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 Black Sea, Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland, and the novel Death of the Fronsac. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
 (April 2019)

Julian Bell is a painter based in Lewes, England. He is the author of What Is Painting? (January 2019)

Christopher Benfey is the Mellon Professor of English at Mount Holyoke. He is the author of five books about the American Gilded Age, including Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay: Reflections on Art, Family, and Survival (2012) and, most recently, IF: The Untold Story of Kipling’s American Years, published this month by Penguin.
 (July 2019)

Andrew Butterfield is President of Andrew Butterfield Fine Arts. He is the author of The Sculptures of Andrea del Verrocchio, among other books.
 (January 2018)

David Cole is the National Legal Director of the ACLU and the Honorable George J. Mitchell Professor in Law and Public Policy at the Georgetown University Law Center. His latest book is Engines of Liberty: How Citizen Movements Succeed. (October 2019)

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

Eamon Duffy is Emeritus Professor of the History of Christianity at Cambridge. His latest book is Royal Books and Holy Bones: Essays in Medieval Christianity. (April 2019)

Martin Filler’s most recent book is Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume III: From Antoni Gaudí to Maya Lin, a collection of his writing on architecture in these pages. (September 2019)

Jonathan Galassi’s most recent books are Muse, a novel, and Left-Handed, a volume of poems. (May 2017)

Tim Judah is currently a Fellow at the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen in Vienna. He has reported for The New York Review from, among other places, ­Afghanistan, Serbia, Uganda, and Armenia.
 (October 2018)

Michael Kimmelman is a longtime critic for The New York Times. A version of his essay in this issue will appear in the collection City Squares: Eighteen Writers on the Spirit and Significance of Squares Around the World, edited by Catie Marron and published in April by Harper.
 (April 2016)

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. His books include Philosophy of ­Language: The Classics Explained and Prehension: The Hand and the ­Emergence of Humanity. (June 2016)

Bill McKibben is the founder of 350.org and Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury. His new book is ­Falter: Has the Human Game Played Itself Out?

 (April 2019)

Daniel Mendelsohn is Editor-at-Large at The New York ­Review and Professor of Humanities at Bard. His new collection of essays, ­Ecstasy and Terror: From the Greeks to Game of Thrones, will be published in October.
 (April 2019)

Jed S. Rakoff is a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. (September 2019)

David Rieff is the author of At the Point of a Gun: Democratic Dreams and Armed Intervention and, most recently, The Reproach of Hunger: Food, Justice and Money in the Twenty-First Century. His new book, In Praise of Forgetting: Historical Memory and Its Ironies, will be published in May. (April 2016)

Ingrid D. Rowland is a Professor at the University of Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway. Her latest books are The Collector of Lives: Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art, cowritten with Noah Charney, and The Divine Spark of Syracuse. (September 2019)

Sanford Schwartz is the author of Christen Købke and ­William Nicholson.
 (May 2019)

Michael Tomasky is a Special Correspondent for The Daily Beast, the Editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, and a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. His new book is If We Can Keep It: How the Republic ­Collapsed, and How It Might Be Saved. (July 2019)

Helen Vendler is the Arthur Kingsley Porter University Professor in the Department of English at Harvard. Her latest book is The Ocean, the Bird, and the Scholar, a collection of her most recent essays. (October 2017)