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Walter Kaiser

Walter Kaiser was formerly Director of Villa I Tatti, the ­Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence. (October 2015)

Benozzo Gozzoli: The Journey of the Magi to Bethlehem; detail of the fresco on the east wall of the chapel of the Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence, circa 1460

A Conspiratorial Theory of the Renaissance

Must We Divide History into Periods?

by Jacques Le Goff, translated from the French by M.B. DeBevoise

The Ugly Renaissance: Sex, Greed, Violence and Depravity in an Age of Beauty

by Alexander Lee

October 22, 2015 issue

A Hero of Translation

Chasing Lost Time: The Life of C.K. Scott Moncrieff: Soldier, Spy, and Translator

by Jean Findlay

June 4, 2015 issue

Mark Rylance as Olivia in Twelfth Night

Shakespeare: A Brilliant Night in New York

Twelfth Night

a play by William Shakespeare, directed by Tim Carroll and produced by Shakespeare’s Globe, London, at the Belasco Theatre, New York City, November 20, 2013–February 16, 2014

February 6, 2014 issue

Giovanni di Paolo: The Creation of the World and the Expulsion from Paradise, 1445

An Astonishing Record of a Vast Collection

The Robert Lehman Collection

Metropolitan Museum of Art/Princeton University Press;

I. Italian Painting

by John Pope-Hennessy, assisted by Laurence B. Kanter

II. Fifteenth- to Eighteenth-Century Paintings

by Charles Sterling, Maryan W. Ainsworth, Charles Talbot, Martha Wolff, Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann, Jonathan Brown, and John Hayes

III. Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Painting

by Richard R. Brettell, Paul Hayes Tucker, and Natalie H. Lee

IV. Illuminations

by Sandra Hindman, Mirella Levi d’Ancona, Pia Palladino, and Maria Francesca Saffiotti

V. Italian Fifteenth- to Seventeenth-Century Drawings

by Anna Forlani Tempesti

VI. Italian Eighteenth-Century Drawings

by James B. Shaw and George Knox

VII. Fifteenth- to Eighteenth-Century European Drawings

by Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann, Mary Taverner Holmes, Fritz Koreny, Donald Posner, and Duncan Robinson

VIII. American Drawings and Watercolors

by Carol Clark

IX. Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century European Drawings

by Richard R. Brettell, Françoise Forster-Hahn, Duncan Robinson, and Janis A. Tomlinson

X. Italian Majolica

by Jörg Rasmussen

XI. Glass

by Dwight P. Lanmon and David B. Whitehouse

XII. European Sculpture and Metalwork

by Frits Scholten

XIII. Frames

by Timothy Newbery

XIV. European Textiles

by Christa C. Mayer Thurman

XV. Decorative Arts

by Wolfram Koeppe, Clare Le Corbeiller, William Rieder, Charles Truman, Suzanne G. Valenstein, and Clare Vincent

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March 7, 2013 issue

Caravaggio: The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist, 1608

Empathy

Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane

by Andrew Graham-Dixon

October 25, 2012 issue

Paul and Julia Child on their wedding day, September 1, 1946

Cooking Up a Storm

A Covert Affair: Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS

by Jennet Conant

August 18, 2011 issue

Maisie Houghton with her father, Francis Parker Kinnicutt, at her graduation from St. Timothy’s School, Stevenson, Maryland, 1958

Inside the Fortress

Pitch Uncertain: A Mid-Century Middle Daughter Finds Her Voice

by Maisie Houghton

A Voice from Old New York: A Memoir of My Youth

by Louis Auchincloss

March 24, 2011 issue

The view of Ponte Vecchio, from the Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence

Saving the Magic City

Florence 1900: The Quest for Arcadia

by Bernd Roeck, translated from the German by Stewart Spencer

December 3, 2009 issue

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