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Number 15 December 2016

General papers

Diane Boze (Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma), ‘Creating history by re-creating the Minoan Snake Goddess’ 15/DB1

William Casement (Independent, Naples, Florida), ‘Were the ancient Romans art forgers?’ 15/WC1

Bente Kiilerich (University of Bergen), ‘Towards a “Polychrome History” of Greek and Roman Sculpture’ 15/BK1

Gregory P. A. Levin (University of California, Berkeley), ‘Critical Zen art history’ 15/GL1

Branko Mitrović (NTNU, Trondheim, Norway), ‘A Panofskyian meditation on free will and the forces of history: is humanist historiography still credible?’  15/BM2

Ludwig Qvarnström (Lund University), ‘The Jewish modernist: Isaac Grünewald in Bertel Hintze’s art history’  15/LQ1

 Baroque for a wide public


Michaela Marek and Eva Pluhařová-Grigienė (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), ‘Baroque for a wide public: Popular media and their constructions of the epoch on both sides of the Iron Curtain’  15/MPG1


Dubravka Botica (University of Zagreb), ‘Baroque in Croatia. Presentation of Baroque culture in Croatia in the socialist period’ 15/DBo1

Verity Clarkson (University of Brighton), ‘“The works themselves refute geographical separatism”: Exhibiting the Baroque in Cold War Britain’  15/VC1

Meinrad v. Engelberg (Technische Universität Darmstadt), ‘Baroque in the Federal Republic of Germany: The variety of narratives as reflected in exhibition projects’  15/MvE1

Noemi de Haro García (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), ‘Banal art history. Baroque, modernization and official cinematography in Franco’s Spain’  15/NdHG1

Ivan Gerát (Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava and University of Trnava), ‘The role of saintly personalities in popular discourses from around 1970 on Baroque artistic cultures’  15/IG1

Emilia Kłoda and Adam Szeląg (University of Wroclaw), ‘Ribald Man with a cranky look. The Sarmatian portrait as the pop-cultural symbol of the Baroque in Poland’  15/KS1

Krista Kodres (Estonian Academy of Arts and Tallinn University), ‘Scientific Baroque – for everyone. Constructing and conveying an art epoch during the Stalinist period in the Soviet Union and in Soviet Estonia’  15/KK1

Carol Herselle Krinsky (Emerita NYU), ‘Reception of the Baroque in US university textbooks in art history’  15/CHK1

Michaela Marek (Humboldt University, Berlin), ‘International exhibitions as an instrument of domestic cultural policy: how Baroque art came to be honoured in socialist Czechoslovakia’  15/MM1

Andreas Nierhaus (Vienna Museum), ‘Exhibitions on the Baroque as media of the construction of Austrian identities in the 20th century’  15/AN1

Lenka Řezníková (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in Prague), ‘Beyond ideology: Representations of the Baroque in socialist Czechoslovakia as seen through the media’  15/LR1

A Tribute to Donald Preziosi


Philip Armstrong (Ohio State University) and Jae Emerling (University of North Carolina, Charlotte), ‘Introduction: “The Preface of What You Shall Have Been”’  15/AE1

Philip Armstrong (Ohio State University), Jae Emerling (University of North Carolina, Charlotte), and Claire Farago (University of Colorado Boulder), ‘Interview with Donald Preziosi’  15/AEF1


Hayden White (Emeritus, University of California), ‘Modernism and the sense of history’  15/HW1


Daniel Bridgman (Smith College, Northampton, MA), ‘An art history of machines?’ 15/DBr1

Cynthia Colburn (Pepperdine University, Malibu, California), ‘Whose global art (history)?: Ancient art as global art’  15/CC1

Jae Emerling (University of North Carolina, Charlotte), “To betray art history”  15/JE1

Claire Farago (University of Colorado Boulder), ‘Stories fort/da my significant other’  15/CF1

Louise Hitchcock (University of Melbourne), ‘What does a transition mean?’  15/LH1

Paul Ivey (University of Arizona), ‘In gratitude’ 15/PI1

Preminda Jacob (University of Maryland Baltimore County ), ‘Spectres in storage: The colonial legacy of art museums’  15/PJ1

Amelia Jones (University of Southern California), ‘“I write four times…”: A tribute to the work and teaching of Donald Preziosi’  15/AJ1

Henrik Reeh (University of Copenhagen), ‘Encountering empty architecture: Libeskind’s Jewish Museum Berlin’  15/HR1

Anne Sejten (Roskilde University), ‘Art fighting its way back to aesthetics: Revisiting Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain’  15/AS1

Dan Smith (University of Arts London), ‘Deferring and materiality: Incomplete reflections on Donald Preziosi’  15/DS1

Ian Verstegen (University of Pennsylvania), ‘Is art history still a coy science?’  15/IV1


Donald Preziosi (Emeritus University of California, Los Angeles), Bibliography 15/DP1


Gail L. Geiger (Emerita University of Wisconsin-Madison), ‘Approaches and challenges to a global art history’: Circulations in the Global History of Art, edited by Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann, Catherine Dossin, and Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel, Studies in Art Historiography, Surrey, England and  Burlington, VT:  Ashgate, 2015. $109.95,  ISBN 978-1-4724-5456-0 hdbk, ISBN 978-1-4724-5737-0 ebk-PDF, ISBN 978-1-4724-5738-7 ebk-ePUB  Geiger 15/GG1

Ladislav Kesner (Masaryk University Brno and National Institute of Mental Health in Klecany),   ‘Exorcising the demons of collectivism in art history’: Branko Mitrović, Rage and Denials. Collectivist Philosophy, Politics, and Art Historiography, 1890-1947, University Park, Pennsylvania University Press 2015, 242pp., ISBN 978-0-271-06678-3, $89.95  15/LK1

Marco M. Mascolo (Independent, Italy), ‘From “bad” to “good”: Baroque architecture through a century of art historiography and politics’: Evonne Levy, Baroque and the Political Language of Formalism (1845-1945): Burckhardt, Wölfflin, Gurlitt, Brinckmann, Sedlmayr, 400 pp., 42 ills, Basel: Schwabe, 2015. ISBN 978-3-7965-3396-9, € 68 15/MM1

Branko Mitrović (NTNU, Trondheim, Norway), ‘A refutation of (post-) narrativism, or: why postmodernists love Austro-Hungary’: Jouni-Matti Kuukkanen, Postnarrativist philosophy of historiography, Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. 252 pp., AIAA 2015 edition (1 July 2015), ISBN-10: 113740986X, ISBN-13: 978-1137409867, £60.00  15/BM1

Andrei Pop (University of Chicago), ‘Bagley among the Germans’: Robert Bagley, Gombrich among the Egyptians and Other Essays in the History of Art, Seattle: Marquand Books, 2016, 208 pages, ISBN-10: 0692397140, ISBN-13: 978-0692397145, 150 ills, $60.00 15/AP1

Matthew Rampley (University of Birmingham), ‘A workshop of the mind’: Aby Warburg, Fragmente zur Ausdruckskunde, edited by Ulrich Pfisterer and Christian Hönes. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2015. Volume 4 of Aby Warburg: Gesammelte Schriften. 372 pages, ISBN-10: 3110374781, ISBN-13: 978-3110374780, £58.93  15/MR1

Matthew Rampley (University of Birmingham), ‘Fish, volcanoes and the art of brains’: John Onians, European Art: A Neuroarthistory. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2016. 320 pages. ISBN-10: 0300212798. ISBN-13: 978-0300212792. £40.50  15/MR3


Matilde Mateo (Syracuse University), ‘In Search of the origin of the Gothic: Thomas Pitt´s travel in Spain in 1760’: ‘En busca del origen del gótico: el viaje de Thomas Pitt por España en 1760’, Goya. Revista de Arte, published by the Fundación Lázaro Galdeano, No 292, 2003, 9-22. It is reproduced here in an English translation by kind permission of the Fundación Lázaro Galdeano and Goya. Revista de Arte.  15/MMa1


Ingrid Ciulisová (Institute of Art History, Slovak Academy of Sciences), ‘Dvořák’s Pupil Johannes Wilde (1891–1970)’ originally published in umění LX (2012), 101-8 15/IC1

Conference report

Matthew Rampley (University of Birmingham), Julius von Schlosser: aesthetics, art history and the book’, Report on the 150th Anniversary Conference on Julius von Schlosser, 6th and 7th October 2016: Julius von Schlosser (1866–1938), Internationale Tagung zum 150. Geburtstag, gemeinsam veranstaltet vom Kunsthistorischen Museum Wien und dem Institut für Kunstgeschichte der Universität Wien 15/MR2


Richard Woodfield (University of Birmingham), Review of: Uwe Fleckner and Peter Mack, The Afterlife of the Kulturwissenschaftliche Bibliothek Warburg: Volume 12 (Vortrage Aus Dem Warburg-Haus), Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter 2015, 250 pp., 52 ill. b/w, £29.99, ISBN-10: 3110438305, ISBN-13: 978-3110438307. Published in the Journal of Art Historiography’s blog, 11 June 2016 15/RW1.

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