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Bewitched Girls and Seafaring Boys

These days I don’t have much time to read fiction in general, and I tend to avoid novels set in Salem in particular, but I’m always on the lookout for later nineteenth and early twentieth-century novels with alluring covers as part of my ever-increasing,...
From: streets of salem on 20 Sep 2017

New Book | Synagogues In Hungary, 1782–1918

Klein’s magnum opus was first published in Hungarian in 2011. It’s recently been translated into English. From the Central European Press: Rudolf Klein, Synagogues In Hungary, 1782–1918 (Budapest: Terc Press, 2017), 800 pages, ISBN:...
From: Enfilade on 19 Sep 2017

New Book | Turin and the British in the Age of the Grand Tour

Scheduled for November publication from Cambridge UP: Paola Bianchi and Karin Wolfe, eds., Turin and the British in the Age of the Grand Tour (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017), 506 pages, ISBN: 978  110714  7706, $135. The Duchy...
From: Enfilade on 18 Sep 2017

Exhibition | Making Beauty: The Ginori Porcelain Manufactory

Now on view at the Bargello: Making Beauty: The Ginori Porcelain Manufactory and Its Progeny of Statues La Fabbrica della Bellezza: La manifattura Ginori e il suo popolo di statue Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence, 8 May — 1 October 2017 The...
From: Enfilade on 17 Sep 2017

Exhibition | Luigi Crespi

Now on view at the Museo Davia Bargellini in Bologna: Luigi Crespi: Portraitist in the Age of Pope Lambertini Museo Davia Bargellini, Bologna, 15 September — 3 December 2017  Curated by Mark Gregory d’Apuzzo and Irene Graziani The Musei...
From: Enfilade on 16 Sep 2017

New Book | Robert Adam and Diocletian’s Palace in Split

From the ‘Grand Tour: Dalmatia’ project website: Joško Belamarić and Ana Šverko, eds., Robert Adam and Diocletian’s Palace in Split (Zagreb: Školska knjiga, 2017), 608 pages, ISBN 978  9537875  381...
From: Enfilade on 15 Sep 2017

Busy Bees

I know that bees are experiencing some serious challenges at the moment, but it seems to me that there are much more of them out there than in previous summers—at least in our region. I’ve encountered mini-swarms on rural walks in both New...
From: streets of salem on 14 Sep 2017

Cary’s survey of the high roads from London to Hampton Court

Covers south east portion of England. Roads are from London to: Hampton Court, Bagshot, Oakingham, Binfield, Windsor, Maidenhead, High Wycombe, Amersham, Rickmansworth, Tring, St. Albans, Welwyn, Hertford, Ware, Bishops Stortford, Chipping Ongar, Chelmsford,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 14 Sep 2017

What (Might Have) Happened

“It’s important that we understand what really happened. Because that’s the only way we can stop it from happening again.” Last year’s election of Donald Trump prompted me to write an open breakup letter to American political...
From: Michael Ullyot on 14 Sep 2017

Tales from the Archives: Of Dirty Books and Bread

As our loyal readers know, yesterday we celebrated our fifth birthday! We now have over 500 posts in our archives and over 120 pages for readers to sift through. What a wealth of knowledge on recipes from our wonderful contributors. However, with so much...
From: The Recipes Project on 12 Sep 2017

Damn Rebel Bitches: Women of the ’45

On the 30 September Maggie Craig will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of her classic book Damn Rebel Bitches: Women of the ’45. Damn Rebel Bitches takes a closer look at the roles women played in the Jacobite Rising of 1745 and the consequences...
From: Culloden Battlefield on 8 Sep 2017

How not to write your first book

Today at The Junto, Rachel Herrmann talks about the things she wishes she'd known before turning the dissertation into a book
From: The Junto on 7 Sep 2017

New Book | Bernardo De Dominici e le vite degli artisti napoletani

From Officina Libraria: Andrea Zezza, Bernardo De Dominici e le vite degli artisti napoletani: Geniale imbroglione o conoscitore rigoroso? (Milan: Officina Libraria, 2017), 112 pages, ISBN: 978 889976 5392, $30. Bernardo De Dominici (Napoli, 1683–1759)...
From: Enfilade on 7 Sep 2017

New Book | De Dominici, Vite de’ pittori, scultori ed architetti napoletani

From Bernardo De Dominici, Vite de’ pittori, scultori ed architetti napoletani, edited by Fiorella Sricchia Santoro and Andrea Zezza (Naples: Paparo, 2017), 5 vols., 3206 pages, ISBN: 9788899130336, $340.   ‘Stomachevole’,...
From: Enfilade on 7 Sep 2017

Wilton History Festival: the Countess of Pembroke and her circle

Just a brief post to say I will be speaking at Wilton History Festival on 17 September about the literary circle around Mary Sidney and the power of patronage. For those who don’t know, Mary Sidney was the younger sister Philip Sidney and is the...
From: Mathew Lyons on 6 Sep 2017

Exhibition | Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment

Jacques-Antoine-Marie Lemoine, Woman Standing in a Garden, 1783, black chalk and brush with gray wash on off-white laid paper; Antoine Vestier, Allegory of the Arts, 1788, oil on canvas; and Louis-Léopold Boilly, Conversation in a Park, oil on...
From: Enfilade on 6 Sep 2017

“Whose least part crackt, the whole does fly”: early views on Prince Rupert’s Drops

Honor is like that glassy Bubble That finds Philosophers such trouble, Whose least part crackt, the whole does fly, And Wits are crack’d to find out why. Samuel Butler, Hudibras, Part II, Canto II, lines 385-89. In the second part of Samuel Butler’s...
From: The Collation on 5 Sep 2017

A letter to a member of the Society for Encouraging the Art of Engraving

Contains three letters by Landseer on the scheme of patronage. Before p. 45 is a special t.p.: A second and third letter to a member of the Society for Encouraging the Art of Engraving / by John Landseer; with imprint as on first t.p. Author: Landseer,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 5 Sep 2017

New Book | Chinese Wallpaper in Britain and Ireland

From I. B. Tauris: Emile de Bruijn, Chinese Wallpaper in Britain and Ireland (London: Philip Wilson Publishers, 2017), 272 pages, ISBN: 978 17813 00541, £30 / $55. Chinese wallpaper has been an important element of western interior decoration for...
From: Enfilade on 5 Sep 2017

New Book | Wedgwood: A Story of Creation and Innovation

From Rizzoli: Gaye Blake-Roberts and Mariusz Skronski, with a foreword by Alice Rawsthorn, Wedgwood: A Story of Creation and Innovation (New York: Rizzoli, 2017), 304 pages, ISBN: 978 08478 60104, $60. Founded in 1759, Wedgwood has a deep heritage in...
From: Enfilade on 3 Sep 2017

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