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Anthony Grafton

Anthony Grafton teaches European history at Prince­ton. His most recent book is Inky Fingers: The Making of Books in Early Modern Europe. (November 2020)

Piero di Cosimo: Prometheus Fashioning the First Man, circa 1510–1515

The Ravishing Painting of Piero di Cosimo

Piero di Cosimo: The Poetry of Painting in Renaissance Florence

an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., February 1–May 3, 2015; and the Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, June 23–September 27, 2015

May 7, 2015 issue

Why Are Our Universities Failing?

The Faculty Lounges: And Other Reasons Why You Won't Get The College Education You Paid For

by Naomi Schaefer Riley

The Fall of the Faculty: The Rise of the All-Administrative University and Why It Matters

by Benjamin Ginsberg

The Chosen: The Hidden History of Admission and Exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton

by Jerome Karabel

Unmaking the Public University: The Forty-Year Assault on the Middle Class

by Christopher Newfield

Crossing the Finish Line: Completing College at America's Public Universities

by William G. Bowen, Matthew M. Chingos, and Michael S. McPherson

Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses

by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa

Education's End: Why Our Colleges and Universities Have Given Up on the Meaning of Life

by Anthony T. Kronman

Saving State U: Why We Must Fix Public Higher Education

by Nancy Folbre

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November 24, 2011 issue

‘Puzza, or the “the Chinese Cybele,” sitting on a lotus flower’; engraving by Bernard Picart from Religious Ceremonies and Customs of All the Peoples of the World, 1720s

‘A Jewel of a Thousand Facets’

The Book That Changed Europe: Picart and Bernard's Religious Ceremonies of the World

by Lynn Hunt, Margaret C. Jacob, and Wijnand Mijnhardt

Bernard Picart and the First Global Vision of Religion

edited by Lynn Hunt, Margaret Jacob, and Wijnand Mijnhardt

June 24, 2010 issue

Mourners from the tomb of John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy, by Jean de la Huerta and Antoine le Moiturier, 1443–1457

In a Fantastic, Lost World

The Mourners: Medieval Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy

an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, March 1–May 23, 2010; the Saint Louis Art Museum, June 20–September 6, 2010; the Dallas Museum of Art, October 3, 2010–January 2, 2011; the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, January 23–April 17,

The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry

an exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, November 8, 2008–February 8, 2009; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, March 2–June 13, 2010.

May 13, 2010 issue

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