Number 27 December 2022

Studies on the Cicognara Library, Part 2 of a series – Guest edited by Jeanne-Marie Musto (New York Public Library)

Jeanne-Marie Musto, ‘Introduction’ 27/JM1

Elena Granuzzo (Ca ‘Foscari University of Venice), ‘Leopoldo Cicognara and his library: Formation and significance of a collection (I)’ 27/EG1

Barbara Steindl (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Max-Planck-Institut), ‘Cicognara’s views on fifteenth-century sculpture in light of his art library’ 27/BS1

The Print in the Codex, Part 2 of a series – Guest edited by Jeanne-Marie Musto (New York Public Library)

Jeanne-Marie Musto, ‘Introduction’ 27/JM2

Silvia Massa (Kupferstich-Kabinett, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden), ‘From the reliure mobile to the Schraubband. Collecting and storing prints in adjustable albums at the Kupferstichkabinett in Berlin’ 27/SM1

Supplement: Digital Humanities for art history 2022 – Guest edited by Andrew Hopkins (Università degli studi dell’Aquila) suppl.

General papers

Øystein Holdø (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), ‘The Argan-Brinckmann polemic (1932–33) and the reception of Piedmontese Baroque architecture’ 27/OH1

Krista Kodres (Academy of Arts in Tallinn), ‘Revisioning Stalinist discourse of art: Mikhail Liebman’s academic networks and his social art history’ 27/KK1

Kamini Vellodi (Edinburgh College of Art), ‘On the question of a philosophical art history: philosophy, theory and thought’ 27/KV1

The young Hans Sedlmayr

Karl Johns (Independent), ‘The young Hans Sedlmayr’: Introduction to Sedlmayr translations 27/KJ3

 J v Schlosser, ‘Report on the Habilitation of Dr. Hans Sedlmayr’, trans. Karl Johns (Independent) 27/KJ4

Hans Sedlmayr, ‘History and the History of Art’, trans. Karl Johns (Independent) 27/KJ

Hans Sedlmayr,‘Obituary: Julius Ritter von Schlosser 23 IX 1866 – 1 XII 1938’, trans. Karl Johns (Independent) 27/KJ6

Letter from Otto Pächt to Meyer Schapiro concerning ‘national constants’ (1934) trans. Christoph Irmscher. Originally published in its original German with English translation by Christoph Irmscher in Karl Johns, ‘Austrian Art-Historical Method in the United States: Meyer Schapiro and Emil Kaufmann’, Ideas Crossing the Atlantic: Theories, Normative Conceptions and Cultural Images ed. Waldemar Zacharasiewicz and Christoph Irmscher, Sitzungsberichte der philosophisch-historischen Klasse, Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences Press, 2019, pp. 385-412. 27/KJ2


Karl Johns (Independent), ‘Georg Sobotka: bibliography and three translations’ 27/KJ7

Benedetto Croce, ‘A Theory of the Macchia’ trans. Ricardo De Mambro Santos (Willamette University) 27/RdMS1


Andrew Hopkins (Università degli studi dell’Aquila), ‘Not enough Baroque’, Review of: Helen Hills (Hg.), Rethinking the Baroque, Farnham, Ashgate 2011. Originally published in Kunstchronik. Monatsschrift für Kunstwissenschaft, Museumswesen und Denkmalpflege: Mitteilungsblatt des Verbandes Deutscher Kunsthistoriker. ISSN: 2510-7534: 27/AH5 (

Conference Report

Henrik Karge (Technische Universität Dresden), Sabine Frommel (École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris Sciences & Lettres Univerity) and Julia Walter (Technische Universität Dresden), ‘The history of architectural history. The genesis and development of a scientific discipline between national perspectives and European models’. Report on the international Symposium of the Technische Universität Dresden at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca in Rome, in cooperation with the École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris Sciences & Lettres Univerity 27/KFW1

Response to review

C. Oliver O’Donnell (Bilderfahrzeuge Research Group, Warburg Institute, University of London), ‘Art history and empiricism: a response to Ian Verstegen’s review of Meyer Schapiro’s Critical Debates27/OD1


Rafael Cardoso (Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro), ‘Towards a truly global art history’. Review of: 20th Century Indian Art: Modern, Post-Independence, Contemporary by Partha Mitter, Parul Dave Mukherji, Rakhee Balaram, London: Thames and Hudson 2022, 744 pp., heavily illustrated, £85.00, ISBN-10: ‎ 0500023328, ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0500023327. 27/RC1

Shana Cooperstein (Anne Arundel Community College), ‘Historicizing pose: the body in the modern era’. Review of: Emmelyn Butterfield-Rosen, Modern Art & the Remaking of Human Disposition, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2021, 352pp., $55.00 hdbk, ISBN: 9780226745046, $54.99 pdf & epub, ISBN: 9780226745183. 27/SC1

Jae Emerling (College of Arts +Architecture at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte), ‘Relays, signals, actuality:  a return to Focillon’. Review of: Annamaria Ducci, Henri Focillon en son temps. La liberté des forms, Strasbourg: Presses Universitaires de Strasbourg, 2021, 391 pp., 20 col. plates, 10 b. & w. illus, 26,00 €, ISBN 979-10-344-0079-9. 27/JE1

Birgit Hopfener (Carleton University in Ottawa), ‘Art that explores history: Reconceptualizing contemporary art’s historicity in the global framework’. Review of: Eva Kernbauer, Art, History, and Anachronic Interventions Since 1990, New York City: Routledge, 2022. 260 pp., 53 colour ills, ISBN 9780367763251, Open Access, hbk £120.00. 27/BH1

Karl Johns (Independent), ‘Schlosser redivus‘. Review of: Julius von Schlosser (1866-1938), Wiener Jahrbuch für Kunstgeschichte, vol, 66, 2021. 232 pp., 80 ills, Vienna: Böhlau Verlag, 70,00 €, ISBN: 978-3-205-21443-4. 27/KJ1

Elizabeth Mansfield (Penn State), ‘Field notes: contemporary art history as historiography’. Review of: Terry Smith, Art to Come: Histories of Contemporary Art, Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2019, 456 pp., 84 b. & w. illus., £92.00 hdbk, £25.99 pbk ISBN 9781478001942. 27/EM1

Branko Mitrović (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), ‘Art historians and their textual behaviour’. Review of: Sam Rose: Interpreting Art, London: UCL Press, 2022, 136 pages, 38 illustrations, ISBN: 978-1-80008-178-9. 27/BM1

Katarzyna Murawska-Muthesius (Birkbeck College, University of London), ‘Caricature, Salon criticism, laughter and modernity’. Review of: Julia Langbein, Laugh Lines: Caricaturing Painting in Nineteenth-Century France, London: Bloomsbury 2022, pp. 245, 43 col. plates and 46 b. & w. ills, ISBN 9781350186859, £ 85. 27/KMM1

Maartje Stols-Witlox (University of Amsterdam), ‘Changing images: reciprocity between nineteenth-century paintings conservation and art history’. Review of: Matthew Hayes, The Renaissance Restored. Paintings Conservation and the Birth of Modern Art History in nineteenth-century Europe, Los Angeles: Getty Conservation Institute, 2021, 208 pp., USD 65,00, ISBN 9781606066966 (paperback). 27/MSW1

Eva-Maria Troelenberg (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf), ’Rediscovering objects from Islamic Lands in Enlightenment Europe’. Review of: Rediscovering Objects from Islamic Lands in Enlightenment Europe, ed. by Isabelle Dolezalek and Mattia Guidetti, Studies in Art Historiography, New York and London: Routledge 2022, 188pp, 53 B/W Illustrations, £120, ISBN 9780367609474. 27/EMT1

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