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


Mary Beard is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge. Her Sather Lectures at the University of California, Berkeley, were published in June as Laughter in Ancient Rome: On Joking, Tickling, and Cracking Up.
 (October 2014)

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 is Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian Emeritus at Harvard. His latest book is 
Censors at Work: How States Shaped Literature.

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.

Masha Gessen’s new book, about Tamerlan and Dzhokhar ­Tsarnaev, is The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy. (June 2015)

Michael Gorra’s Portrait of a Novel: Henry James and the Making of an American Masterpiece (2012) was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography. His earlier books include After Empire: Scott, Naipaul, and Rushdie (1997) and The Bells in Their Silence: Travels Through Germany (2004). He has taught at Smith College since 1985, where he is now the Mary Augusta Jordan Professor of English. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, with his wife and daughter.

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 most recent book is The Hellenistic Age: A Short History. His translation of the Iliad is forthcoming.
 (March 2015)

Jerome Groopman is the Recanati Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief of Experimental Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He has published more than 180 scientific articles, is a staff writer at The New Yorker and, most recently, the coauthor with Pamela Hartzband of Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What Is Right for You.