Jeffrey T. Schnapp
Within the framework of an overall theory of the cultural history of materials, this article reconstructs the role of tempered glass in the modernist imagination.
Reviewed by Ivan Gaskell
Just as there is no such thing as a private language, no artist—even one of the stature of Chris Burden—can play the art game alone.
Reviewed by Xiangnan Xiong
Freud’s domestic works affirmed traditional bourgeois lifestyle while incorporating features from a progressive vision of modern life.
What does it mean to "replace the government of persons by the administration of things?" And what do we do about all this paperwork?
Notes from the Field
Preserving ValueMiriam Clavir
In the early 1980s, a few years after I began working as the first conservator at the UBC Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver, Canada, I was asked to agree to a loan of pieces that would be handled and worn in a very non-museum environment...
Conservation MomentsPaul Stirton
We have invited conservators to think of a specific moment when their area of conservation underwent a radical change. This may have been due to a conference or publication, the development of new materials, the introduction of new equipment...
Painted Pomp: Art and Fashion in the Age of ShakespeareChristine Griffiths
Painted Pomp: Art and Fashion in the Age of Shakespeare
The Holburne Museum, Bath
26 January 2013–6 May 2013
West 86th Reviewed in the TLS
"Articles are meticulously referenced and supported by photographs and graphics. The result is both stylish and comprehensive. Of interest both to the expert and the amateur enthusiast,West 86th is a splendid addition to scholarship on material culture in all its facets."
The Material Record
What good is an archive anyway? An Oxford college principal's to decision to destroy the physical admissions records from its early years causes consteration. From the TLS blog.