Contents


An Architecture of Perfect Imperfection

Lina Bo Bardi by Zeuler R.M. de A. Lima

Lina Bo Bardi: The Theory of Architectural Practice by Cathrine Veikos

Stones Against Diamonds by Lina Bo Bardi, translated from the Portuguese by Anthony Doyle and Pamela Johnston

How Memory Speaks

I Forgot to Remember: A Memoir of Amnesia by Su Meck, with Daniel de Visé

Memory: From Mind to Molecules by Larry R. Squire and Eric R. Kandel

Madness and Memory: The Discovery of Prions—A New Biological Principle of Disease by Stanley B. Prusiner, MD

The Alzheimer Conundrum: Entanglements of Dementia and Aging by Margaret Lock

The Answer to the Riddle Is Me: A Memoir of Amnesia by David Stuart MacLean

Contributors

Mary Beard is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge. Her most recent book is SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome.
 (July 2017)

John Cassidy is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author, most recently, of How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities.
 (May 2014)

Robert Darnton’s A Literary Tour de France: The World of Books on the Eve of the French Revolution was published in February. He is the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian Emeritus at Harvard. (June 2018)

Martin Filler’s Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume III: From Antoni Gaudí to Maya Lin, a collection of his writing on architecture in these pages, will be published in September. (May 2018)

Masha Gessen is the author of The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 2017. She is a staff writer at The New Yorker. (February 2018)

Michael Gorra’s books include Portrait of a Novel: Henry James and the Making of an American Masterpiece and The Bells in Their Silence: Travels through Germany. He teaches English at Smith.
 (March 2018)

Peter Green is Dougherty Centennial Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of Texas at Austin and Adjunct Professor at the University of Iowa. His books include The Hellenistic Age: A Short History and a translation of the Iliad. His translation of the Odyssey is forthcoming. (October 2017)

Jerome Groopman is the Recanati Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chief of Experimental Medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and a staff writer at The New Yorker. He is the coauthor, with Pamela Hartzband, of Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What Is Right for You. 
(June 2018)

Joshua Hammer is a former Newsweek Bureau Chief and Correspondent-­at-Large in Africa and the Middle East. His latest book is The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu and Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts. Travel for his story in this issue was supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. (April 2018)

Gregory Hays is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Virginia. (June 2017)

Tim Judah is a correspondent for The Economist. He has ­reported for The New York Review from, among other places, ­Afghanistan, Serbia, Uganda, and Armenia.
 (May 2017)

Rana Mitter is Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China and Director of the China Centre at Oxford University. His books include Forgotten Ally: China’s World War II, 1937–1945 and A Bitter Revolution: China’s Struggle with the Modern World. (December 2017)

Francine Prose is a Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bard. Her most recent book is the novel Mister Monkey. (December 2017)

David Shulman’s Freedom and Despair: Notes from the South Hebron Hills 
will be published in October. He is Professor Emeritus at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and was awarded the Israel Prize for Religious Studies in 2016. (June 2018)

Paul Starr is Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton and the author, most recently, of Remedy and Reaction: The Peculiar American Struggle over Health Care Reform.
 (May 2014)

Garry Wills, whose most recent book is What the Qur’an Meant: And Why It Matters, is the 2018 commencement speaker at Zaytuna College, the first accredited Muslim campus in America. (June 2018)