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December 2021

Vol. 163 | No. 1425

Photography

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Editorial

Searching for utopia: from dinosaurs to the metaverse

Although the literal meaning of the word that Thomas More invented as the title for his celebrated book, published in 1516, is ‘no-place’, that has never stopped people searching for utopia. For one thing, ‘utopia’ is not the same as ‘heaven’, since it represents a better way of living on earth – for all that More conceived of his utopia as a place that did not exist he also located it in the newly discovered Americas.

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Dürer’s Journeys: Travels of a Renaissance Artist

The title given to the exhibition in its iteration at the Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum, Aachen,(1) where it was seen by this author, was Dürer was Here: A Journey becomes Legend. The ‘was here’ recalled the ‘fuit hic’ in Van Eyck’s signature on the Arnolfini Portrait (1434; National Gallery, London). 

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  • Nicéphore Niépce and the industry of photographic replication

    By Steffen Siegel
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  • Isabel Agnes Cowper: Official Museum Photographer

    By Erika Lederman
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  • Maria Ponti Pasolini’s photographic archive and architectural conservation in Rome

    By Dario Pasquini
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  • Ilse Bing at Glyndebourne

    By Philip Boot
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  • The ‘visual turn’ in copyright history and its relevance to art history

    By Elena Cooper
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  • A photograph of Ellen Terry by Julia Margaret Cameron

    By Adam Busiakiewicz
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  • Leonardo’s speaking picture: the ‘Salvator Mundi’ redivivus

    By Claire Farago
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  • Michel Laclotte (1929–2021)

    By Pierre Rosenberg
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  • Arnout Balis (1952–2021)

    By Elizabeth McGrath
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  • Strategy: Get Arts. 35 Artists Who Broke the Rules

    By Richard Calvocoressi
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  • I Gaddi da pittori a uomini di governo: Ascesa di una famiglia nella Firenze dei Medici (Biblioteca storica Toscana, ser. I, vol.79)

    By Jean K. Cadogan
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  • ‘A Marvel to Behold’: Gold and Silver at the Court of Henry VIII

    By Thierry Crépin-Leblond
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  • Tappeti orientali da Palazzo Pitti al Quirinale

    By Anna Contadini
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  • Casting the Parthenon Sculptures from the Eighteenth Century to the Digital Age

    By Eckart Marchand
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  • The Political Portrait: Leadership, Image and Power

    By Giuliana Pieri
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  • Why Cities Look the Way They Do

    By Barnabas Calder
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  • Boom Cities: Architect Planners and the Politics of Radical Urban Renewal in 1960s Britain

    By Barnabas Calder
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  • Dorothea Tanning: Transformations

    By Jennifer Mundy
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  • The House of Fragile Things: Jewish Art Collectors and the Fall of France

    By Richard Thomson
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  • Pre-Raphaelites: Drawings & Watercolours

    By Judith Bronkhurst
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  • Francis Bacon: Revelations

    By Rina Arya
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  • Il Rinascimento europeo di Antoine de Lonhy

    By Mireia Castano Martinez
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  • Botticelli: Artist and Designer

    By Alexander Röstel
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  • Dürer’s Journeys: Travels of a Renaissance Artist

    By Mark Evans
  • Titian’s Vision of Women

    By Paul Joannides
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  • Rembrandt’s Orient: West Meets East in Dutch Art of the Seventeenth Century Rembrandt in Amsterdam

    By Thomas Ketelsen
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  • Les Adam: La sculpture en héritage La sculpture en son château: Variations sur un art majeur

    By Elizabeth Saari Browne
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  • Romanticism to Ruin: Two Lost Works of Sullivan and Wright

    By Alexander Eisenschmidt
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  • Vivian Maier

    By Lisa Stein
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  • Sutapa Biswas: Lumen

    By Julie Hrischeva
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  • The Munch Museum (MUNCH), Oslo

    By Charles Saumarez Smith
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