Notes from the Field

  • Exhibition Notes
    Phyllida Barlow—tilt
    Ivan Gaskell
  • Book Review
    On Display: Henrietta Maria and the Materials of Magnificence at the Stuart Court
    Reviewed by Joanna Marschner

    The narrative of the life of Henrietta Maria, the youngest daughter of Henri IV of France, was charged politically from the moment of her birth in the Louvre in Paris in 1609.

  • Book Review
    The Manufacture des meubles de la couronne aux Gobelins under Louis XIV: A Social, Political and Cultural History
    Reviewed by Alden R. Gordon

    The craftsmen of the Royal Gobelins Factory have little independent identity in the history of the decorative arts, even though they were among the greatest practitioners of their day—and that was precisely what the French monarchy intended.

  • Book Review
    Making Magnificence: Architects, Stuccatori and the Eighteenth-Century Interior
    Reviewed by Phillip Lindley

    In October 1750, George Stone, the Archbishop of Armagh, accompanied by William and John Ponsonby, the Earl of Bessborough’s sons, made a hasty and unannounced visit to the Earl of Tyrone’s mansion…

  • Book Review
    Style and Seduction: Jewish Patrons, Architecture, and Design in Fin de Siècle Vienna
    Reviewed by Meghan Brandow Faller

    Stressing the differential, generational nature of Jewish patronage in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Elana Shapira tackles the complex question of Jewish self-identification as expressed through art, architecture, and design.

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