Contents


The Rothschild Taste

The Rothschilds at Waddesdon Manor by Mrs. James de Rothschild

Personal Characteristics from French History by Ferdinand Rothschild

The Salon Doré from the Hôtel de la Trémoille edited by Martin Chapman

Paintings: The James A. de Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor by Ellis Waterhouse

Sculpture: The James A. de Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor by Terence Hodgkinson

Architecture and Panelling: The James A. de Rothschild Bequest at Waddesdon Manor by Bruno Pons

The Savonnerie: The James A. de Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor by Pierre Verlet

Sacred Stitches: Ecclesiastical Textiles in the Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor by Rachel Boak

Drawings for Architecture Design and Ornament: The James A. de Rothschild Bequest at Waddesdon Manor by Alastair Laing and others

Theatres of Life: Drawings from the Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor by Juliet Carey

A Rothschild Renaissance: Treasures from the Waddesdon Bequest by Dora Thornton

The Bombs in Boston

The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy by Masha Gessen

Long Mile Home: Boston Under Attack, the City’s Courageous Recovery, and the Epic Hunt for Justice by Scott Helman and Jenna Russell

The Renaissance of the Sultans

The Visual World of Muslim India: The Art, Culture and Society of the Deccan in the Early Modern Era edited by Laura E. Parodi, with a foreword by Richard M. Eaton

Sultans of Deccan India, 1500–1700: Opulence and Fantasy an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, April 20–July 26, 2015

The Lure of Life on the Missouri

Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River an exhibition at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, October 2, 2014–January 18, 2015; the Saint Louis Art Museum, February 22–May 17, 2015; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, June 17–September 20, 2015

Gaudí’s Great Temple

Sagrada Família: Gaudí’s Unfinished Masterpiece, Geometry, Construction and Site an exhibition at the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, City College of New York, September 29, 2014–May 8, 2015

Peter Doig: The Transformer

Peter Doig an exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland, November 23, 2014–March 22, 2015; and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark, April 17–August 16, 2015

Peter Doig an exhibition at the Palazzetto Tito, Venice, May 5–October 4, 2015

Contributors

Hilton Als is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the co­author, most recently, of Alice Neel: Uptown. He received the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism.
 (June 2017)

Julian Bell is a painter based in Lewes, England. A new, rewritten edition of his book What Is Painting? was published in October. (December 2017)

Christopher Benfey is Mellon Professor of English at Mount Holyoke. He is the author of Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay.
 (April 2017)

Elaine Blair is a regular contributor to The New York Review. (July 2017)

Christian Caryl is the Editor of the DemocracyPost blog at The Washington Post and the author of Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the Twenty-first Century. (November 2017)

William Dalrymple’s books include The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi 1857 and Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839–42. He is Codirector of the Jaipur Literature Festival.
 (November 2016)

James Fenton is a British poet and literary critic. From 1994 until 1999, he was Oxford Professor of Poetry; in 2015 he was awarded the PEN Pinter Prize. He is the author of School of Genius: A History of the Royal Academy of Arts and, most recently, Yellow Tulips: Poems, 1968–2011.
 (October 2017)

Martin Filler is the 2017 recipient of the Stephen A. Kliment ­Oculus Award, given by the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, for his architecture criticism, which has appeared in these pages since 1985.
 (August 2017)

Janet Malcolm is the author of Reading Chekhov: A Critical ­Journey, among other books. (June 2016)

Michael Massing, a former Executive Editor of The Columbia Journalism Review, frequently writes about the press.
 (January 2016)

Jed Perl’s Calder: The Conquest of Time, the first volume of his biography of the American sculptor, has just been published.
 (October 2017)

Thomas Piketty is Professor of Economics at the Paris School of Economics. He is the author of Capital in the Twenty-first Century. An earlier version of his article appeared in Le Monde (February 2016)

John Richardson’s four-volume Life of Picasso is due to be finished this year. (May 2016)

Ingrid D. Rowland is a Professor at the University of Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway. Her latest book is The Collector of Lives: Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art, cowritten with Noah Charney. (December 2017)

Sanford Schwartz is the author of Christen Købke and William Nicholson. (October 2017)

Mark Strand, who died late last year, was a poet and artist. He was named Poet Laureate of the United States in 1990 and he won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1999. (June 2015)

Michael Tomasky is a Special Correspondent for The Daily Beast and the Editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas. (November 2017)

Geoffrey Wheatcroft is the author of The Controversy of Zion, The Strange Death of Tory England, and Yo, Blair! (October 2016)