New Home for Chicago’s Seminary Co-Op Bookstore

Posted in books by Editor on August 13, 2010

From the Editor

I have put in a plug before for Chicago’s Seminary Co-Op Bookstore, but at a time when independent bookstores face an increasingly uncertain future, this Hyde Park gem is worth singling out again. On the eve of its 50th anniversary, plans were announced last month by the University of Chicago for the store to move toward the end of 2011 to a new location, less than a block away (even closer, incidentally, to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House).

If you never get around to visiting the present (or future) store (and that really would be a shame), you can still take advantage of the Sem Co-Op’s resources through its website — good for browsing and buying. “The Front Table,” which provides a virtual display of new titles, is updated each week, and the eighteenth century is often well represented. Take, for example, the selection for 8 August 2010:

The July Issue of ‘The Burlington Magazine’

Posted in books, journal articles, reviews by Editor on August 13, 2010

The Burlington Magazine 152 (July 2010); the issue concentrates on the eighteenth century with the following:


  • Todd Longstaffe-Gowan, “Mignard, the Marquise and Martinique: A West Indian Setting for a Masterpiece of ‘Grand Epoque’ Portraiture,” pp. 448-51.
  • Alden R. Gorden, “Sets and Pendants by J.-B.-M. Pierre and François Boucher in the Collections of Madame de Pompadour and the Marquis de Marigny,” pp. 452-60.
  • Deborah Gage, “The Chatsworth Vases: A Gift from Louis XV in 1768 to Henry Léonard Jean-Baptise Bertin,” pp. 461-63.
  • Wendy W. Erich, “Did Benjamin Franklin Invent Transferware?,” pp. 464-69.
  • Rosalind Savill, “A New Catalogue of French Porcelain in the Royal Collection,” pp. 470-73.


  • Christoph Martin Vogtherr, Review of Jean-Baptiste Deshays, 1729-1765 by A. Bancel, pp. 479-80.
  • Jonathan Scott, Review of Digging and Dealing in Eighteenth-Century Rome by I. Bignamini and C. Hornsby, p. 480.
  • Christopher M. S. Johns, Review of The Borghese Collections and the Display of Art in the Age of the Grand Tour by C. Paul, pp. 480-81.
  • Richard Rand, Review of Watteau to Degas: French Drawings from the Frits Lugt Collection by C. B. Bailey, S. Grace, and M. van Berge-Gerbaud, p. 482.
  • Chris Miele, Review of The Judicious Eye: Architecture against the Other Arts by J. Rykwert, p. 482.