Enfilade Turns Five, So Buy an Art Book (and have some ice cream)!

Posted in Member News, site information by Editor on June 22, 2014


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Here, after five years, 1056 subscribers, and 421,000 hits, I’m as excited as ever about what Enfilade has become, thanks to such loyal readers. Thank you!

If you’re reading this with any measure of kind-hearted gratitude, here’s what you can (I dare say should) do:

1) Join HECAA (Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art & Architecture). It’s quick and inexpensive—just $30 (only $5 for students)—with the money going to promote the field of eighteenth-century studies, much of it to graduate students at that. Or you can donate whatever amount you choose. Think your $3 doesn’t matter? Well, if all 312 of you visiting the site today gave that much, we would bring in close to a $1000. For an organization like HECAA, that’s enormous. Click here to join or contribute.

2) Buy an Art Book. If readers like you aren’t buying art books, then who do we expect will? So if you’ve not bought an art book within the past month, buy one today (and ‘no’, remainders, used books, and the like don’t count).

Thanks for reading; thanks for writing in with news to share.

–Craig Ashley Hanson

Image: Trade card of Negri & Wetten, Confectioners at the Pineapple, Berkeley Square. Print by Ignatius Fougeron, after Peter Babel, ca. 1799 (London: British Museum, D,2.1636). From the collection of Sarah Sophia Banks. Food historian Ivan Day writes about eighteenth-century ice creams with reference to Negri, and last summer Vic Sanborn provided a fine summary of Negri’s business, “The Pot and Pineapple and Gunter’s: Domenico Negri, Robert Gunter, and the Confectioner’s Art in Georgian London,” published at her ever interesting blog Jane Austen’s World.


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  1. Wendy Roworth said, on June 22, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Congratulations on the five-year anniversary of Enfilade!

  2. hecaatreasurer said, on June 22, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    When Craig Hanson speaks, people listen! So far this morning (10:40am EST), HECAA has had a record number of subscribers; I would be delighted to process more. If you are uncertain about your membership status, I am happy to do a quick check.

    Congratulations to Enfilade and many thanks to Craig!

    P.S. I bought my art book!

  3. Editor said, on June 24, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Thanks, Wendy, for the kind words of support. And, Jennifer, I’m thrilled to hear about the surge of payments! Warm thanks to everyone who clicked to donate 🙂


  4. Michael Yonan said, on June 26, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Indeed, thank you, Craig, for the superb job you do with Enfilade. It’s become an essential resource for our field.

    So I actually bought several art books yesterday, but there’s always more to be had!

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