Contents


Irresistible El Greco

El Griego de Toledo [The Greek of Toledo] an exhibition at the Museo de Santa Cruz and other venues, Toledo, Spain, March 14–June 14, 2014

El Greco: Life and Work—A New History by Fernando Marías, translated from the Spanish by Paul Edson and Sander Berg

Speed in Life and Death

Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe an exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, February 21–September 1, 2014

Wyeth and the ‘Pursuit of Strangeness’

Andrew Wyeth: Looking Out, Looking In an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., May 4–November 30, 2014

Rethinking Andrew Wyeth edited by David Cateforis

Andrew Wyeth: A Spoken Self-Portrait by Richard Meryman, selected and arranged from recorded conversations with the artist, 1964–2007

Wildly Inventive Sigmar Polke

Alibis: Sigmar Polke, 1963–2010 an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, April 19–August 3, 2014; Tate Modern, London, October 1, 2014–February 8, 2015; and Museum Ludwig, Cologne, March 14–July 5, 2015

The Court of Courts

The Mother Court: Tales of Cases That Mattered in America’s Greatest Trial Court by James D. Zirin, with a foreword by Robert M. Morgenthau

The Mystery of the Great Piero

Piero della Francesca: Artist and Man by James R. Banker

Piero’s Light: In Search of Piero della Francesca: A Renaissance Painter and the Revolution in Art, Science, and Religion by Larry Witham

The Intense Afterlife of the Saints

Why Can the Dead Do Such Great Things? Saints and Worshippers from the Martyrs to the Reformation by Robert Bartlett

In Search of Sacred Time: Jacobus de Voragine and the Golden Legend by Jacques Le Goff, translated from the French by Lydia G. Cochrane

Contributors

Neal Ascherson is the author of The Struggles for Poland, The Black Sea, and Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.


Julian Bell is a painter and writer living in Lewes, England. His Van Gogh: A Power Seething will be published in early 2015. (December 2014)

Christopher Benfey is Mellon Professor of English at Mount Holyoke. He is the author, most recently, of Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay.

 
(October 2014)

Andrew Butterfield is President of Andrew Butterfield Fine Arts and the author of The Sculptures of Andrea del Verrocchio.
 (June 2014)

David Cole is the Honorable George J. Mitchell Professor in Law and Public Policy at Georgetown University Law Center. He is the author of several books, including The Torture Memos: Rationalizing the Unthinkable (2009), Less Safe, Less Free: Why America Is Losing the War on Terror (with Jules Lobel, 2007) and Enemy Aliens: Double Standards and Constitutional Freedoms in the War on Terrorism (2003).

Jeremy Denk is a concert pianist and MacArthur fellow.
 (June 2014)

Eamon Duffy is Professor of the History of Christianity at the University of Cambridge. His latest book is Saints, Sacrilege and Sedition: Religion and Conflict in the Tudor Reformations.
 (June 2014)

Martin Filler’s latest book, Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume II, has been long-listed for the 2014 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. Filler was born in 1948 and received degrees in art history from Columbia University. He has been a contributor to The New York Review of Books since 1985 and his writing on modern architecture has been published in more than thirty journals, magazines, and newspapers in the US, Europe, and Japan. His first collection of New York Review essays, Makers of Modern Architecture, was published in 2007. Filler is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He and his wife, the architectural historian Rosemarie Haag Bletter, live in New York and Southampton.

Jonathan Galassi is a translator of Eugenio Montale and Giacomo Leopardi. His most recent collection of poems is Left-Handed, and his novel, Muse, will be published next spring.
 (June 2014)

Tim Judah is a correspondent for The Economist. For The New York Review he has reported from, among other places, Afghanistan, Serbia, Uganda, and Armenia.

Michael Kimmelman is Chief Architecture Critic of The New York Times.
 (June 2014)

Margaret MacMillan is Warden of St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and author of The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914.
 (June 2014)

Colin McGinn is a philosopher whose books include The ­Character of Mind, The Problem of Consciousness, Consciousness and Its Objects, and The Meaning of Disgust.

 (April 2014)

Bill McKibben is Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College, and the author of The End of Nature, Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet and of the forthcoming Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist. He is also the founder of 350.org, the global climate campaign that has been actively involved in the fight against natural gas fracking.

Daniel Mendelsohn was born in 1960 and studied classics at the University of Virginia and at Princeton, where he received his doctorate. His essays and reviews appear regularly in The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Book Review. His books include The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million; a memoir, The Elusive Embrace; and the collection Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture, published by New York Review Books. He teaches at Bard College. His essay in the September 25, 2014 issue will appear as the introduction to a new translation of The Bacchae by Robin Robertson, to be published in September by Ecco.

Jed S. Rakoff is a United States District Judge for the ­Southern District of New York. (November 2014)

David Rieff is the author of A Bed for the Night: Humanitarianism in Crisis and At the Point of a Gun: Democratic Dreams and Armed Intervention.
 (June 2014)

Ingrid D. Rowland is a professor, based in Rome, at the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture. A frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, she is the author of The Culture of the High Renaissance: Ancients and Moderns in Sixteenth-Century Rome and The Scarith of Scornello: A Tale of Renaissance Forgery. She has also published a translation of Vitruvius’ Ten Books of Architecture and a history of Villa Taverna, the US ambassador’s residence in Rome. Her new book is From Pompeii: The Afterlife of a Roman Town.


Sanford Schwartz’s reviews have been collected in The Art Presence and Artists and Writers. (August 2014)

Michael Tomasky is a Special Correspondent for The Daily Beast and Editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas.

 (December 2014)

Helen Vendler is the Arthur Kingsley Porter University Professor in the Department of English at Harvard. Her most recent book is Dickinson: Selected Poems and Commentaries.
 (June 2014)