments upon how globalization and the rising Chinese economy havebrought art into commercial and popular culture.B2430 2006-017387 978-0-8166-4516-9LLaaccaann’’ss mmeeddiieevvaalliissmm Labbie, Erin Felicia.U. of Minnesota Press, ©2006 264 p. $25.00 (pa)Labbie (English, Bowling Green State U.) argues that French psychoan-alyst Jacques Lacan (1901-81) can be considered a medievalist because hecites courtly love poetics as a means of developing and articulating histheory of desire, and because his methodologies follow those establishedby the medieval scholastic scholars who sought to determine the potentialfor the human subject to know and to represent real universal categories.B2430 2005-010232 978-0-8204-7862-3LLyyoottaarrdd,, BBeecckkeetttt,, DDuurraass,, aanndd tthhee ppoossttmmooddeerrnn ssuubblliimmee Slade, Andrew. (Currents in comparative romance languages and litera-tures; v.146)Peter Lang Publishing Inc, ©2007 136 p. $58.95Looking closely at the work of the three writers, Slade (philosophy, U. ofDayton, Ohio) argues that the contemporary thought of the sublimeattends to the demands of the historical situation in its ethical, political,and artistic dimensions. The aesthetic of the sublime in art and literaturebest informs the understanding of 20th-century art in general, he says,and this category becomes the privileged mode in the attempt to bearwitness to the truth of the historical situation in the mostly highlydeveloped countries of the world.Art Book News Annual 2008–3–B2758 978-0-826-48778-0TThhee aaeesstthheettiicc iinn KKaanntt,, aa ccrriittiiqquuee ((rreepprriinntt,, 22000044))Kirwan, James. (Continuum studies in philosophy)Continuum Publishing Group, ©2006 200 p. $39.95 (pa)Kant’s Critique of the Power of Judgment is both seminal in the study ofaesthetics and problematic in its assertions about taste and desire.Kirwan (Anglo-American studies, Kobe U.) re-examines Kant’s text to findnew solutions, working from recent research on the Critique and its con-texts. He finds new relationships between the subjective and the uni-versal in taste, the nature and the dependency of the sublime to theobserver, and the issue of the “true” and “false” sublime, and the rela-tionship of free or dependent beauty to what Kant called “fantasticdesire.” This is a paperbound reprint of a 2004 book.B2949 2006-026883 0-8101-2362-2HHeeggeell aanndd tthhee aarrttss Title main entry. Ed. by Stephen Houlgate. (Topics in historical phi-losophy)Northwestern U. Press, ©2007 352 p. $29.95 (pa)Hegel’s ideas on aesthetics raised dialogue from the moment of their firstpublication, and this collection of articles covers a wide range of thetopics still under discussion, including the conceptual basis of Hegel’sorganization of his aesthetics and the application of that through toarchitecture, painting, music and tragedy. Not all of the contributors hereare disciples of Hegel, so the mix is lively as are the articles, which coverthe symbolic and the classical in Romantic art, Hegel’s approach to archi-tecture and the beauty of sculpture, the eccentricity inherent in painting,music, theories of tragedy, the end and the future of art, post-Hegelianreflections on the end of art and nature, abstract art, religion and themodernity of Hegel’s approach to art, the resulting “religion” of art, andthe testy relationship between Hegel and the Romantics.B3376 2006-033278 978-0-7391-1562-6MMyyssttiicciissmm aanndd aarrcchhiitteeccttuurree;; WWiittttggeennsstteeiinn aanndd tthheemmeeaanniinnggss ooff tthhee PPaallaaiiss SSttoonnbboorroouugghh Paden, Roger. (Toposophia)Lexington Books, ©2007 209 p. $26.95 (pa)Paden (philosophy, George Mason U.) was innocently writing about thehistory of utopianism in political philosophy and urban planning, whenhe ran across a reference to a house that philosopher LudwigWittgenstein (1889-1951) designed and built for his sister in Viennabetween 1926 and 1928. Like others before him, he finds connectionsbetween the house and his philosophy, but takes a new approach byfocusing on the philosopher’s substance rather than his style of writing.He hopes to get back to that utopianism matter now.PPSSYYCCHHOOLLOOGGYY,, CCOOGGNNIITTIIOONN,, CCRREEAATTIIVVIITTYY,, CCOOLLOORRPPEERRCCEEPPTTIIOONNBF109 2006-033015 978-0-393-32955-1HHooww ttoo rreeaadd LLaaccaann ((rreepprriinntt,, 22000066))Zizek, Slavoj. (How to read)W.W. Norton, ©2007 132 p. $11.95 (pa)In this American reprint of Zizek’s (humanities, Birkbeck College) 2006text, the author examines a selection of extracts from Lacan’s writtenworks, analyzing them in detail to reveal their central ideas. For Lacan,psychoanalysis is a procedure of reading, and each chapter reads apassage from Lacan as a tool to interpret another text from philosophy,art, or popular ideology.BF241 2005-019299 978-0-19-517691-9IInn tthhee mmiinndd’’ss eeyyee;; JJuulliiaann HHoocchhbbeerrgg oonn tthhee ppeerrcceeppttiioonn ooffppiiccttuurreess,, ffiillmmss,, aanndd tthhee wwoorrlldd Hochberg, Julian. Ed. by Mary A. Peterson et al.Oxford U. Press, ©2007 634 p. $75.00This volume broadens the audience for the seminal work of Hochberg(retired from Columbia U.) in the still not fully-focused field of visual per-ception. Peterson (U. of Arizona) and fellow cognitive scientists at the U.of New South Wales and the State U. of New York School of Optometryintroduce 20 of Hochberg’s previously published papers over the past 50years and commentaries on them. With his ingenious experiments andsimplicity principle serving as springboards, discussion focuses on per-ception as a constructive process: e.g., the role of schematic (mentalstructure) maps, perceptual organization, and the nature of movies in themind’s eye.BF531 2006-032704 978-0-307-33788-7EEmmoottiioonnaall wweellllnneessss;; ttrraannssffoorrmmiinngg ffeeaarr,, aannggeerr,, aannddjjeeaalloouussyy iinnttoo ccrreeaattiivvee eenneerrggyy Title main entry. Ed. by Osho.Harmony Books, ©2007 293 p. $22.00Osho (1931-90), the well known teacher of self-directed individual spiri-tuality, explains the nature of emotions, how to reclaim inner harmony,and watchfulness as the key to transformation. Suggested meditationsand exercises are included. The material has been compiled from variousdiscourses to live audiences. There is no index.BF1591 1-905125-08-9TThhrroouugghh aa ggllaassss ddaarrkkllyy;; mmaaggiicc,, ddrreeaammss && pprroopphheeccyy iinnaanncciieenntt EEggyypptt Title main entry. Ed. by Kasia Szpakowska.Classical Press of Wales, ©2006 274 p. $90.00Egyptologists gathered in September 2003 at Baskerville Hall in Wales toshare information on current investigations into phenomena related tomagic, dreams, and prophecy in Ancient Egypt. Their topics includecorn-mummies as amulets of life, Egyptian dream exegesis from a com-parative perspective, a black cat from the right and a scarab on yourhead, and the power of knots and knotting in Ancient Egypt. Distributedin North America by The David Brown Book Co.AAEESSTTHHEETTIICCSSBH19 2006-034893 978-0-8204-8810-3BBeeaauuttyy aanndd tthhee aabbjjeecctt;; iinntteerrddiisscciipplliinnaarryy ppeerrssppeeccttiivveess Title main entry. Ed. by Leslie Boldt-Irons et al. (Studies on themes andmotifs in literature; v.88)Peter Lang Publishing Inc, ©2007 295 p. $76.95Attesting to the importance of concepts of the beautiful and the repulsivein life and art, these 18 essays consider the binary opposition beauty/theabject from multiple theoretical perspectives, through a variety of media,and across several temporal frames. The contributors examine themeanings and depictions of beauty and the abject in painting, photog-raphy, film, literature, cultural studies, architecture and linguistics, in theimages of Renaissance portraiture and James Bond films. The editors areall from Brock University in Ontario, Canada.BH39 978-90-420-2222-5AAeesstthheettiiccss Sesemann, Vasily. Ed. by Leonidas Donskis. Trans. by Mykolas Drunga.(On the boundary of two worlds; identity, freedom, and moral imagi-nation in the Baltics; 8)Editions Rodopi, ©2007 279 p. $81.00 (pa)Though written many years earlier, Lithuanian philosopher Sesemann’s(1884-1963) introduction to aesthetics was published only in 1970, inLithuanian. Donskis offers an introduction that puts it in the context ofLithuanian and Eastern European philosophy, and explains his methodsof analysis. Among the topics are the beauty of time, the problem ofartistic creativity, a historical survey of aesthetic theories, and the classi-fication of types of art. Only names are indexed.BH39 2007-013079 978-1-4331-0069-7TThhee aaeesstthheettiicc hheerrmmeenneeuuttiiccss ooff HHaannss GGeeoorrgg GGaaddaammeerr aannddHHaannss uurrss vvoonn BBaalltthhaassaarr Bourgeois, Jason Paul. (American university studies series; VII,Theology and religion; v.268)Peter Lang Publishing Inc, ©2007 144 p. $59.95Gadamer (1900-2002) and Balthasar (1905-1988) are rarely seen togetherwithin the field of Roman Catholic theology, but Bourgeois (theology,Quincy U., Illinois) seeks deep structural affinities in the aesthetics andhermeneutics in both, as expressed through shared metaphysical andanthropological assumptions about the dialogical nature of truth andinterpretation. There is no index.BH39 2006-937940 978-0-7618-3678-0AAeesstthheettiicc lliiffee;; tthhee ppaasstt aanndd pprreesseenntt ooff aarrttiissttiicc ccuullttuurreess Redner, Harry.Univ. Press of America, ©2007 496 p. $49.95 (pa)Responding to the imbalance in the arts between the inherited wealth ofthe past and the impoverishment of the present, Redner explores featuresof past societies that favored the creation of art and how they are missingtoday. He covers general aesthetics or art theory, the history of art orartistic cultures, and a critique of judgment or criticism of criticism.Art Book News Annual 2008 –4–BH39 2006-028408 978-0-8047-5488-0TThhee aaeesstthheettiicc ppaatthhss ooff pphhiilloossoopphhyy;; pprreesseennttaattiioonn iinn KKaanntt,,HHeeiiddeeggggeerr,, LLaaccoouuee LLaabbaarrtthhee,, aanndd NNaannccyy Ross, Alison. (Cultural memory in the present)Stanford U. Press, ©2007 236 p. $24.95 (pa)Ross (critical theory, Monash U.) finds the paths of these worthies crossto some extent in the a case of aesthetics, particularly in the case ofHeidegger, Lacoue-Labarthe, and Nancy on the notion of presentation.She starts by describing those individual and collective paths, theirorigins and their contexts, then analyzes the formulation of the problemof presentation in Kant’s doctrine of taste, the pragmatic anthropology inKant’s project of aesthetic representation in the third Critiques,Heidegger’s reading of Kant and historicism of relations of presentation,technology and art as relations of presentation in Heidegger, Lacoue-Babarthe’s figuring of the political end and Nancy’s touch of the limitsof presentation. The result is well-paced, subtle and yet often surprising.BH39 2006-006598 978-0-8047-4424-9TThhee eenndd ooff aarrtt;; rreeaaddiinnggss iinn aa rruummoorr aafftteerr HHeeggeell Geulen, Eva. Trans. by James McFarland.Stanford U. Press, ©2006 206 p. $19.95 (pa)Geulen (German, U. of Bonn) examines the notions of Hegel, Nietzsche,Benjamin, Adorno, Heidegger, Holderlin and others on the fate of the artsin modernity and postmodernity, constantly asking why there is a com-pulsion to say art is at an end. She plays the thoughts of each againsteach other, seeking out their motivations and collective obligations todeclare that all the great work of art may have been done, analyzing theturning points and revelations they found in their own work and that oftheir predecessors and contemporaries. Particularly interesting is thechapter on Heidegger and myth and the epilogue that comments on whatGeulen calls “the mysterious yearning for the chasm.”BH39 2006-043022 0-89503-306-2EEvvoolluuttiioonnaarryy aanndd nneeuurrooccooggnniittiivvee aapppprrooaacchheess ttoo aaeesstthheettiiccss,,ccrreeaattiivviittyy,, aanndd tthhee aarrttss Title main entry. Ed. by Colin Martindale et al. (Foundations and fron-tiers in aesthetics)Baywood Publishing Co., ©2007 247 p. $49.95The underlying notion is that because aesthetics, art, and creativity arepresent in all human societies, they must have some biological and evo-lutionary function. The topics include an evolutionary model of artisticand musical creativity, cognitive poetics and poetry recital, the infor-mation approach to human sciences, a neural-network theory of beauty,and whether artistic creativity and affective disorders are connected. Theeditors are from psychology and arts, so perhaps the individual contrib-utors are as well.BH39 2006-026856 978-0-7546-5707-1RReefflleeccttiioonnss oonn aaeesstthheettiicc jjuuddggmmeenntt aanndd ootthheerr eessssaayyss Tilghman, Benjamin.Ashgate Publishing Co., ©2006 176 p. $99.95Tilghman (Kansas State U.) finds himself to be consistently anti-theo-retical but nonetheless Wittgensteinian. To prove it here he keeps firmlyin mind Wittgenstein’s remark that ontology is best understood asgrammar as he looks behind theories to get a clearer view of essentialproblems and their solutions. He seeks to emphasize the importance ofthe representation of the human in art and our human response to art,with the idea that reflection upon life and the importance of art withinin is the best way to think seriously about both. Along the way he reflectsupon the nature of the literary work of art, aesthetic descriptions and“secondary senses,” the ontology of literature, understanding people andunderstanding art, aesthetic theory, the importance of nonsense, Le Brun,understanding of culture through its architecture and painting, languageand painting, literature and morality, and a conceptual dimension of arthistory.BH85 2007-007389 978-1-4051-7355-1GGlloobbaall tthheeoorriieess ooff tthhee aarrttss aanndd aaeesstthheettiiccss Title main entry. Ed. by Susan L. Feagin.Blackwell Publishing, ©2007 146 p. $39.95 (pa)Twelve essays make up this collection, which focuses on the theories andpractices of arts around the world, with specific attention to those thathave been ignored or marginalized by analytics or Anglo-American aes-thetics and philosophy of art. It also aims to extend ideas about aestheticsand art. Some of the topics: Chinese visual artists and their use of con-temporary forms of Western art, musical traditions in Vietnam, theoriesof Islamic art, the function of the gamelan in central Java, Japanesearchitecture, and Balinese aesthetics. Contributors are scholars of phi-losophy, art, aesthetics, and criticism, and are based around the world.There is no index.BH202 2006-618809 0-8264-8796-3AArrtt aanndd ffeeaarr ((rreepprriinntt,, 22000033))Virilio, Paul. Trans. by Julie Rose. (Continuum impacts)Continuum Publishing Group, ©2006 61 p. $16.95 (pa)This text was first published in France under the title La procédure silence(2000, Editions Galilee). The current publication is a reprint of theEnglish version, with translation and a preface provided by Julie Rose,which was published in 2003 by Continuum. In the text, Virilio (director,École Spéciale d’Architecture, Paris) presents two essays on the devel-opment of art and science during the 20th century, which furtherdevelop his earlier theory on the “aesthetics of disappearance.” Virilioreevaluates 20th-century theories of modern art and duration, the spokenword and the right to stay silent in an era that is increasingly shaped bythe shrill sonority of contemporary art.BH301 2007-416618 978-90-420-2125-9NNeeoo aavvaanntt ggaarrddee Title main entry. Ed. by David Hopkins. (Avant garde critical studies;20)Editions Rodopi, ©2006 454 p. $132.00Perhaps through attrition, perhaps through sheer tenacity, the avant-garde of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s is deemed ripe for a re-reading.Fortunately these 20 articles take an interdisciplinary approach and hasthe advantage of enough time passing to insert a modicum of distance,although certainly not reverence. Topics include the fine arts, with con-tributions on Duchamp and Morris and their takes on death and irony,work across art forms, such as neo-dada performance art and concretepoetry as well as film, work at the periphery, such as that in Brazil’s self-styled position as vanguard of the 1950s, the attempt to produce avant-garde radio, the trouble with gender and the avant-garde, the newpolitical situationalist avant-garde, and theoretical reflections rangingfrom nature and ecology to the uses of structure and repetition.RREELLIIGGIIOONN,, MMYYTTHHOOLLOOGGYY,, RREELLIIGGIIOOUUSS AARRTTBL325 978-0-8020-9013-3VViirrggiinniittyy rreevviissiitteedd;; ccoonnffiigguurrttiioonnss ooff tthhee uunnppoosssseesssseedd bbooddyy Title main entry. Ed. by Bonnie MacLachlan and Judith Fletcher.(Phoenix supplementary; v.44; Studies in gender; v.1)U. of Toronto Press, ©2006 204 p. $55.00Art historians and other scholars of the humanities from Canada,Britain, and the US explore the concept and representation of virginityfrom classical times to the work of Margaret Atwood. Their topicsinclude the invention of virginity on Olympus, the chastity of women andthe safety of the Roman state, images of the crucified virgin saint inMedieval art, and play and empowerment in Walter of Wimborne’s MarieCarmina.BL503 2005-015985 1-904768-90-3TThhee eenndd tthhaatt ddooeess;; aarrtt,, sscciieennccee aanndd mmiilllleennnniiaallaaccccoommpplliisshhmmeenntt Title main entry. Ed. by Cathy Gutierrez and Hillel Schwartz.(Millennialism and society)Equinox Publishing Limited, ©2006 308 p. $26.95 (pa)Generated by the Center for Millennial Studies at Boston U., this last in aset of three volumes examines influential millennialist movements andtexts. Gutierrez (religion, Sweet Briar College, Virginia) and Schwartz(cultural historian/visiting scholar, U. of California, San Diego) introduce19 offerings that include poems and studies of historical and contem-porary end-time views. The eclectic topics discussed include Christianapocalyptic fiction, Spiritualism, Y2K, and Seattle’s Space Needle in adoomsday scenario. The glossary defines utopic and dystopic terms.Distributed in North America by David Brown Book Co. BL619 2006-032416 978-1-84593-225-1RReelliiggiioouuss ttoouurriissmm aanndd ppiillggrriimmaaggee ffeessttiivvaallss mmaannaaggeemmeenntt;;aann iinntteerrnnaattiioonnaall ppeerrssppeeccttiivvee Title main entry. Ed. by Razaq Raj and Nigel D. Morpeth.CABI Publishing, ©2007 227 p. $110.00In case studies, researchers in tourism from Europe, China, Australia,and Canada present personal, theoretical, and empirical insights into pil-grimage, religion, and tourism. They explore increasing linkages andinterconnections between shared sacred and secular spaces; religious andpilgrimage activity related to ancient, sacred, and emerging tourist desti-nations; and new forms of pilgrimage, faith systems, and quasi-religiousactivities. Distributed in the US by Oxford University Press.Art Book News Annual 2008–5–BL790 2006-025008 978-1-4051-2054-8AA ccoommppaanniioonn ttoo GGrreeeekk rreelliiggiioonn Title main entry. Ed. by Daniel Ogden. (Blackwell companions to theancient world. Ancient history)Blackwell Publishing, ©2007 497 p. $149.95Historians, religious scholars, and archaeologists discuss various aspectsof Greek religion during the archaic, classical, and Hellenistic periods,about 776-30 BC. They do not consider myth extensively, another volumein the series being devoted to that, but do encounter it often while exam-ining other topics. Among those topics are the gods and the dead; localreligious systems; mysteries and magic; and intersections of Greekreligion with literature, philosophy, and art.BL795 2006-049930 978-90-04-15242-7PPhhrryyggiiaann rroocckk ccuutt sshhrriinneess;; ssttrruuccttuurree,, ffuunnccttiioonn,, aanndd ccuullttpprraaccttiiccee Berndt-Ersöz, Susanne. (Culture and history of the ancient Near East;v.25)BRILL, ©2006 410 p. $236.00Berndt-Ersöz explores Phrygian cult and cult practices through a detailedanalysis of rock-cut monuments in their preserved context in centralAnatolia, and in combination with other Phrygian religious materialgroups. She draws on already published and recorded material, partly atleast to indicate where and how further surveys and excavations shouldbe undertaken to clarify issues she raises. An underlying question is therole of the Phrygians in the formative stage of the Iron Age and subse-quent centuries. The study is updated from her 2003 Ph.D. dissertationin classical archaeology and ancient history at the University ofStockholm.BL803 2006-025010 978-1-4051-2943-5AA ccoommppaanniioonn ttoo RRoommaann rreelliiggiioonn Title main entry. Ed. by Jörg Rüpke. (Blackwell companions to theancient world)Blackwell Publishing, ©2007 542 p. $174.95These 31 articles focus on how humans behaved within the political, cul-tural, social and economic contexts of Roman religion, with contributorscovering the importance of what the Romans believed, early religionsand their urban cohorts, religion and the integration of policy and theempire, and a host of media (the epic tradition, coins, reliefs, inscrip-tions, home religion), symbols and practices (sites, games, processionals,prayers, hymns, music, dance, sacrifice), and related religious identities(Roman diaspora Judaism, religious individualism and intellectualchoices, institutional religious options such as Mithrasism and“Romanness”). The collection closes with observations from the outside,including exported Roman religion, the Roman East and Roman religionunder the purview of Tertullian.BL910 978-1-85285-533-8TThhee DDrruuiiddss Hutton, Ronald.Hambledon & London Press, ©2007 240 p. $29.95In contrast to the usual academic approach treating Druids only in thecontext of ancient history, Hutton (history, U. of Bristol, England) ana-lyzes how this mysterious pagan group associated with Stonehenge wasviewed in eras from the Roman to the present. In an account intendedto be accessible to nonspecialists, he traces the motives behind severalcountries’ appropriation of Druid ancestry. The only thing remotely“racy” about the book, as the publisher promotes it, is a movie still fromThe Viking Queen. Distributed in North America by Palgrave Macmillan.BL1105 2006-044419 978-0-8160-5458-9EEnnccyyccllooppeeddiiaa ooff HHiinndduuiissmm Jones, Constance A. and James D. Ryan. (Encyclopedia of world reli-gions)Facts On File, Inc., ©2007 552 p. $75.00This 600-entry reference covers the major tenets, practices and people ofthe Hindu religion, back into prehistory. Along with such fundamentalelements as meditation, gods and goddesses, worship, funeral rites andtexts such as the Bhagavad Gita, this covers more complex theologicalissues such as the development of Jainism and Sikhism and the socialand political impact of the caste system. Jones and Ryan, both of theCalifornia Institute of Integral Studies, include everything from biogra-phies of theologians and Hindu poets to descriptions of rituals and fes-tivals, historical events, and relations between Hinduism and other faiths.This is accessible to the curious amongst high school students, under-graduate and graduate students, and general readers.BL1105 978-0-7007-1267-0EEnnccyyccllooppeeddiiaa ooff HHiinndduuiissmm Title main entry. Ed. by Denise Cush et al.Routledge, ©2008 1086 p. $225.00Composed of some 900 entries ranging in length ranging from 150 to5000 words, this encyclopedia is intended to provide an undergraduateaudience with an understanding of the depth of scholarship that encom-passes recent debates and discoveries alongside standard material onpopular and vernacular dimensions of Hindu religious practice in Indiaand around the world. The editors (all of Bath Spa U., UK) provide athematic list of entries at the beginning of the volume, the headings ofwhich may give the reader a sense of the encyclopedia’s scope and con-tents: cast and lifestyles, central concepts, contemporary media, cos-mology, deities, diaspora, ethics and contemporary issues, inter-faith andinter-religious dialogue, major movements and figures, modern and con-temporary period, myth and mythical characters, philosophy and the-ology, politics and nationalism, sacred geography, sacred texts andlanguages, scholars and writers, traditional arts and sciences, womenand gender, and worship and practice.BL1214 2006-017086 978-0-7391-2510-6BBhhaakkttii aanndd pphhiilloossoopphhyy ((rreepprriinntt,, 22000066))Singh, R. Raj.Lexington Books, ©2007 113 p. $24.95 (pa)Singh (philosophy, Brock U.) locates bhakti within a variety of faith andthought systems of India, including Vedanta and Buddhism, with specialemphasis on such texts as the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Bhagavadgita,the Bhakti Sutras and the Buddhist Sutras, focusing on the relation ofbhakti as expressed in them with secular philosophy. He covers bhakti asa perennial concept within faith and secular philosophy, its role in earlyBuddhist thought, its relation to philosophy in the Bhagavadgita, itsrelation to love in the Narada Bhakti Sutra and in the philosophies of art.This is a paperback reprint of the original 2006 edition.BL1243 978-90-04-15843-6TTeemmppllee ccoonnsseeccrraattiioonn rriittuuaallss iinn aanncciieenntt IInnddiiaa Slaczka, Anna A. (Brill’s indological library; v.26)BRILL, ©2007 412 p. $134.00Revising her 2006 doctoral dissertation for Leiden University, theNetherlands, Slaczka examines three important construction ritual of theHindu tradition: laying the first stones, placing the consecrated deposit,and placing the crowning bricks. She draws heavily on the rich accountsin many Sanskrit texts on architecture and religion that date from theseventh to the sixteenth centuries. Chief among them is the Kasyapasilpa,a South Indian treatise on art and architecture and ritual written aboutthe 11th-12th centuries.BL2080 978-0-295-98718-7FFoorr ggooddss,, gghhoossttss aanndd aanncceessttoorrss;; tthhee CChhiinneessee ttrraaddiittiioonn ooffppaappeerr ooffffeerriinnggss Scott, Janet Lee.U. of Washington Press, ©2007 311 p. $30.00Scott (East Asian research, Harvard U.) has been conducting fieldresearch on the venerable tradition of ritual paper offerings for manyyears in Hong Kong. Noting that the 1997 transition to mainland controlhas actually strengthened appreciation of traditional Chinese culture, sheexamines offerings’ mediating role in worship and identity, their diverseforms, construction, and the relationship between shopkeeper and cus-tomer. The book includes color photographs and a glossary of Chinesecharacters.BM488 2006-049242 978-90-04-14030-1LLee RRoouulleeaauu ddee ccuuiivvrree ddee llaa ggrroottttee 33 ddee QQuummrraann ((33QQ1155));;eexxppeerrttiissee——rreessttaauurraattiioonn——eeppiiggrraapphhiiee;; 22vv Brizemeure, Daniel et al. Ed. by Jean-Michel Poffet et al. (Studies on theTexts of the Desert of Judah; 55)BRILL, ©2006 652 p. $254.00The Copper Scroll found in two pieces in the caves at Qumran in 1952was chopped into 23 pieces shortly afterwards to facilitate its reading. Inaddition to this disgrace, the copper began to degrade. The conservationof the pieces, their documentation, and transformation into facsimile isdocumented in these two volumes. Publication in a lavish full-scaleformat (11.25x14.75″ ) allows for color reproductions of each piece afterconservation, as well as a wealth of other images, including full-scaleplates of X-rays taken before and drawings made after their conservation.Detailed scholarly material is included related to the Scroll, its study, con-tents, and conservation. A translation of the Scroll into French andEnglish, with the original Hebrew is also included. Other than the trans-lation of the Scroll text and an English version of the introduction, thevolumes are in French.Art Book News Annual 2008 –6–BM729 2006-038220 978-0-8047-5321-0TThhee sshhaappee ooff rreevveellaattiioonn,, aaeesstthheettiiccss aanndd mmooddeerrnn JJeewwiisshhtthhoouugghhtt Braiterman, Zachary. (Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture)Stanford U. Press, ©2007 300 p. $55.00Braiterman (religion, Syracuse U.) explores the figure of revelation as anoverlap between aesthetics-art and religion, by setting the Jewish phi-losophy of Martin Buber and Franz Rosenzweig against its immediatevisual environment in early German modernism, especially Germanexpressionism, as seen in Kandinsky, Klee, and Franz Marc. The rela-tionship, he explains, is not based on common theological or aestheticcontents, but on intersecting discourses of form-creation, sheer presence,lyric pathos, rhythmic repetition, open spatial dynamism, and eroticpulse. Some of the material has been published separately.BP163 2006-031060 0-275-98732-9VVooiicceess ooff IIssllaamm;; 55vv Title main entry. Ed. by Vincent J. Cornell. (Praeger perspectives)Praeger, ©2007 1249 p. $450.00Insisting that a monolithic view of Islam is both wrong and dangerousand also believing that the full lived experience of being Muslim can onlyadequately be described by those who can bear witness to their own tra-ditions from within, Cornell (Middle East and Islamic studies, Emory U.,US), Henry-Blakemore (co-founder and trustee, Islamic Texts Society ofCambridge, UK), and Safi (Islamic studies, U. of North Carolina at ChapelHill, US) present a five-volume work that is intended to provide non-Muslim general audiences at the senior high school and university under-graduate levels with as wide a depiction of Islamic doctrines, practices,and worldviews as possible. Some 50 articles by scholars that are alsopracticing Muslims representing a diverse range of places, traditions, cul-tures, and beliefs are presented in volumes that individually address thegrand traditions and beliefs of the religion; the spiritual experience ofIslam; everyday experiences of family, home, and society; Islamic cul-tures’ art, aesthetics, and science; and Muslim progressives, modernists,and other reformers.BQ128 978-0-415-31414-5EEnnccyyccllooppeeddiiaa ooff BBuuddddhhiissmm Title main entry. Ed. by Damien Keown and Charles S. Prebish.Routledge, ©2007 923 p. $225.00Buddhism is such a broad field that before now, no single-volume ref-erence aimed for comprehensiveness. This thoughtfully prepared workfills that gap, addressing in scholarly, yet accessible fashion, Buddhism’shistory, traditions and schools, significant people, canons and text, con-cepts and ideas, rituals and customs, sacred places, and diaspora. Of the340 alphabetically arranged, signed entries, some, on major topics, runas long as 5,000 words; a smaller portion are about 500 words, and mostare somewhere in between. Entries are cross-referenced and an initial listof entries by major topic will help readers navigate. Editors Keown(Goldsmiths College, U. of London) and Prebish (Pennsylvania State U.)have coordinated the efforts and contributions of 23 scholars in variousfields of Buddhist studies. No entry-specific references are supplied, butthe general bibliography is arranged topically. A chronology, a pronun-ciation guide, and a guide to Buddhist scriptures are provided.BR115 978-2-503-52295-1CCrreeaattiioonnss;; mmeeddiieevvaall rriittuuaallss,, tthhee aarrttss,, aanndd tthhee ccoonncceepptt ooffccrreeaattiioonn Title main entry. Ed. by Sven Rune Havsteen et al. (Ritus et artes; v.2)Brepols Publishers, ©2007 269 p. $81.00To trace part of the transformation of the concept of creation from bib-lical to modern times, scholars of music, literature, the visual arts, andtheology focus on medieval liturgical practice, artistic production in themodern era, and the interconnections between the two. Their topicsinclude creation and recreation in Irish bardic poetry, the new mannerof composing in the years around 1800, and vignettes of Kabbalistic anddeconstructive thought. Distributed in North America by The DavidBrown Book Company.BS191 2004-115579 0-8146-9050-5IIlllluummiinnaattiinngg tthhee wwoorrdd;; tthhee mmaakkiinngg ooff tthhee SSaaiinntt JJoohhnn’’ssBBiibbllee Calderhead, Christopher.The Liturgical Press, ©2005 216 p. $39.95Calderhead, a contributor & scholar, provides a detailed description ofthe background, decision-making, and production of the St. John’s Bible—a monumental project using ancient calligraphic techniques to create acomplete contemporary Bible rendered into English from the New RevisedStandard Version. It’s almost surely the greatest mss. since Gutenberg.Fine photos show artists and monks at work, scribing with egg yoke,gold, silver & pigments as well as such details as sharpening a quill. Thecalligraphy was done on vellum in a lively edged-pen hand faintly relatedto italic. A reduced facsimile 9.75x15″ is being prepared as the originalparts are finished; two volumes are now available at under $70 each(their titles begin with The Saint John’s Bible St. John’s in Collegeville,Minnesota is a modern university founded by Benedictine monks and isthe home also of the Hill Monastic Manuscript Library. BS191 2004025099 0-8146-9051-3TThhee SSaaiinntt JJoohhnn’’ss BBiibbllee;; vv 22:: GGoossppeellss aanndd AAccttss Bible. English. New Revised Standard. Handwritten and illuminated byDonald Jackson. (series: title)The Liturgical Press, ©2005 158 p. $64.95This is one of seven volumes representing a monumental project usingancient calligraphic techniques to create a complete contemporary Biblerendered into English from the New Revised Standard Version. Almostsurely the greatest mss. since Gutenberg. Artists scribed with egg yoke,gold, silver & pigments. The calligraphy was done on vellum in a livelyedged-pen hand faintly related to italic. This reduced facsimile, 9.75x15″is being prepared as the original parts are finished; two volumes are nowavailable. Printed on paper that hints at vellum, the work is a fineexample of bookmaking—a craft that is too rarely manifest today. Asidefrom its obvious interest for religious collections, the work will embellishany graphic arts collection. St. John’s in Collegeville, Minnesota is amodern university, founded by Benedictine monks, and is the home alsoof the Hill Monastic Manuscript Library. BS191 2004025099 978-0-8146-9052-9TThhee SSaaiinntt JJoohhnn’’ss BBiibbllee;; vv 11:: PPeennttaatteeuucchh Bible. English. New Revised Standard. Handwritten and illuminated byDonald Jackson. (series: title)The Liturgical Press, ©2006 158 p. $69.95This is one of seven volumes representing a monumental project usingancient calligraphic techniques to create a complete contemporary Biblerendered into English from the New Revised Standard Version. Almostsurely the greatest mss. since Gutenberg. Artists scribed with egg yoke,gold, silver & pigments. The calligraphy was done on vellum in a livelyedged-pen hand faintly related to italic. This reduced facsimile, 9.75x15″is being prepared as the original parts are finished; two volumes are nowavailable. Printed on paper that hints at vellum, the work is a fineexample of bookmaking—a craft that is too rarely manifest today. Asidefrom its obvious interest for religious collections, the work will embellishany graphic arts collection. St. John’s in Collegeville, Minnesota is amodern university, founded by Benedictine monks, and is the home alsoof the Hill Monastic Manuscript Library. BS440 2006-034946 978-1-58297-460-6EEvveerryyddaayy bbiibblliiccaall lliitteerraaccyy;; tthhee eesssseennttiiaall gguuiiddee ttoo bbiibblliiccaallaalllluussiioonnss iinn aarrtt,, lliitteerraattuurree,, aanndd lliiffee Lang, J. Stephen.Writer’s Digest Books, ©2007 426 p. $19.99Having written about biblical themes in some of his many previousbooks, Florida-based author Lang here explains the people, places, events,and phrases of the Bible that find their way into popular culture. Hepresents them alphabetically within sections of people, places, andthings; and words and phrases. There is no index or cross-referencing.BS445 2006-020112 978-0-934686-03-7IInn tthhee bbeeggiinnnniinngg;; bbiibblleess bbeeffoorree tthhee yyeeaarr 11000000 Title main entry. Ed. by Michelle P. Brown.Smithsonian Books, ©2006 360 p. $40.00 (pa)This oversized catalog (10.5x9.5″) was published to accompany an exhi-bition held at the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Galleryin Washington DC in collaboration with the Bodleian Library, U. ofOxford, the UK. It presents essays by scholars of medieval manuscriptson the making of early bibles, their transformation as they traveled fromthe east to west, the bible as a type of icon, and the history of earlyChristianity in the eastern Mediterranean. These themes are continued inthe presentation of the plates and entries of the exhibition itself.Art Book News Annual 2008–7–We're always delighted to hear from our readers. Contact us at (503) 281-9230 or 2005-034703 978-1-4051-0136-3TThhee BBllaacckkwweellll ccoommppaanniioonn ttoo tthhee BBiibbllee aanndd ccuullttuurree Title main entry. Ed. by John F. A. Sawyer. (Blackwell companions toreligion)Blackwell Publishing, ©2006 555 p. $149.95Offering readers a one-volume reference source about 21st- centuryapproaches to the Bible, this volume explores the ways the Bible hasaffected all the major social contexts where it has been influential:ancient, medieval and modern. The 30 articles are written by distin-guished specialists and are organized into sections on revealing the past,the nomadic text, the Bible and the senses, and reading in practice. Thearticles emphasize the multi- faceted nature of the Bible and its impacton the world and help to bridge the gap between specialist biblicalstudies and other disciplines, such as literature, art, music, history, the-ology, politics and psychology.BX290 2006-287476 978-0-521-81113-2EEaasstteerrnn CChhrriissttiiaanniittyy Title main entry. Ed. by Michael Angold. (The Cambridge history ofChristianity; v.5)Cambridge U. Pr., ©2006 722 p. $180.00The 24 chapters of this work present thoughtful discussion of the history,culture, and theology of the Byzantine, Russian, Armenian, Ethiopian,Coptic, and Syrian Christian churches, among others. Rather than fol-lowing a strictly chronological framework, the articles are thematic, withtreatment of such topics as art, liturgy, contact with the West, specific the-ological movements, and issues associated with being a minority religion.The final three articles are on contemporary issues, addressing theimpact on Russian Orthodox religion of emigration, communism’simpact, and modern spirituality in the Orthodox church. With articles bynoted scholars on issues, trends, and the history of the various lines ofEastern Christianity from earliest times through the present, this will bea useful reference to a wide range of readers, from the interested publicand students to the scholar. Angold is emeritus, Byzantine history, U. ofEdinburgh, Scotland.BX880 2006-019316 978-1-4051-1224-6TThhee BBllaacckkwweellll ccoommppaanniioonn ttoo CCaatthhoolliicciissmm Title main entry. Ed. by James J. Buckley et al. (Blackwell companionsto religion)Blackwell Publishing, ©2007 523 p. $149.95Why do some theologians relate Romantic understanding of religion tosubjectivity or even cultural relativism? How was the Black Deathperhaps offset by technological innovations that led to considerations offaith? Do not expect pat answers in this collection of 33 articles; each con-tains its own surprises and alternate insights. Contributors cover history,cultures, doctrines and practices in such topics as the worlds of the Oldand New Testaments, the early Church, the middle ages, the Reformation,modernity and post-modernity, cultures from the Holy Land to India,Africa, Europe, Great Britain and Ireland, Latin America, North America,Asia and Oceania, the practice of Catholic theology and the developmentof doctrine, God, creation and anthropology, Jesus Christ, Mary, theconcept of “church,” the liturgy and sacraments, moral theology, the endtimes, spirituality, institutions, the Holy See, ecumenism, inter-religiousdialog, art and literature, science and technology, and justice and peace.BX1973 978-0-85989-566-8TThhee aarrtt ooff tthhee bbooookk;; iittss ppllaaccee iinn mmeeddiieevvaall wwoorrsshhiipp ((rreepprriinntt,, 11999988))Title main entry. Ed. by Margaret M. Manion and Barnard J. Muir.University of Exeter Press, ©2006 337 p. $110.00Scholars based in Melbourne whose research focuses on medieval booksdesigned for use in public or private Christian worship, examine specificFrench, Italian, and Netherlandish books from the 14th to the early 16thcenturies. Most of the contributors are art historians, so illustrations anddecoration receive considerable attention. Eight color plates are included,along with many black-and-white reproductions. Distributed in NorthAmerica by The David Brown Book Co.BX2333 2006-016886 978-1-57003-630-9SSaaiinnttss aanndd tthheeiirr ccuullttss iinn tthhee AAttllaannttiicc wwoorrlldd Title main entry. Ed. by Margaret Cormack. (The Carolina lowcountryand the Atlantic world)U. of South Carolina Press, ©2007 280 p. $49.95Historians and scholars of religion from the US and Europe explorechanging images of specific saints and the societies that created thoseimages to suit varying psychic and social needs; and the nature of therelationship between holy persons, holy objects, and holy places. Amongtheir topics are St. Benedict the Moor from Sicily to the New World, thesearch for an American Marian cult in New Orleans, and the influenceof pilgrimage on artistic traditions in Medieval Ireland.BX2640 978-2-503-51528-1MMaannuussccrriippttss aanndd mmoonnaassttiicc ccuullttuurree;; rreeffoorrmm aanndd rreenneewwaall iinnttwweellfftthh cceennttuurryy GGeerrmmaannyy Title main entry. Ed. by Alison I. Beach. (Medieval church studies; 13)Brepols Publishers, ©2007 347 p. $81.00Derived from papers delivered during a 2002 conference held at themonastery of Admont in Steiermark, Austria, this volume presents tenscholarly papers on manuscripts, monks, nuns, and theology during aperiod of great change and rich philosophical thought. Among the papertopics are an overview by senior scholar Rodney Thomson (emeritus,history and classics, U. of Tasmania), the function of the illustrations inAdmont manuscripts, scholasticism at Admont, and the reception ofBernard of Clairvaux’s writings on the Song of Songs in 12th-centuryAustria. Three essays are devoted to aspects of women’s art and writingat Admont. Distributed in North America by The David Brown Book Co.BX4656 2007-003842 978-0-8109-9402-7PPaattrroonn ssaaiinnttss;; aa ffeeaasstt ooff hhoollyy ccaarrddss Calamari, Barbara and Sandra Di Pasqua.Harry N. Abrams, ©2007 159 p. $24.95This collection of holy cards, which Roman Catholics use to inspireprayer (or even just to collect and trade) includes beauties from theVictorian age along with more modern renditions. Here we find patronsaints for both brides and abandoned people, grandfathers, amputees,Algerians and Italians, those with AIDS and those who care for them, theblind, the lame, and those with cows. The photography is superb and thecaptions are sincere, giving Catholics and non-Catholics alike a com-fortable idea that perhaps they will not face strife, skating or working asan obstetrician alone.BX4700 2007-013001 978-0-87580-375-3IImmppeerriiaall ssaaiinntt;; tthhee ccuulltt ooff SStt CCaatthheerriinnee aanndd tthhee ddaawwnn ooffffeemmaallee rruullee iinn RRuussssiiaa Marker, Gary.Northern Illinois U. Press, ©2007 307 p. $42.00Drawing on the scholarship of gender and politics in late medieval/ earlymodern Europe and archival evidence, Marker (history, State U. of NewYork at Stony Brook) argues that the stage was set for Catherine Ibecoming Russia’s first officially crowned female ruler by veneration ofthe “masculine” qualities of St. Catherine. In making this overlooked con-nection, he discusses why this particular saint became linked to the legit-imacy of female rule in Russia, and profiles previous female rulers andCatherine II (the Great). Illustrations include Orthodox iconic images ofSt. Catherine and scenes from the life of Catherine I.BX4700 2006-049192 978-90-04-15503-9PPaarraabblleess;; BBeerrnnaarrdd ooff CCllaaiirrvvaauuxx’’ss mmaappppiinngg ooff ssppiirriittuuaallttooppooggrraapphhyy Brunn, Mette B. (Brill’s studies in intellectual history; v.148)BRILL, ©2007 344 p. $129.00Though he traveled much, Cistercian monk Bernard (1090-1153) nevervisited the Holy Land, so he was free to envision Jerusalem as he thoughtfit. Bruun (Centre for the Study of the Cultural Heritage of MedievalRituals, U. of Copenhagen) explains how his topography of the city wascomposed of a range of theologico-literary topoi and included such fea-tures as the Garden of Eden, Babylon, and the wilderness.Art Book News Annual 2008 –8–[...]... 978-90-04-15451-3 On the cusp of an era; art in the pre-Kusana world Title main entry Ed by Doris Meth Srinivasan BRILL, ©2007 402 p $228.00 No book has been produced before on pre-Kusana art, and Srinivasan (State U of New York-Stony Brook) attributes that to the fact that no fulllength study has been done of Kusana art as opposed to art done during the Kusana period—that pre-Kusana art would have preceded Contributors... Inuit art collection of E Daniel and Martha L Albrecht, based in the Heard Museum in Phoenix, is the subject of this handsome oversized (9.75x11.25″) catalog, which was published to accompany a traveling exhibition Expanding beyond description, the entries that accompany each work of art contain lengthy commentary by the work’s artist, making this an unusually rich resource for the contemporary art and... of Art displaying Navajo weavings from as many as four generations of artists from four families Five essays discuss tradition and ethnography, market and community, and principles of art as they apply to contemporary Navajo weaving, also offering perspectives from weavers and educators Color images are included among the essays, and the second part of the book comprises 19 plates accompanied by artist... the art of the book describe the workings of a scriptorium, the intellectual implications of frontispieces, and legacies; those ion th arts and artistic interchange include paper, pottery, poetry and motifs; and those on religion examine patronage of astrologers, Islamic conversion, religious diversity and the Mongol legacy of dynastic legitimacy The color and monochrome plates are well-chosen Art. .. Throughout, he details the trade, artistic, and political relations with the city’s neighbors Several sets of color plates present charters and works of art and architecture This is the paperback reprint of a hardback edition published by Saqi in 2003 Distributed in the US by Consortium DS36 2007-007207 1-4262-0092-7 Lost history; the enduring legacy of Muslim scientists, thinkers, and artists Morgan, Michael... (emerita, Marshall U., Huntington, West Virginia) has produced an impressive history, chronicling the artistic production in all media of Cherokee artists from the earliest examples to contemporary artists Organized chronologically and by media, Power describes in careful detail the development of artistic styles, objects’ use, the impact and influence of European settlers, and media and techniques... 978-0-7734-5547-4 A life of Frederick, Prince of Wales, 1707-1751; a connoisseur of the arts Vivian, Frances Ed by Roger White Edwin Mellen Pr., ©2006 497 p $139.95 The late art historian Vivian was undoubtedly motivated to research the life of Frederick, Prince of Wales, because of his reputation as a patron of the arts who sponsored artists who had immigrated to England, including Amigoni and Jean Baptiste Vanloo,... colleagues to think about effective ways to participate in movements to build community and create social capital and active citizen engagement in community and civic life Their topics include reasserting native narratives from a Powhatan place of power, archeology and community after the Loma Prieta earthquake in California, and race on the Illinois frontier Art Book News Annual 2008 CC175 2007-001955... cities, and people, as well as different styles of art and architecture, events, inventions, and political parties An approach that emphasizes society and daily life is present, and entries are included describing classes and class systems As is common in encyclopedias, the majority of the entries are biographical, with many entries devoted to composers, artists, and writers, as well as the more expected... western Europe, both Russia and Turkey are included The two world wars, their participants, victims, and long-term and farranching impacts are a predominent theme Many entries are biographies—of writers, artists, filmmakers, political figures, and thinkers Entries are included for individual countries and for some major cities, particularly where their history during this era was of widespread importance . the future of art, post-Hegelianreflections on the end of art and nature, abstract art, religion and themodernity of Hegel’s approach to art, the resulting. favored the creation of art and how they are missingtoday. 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