Art History Book and Catalogue Reviews
Excavating Egypt: Great Discoveries from the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London makes for a wonderful addition to the library of anybody interested in Egyptian art and archaeology. From beginning to end, the volume is extremely enjoyable and should occupy a special place in one's collection of recent publications on ancient Egyptian art and culture.
Forgotten Empire: The World of Ancient Persia
A review of the catalogue accompanying Forgotten Empire: The World of Ancient Persia, exhibited at London's British Museum to much critical acclaim.
The first reference of its kind, Forgotten Faces: A Window Into Our Immigrant Past is recommended reading for art historians seeking information on enamel portraiture, those who take an interest in threatened and/or vanishing art mediums and Americans with immigrant roots.
Raphael: From Urbino to Rome
An insightful review of the exhibition catalogue published to coincide with London's National Gallery's Raphael: From Urbino to Rome show.
Tutankhamun's Tomb (The Photographs of Harry Burton)
Susan J. Allen's richly illustrated narrative in Tutankhamun's Tomb: The Thrill of Discovery (The Photographs of Harry Burton) is followed by her tour-de-force 11-page presentation of the exhibition's images, complete with succinct individual descriptions. For those fascinated by the art and archaeology of Tutankhamun's tomb and its contents, this fact-filled slender volume is a true treasure.