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Exhibition | Mirroring China’s Past

From the Art Institute of Chicago: Mirroring China’s Past: Emperors, Scholars, and Their BronzesArt Institute of Chicago, 25 February — 13 May 2018 Curated by Tao Wang Artist Unknown, Court Beauty, Qing Dynasty, Late Kangxi Reign, between...
From: Enfilade on 20 Feb 2018

New Book | Building Washington

From Johns Hopkins UP: Robert Kapsch, Building Washington: Engineering and Construction of the New Federal City, 1790−1840 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018), 384 pages, ISBN: 978  14214  24873, $70. In 1790, George Washington...
From: Enfilade on 19 Feb 2018

Exhibition | Canova’s George Washington

From the Frick: Canova’s George WashingtonThe Frick Collection, New York, 23 May 2018 — 23 September 2018Gypsotheca e Museo Antonio Canova, Possagno, 10 November 2018 — 22 April 2019 Curated by Xavier F. Salomon and Peter Jay Sharp...
From: Enfilade on 19 Feb 2018

New Book | The Beauty of Time

From Rizzoli: François Chaille and Dominique Fléchon, The Beauty of Time (Paris: Flammarion, 2018), 280 pages, ISBN: 978-2080203410, $85. Published in partnership with the prestigious Fondation Internationale de la Haute Horlogerie, this...
From: Enfilade on 17 Feb 2018

New Book | Imagining Qianlong

From Columbia University Press: Florian Knothe, Pascal-François Bertrand, Kristel Smentek, and Nicholas Pearce, Imagining Qianlong: Louis XV’s Chinese Emperor Tapestries and Battle Scene Prints at the Imperial Court in Beijing (2018), 84...
From: Enfilade on 16 Feb 2018

New Book | The Art of the Peales

Distributed by Yale UP: Carol Eaton Soltis, The Art of the Peales in the Philadelphia Museum of Art: Adaptations and Innovations (Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2017), 344 pages, ISBN: 978 0300229 363, $65. Active from the late 18th through...
From: Enfilade on 16 Feb 2018

Exhibition | Georges Michel: The Sublime Landscape

Now on view at the Fondation Custodia: The Sublime Landscape: Georges MichelMonastère Royal de Brou, Bourg-en-Bresse, 6 October 2017 — 7 January 2018 Fondation Custodia / Collection Frits Lugt, Paris, 27 January — 29 April 2018...
From: Enfilade on 15 Feb 2018

Podcast: C18th chat-up lines, with Dan Snow

Happy Valentine’s Day! To celebrate, a look back at my chat with Dan Snow about love, romance and sex in the 18th century, including some of my favourite historical chat-up lines & a bit of a swoon over Sharpe and/or Mr Darcy. Podcast link below:...
From: The History of Love on 14 Feb 2018

Exhibition | The Object of My Affection

Now on at the The Fitzwilliam: The Object of My Affection: Stories of Love from the Fitzwilliam Collection The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 30 January — 28 May 2018 Love is very much in the air in this exhibition, which contains objects alive...
From: Enfilade on 13 Feb 2018

New Book | Versailles et l’Europe

All essays are available for download as PDF files from ArtHistoricum.net: Thomas Gaehtgens, Markus Castor, Frédéric Bussmann, and Christophe Henry, eds., Versailles et l’Europe: L’appartement monarchique et princier, architecture,...
From: Enfilade on 12 Feb 2018

A new source for Shakespeare’s plays?

A page from the newly-discovered manuscript It’s always exciting when someone claims to have made a new discovery relating to Shakespeare and the writing of his plays. The sources of most of his work are well known: Geoffrey Bullough’s Narrative...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 12 Feb 2018

February 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette (February 11, 1768).“***Country Customers may be supplied as well by Letter as if present.” When his partner passed away, Nicholas Bowes placed...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Feb 2018

We Need Louise!

If you haven’t noticed, I’ve become a bit obsessed with the prospect of an exiled and extracted Phillips Library; even though I’m living through it, it’s still difficult for me to grasp how this could happen...
From: streets of salem on 8 Feb 2018

New Book: Leavitt-Alcántara, “Alone at the Altar”

Brianna Leavitt-Alcántara, Alone at the Altar: Single Women and Devotion in Guatemala, 1670-1870 (Stanford, 2018).
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 8 Feb 2018

A call to arms, for Mary Wollstonecraft!

Mary Wollstonecraft (1759–97) was a pioneering figure in the fight for women’s equality. So why no statue? She was a remarkable woman: a devoted friend and sister, a traveller, a single mother, a philosopher and a writer. She had groundbreaking...
From: The History of Love on 8 Feb 2018

Exhibition | Drawn to Greatness

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo, Scene of Contemporary Life: The Picture Show, 1791; pen and brown and black ink and wash over black chalk on paper,  11 5/16 × 16 5/16 inches (New York: Morgan Library & Museum, 2017.253) ◊  ◊ ...
From: Enfilade on 8 Feb 2018

New Book | Colouring the Caribbean

From Manchester UP: Mia Bagneris, Colouring the Caribbean: Race and the Art of Agostino Brunias (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2017), 272 pages, ISBN: 978-15261-20458, £75 / $115. Colouring the Caribbean offers the first comprehensive...
From: Enfilade on 7 Feb 2018

How to have a historically accurate lovers’ tiff

Some fiery couples just bloody love a good argument. In case you fall into this bracket, and want to get a bit creative while also appearing irresistibly historically accurate, look no further than this slang dictionary of the 1830s. Of course, it’s...
From: The History of Love on 6 Feb 2018

Heathen Earth by Kyle McGee (Punctum 2017)

Another gorgeous book by Punctum! [A copy-edited revision of this book review will appear in the journal Law and Literature] Kyle McGee, Heathen Earth: Trumpism and Political Ecology. Earth: Punctum, 2017 During the bleak anticipatory interim between...
From: The Bookfish on 4 Feb 2018

Samuel Chamberlain’s Salem I: Winter

Two notable architectural photographers of the twentieth century turned their lenses on Salem again and again: Frank Cousins (1851-1925) and Samuel Chamberlain (1895-1975). These men represent a continuum for me: Chamberlain picked up where Cousins left...
From: streets of salem on 4 Feb 2018

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