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West 86th: Volume 24, No. 2 (Fall–Winter 2017)


Editor’s Introduction
Paul Stirton


Shoes, Writing: Unspeaking Writing in the Material Culture of Pre-Islamic Arabia and Early Islam
Sarah Mirza

“Robert Adam’s Neoclassical Chinoiserie”
David Pullins

“German Industriousness, German Spirit, German Energy, and German Persistence”: Habsburg Cultural Politics and the Moravian Design Museum
Matthew Rampley

Translated Text

International Rivalry in the Decorative Arts in the 1890s
Victor Champier, Alexander Watt, and Paul Stirton

Book Reviews

Florian Knothe, The Manufacture des meubles de la couronne aux Gobelins under Louis XIV: A Social, Political and Cultural History
Alden R. Gordon

Elana Shapira, Style and Seduction: Jewish Patrons, Architecture, and Design in Fin de Siècle Vienna
Magan Brandow-Fuller

Elena N. Boeck, Imagining the Byzantine Past: The Perception of History in the Illustrated Manuscripts of Skylitzes and Manasses
Benjamin Anderson

Niall Atkinson, The Noisy Renaissance: Sound, Architecture, and Florentine Urban Life
Lauren Jacobi

Jeffrey Ashcroft, Albrecht Dürer: Documentary Biography
Shira Brisman

Erin Griffey, On Display: Henrietta Maria and the Materials of Magnificence at the Stuart Court
Joanna Marschner

Daniela Bleichmar and Meredith Martin, Objects in Motion in the Early Modern World
Jennifer Nelson

Karen Livingstone, with Max Donnelly and Linda Parry, C. F. A. Voysey: Arts & Crafts Designer
Peter Stansky

Martha Drexler Lynn, American Studio Ceramics: Innovation and Identity 1940 to 1979
Sequoia Miller

Caroline Maniaque-Benton and Meredith Gaglio, eds., Whole Earth Field Guide
Haneen Rabie

Exhibition Reviews

Director's Choice, Prague: Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, Czech Republic
Pal Jelinek

Las apariencias engañan: Los vestidos de Frida Kahlo (Appearances Can Be Deceiving: The Dresses of Frida Kahlo): Frida Kahlo Museum, Casa Azul, Coyoacán, Mexico City
Katri Walker

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion: VIctoria and Albert Museum, London
Harriet Nelham Clark

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