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Florin Curta

This book provides a comprehensive synthesis of scholarship on Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages. The goal is to offer an overview of the current state of research and a basic route map for navigating an abundant historiography available in more than 10 different languages. The literature published in English on the medieval history of Eastern Europe—books, chapters, and articles—represents a little more than 11 percent of the historiography. The companion is therefore meant to provide an orientation into the existing literature that may not be available because of linguistic barriers and, in addition, an introductory bibliography in English.

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Edited by Constance Moffatt and Sara Taglialagamba

The second volume of Leonardo Studies explores a dual theme of nature and architecture, offering a wide-ranging overview of current Leonardo scholarship on these two abundant subjects. While Leonardo worked on his Treatise on Painting, he noted that understanding the physical properties of nature must precede individual projects of painting or designing buildings. The volume begins with the Trattato, and follows with physics, geology, painting that imitates architectural structure and vice-versa, and proceeds to architectural projects, questions of attribution, urban planning, and and the dissemination of Leonardo’s writings in the Trattato and its historiography. This impressive group of articles constitutes not only new research, but also a departure point for future studies on these topics.

Contributors are: Janis Bell, Andrea Bernardoni, Marco Carpiceci, Paolo Cavagnero, Fabio Colonnese, Kay Etheridge, Diane Ghirardo, Claudio Giorgione, Domenico Laurenza, Catherine Lucheck, Silvio Mara, Jill Pederson, Richard Schofield, Sara Taglialagamba, Cristiano Tessari, Marco Versiero, and Raffaella Zama.

Glorious Temples or Babylonic Whores

The Culture of Church Building in Stuart England through the Lens of Consecration Sermons

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Anne-Françoise Morel

In Glorious Temples or Babylonic Whores, Anne-Françoise Morel offers an account of the intellectual and cultural history of places of worship in Stuart England. Official documents issued by the Church of England rarely addressed issues regarding the status, function, use, and design of churches; but consecration sermons turn time and again to the conditions and qualities befitting a place of worship in Post-Reformation England. Placing the church building directly in the midst of the heated discussions on the polity and ceremonies of the Church of England, this book recovers a vital lost area of architectural discourse. It demonstrates that the religious principles of church building were enhanced by, and contributed to, scientific developments in fields outside the realm of religion, such as epistemology, the theory of sense perception, aesthetics, rhetoric, antiquarianism, and architecture.

Investigations in Medieval Stained Glass

Materials, Methods, and Expressions

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Edited by Brigitte Kurmann-Schwarz and Elizabeth Pastan

With many excellent books on medieval stained glass available, the reader of this anthology may well ask: “what is the contribution of this collection?” In this book, we have chosen to step away from national, chronological, and regional models. Instead, we started with scholars doing interesting work in stained glass, and called upon colleagues to contribute studies that represent the diversity of approaches to the medium, as well as up-to-date bibliographies for work in the field.

Contributors are: Wojciech Balus, Karine Boulanger, Sarah Brown, Elizabeth Carson Pastan, Madeline H. Caviness, Michael W. Cothren, Francesca Dell’Acqua, Uwe Gast, Françoise Gatouillat, Anne Granboulan, Anne F. Harris, Christine Hediger, Michel Hérold, Timothy B. Husband, Alyce A. Jordan, Herbert L. Kessler, David King, Brigitte Kurmann-Schwarz, Claudine Lautier, Ashley J. Laverock, Meredith P. Lillich, Isabelle Pallot-Frossard, Hartmut Scholz, Mary B. Shepard, Ellen M. Shortell, Nancy M. Thompson.

From Mythos to Logos 

Andrea Palladio, Freemasonry, and the Triumph of Minerva

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Michael Trevor Coughlin

From Mythos to Logos : Andrea Palladio, Freemasonry and the Triumph of Minerva explores how myth was used to encode architecture and frescoed interiors with insights that promote peace, freedom and kindness as ways of being in the world. The author, Michael Trevor Coughlin argues that Freemasonry took root in the Italian city of Vicenza as early as 1546, and that its precepts, conveyed through the intersection of myth and philosophy, were disseminated widely in buildings and images, as well as texts, prescribing tolerance and an understanding of the divine that exists in each and everyone.

Applied Arts in British Exile from 1933

Changing Visual and Material Culture

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Edited by Marian Malet, Rachel Dickson, Sarah MacDougall and Anna Nyburg

Yearbook Volume 19 continues an investigation which began with Arts in Exile in Britain 1933-45 (Volume 6, 2004). Twelve chapters, ten in English and two in German, address and analyse the significant contribution of émigrés across the applied arts, embracing mainstream practices such as photography, architecture, advertising, graphics, printing, textiles and illustration, alongside less well known fields of animation, typography and puppetry. New research adds to narratives surrounding familiar émigré names such as Oskar Kokoschka and Wolf Suschitzky, while revealing previously hidden contributions from lesser known practitioners. Overall, the volume provides a valuable addition to the understanding of the applied arts in Britain from the 1930s onwards, particularly highlighting difficulties faced by refugees attempting to continue fractured careers in a new homeland.

Contributors are: Rachel Dickson, Burcu Dogramaci, Deirdre Fernand, Fran Lloyd, David Low, John March, Sarah MacDougall, Anna Nyburg, Pauline Paucker, Ines Schlenker, Wilfried Weinke, and Julia Winckler.

Das Buch als Entwurf

Textgattungen in der Geschichte der Architekturtheorie. Ein Handbuch

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Edited by Dietrich Erben

In achtzehn Studien beschreiben die VerfasserInnen die Art des Redens sowie die Formen der bildlichen Mitteilungen über die Architektur und analysieren so die kommunikativen Bedingungen der Architekturtheorie. Erstmals werden in einem historischen Überblick von der Renaissance bis zur Gegenwart die verschiedenen Textgattungen wie Traktat, Dialog, Kommentar, Essay, Antikenpublikation, Ausstellungskatalog oder Architekturzeitschrift in ihrer Bedeutung als „Verträge“ zwischen den Autoren und dem Publikum in unterschiedlichen Gesellschaftskontexten systematisch untersucht.
Bei der Wahl einer bestimmten Textgattung handelt es sich nicht nur um eine wesentliche Entwurfsentscheidung von Seiten des Autors. In ihr bilden sich sowohl Traditionsbindungen als auch Innovationsschübe in der Architekturtheorie ab. Damit fungieren Textgattungen in der Architekturtheorie selbst als Agenten der Wissensproduktion, sie zeigen die kontinuierliche Weiterentwicklung und die Anpassung der Theorie an jeweils aktuelle Erfordernisse des Bauens an. Textgattungen befördern die Modernisierung der Architekturtheorie – dieser zentralen These widmet sich das vorliegende Handbuch.

Bayern, München

100 Jahre Freistaat. Eine Raumverfälschung

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Edited by Stephan Trüby, Verena Hartbaum, University of Looking Good and c/o now

Im Jahr 2018 feierte Bayern das hundertjährige Bestehen seines Freistaats; Zeit, sich an die Münchner Räterepublik und die sozialistischen Ursprünge dieses Landes zu erinnern; Zeit, die konservativen wie auch die emanzipatorischen Momente des Freistaates zu rekapitulieren; Zeit auch, die Raum- und Architekturproduktion Bayerns und seiner Hauptstadt München genauer unter die Lupe zu nehmen.

Bayern, München untersucht anlässlich des hundertjährigen Bestehen des Freistaats das Städtische im Ländlichen sowie das Ländliche im Städtischen – und entfaltet ein kulturgeschichtliches Panorama, das die Höhen und Tiefen des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts, das „Zeitalter der Extreme“ (Eric Hobsbawm), aus weiß-blauer Perspektive nachvollziehbar macht. Als Grand Tour durch die „Vorstufe zum Paradies“ (Horst Seehofer) aufgebaut, rücken auch vermeintlich abseitige Orte wie Dingolfing, Ingolstadt, Kaufbeuren-Neugablonz oder Schweinfurt in den Blick, ebenso die „Pyramiden Bayerns“, nämlich die Architekturen des Rhein-Main-Donau-Kanals. Spekulative Projekte, die an der „University of Looking Good“ und bei c/o now entstanden, betreiben „Raumverfälschungen“ (Gustav Landauer) gegen bayerische „Dahoamigkeiten“ – und Künstler und Freistaat-Experten wie Stephan Dillemuth, Thomas Meinecke, Michaela Mélian, Andreas Neumeister, Christopher Roth oder Hito Steyerl gewähren Einblicke in ein Bayern, München, die nicht zuletzt aktuelle Themen wie Rechtspopulismus und Separatismus um prononcierte Diskussionsbeiträge bereichern.

Pirro Ligorio’s Worlds

Antiquarianism, Classical Erudition and the Visual Arts in the Late Renaissance

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Edited by Fernando Loffredo and Ginette Vagenheim

Pirro Ligorio’s Worlds brings renowned Ligorio specialists into conversation with emerging young scholars, on various aspects of the artistic, antiquarian and intellectual production of one of the most fascinating and learned antiquaries in the prestigious entourage of Cardinal Alessandro Farnese. The book takes a more nuanced approach to the complex topic of Ligorio’s ‘forgeries’, investigating them in relation to previously neglected aspects of his life and work.

A Companion to Medieval Toledo

Reconsidering the Canons

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Edited by Yasmine Beale-Rivaya and Jason Busic

A Companion to Medieval Toledo. Reconsidering the Canons explores the limits of “Convivencia” through new and problematized readings of material familiar to specialists and offers a thoughtful initiation for the non-specialist into the historical, cultural, and religious complexity of the iconic city of Toledo. The volume seeks to understand the history and cultural heritage of the city as a result of fluctuating coexistence. Divided into three themed sections,- the essays consider additional material, new transcriptions, and perspectives that contribute to more nuanced understandings of traditional texts or events. The volume places this cultural history and these new readings into current scholarly debates and invites its readers to do the same.