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West 86th: Volume 23, No. 2 (Fall–Winter 2016)


Editor’s Introduction
Paul Stirton

Introduction: The Medium before Modernism
Roland Betancourt


“God’s Wonder”: Marble as Medium and the Natural Image in Mosques and Modernism
Finbarr Barry Flood

Crystalline Aesthetics and the Classical Concept of the Medium
Patrick R. Crowley

The Icon’s Gold: A Medium of Light, Air, and Space
Roland Betancourt

Translated Text

Of the Architecture of the Future in Regard to the French Renaissance
César Daly, Rachel Julia Engler

Book Reviews

Gülru Necipoğlu and Alina Payne, eds., Histories of Ornament: From Global to Local
Matthew Rampley

Sean Silver, The Mind Is a Collection: Case Studies in Eighteenth-Century Thought
Katy Barrett

Heather Hyde Minor, Piranesi’s Lost Words
Robin Middleton

Mark Mussari, Danish Modern: Between Art and Design; Kjetl Fallan, ed., Scandinavian Design: Alternative Histories
Monica Obniski

Louise W. Mackie, Symbols of Power: Luxury Textiles from Islamic Lands, 7th–21st Century
Amanda Phillips

Exhibition Reviews

Věci a slova: Umělecký průmysl, užité umění a design v české teorii a kritice 1870–1970 / Things and Words: Art Industry, Applied Arts and Design in Czech Theory and Criticism 1870–1970
Rebecca Bell

Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear
Katie Faulkner

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