Reviews online: (August-November 2003).

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BAUMGARTEN, LINDA. What Clothes Reveal: The Language of Clothing in Colonial and Federal America. Williamsburg, Va.: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, in association with Yale University Press, 2002. Reviewed by SUSAN RATHER.

BOZDOGAN, SIBEL. Modernism and Nation Building: Turkish Architectural Culture in the Early Republic. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2001. Reviewed by BERND NICOLAI.

BROWN, JOSHUA. Beyond the Lines: Pictorial Reporting, Everyday Life, and the Crisis of Gilded Age America. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002. Reviewed by SARAH BURNS.

CASSIDY-WELCH, MEGAN. Monastic Spaces and Their Meanings: Thirteenth-Century English Cistercian Monasteries. Turnhout: Brepols, 2001. Reviewed by NANCY WU.

CAVINESS, MADELINE H. Visualizing Women in the Middle Ages: Sight, Spectacle, and Scopic Economy. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001. Reviewed by CATHLEEN A. FLECK.

CRANSTON, JODI. The Poetics of Portraiture in the Italian Renaissance. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000. Reviewed by JOANNA WOODS-MARSDEN.

CORLEY, BRIGITTE. Painting and Patronage in Cologne, 1300-1500. Turnhout: Harvey Miller, 2000. Reviewed by DAVID S. AREFORD.

COX, JULIAN, AND COLIN FORD, WITH CONTRIBUTIONS BY JOANNE LUKITSH AND PHILIPPA WRIGHT. Julia Margaret Cameron: The Complete Photographs. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, in association with the National Museum of Photography, Film, and Television, 2003. Reviewed by GEOFFREY BATCHEN.

DANTO, ARTHUR C. The Abuse of Beauty: Aesthetics and the Concept of Art. Chicago: Open Court, 2003. Reviewed by PRISCILLA PATON.

EDGERTON, SAMUEL, AND JORGE PEREZ DE LARA. Theaters of Conversion: Religious Architecture and Indian Artisans in Colonial Mexico. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2001. Reviewed by ELLEN T. BAIRD.

FERGUSSON, PETER, AND STUART HARRISON. Rievaulx Abbey: Community, Architecture, Memory. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999. Reviewed by NANCY WU.

FORD, COLIN. Julia Margaret Cameron: A Critical Biography. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2003. Reviewed by GEOFFREY BATCHEN.


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