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posted by CAA — Sep 16, 2016

Annie Borneuf reviews Kurt Schwitters: Space, Image, and Exile by Megan R. Luke. This “compelling study” of the German artist’s “largely neglected works of the 1930s and 1940s” draws on unpublished archival material to demonstrate how the artist arrived “at a new sculptural theory of space that pivots on the interchange between work and beholder.” Read the full review at

Trevor Stark discusses the Museum of Modern Art’s first digital-only publication, Picasso: The Making of Cubism, 1912–1914. The volume focuses on “the artist’s use of unorthodox materials and his development of new and still little-understood techniques for manipulating them,” and the “interactive hyperlink architecture” within the book opens up new possibilities for encountering Picasso’s work. Read the full review at

Amy R. Bloch reads Stefanie Solum’s Women, Patronage, and Salvation in Renaissance Florence: Lucrezia Tornabuoni and the Chapel of the Medici Palace. In this “stimulating book,” the author asks “whether or not laywomen commissioned significant paintings, sculptures, or buildings in the city during the fifteenth century” by focusing on a Fra Filippo Lippi altarpiece possibly commissioned by Lucrezia Tornabuoni. Read the full review at publishes over 150 reviews each year. Founded in 1998, the site publishes timely scholarly and critical reviews of studies and projects in all areas and periods of art history, visual studies, and the fine arts, providing peer review for the disciplines served by the College Art Association. Publications and projects reviewed include books, articles, exhibitions, conferences, digital scholarship, and other works as appropriate. Read more reviews at

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