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Alsace’s Dual Crowns: Eguisheim and Riquewihr

                View up Riquewihr’s central street, Rue de General de Gaulle (Photo P. Hunt 2016) By Patrick Hunt –  Those who love the best of Alsace know that although it is now part of France, it has been fought over...

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Burgundy’s Historic Wine Village, Vosne-Romanée

Vosne-Romanée  (Photo P. Hunt, 2015) By Patrick Hunt –  Vosne-Romanée may be known to many connoisseurs as the most exclusive wine village not only in the Côte-d’Or and perhaps all of Burgundy, but it is even more valuable...

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Father of Tuscan Archaeology: Winckelmann in Florence

Bronze Chimera of Arezzo, ca 400 BCE, Cosimo I Medici Estate, Archaeological Museum, Florence (photo P. Hunt, 2014)  By Andrea Gáldy –  WINCKELMANN, FIRENZE E GLI ETRUSCHI IL PADRE DELL’ARCHEOLOGIA IN TOSCANA, Archaeological Museum,...

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Imperium and Genius in the Pantheon of Rome

                               Dezgotetz 1695 Engraving of the Pantheon (image public domain) By Patrick Hunt –  Almost any informed list of the most famous historic buildings of the world will include the Pantheon of...

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Good Manners : Mannerism in Florence

Pontormo, Venus and Amor, 1533 By Andrea M. Gáldy – Maniera. Pontormo, Bronzino and Medici Florence, 24 Feb to 5 June 2016 at the Städel Museum, Frankfurt/Main curated by Bastian Eclercy, the department of Italian, French and Spanish...

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Alsace’s Dual Crowns: Eguisheim and Riquewihr

                View up Riquewihr’s central street, Rue de General de Gaulle (Photo P. Hunt 2016) By Patrick Hunt –  Those who love the best of Alsace know that although it is now part of France, it has been fought over though history, involuntarily changing nationalities four times in […]

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Burgundy’s Historic Wine Village, Vosne-Romanée

Vosne-Romanée  (Photo P. Hunt, 2015) By Patrick Hunt –  Vosne-Romanée may be known to many connoisseurs as the most exclusive wine village not only in the Côte-d’Or and perhaps all of Burgundy, but it is even more valuable historically as its name preserves its distant past. The Romans were indeed here with their legions planting […]

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Arezzo Chimaera (P. Hunt)

Father of Tuscan Archaeology: Winckelmann in Florence

Bronze Chimera of Arezzo, ca 400 BCE, Cosimo I Medici Estate, Archaeological Museum, Florence (photo P. Hunt, 2014)  By Andrea Gáldy –  WINCKELMANN, FIRENZE E GLI ETRUSCHI IL PADRE DELL’ARCHEOLOGIA IN TOSCANA, Archaeological Museum, Florence, 26 May 2016 to 30 January 2017. Catalogue available in Italian and in German: Barbara Arbeid, Stefano Bruni, Mario Iozzo (eds), […]

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Imperium and Genius in the Pantheon of Rome

By Patrick Hunt –  Almost any informed list of the most famous historic buildings of the world will include the Pantheon of Rome. Its longevity since the mid-second century is important but not the most important reason why; its grandeur and size are staggering, even more so when one one enters its vast interior dome. […]

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Good Manners : Mannerism in Florence

Pontormo, Venus and Amor, 1533 By Andrea M. Gáldy – Maniera. Pontormo, Bronzino and Medici Florence, 24 Feb to 5 June 2016 at the Städel Museum, Frankfurt/Main curated by Bastian Eclercy, the department of Italian, French and Spanish paintings before 1800. Catalogue available in English and German: Bastian Eclercy, ed. Maniera. Pontormo, Bronzino and Medici […]

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Mandalay’s Royal Palace Reconstructed: Lessons in Historic Preservation

Mandalay’s Golden Palace  (Image courtesy of Oway Agency, Myanmar) By Catherine Clover –  On a recent trip to Myanmar (Burma) I made a stop in the crossroads city of Mandalay. Linking the route from the south of the country in Yangon to the states of the north, in modern times the city has acted primarily […]

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Fig. 1   Reconstruction model of the Athenian Parthenon, facade and cella with the cult image of Athena Parthenos, 19th C, permanent loan by the Metropolitan Museum, NY, in Munich since 2005

Sleeping Beauties – Is there a Future for University Collections?

By Andrea M. Gáldy –  Imagine a present-day student being so happy with the education she or he received from the alma mater that the thank you note includes a huge drinking vessel in the form of a ship and made from gilded silver. Perhaps a little over-the-top but then those were different times and […]

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A New Baron Munchausen

By P. F. Sommerfeldt –  That far-fetched frolic of the rogue librarian Raspe, Adventures of Baron Munchausen has entertained many generations of readers since 1785, including the genius Terry Gilliam who made his peerless movie version in 1988, thereby introducing its wiles to modern cinematography, although often faithful to Gustave Doré’s 19th century illustrations. Gilliam is […]

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Roman wallpainting from the House of the Golden Bracelets, Pompeii (image courtesy of the Telegraph and British Museum)

Gardens of Pompeii as Roman Legacy

By Cher Stone Beall – Gardens are a vital part of urban Pompeii as perhaps the best known Roman city. From a distance the location of some of the gardens in Pompeii must have revealed themselves with treetops rising above walls encircling them. The gardens of Pompeii were spread throughout the ancient city, not unlike […]

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Bathsheba: Rembrandt’s Confession

  Patrick Hunt –  1  “In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king’s men and the whole Israelite army. They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained in Jerusalem.  2  One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on […]

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