5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on October 29, 2009
I've spent 40 yrs. in univ. teaching. I've read virtually everything Boime has published in book form, & after decades of studying art-crit. I've found Boime's work to be the single most useful, insightful, analytically informed discourse in published art-history that I've ever encountered--this judgment includes work by scholarly icons like Panofsky, too. The simple amount of knowledge of social & political history, & analytic acumen, that Boime appropriately & usefully brings to bear during his discussions of specific works of art is astonishing. Indeed, the books might function well as part of a profoundly historically oriented Political Science course (as opposed to the usual "Political Silence" classes delivered in U. S. schools).
1 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on October 18, 2007
Over three years ago I ordered Dr. Boime's third volume of the art series. The shipping date kept being delayed and after 2 years I cancelled the order. I then reordered the paperback book and today was told that it was no longer available. Has the manuscript been finished, the book published or all copies sold out? Howard McPherson, Moab