Contents


The Great Art of Embarrassment

Writing Home by Alan Bennett

The Madness of King George III a film directed by Nicholas Hytner. screenplay by Alan Bennett, based on his play The Madness of George III

The Madness of George III by Alan Bennett

Rags!

Fashioning the Bourgeoisie: A History of Clothing in the Nineteenth Century by Philippe Perrot, translated by Richard Bienvenu

Sex and Suits by Anne Hollander

The Afghan Amulet: Travels from the Hindu Kush to Razgrad by Sheila Paine

Fashion, Culture, and Identity by Fred Davis

The Empire of Fashion: Dressing Modern Democracy by Gilles Lipovetsky, translated by Catherine Porter, foreword by Richard Sennett

The Seated Sublime’

Italian Renaissance Architecture: Brunelleschi, Sangallo, Michelangelo—The Cathedrals of Florence and Pavia, and St. Peter’s, Rome 1994 The National Gallery, Washington, DC, December 18, 1994–March 19, 1995 an exhibition at the Palazzo Grassi, Venice, April 1–November 6,

The Renaissance from Brunelleschi to Michelangelo: The Representation of Architecture edited by Henry A. Millon, edited by Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani

The Architectural Drawings of Antonio da Sangallo the Younger and His Circle Vol. 1: Fortifications, Machines, and Festival Architecture edited by Christoph L. Frommel, edited by Nicholas Adams

San Pietro. Un progetto e un modello. Storia e restauro. Santa Maria del Fiore. Quattro modelli per il tamburo della cupola edited by Pier Luigi Silvan

Michelangelo at San Lorenzo: The Genius as Entrepreneur by William E. Wallace

Michelangelo Architect by Giulio Carlo Argan, by Bruno Contardi, translated by Marion L. Grayson

Leon Battista Alberti 10–December 11, 1994 catalog of the exhibition at the Palazzo del Te, Mantua, September, edited by Joseph Rykwert, edited by Anne Engel

Contributors

Anne Barton is a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. She is the author of Essays, Mainly Shakespearean.

Alfred Brendel is a pianist and author of several books of essays and poetry. His new book, A Pianist’s A–Z: A Piano Lover’s Reader, in which the text in this issue will appear, will be published in September.
 (July 2013)

Ian Buruma is the author of many books, including The Wages of Guilt: Memories of War in Germany and Japan (1995), The Missionary and the Libertine: Love and War in East and West (1996), Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance (2006), and Year Zero: A History of 1945 (2013). He is the Paul W. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and The New York Times, among other publications. His new book is a ­collection of essays from these pages, Theater of Cruelty: Art, Film, and the ­Shadows of War. His book Year Zero: A History of 1945 is now out in paperback.

Joseph Connors, the Director of the Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Villa I Tatti, Florence, writes on Italian Renaissance and Baroque architecture. He was formerly Director of the American Academy in Rome and professor of art history at Columbia.

Robert Hughes (1938–2012) was an art critic and television writer. In the award-winning documentary series, The Shock of The New, Hughes recounted the development of modern art since the Impressionists; in The Fatal Shore, he explored the history of his native Australia. Hughes’s memoir, Things I Didn’t Know, was published in 2006.

Diane Johnson is a novelist and critic. Her books include Lulu in Marrakech and Le Divorce. Her new book, Flyover Lives, was published in January 2014.

Murray Kempton (1917-1997) was a columnist for Newsday, as well as a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. His books include Rebellions, Perversities, and Main Events and The Briar Patch, as well as Part of Our Time. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985.

Frank Kermode (1919–2010) was a British critic and literary theorist. Born on the Isle of Man, he taught at University College London, Cambridge, Columbia and Harvard. Adapted from a series of lectures given at Bryn Mawr College, Kermode’s Sense of An Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction remains one of the most influential works of twentieth-century literary criticism.

Bernard Knox (1914–2010) was an English classicist. He was the first director of Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC. Among his many books are The Heroic Temper, The Oldest Dead White European Males, and Backing into the Future: The Classical Tradition and Its Renewal. He is the editor of The Norton Book of Classical Literature and wrote the introductions and notes for Robert Fagles’s translations of the Iliad and the Odyssey.

Brad Leithauser is a novelist, poet, and essayist. He lives in Massachusetts.

Hilary Mantel is an English novelist, short story writer, and critic. Her novel, Wolf Hall, won the Man Booker Prize in 2009.

Jack F. Matlock Jr. was US Ambassador to the Soviet Union between 1987 and 1991 and is the author of Autopsy on an Empire. He is George F. Kennan Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. (February 2000)

Alan Ryan’s On Tocqueville and On Marx were published this summer. He is a Visiting Professor of Philosophy at Stanford this year.