A Portrait of the Merchant as an Important Man
On a warm morning in April of 1478, Guiliano de Medici, the younger brother of the famous Lorenzo de Medici, was murdered in the crowded Duomo in central Florence. At the time, Florence […]
The Detroit Effect This month marks the 75th anniversary of Walker Evans book American Photographs. The collection of 87 images, selected by Walker himself from the larger exhibition at the Museum of Modern […]
When Syphilis Was Trés Chic Who didn’t have syphilis in Belle Epoque Paris? Nobody who was anybody — at least if you read Deborah Hayden’s book Pox: Genius, Madness and the Mysteries of Syphilis.
The disease had […]