Sep 8, 2013

Horizon Magazine hardcover issues 1959 - 1977 table of contents

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Master Table Of Contents
Hard Bound Editions
September 1958 Vol I Num 1

Few early balloonists' flights attracted more attention than the one that carried Mrs. Letitia Ann Sage aloft from London in 1785 as the first Englishwoman to brave the skies.  Our cover painting, The Three Favorite Aerial Travellers, done that same year by J. F. Rigaud, presents the scene - with one major inaccuracy.  As shown here, Mrs. Sage's companions were Mr. George Biggin, a fellow passenger also on his first flight, and, resplendent in the uniform of the Honourable Artillery Company, the Italian aeronaut Lunardi, already famous as the first man to make an ascent in England.  At the last moment before take-off, though, pilot Lunardi found that the balloon would not lift all three together and so stayed behind and let his passengers soar away on their own.  They landed an hour later in a field at Harrow.  An article on ballooning begins on page 114.  The picture is reproduced courtesy of Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company.
Foreword3
Why Men Seek AdventureWilfred Noyce6
The Golden Age Of The Dutch RepublicC. V. Wedgwood14
A Memorandum: From Metternich To DullesWilliam Harlan Hale36
The Cult Of UnthinkRobert Brustein38
A Case Of Coexistence: Christendom And The TurksH. R. Trevor-Roper46
Man's Challenge: The Use Of The EarthJulian Huxley48
From The Shapely Form To A New Art FormD. M. Marshman, Jr.56
The Missing Mourners Of DijonFernand Aberjonois62
Genesis: A Portfolio Of Nature Photographs64
Igor Stravinsky Looks Back82
"Great Is Diana Of The Ephesians"Freya Stark85
Not A Palace But A Pill Factory88
The Perfect BeautyIrving Stone92
The World Of Wlter PaepckeMarquis W. Childs96
The Perils Of DrinkRaymond Postgate104
Living Art And The People's Choice108
When Man First Left The EarthPeter Lyon114
Sense And NonsenseGilbert Highet129
A Short History Of The Wheeled Vehicle146
On The Horizon: The Forward Look And A Backward GlanceOliver Jensen152
November 1958 Vol I Num 2
On his rearing charger, Jean de Bruges, the Lord of Gruthuyse, has lowered his visor to meet the Lord of Ghistelles in the famous tourney held at Bruges in 1392.  In memory of this event, King Rene of Anjou created his magnificent Livre des Tournois, whose illustrations are here presented with an article beginning on page 92.  Fortunately the book was preserved for posterity by Louis de Bruges, a descendant of Jean, who ordered two copies made and personally presented one to Charles VIII, King of France, in 1489.  Other copies were subsequently made, and the reproductions here are used from the parchment pages of French Manuscript No. 2692 in the Bibliotheque Nationale.
Andre Malraux: The Gods In ArtHenry Anatole Grunwald4
My Uninvited Collaborator: G. B. S.Hesketh Pearson18
Behind The Golden CurtainJoseph Wechsberg22
Out Of The Old Met, The NewNelson Lansdale28
In Revolt Against TogethernessWilliam Harlan Hale30
Frost In The EveningFrancis Russell34
A Chance Meeting On The American RoadOliver Jensen36
The Noble Houses Of Eighteenth-Century EnglandJ. H. Plumb38
The "Nothing" Plays And How They Have Grown On UsFrank Gibney62
The Blue MuseumC. W. Ceram And Peter Lyon66
An Arkansas Boyhood: Paintings By Carroll Cloar78
Peter UstinovSerrell Hillman82
Napoleon And The Femme FatalesMaurice Levaillant86
An Optical Eruption In Downtown New York90
The Sport Of KnightsJay Williams92
Love Among The RomansGilbert Highet108
Family AlbumBertha F. Beasely121
Christmas Gift SuggestionsOliver Jensen140
Richesse ObligeLucius Beebe148
January 1959 Vol I Num 3
The unknown lady on the Cover sat for this luminous portrait in the middle of the fifteenth century.  Her cone-shaped hennin is fastened with a velvet loop beneath her chin and pushed back to reveal the high, plucked forehead so much admired in her time.  Aloof and tranquil, she gazes obliquely at her painter, the Flemish master Petrus Christus.  The Painting, Portrait of a Young Girl, is in the Gemaldegalerie, Museum Dahlem, Berlin.  For an article on modern painting, see page 95.
The Flowering Of San FranciscoAllan Temko4
A Memorandum: From Horace Greely to John Hay WhitneyWilliam Harlan Hale24
Space And The Spirit Of ManArthur C. Clarke26
The Great Engineer: Isambard Kingdom BrunelL. T. C. Rolt32
The Mystery Of Mad MaggieGilbert Highet44
A New Music Made With A MachineDavid Randolph50
My World And What Happened To ItP. G. Wodehouse56
AngkorSantha Rama Rau60
An Interview With Ernest HemmingwayOn The Art Of WritingGeorge Plimpton82
Richard And SaladinAlfred Duggan86
The Future Of Machine CivilizationHarrison Brown92
Portraits In Our TimeEleanor C. Munro95
On Having My Portrait PaintedSomerset Maugham106
The Witch Of Beacon HillFrancis Russell108
Europe In Anguish: A Portfolio Of Posters112
The Tyranny Of The TeensWilliam K. Zinsser137
Eminent Men And Women140
Birth Of An Art Form144
March 1959 Vol I Num 4
The water color Personnages devant le Soleil by Joan Miro, the Catalan painter, shows a red sun in an infinite sky of white in front of which stand two enigmatic figures.  The exuberant Miro often uses elements of nature, the sun, moon, and birds in his "cosmic children's corner" described in an article by Pierrre Schneider on page 70.  The painting, done in 1942, is in a private collection in Basel, Switzerland.
Misuses Of The PastHerbert J. Muller4
Ten Authors In Pursuit Of One SubjectMalcolm Cowley14
The World's Most Daring BuilderAllan Temko18
A Memorandum: From Julius Caesar To Robert MososEric Larrabee26
The Two Worlds Of AlexanderC. A. Robinson, Jr.28
William Carlos Williams, M. D.Paul Engle60
The Rules Of Fashion CyclesDwight E. Robinson62
The Debut Of The Picture Interview68
MiroPierre Schneider70
What Not To See In EuropeJoseph Wechsberg82
The Tree Of CooleRobert Emmett Ginna86
"The Greatest Wit In England"Hesketh Pearson90
Ruth Orkin's New York96
When Forgery Becomes A Fine ArtGilbert Highet105
Shopping With KafkaJohn Keats110
The Dangers Of NonconformismMorris Freedman112
Her Revenge: A Short StoryMarcus Cheke129
Clouds On The Horizon133
The Elephant Of Paris136
May 1959 Vol I Num 5
It is Wednesday.  Baham Gur, the king of Iran, is paying his weekly visit to his Egyptian queen.  Gay and pleasure-loving, Bahram Gur married seven princesses of seven countries, built for each a castle of a different color.  Bahram Gur was given to vivid imagery: his red Russian queen of Tuesdays was a "honeyed apple, sweet and rosy-hued."  To his Roman arus (doll) of Sundays and the yellow castle he said: "The shops close at night; but you, seller of beauty, you must open your shop at night."  Bahram Gur lived in the fourth century before Christ.  This fragment of a manuscript, dated 1589, is an illustration for the poet Nizami's (1140-1203) Khamsa, and is in the Spencer Collection of the New York Public Library.  It shows the king and his Wednesday queen seated in a garden pavilion.  An article on gardens begins on page 24.
The Adventurous AngelsPeter Lyon4
The Future American Class SystemStimson Bullitt20
Gardens Since EdenNanFairbrother24
A Memorandum: From Seneca To Tennessee WilliamsGilbert Highet54
The Grand SeraglioMary Cable56
The Christian Spaceman - C. S. LewisEdmund Fuller64
Surprise In The Sahara70
Out Of The Gargoyles And Into The FutureWilliam Harlan Hale84
Wedgwood And His FriendsNeil McKendrick88
Is It true What The Movies Say About…William K. Zinsser98
The Cave Of TiberiusRobert Emmett Ginna102
The Gallic Laughter Of Andre FrancoisBen Shahn108
Bargaining In The Arab World136
July 1959 Vol I Num 6
One of the most celebrated paintings in the brilliant collection of old masters assembled by Isabella Stewart Gardner in Boston at the turn of the last century is The Rape of Europa by the great Venetian, Titian.  The full painting, of which this is a detail, is reproduced on pages 38-39.  It hangs (all 70 by 80 inches of it) in a heavy gold frame in the Titian Room in the unique museum at Fenway Court, which Mrs. Gardner left to her fellow Bostonians when she died in 1924.  The story of the acquisition of this masterpiece along with many others sought after by the original and redoubtable "Mrs. Jack" is told in this article "Mrs. Gardner's Palace of Paintings," beginning on page 26.
Metropolis RegainedGrady Clay4
A Bernstein SuiteHenry Anatole Grunwald16
A Memorandum: From Don Quixote To Francisco FrancoWilliam Harlan Hale24
Mrs. Gardner's Palace Of PaintingsNelson Lansdale26
The Theater Breaks Out Of Belasco's BoxWalter Kerr41
Where The Dance Enacts Daily Life49
"The Last Universal Man"H. R. Trevor-Roper56
The Square Roots Of ZenNancy Wilson Ross70
"The Dyskolos" Of MenanderTranslation byGilbert Highet78
ArlesAllan Temko90
The Fifth Need Of ManJohn Rader Platt106
Old Vaudevillians, Where Are You Now?June Havoc112
Those Strange Americans Across The HudsonThomas Griffith121
Domenico Gnoli's World Of FantasyNiccolo Tucci135
September 1959 Vol II Num 1
Carved at the start of the fifth century B.C. or earlier, this head of a helmeted warrior was on of many masterly early Greek sculptures to adorn now-ruined pediments of the temple of Aphaia on the island of Aegina.  All the surviving figures are now in the Glyptothek at Munich.  An article on page 30 on the meaning and adventures of the marbles introduces a sixteen-page portfolio of gravure reproductions.
The Dawn Of The "High Modern"Allan Temko4
The Expanding Universe At Old NassauCarlos Baker22
The Sudden End Of The RenaissanceH. R. Trevor-Roper28
The Glory Of An Isle Of GreeceGeoffrey Grigson30
The Hot-Tempered High CJoesph Wechsberg50
Peter And The WestConstantin Grunwald58
Mrs. Landon's HarpBernard Asbell86
Stiff CompetitionDrawings byPaul Flora92
An Interview With Larry RiversFrank O'Hara94
The Sixty-Two Curses Of Esarhaddon103
Dancers Of Ceylon106
Isak Dinesen: Master Teller Of TalesJean Stafford110
The Greatest Of Courtly LoversMorton M. Hunt113
The All But Lost art Of HandwritingWolf Von Eckardt124
November 1959 Vol II Num 2
"And for the drink-offering thou shalt present the third part of a hin of wine, of a sweet savour unto the Lord."  In an action of final libation resembling that prescribed for the Hebrews in Numbers 15:7, Nebamun, superintendent of sculptors in Egypt, pours wine on the sacrificial pile of animals and meal.  As if to insure his safe passage to the other world, the ritual is executed to perfection under the watchful eye of Nebamun's mother, the house-mistress, Thepu.  This Egyptian wall painting of the Nineteenth Dynasty is from the Tomb of the Two Sculptors near Thebes.  An article on current progress in the field ob Biblical archeology begins on page 4.
The Bible As Diving RodNelson Glueck4
The Wreck Of The Status SystemEric Larrabee20
Carol Reed Directs "Our Man In Havana"Robert Emmett Ginna26
The "New American Painting" Captures EuropeJohn Russell32
The Lost Minaret Of Jham42
Olivetti: A Man And A StyleKermit Lansner44
Allegra Kent52
The Persecution Of WitchesH. R. Trevor-Roper57
A Memorandum: Fromo Jonathan Swift To Cliff RobinsonWilliam Harlan Hale64
The Writer As The Conscience Of FranceRichard Gilman66
The Grand TourJ. H. Plumb73
Street FurnitureAda Louise Huxtable105
Love According To Madison AvenueMorton M. Hunt113
The Silent Traveller Draws The West129
January 1960 Vol II Num 3
In Tahiti the musical words Fatata te Miti mean "by the sea."  Paul Gauguin chose them as the title for the canvas of which this is a detail, and which he painted in 1892.  In it one encounters the blazing color and golden-skinned people that make up the enduring vision of the South Seas held by generations of Western travelers.  An article on the Dream of the South Seas begins on page 28, and is followed by a portfolio in gravure of some of Gauguin's greatest paintings of the area. Fatata te Miti is in the Chester Dale Collection at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
The Cultural Class WarEric Larrabee4
New Life In The Old Opera HouseWinthrop Sargeant12
Lifting The Federal FaçadeAllan Temko18
The Dream Of The South SeasJames Ramsey Ullman28
The Enigmatic Islands Of Paul GauguinMarshall B. Davidson32
Thucydides' WarM. I. Finley41
Zen TelegramsPaul Reps46
An Interview With Archibald MacleishDonald Hall48
The Education Of The Renaissance ManIris Origo57
Seven Keyboard InsurgentsJoseph Roddy74
The Pleasures Of The BastilleJ. Christopher Herold82
In Search Of ShylockWalter Kerr89
Picasso's LadyDavid Douglas Duncan97
Lytton Strachey's Proposal Of MarriageOliver Jensen106
In Introduction To The SitwellsPeter Quennell108
The Trove Of Pazyryk110
A Fabulous Visitor From FormosaBradford Smith113
The Natural History Of The MermaidRichard Carrington129
March 1960 Vol II Num 4
This pair of lovers caught in the act of fleeing, with drapery flying, from a sudden squall form the central images of the huge painting, The Storm, by Pierre Auguste Cot, reproduced in its entirety on page 60.  Painted in 1880 for the French Salon trade, it has belonged to theMetropolitan Museum of Art since 1887.  Although most of the once fashionable academic paintings of the nineteenth century remaining in museum collections have long since been relegated to basement storage.  Cot's "classical" tour de force occupies a place on a gallery wall.  An article about Salon paintings both in their prime and decline begins on page 52.
What Good Is TelevisionWalter Kerr4
From The Classic Earth6
Man's Way With The WildernessPaul Brooks12
The Start Of A Long Day's JourneyArthur And Barbara Gelb25
Timeless Teutons41
The Imaginary AudienceEric Larrabee46
From Salon To Cellar - And Back?John Canaday52
Life On The Educational Frontier70
The King Of Instruments ReturnsE. Power Biggs72
Pilgrim To The Holy MountH. F. M. Prescott81
Circle In The SquareRobert Hatch94
Philo-SemitismH. R. Trevor-Roper100
An Interview With Isamu NoguchiKatherine Kuh104
The Alexandrians Of Lawrence DurrellGilbert Highet113
Sociologists At WorkOliver Jensen122
The Comic History Of EnglandJohn Leech129
May 1960 Vol II Num 5
This bearded visage, crowned with thorns, is that of Achelous, great river god of the Greeks, as represented in an Etruscan pendant of the late sixth century B.C.  The work, belonging to the Louvre, is testimony to Etruscan mastery of the goldsmith's art and to the fact that the Etruscans adopted this deity, like so many others, from the Greeks.  The Etruscans and their arts are the subject of an article beginning on page 56.
Our Face To The WorldEric Larrabee4
The HousatonicPhotographs byHans Namuth10
A Memorandum: From Eleanor Of Aquitaine to Abagail Van Buren And Ann LandersMorton M. Hunt30
The Childhood Pattern Of A GeniusHarold G. McCurdy32
Where The Romans Enjoyed "Omnia Commoda"Lawrence Wright39
The Spectral Poets Of PittsburghWilliam Jay Smith42
The New WaveHenry B. Darrach49
In Search Of EtruscansRaymond Bloch56
Out Of A Fair, A CityAda Louise Huxtable80
A Passion For IvoryIvan T. Sanderson88
The Rampant FoxPeter Quennell96
An Eastern Art Goes WesternJames A. Michener102
How To Make The Round Table SquareKenneth R. Morgan115
Better English For The 1960's?119
Flora's Fauna Rise In RevoltDrawings byPaul Flora120
Their Names Are Writ In WebsterGilbert Highet126
Through The Ages In The Best Beds129
July 1960 Vol II Num 6
Using a palette of hot primary colors and his customary slashing brushwork, painter Richard Diebenkorn was trying to evoke on canvas the noonday glare of midsummer.  Ant the big, bold result, with its amusing hint of flags and bunting, is called - what else? - July.  Like two other San Francisco artists, David Park and Elmer Bischoff, Diebenkorn painted for several years in the abstract expressionist manner.  Now, with their styles loosened up and their colors ablaze, all three have abandoned the purely abstract to paint the human figure and the California landscape.  An article on this rising trio, together with a portfolio of their work in gravure, begins on page 16.  July is in the collection of Martha Jackson.
Privacy LostWilliam K. Zinsser4
The Coming Flood Of Pharoah's TemplesEtienne Drioton8
Figures To The ForeEleanor Munro16
Nature, Man And MiracleLoren Eiseley25
The Baroque AgeCarl J. Friedrich33
After Abundance, What?Eric Larrabee65
The Making Of A Master: Isaac SternTheodore H. White73
An Interview With Eero SaarinenAllan Temko76
Before The ArgoGeoffrey Bibby84
On Stage: George C. Scott, Coleen DewhurstGilbert Millstein92
Rapallo's ReflectionsPhotographs byArt Kane96
Was Socrates Guilty As Charged?M. I. Finley100
Creatures Of The Irish TwilightPortfolio by Morris GravesJohn Montague105
The Trojan Horseless CarriageOliver Jensen118
The Moment Of TruthPortfolio by John RombolaStephen White128
September 1960 Vol III Num 1
Napoleon Bonaparte, first consul of France, points the way south across the Alps at the head of forty thousand troops about to cross the Great Saint Bernard pass to descend upon the Austrian army.  "I would be painted calm and serene on a fiery steed" were his instructions to his court painter, Jacques Louis David, for this portrait done after the victory at Marengo in June, 1800, and now in a private French collection.  By loot and treaty, Napoleon's forces gained many of Italy's greatest paintings and sculpture for the new museum wings of the Louvre in Paris.  For a history of the Louvre and Napoleon's part in it, see page 57.
Why I Make MoviesIngmar Bergman4
The Coming Of The White ManAlan Moorehead10
Art By AccidentLeonard B. Meyer30
The Muse And The EconomyJohn Kenneth Galbraith33
Osborn's AmericansPortfolio by Robert OsbornRussell Lynes41
An Interview With Paddy ChayefskyNora Sayre and Robert B. Silvers49
The LouvreAllan Temko57
On Stage: Rick BesoyanGilbert Millstein86
On Screen: Lee RemickRobert Emmett Ginna88
Denmark's Royal BalletWalter Terry90
Frank Lloyd Wright's War On The Fine ArtsJames Marston Fitch96
La Vie Boheme On Central Park WestNelson Lansdale104
Theater: Laughter At Your Own RiskRobert Hatch112
Movies: Three Orphans And Their Patron SaintJean Stafford116
Books: Life Behind The IvyGilbert Highet117
Advertising: The Uses Of AdversityStephen White120
Twilight In The HammamFrancis Steegmuller125
Where Nothing Succeeds Like ExcessLesley Blanch129
November 1960 Vol III Num 2
When Benozzo Gozzoli painted this rapt little band of angels in 1459, he unhesitatingly gave them softly undulant robes, splendid wings, and the further support of rainbow clouds.  Not that he had ever seen an angel himself (how many mortals have?) - he was simply following a well-established convention.  How that convention grew up is discussed in an article, on page 26, on the iconography of heavenly beings.  Gozzoli's angels may be seen in the chapel of Palazzo Medici-Riccardi in Florence.
The Artful BankerPeter Lyon4
The Newest Invasion Of EuropeReyner Banham12
The Rout OF Classical TraditionHugh MacLennan17
An Iconography Of Heavenly BeingsGilbert Highet26
The Innocent Amusements Of Jean AnouilhGermaine Bree50
A Brilliance In The BushMary Cable56
The ArchpoetFrancis Russell66
A Memorandum: From H. L. Mencken To The President ElectWilliam Harlan Hale70
Navigator To The Modern AgeGarrett Mattingly72
On Stage: Ronny Grahm, Diahann CarrollGilbert Millstein84
Giving New Life To Old MusicRichard Murphy88
The Conquests Of Dr. RosenbachEdwin Wolf 2nd and John F. Fleming96
An Interview With Henry MooreDonald Hall105
Theater: This Blessed Plot, This Shakespeare In The ParkRobert Hatch116
Books: Only Yesterday: The Third ReichGilbert Highet119
Movies: War And Peace In Two Foreign FilmsJean Stafford121
Advertising: The Glass That Wasn't ThereStephen White123
Topolski's CoronationTimothy Green129
January 1961 Vol III Num 3
When the Chinese Nationalists left the mainland for Formosa in 1949, they took with them the vast Palace Museum Collection of art treasures.  A detail from one of the finest of several thousand paintings in the collection - Eight Riders in Spring, attributed to the tenth-century master Chao Yen - appears here.  Painted in ink and colors on silk, it shows a group of noblemen in colorful jackets riding through a palace courtyard.  The figure at the right, with whip raised, may be an emperor.  This is one of the Formosa paintings coming to America this year (see the article, with portfolio, beginning on page 14).  It appears inChinese Painting, a recent Skira Art Book.
The Secrets Of San MenNigel Cameron4
The Chinese Imperial Art TreasureJames Cahill14
Greatness In The TheaterTyrone Guthrie26
Ludwig's Dream CastlesMary Cable34
An Interview With George BalanchineIvan Nabokov and Elizabeth Carmichael44
The Historian's Struggle With ReligionArnold J. Toynbee57
The Art Of The HoaxGilbert Highet66
Homer's Age Of HeroesC. M. Bowra72
On Stage: David HurstMarybeth Weston100
The People's PalacesMarshall B. Davidson102
Theater: The Roaring Presence Of Brendan BehanRobert Hatch113
Movies: The Hindu TrilogyJean Stafford115
Books: Beer-Bottle On The PedimentGilbert Highet116
Advertising: The Sad End Of The Word "Fabulous"Stephen White119
A History Of ArtMichael Thaler120
The Vanishing BoffolaWilliam K. Zinsser122
The Wacky World Of Tomi UngererWilliam Cole128
March 1961 Vol III Num 4
Embodying the exotic grace of one of the few surviving island paradises of our time, a Balinese dancing girl appears in her ceremonial headdress, or galungan, before the camera of a visiting American, Ewing Krainin.  She is costumed for the legong, a religious pantomime accompanied by classical Balinese music and narration.  Her galungan is a jewel-studded crown made of leather dipped in gold and surmounted bysemodja flowers sacred to the Hindu religion.  Trained in the dance since early childhood and chosen for her beauty, she is no more than twelve.  An article by Snatha Rama Rau on Bali and other unruined retreats around the globe begins on page 20.
The Lotus And The RobotArthur Koestler4
New York's New Wave Of Movie MakersElizabeth Sutherland12
In Search Of ParadiseSantha Rama Rau20
Corbusier's CloisterCranston Jones34
The Theater Of Form And Anti-FormWalter Kerr42
The Knights Of The Maltese CrossEdith Simon48
On Stage: Leontyne PriceRichard Murphy72
On Stage: Gold And FizdaleJay S. Harrison74
PoussinPierre Schneider76
Books: The Bible Is Given New SpeechGilbert Highet94
Movies: Neo-Realismo RevisitedJean Stafford98
Advertising: Today's Temple Of TalentStephen White101
Theater: Human Beings And SubstitutesRobert Hatch102
Gargoyles For The Machine AgeJohn Canaday104
Voltaire: "He Taught Us To Be Free"Harold Nicolson114
Your Friendly FidvdiaryOliver Jensen120
Frasconi's Brio With A Book122
May 1961 Vol III Num 5
Eugene Delacroix was never more in his element of violent drama and intense color than when painting hisAbduction of Rebecca (1846), a masterly canvas inspired by Sir Walter Scott's romance Ivanhoe and that now hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Here the heroine, Rebecca, is seen at the moment when, amid the siege of the burning castle of Torquilstone in which she has been held prisoner, she is seized by the African slaves of the Templay Bois-Guilbert (at right) who has evil designs on her.  A survey of "The Romantic Revolt," including Delacroix's place in it, begins on page 58.
The Ugly AmericaPeter Blake4
About-Faced In PolandDore Ashton20
Evenings At The BridgeTerrence O'Donnell24
The Man Who Never Stopped PlayingDavid Cecil33
Monuments For Our TimeMarshall B. Davidson41
A Flourish Of Strumpets50
The Movies Make Hay With The Classic WorldPeter Green52
The Romantic RevoltHarold Nicolson58
An Interview With Eugene IonescoRosette Lamont89
On Stage: Anne Meacham, Miles DavisGilbert Millstein98
CamelotWilliam K. Zinsser102
Movies: Samurai, With Sword, Won't TravelJean Stafford114
Books: Our Man In PurgatoryGilbert Highet116
Advertising: No Deposit, No ReturnStephen White118
Escoffoer: God Of The GastronomesBernard Frizell120
July 1961 Vol III Num 6
When Francisco Guardi painted the piazza San Marco late in the eighteenth century (in a painting of which this is a detail), Venice had long since developed a way of life that was unique.  "It resembled," said the Italian historian Pompeo Molmenti, "the life of a great family that never left the house; the canals and calli were its corridors, the little squares its anterooms, and the larger squares its salons."  The problem of today's cities is to recover this intimate quality, as Lewis Mumford points out in his new book The City in History.  A pictorial treatment of the theme of Mumford's book, coupled with passages from it, begins on page 32.  Guardi's Piazza San Marco is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bequest of Mary Stillman Harkness, 1950.
The Dream Of ReasonRene Dubos4
At The Tip Of Cape CodRobert Hatch10
A Memorandum: From Thomas Jefferson To Dean RuskWilliam Harlan Hale30
The City In HistoryLewis Mumford32
A Prevalence Of DemonsFrank Getlein66
Blume's OakRobert Cowley70
The Madness At Monk's Place76
The Prince Of PatronsC. V. Wedgwood78
On Stage: Anna MoffoRichard Murphy96
On Stage: Stephen SondheimWilliam K. Zinsser98
"The Errand From My Heart"Winfield Townley Scott100
The Sand CastleOliver Jensen and Jerome Hill106
Lou Meyers's Philosophical Primer110
Books: Poor Winnie In Pooh-LatinGilbert Highet112
Theater: Arise, Ye Playgoers Of The WorldRobert Hatch116
Advertising: Would You Want Your Sister To Marry Rosser ReevesStephen White118
The Innocent Eye Of A Man Of GalileePaintings byShalom Moskovitz120
September 1961 Vol IV Num 1
While European Old Masters continue to cross the ocean to enter American museums and collections, contemporary American paintings in increasing numbers are finding comparable homes in Europe.  Such a one is Albert's Son by Andrew Wyeth, recently presented to the National Gallery in Oslo by a former United States ambassador to Norway, L. Corrin Strong.  Wyeth says that this study of a neighbor lad in Maine is "really a self-portrait of me as a kid."  On page 88, an interview with Wyeth introduces a color gravure portfolio of some of his leading paintings.
The Kennedy Look In The ArtsDouglas Cater4
A Memorandum: From Voltaire To The SpacemenWilliam Harlan Hale18
SicilyM. I. Finley and D. Mack Smith20
Gislebertus Hoc FecitFernand Aberjonois46
Making Something New Of traditionCranston Jones58
Come, Girls, Art Can Be Fun!Frank Getlein64
Seeing Spots?A painting byAlexander Liberman66
The House That Is More Than A HomeMary Cable68
On Stage: Edward AlbeeGeri Trotta78
On Stage: Carol BurnettRichard Boeth80
The Complete MusicianIrving Kolodin82
An Interview With Andrew WyethGeorge Plimpton and Donald Stewart88
Why The French Need ShakespeareJean-Louis Barrault102
Movies: The Sour Truth About The Sweet LifeJohn Simon110
Television: Culture In The Wee HoursStephen White113
Books: Uncommon Thoughts In A Common PlaceGilbert Highet114
The Battle Of The BardsDonald Hall116
Men Into MonumentsA Gallery byEdward Sorel122
November 1961 Vol IV Num 2
Paul Klee had the kind of innocent magic that could evoke a wistful human face from the simplest of geometric forms.  In Senecio he does it with circles for head and eyes, a straight line to suggest a nose, and two tiny rectangles where one would expect a mouth.  "It is not my task to reproduce appearances," he once wrote in his diary; "for that there is the photographic plate . . . but my faces are truer than life."  Senecio(now in the Kunstmuseum in Basel) was painted in 1922, a year or so after Klee had entered upon a happy decade of teaching at the Bauhaus in Germany.  This was the revolutionary school of design created by Walter Gropius; in its artistic ferment - to which Klee contributed - were born the ideas that have since influenced everything from advertising to architecture.  An article on the Bauhaus begins on page 58.
Picasso And His PublicAlfred Frankfurter4
The New Face Of BritainAlan Pryce-Jones14
Rooms For ImprovementNancy Mitford32
How Can Man Get Along Without War?Robert Ardrey38
Pavilions On The PrairieJohn Canaday42
Jules Feiffer's Wicked Eye And EarRussell Lynes48
Crawling ArnoldA Play byJules Feiffer49
The BauhausWolf Von Eckardt58
I Hear America Singing - AbroadWinthrop Sargeant76
Cardinal Mazarin's Farewell To His Paintings82
New Treasures From Sumer's Holy City84
The Illumination Of Jean FouquetMarshall B. Davidson88
Theater: The Terrifying Jean GenetRobert Hatch98
Radio: O For The Days Of Amos 'N' AndyStephen White102
Books: Henry Miller's Stream Of Self-ConsciousnessGilbert Highet104
The Two Spains Of Don QuixoteH. R. Trevor-Roper106
On Screen: Susannah YorkRobert Emmett Ginna114
On Screen: Jean-Paul BelmondoBernard Frizell116
Try "Massachusetts" On Your PianoGilbert Highet118
La Dolce ViaJames Marston Fitch120
January 1962 Vol IV Num 3
What mysterious portent has filled the Delphic Sibyl's wide-set eyes with wonder and apprehension?  We do not know, for at the moment of revelation she was transfixed forever on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and thus became part of the world's most famous work of art.  She is perhaps the most beautiful of the five pagan sibyls that Michelangelo incorporated in his stupendous fresco to symbolize pre-Christian intimations of divine truth.  Although the Sistine ceiling provides the overwhelming experience of any visit to the Vatican, it is only one of the marvels in that tiny state-within-a-city.  Many of these are described in an article by Alfred Werner beginning on page 22, which is accompanied by a portfolio of Vatican treasures by Skira.
Ford Moves In On The ArtsMartin Mayer4
Communications SatellitesArthur C. Clarke16
The VaticanAlfred Werner22
The Multiple Robert GravesPeter Quennell50
The Disappearance Of Don JuanHenry Anatole Grunwald56
After-Dark Satire Goes To TownH. E. F. Donohue66
Cave-Dwelling Carvers Of 5,000 Years AgoJean Perrot72
Floating Rocks And Flaming TubasJohn Canaday76
An Interview With Glenn GouldBernard Asbell88
Roads & InroadsBernard Rudofsky94
Total Revolution In The NovelRichard Gilman96
On Stage: Salome JensC. Robert Jennings102
On Stage: Warren BeattyWarren Miller104
Theater: The Persistence Of IbsenismRobert Hatch106
Movies: Jester Of The New WaveWarren Miller109
Books: Ladies Who Tell All, But AllWilliam Harlan Hale111
Advertising: Who Put The Alphabet Into The SoupStephen White112
"A Nice And Abstruse Game"Harold C. Schonberg114
A Pride Of ChessmenPhotographs byLee Boltin121
March 1962 Vol IV Num 4
Against a background of the glowing crimson that has since come to be know as "Pompeian red," a trembling woman waits for the blows of a lash.  This is no scene from the Marquis de Sade, nor even from Uncle Tom's Cabin, but a detail from one of the frescoes uncovered at Pompeii.  It reveals a little about pagan religious cults and a great deal more about the high state of painting in that luxurious Roman colony before it was buried in A.D. 79.  An article about the rediscovery of Pompeii and Herculaneum in the eighteenth century, and its effect on taste ever since, begins on page 42.
The Time Of ManLoren Eiseley4
The Trail Of The Splendid GypsyStanley Kauffmann12
The Simple Seer: Pierre BonnardPierre Schneider14
A Memorandum: From Adolf Hitler To A. J. P. TaylorWilliam Harlan Hale28
Avant-Garde Or Blind Alley?James Marston Fitch30
What Will The Robin Do Then, Poor Thing?Walter Kerr40
PompeiiNeil McKendrick42
The Coming Generation Of GeniusJohn Rader Platt70
Haydn: A Presence More Vivid Than EverJoseph Wechsberg76
In Print: John UpdikeRichard W. Murphy84
On Stage: Maureen ForresterJay Harrison86
The Judgements Of JoanCharles Wayland Lightbody88
A Little Flight MusicWilliam K. Zinsser100
The Never Repressible BeechamNeville Cardus102
Theatre: Where There Is Total InvolvementRobert Hatch106
Movies: From Red Banners To BalladsWarren Miller110
Channels: The Creative Man At WorkStephen White112
Paris PreservedA Portfolio byRonald Searle120
May 1962 Vol IV Num 5
The jockey with his invincibly English face is a detail from a larger canvas by George Stubbs (1724-1806), who is so well known for his portraits of horses as to obscure the fact that he painted their owners and handlers with equal directness, honesty, and lack of sentimentality.  He was, in fact, one of the best English painters of his time; and as such he was inevitably drawn into the orbit of the Royal Academy of Arts - although more as a satellite than as one of its great, wheeling planets like Reynolds, Gainsborough, or Lawrence.  An account of the founding of the R.A. and its once formidable role in English art, as well as its current decline, begins on page 56 and includes a portfolio in gravure of paintings by the artists mentioned above.  This detail from Antinous with his Jockey and Trainer is reproduced by courtesy of the Duke of Grafton, for whose family Stubbs painted it about 1764.
The Worlds Of Robert SherwoodJohn Mason Brown4
Water: The Wine Of ArchitectureAda Louise Huxtable10
The Man Iin The Ironic MaskBurton Hersh36
The Old World's Peculiar InstitutionM. I. Finley42
They All Add Up To ZeroThomas Meehan50
A Memorandum: From Freud To Norman Mailer, Et Al.William Harlan Hale54
The Royal AcademyJohn Russsell56
On Screen: Jean SebergRobert Emmett Ginna80
On Stage: David AmramAlan Rich82
The Rome Of AsiaJames Morris84
A Man Out Of SeasonJ. Bronowski and Bruce Mazlish88
A New American Poet Speaks: The Work Of A.B.96
J. D. Salinger: "He Touches Something Deep In Us"Henry Anatole Grunwald100
Sine By The SeaDrawings byMaurice Sine108
Theatre: The Hunt For HeroesRobert Hatch110
Books: Paris At Five O'ClockGilbert Highet113
Movies: Not By The BookHans Konigsberger116
Channels: Whatever Became Of Money?Stephen White118
The Sight That Music MakesA Portfolio byRobert Osborn120
July 1962 Vol IV Number 6
The pleasures of a day by the Seine were never more smilingly evoked than they are in this detail from Auguste Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party (1881).  As any visitor to France knows, the river often flows beneath leaden skies or through grimy industrial districts; but in the mind's eye one sees it only in the timeless afternoon of French impressionism, where the season is most often summer.  This is what the Seine owes to art.  What art, literature, and philosophy owe to the Seine is the subject of an article beginning on page 52, written by Pierre Schneider and illustrated with more paintings and the photographs of Henri Cartier-Bresson.  Renoir's Boating Party is in the Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.
New York's Monument To The MusesMartin Mayer4
Art Against The GrainFrank Getlein12
New Life Among The Ruins26
High Spirits In The TwentiesJohn Mason Brown32
Dostoevsky With A Japanese CameraDonald Richie42
On Stage: Zohra LampertCharles L. Mee, Jr.48
In Print: Jane JacobsEric Larrabee50
The Well-Loved RiverPierre Schneider52
The Tyranny Of TimeArthur C. Clarke80
Books: The Sound Of Hollow LaughterGilbert Highet89
Theatre: A Coming Talent Casts Its Shadow BeforeRobert Hatch91
Channels: Television Culture In Round NumbersStephen White94
Amateurs AllOliver Jensen96
Alfred Kazin: The Critic As CreatorRobert B. Silvers98
O Rare HoffnungDrawings byGerard Hoffnung104
All-Out In The DesertJohn Knowles108
Where Kursk And Kansas MeetMervyn Jones112
A Modern BestiaryPortfolio by Edward Sorel and Paul DavisIrwin Glusker120
September 1962 Vol V Num 1
This preliminary sketch by Marc Chagall, in vivid pictorial shorthand, sows one of the twelve stained-glass windows with which he created a crown of light for a new synagogue in Jerusalem.  Chagall's windows are a high-water mark of the current revival in the art of stained glass, which is described in an article beginning on page 22.
Man's First RevolutionJohn Pfeiffer4
Man's First MuralsJames Mellaart10
The Non-TeachersRobert Bendiner14
A Memorandum: From Empress Eugenie To Jacqueline KennedyWilliam Harlan Hale20
Through The Glass BrightlyWolf Von Eckardt22
Making A Cult Of ConfusionWalter Kerr33
Where Will The Books Go?John Rader Platt42
China Of The ChineseBrian Bake48
Architect's Hero: Louis KahnAlbert Bush-Brown57
In Print: Edward AdlerGilbert Millstein64
On Stage: Joan BaezJudith Milan66
The Man Who Cleaned Up ShakespeareE. M. Halliday68
When Islam Ruled IberiaGerald Brenan72
Child Of The Far FrontierWallace Stegner94
Artist From The OutbackAlan Moorehead96
An Invitation: Burgess Hill School105
Movies: The Art Of Going It AloneSaul Bellow108
Theatre: On Being Upstaged By SceneryRobert Hatch110
Books: History By Another NameGilbert Highet112
Channels: Two Cheers For MediocrityStephen White114
Come On Over And See For YourselfDrawings byWilliam Charmatz116
Encode Me, My Sweet Encodable YouWilliam K. Zinsser120
November 1962 Vol V Num 2
This portrait of Saint Jerome is from an especially handsome manuscript copy of his translation of Didymus Alexandrinus's De Spiritu Sancto.  The book was made in Italy for King Matthias Corvinus of Hungary, whose library in its time rivaled that of the Vatican.  After his death in 1490 the great collection began to break up, and in 1541 the bulk of it was seized by the Turks.  Since then, Corvinus books have been much sought after, but only two hundred forty-four can be accounted for.  Among them is De Spiritu Sancto, which is now in the Pierpont Morgan Library.  An article on the ways in which books have managed to survive the ravages of history begins on page 74.
Can Man Keep Up With History?Rene Dubos4
Calder En CampagneJean Davidson10
A Memorandum: To The President From The Secretary Of Arts And LeisureWilliam Harlan Hale18
An Oriental Palace For An English KingJ. H. Plumb20
Why Do Great Wars Begin?H. R. Trevor-Roper32
The Music Of FriendsJoseph Wechsberg42
The Passion According To Rouault48
Sotheby'sWilliam K. Zinsser58
On Stage: Matt TurneyBrock Brower68
Church With A TwistRussell Bourne70
The Wondrous Survival Of RecordsGilbert Highet74
Where Talent Is Tried And TestedCharles L. Mee, Jr.96
The Royal Gold Of Marlik Tepe100
On The Horizon105
Theatre: The Actors Studio Gooes LegitRobert Hatch106
Books: A Diary From The DepthsGilbert Highet108
Movies: Bunnel's Unsparing VisionSaul Bellow110
Channels: Abolish The Armchair AthleteStephen White112
Clouds On The Horizon114
… And Clearing Skies116
Long Form Short ShriftJohn Keats118
Mitosis By MartinDrawings byJerome Martin120
January 1963 Vol V Num 3
This golden winged bull, reproduced slightly smaller than its actual eight-inch height, was fashioned by a Persian artist in the fifth century B.C.  Though it had been borrowed from the earlier Mesopotamian civilizations, the bull became a favorite symbol of the new, virile kingdom founded by Cyrus the Great.  It was worked in gold and other precious metals to evoke the fertility of the flocks; sculptured on stone pillars, it became the warden of the palace gates.  For Persia's unique contribution to world culture, as it prepares to celebrate the 2,500th anniversary of the Empire, see page 40.
The Most Mysterious ManuscriptAlfred Werner4
Boston Chooses The FutureEric Larrabee10
What Next In Art?Irwin Glusker16
Revolt Against The West EndIrving Wardle26
An Apology For GluttonsPatrick Leigh Fermor34
In Print: John BarthRichard Murphy36
On Screen: Claudia CardinaleHerbert Mitgang38
Twenty-Five Centuries Of PersiaTerrence O'Donnell40
The Artist In Our TimeMurray Kempton73
And Now The Atonal Ad LibAlfred Frankenstein76
Is Oxford Out Of This World?James Morris82
A Pair Of Modern Masquers88
Mr. Eliot Revisits The Waste LandW. H. Armstrong92
PascalMorris Bishop94
On The Horizon105
Theatre: The Case For RepertoryRobert Hatch106
Books: Dreamer Of Light And DarkGilbert Highet109
Movies: The Mass-Produced InsightSaul Bellow111
Channels: Suds In Your EyeStephen White113
Mr. Zeckendorf And Architecture: A Communication115
Clouds On The HorizonOliver Jensen116
Don't Call Me; I Won't Call You EitherJohn Keats, et al.118
Jazz!Drawings byBob Gill120
March 1963 Vol V Num 4
This jeweled book cover is one of the many treasures of Venice originally commissioned for use in St. Mark's Cathedral.  The book it was made to enclose has disappeared, the only clue to its contents being the portraits of Christ and of the apostles surrounding Him.  Moreover, one of the apostles too has disappeared, to be inexplicably replaced by an angel, seen directly above Christ's head.  The binding, which dates from the tenth century, is gilded silver; rows of pearls and semiprecious stones outline its borders and the enameled medallions, which depict the holy figures in Byzantine style.  An article on the greatest treasure of the doges, Venice itself, begins on page 14. 
The Fifth EuropeEdgar Ansel Mowrer4
Great Confrontations I: Diogenes And AlexanderGilbert Highet10
By Venice PossessedJames Morris14
The Care And Feeding Of ArtistsHerbert Kubly26
On Screen: John FrankenheimerC. Robert Jennings34
On Screen: Shirley Anne FieldRobert Gutwillig36
Africa: The Face Behind The MaskBasil Davidson38
Whatever Became Of Persoonal Ethics?Louis Kronenberger60
In The Glow Of The Perfect PatronPeter Quennell62
From Eden To The NightmareHenry Anatole Grunwald72
At Home Across The AgesDrawings byPhilippe Julian80
The Poet In A Valley Of Dry BonesRobert Graves84
Bowling Goes BourgeoisRussell Lynes89
Aphrodisias: Atelier To The Empire96
Marisol's Mannequins102
On The Horizon105
Theatre: Laugh Now, Pay LaterRobert Hatch106
Movies: Adrift On A Sea Of GoreSaul Bellow109
Books: Greetings From Goethe's LandGilbert Highet111
Channels: The 21-Inch SmokescreenStephen White113
The Culture Of The Non-HotelJoseph Morgenstern115
A Theory Of The Coiffured Lasses118
Seal Oil And SoapstoneStonecut byNatsivaar120
May 1963 Vol V Num 5
During the 1870's Winslow Homer created an indelible image of bustled, hatted, and neatly shod young women strolling by the sea, but in this detail from On the Beachthe ladies have at last removed their shoes.  Homer was one of the first artists to discover the charms of eastern Long Island, but he went out there to paint the ocean; those who live there now - as the article on page 4 attests - paint anything but.  Thus do art and fashion change; today a bustle on the beach would draw more stares than a bikini.  The painting, one of Homer's most charming in the genre, dates from about 1870 and is in the Canajoharie (N.Y.) Library and Art Gallery.
Far Out On Long IslandWilliam K. Zinsser4
Can This Drug Enlarge Man's MindGerald Heard28
The Emperor's Monumental FollyMary Cable32
The New Look In ValhallaJoseph Wechsberg40
On Stage: Woody AllenCharles L. Mee, Jr.46
On Stage: Carmen De LavalladeRichard W. Murphy48
The Man Who "Destroyed" ParisWolf Von Eckardt50
Great Confrontations II: Leo The Great And AtillaC. V. Wedgwood76
Pretense On ParnassusRobert Graves81
An Address From The Class Of 1944 To The Class Of 1963Henry Anatole Grunwald86
Mondrian Is A Paper NapkinVicki Goldberg90
The Lord And The RegaliaSiriol Hugh-Jones92
On The HorizonEric Larrabee105
Theatre: Melodrama On BroadwayRobert Hatch106
Books: Liszt And ChopinGilbert Highet109
Movies: Love In Another CountryHans Konigsberger110
Channels: The Hershey BarStephen White112
See Manhattan While It Lasts: A Walking TourDrawings by John RombolaOliver Jensen116
July 1963 Vol V Num 6
In 1527 Sir Henry Guildford sat for the painter Hans Holbein the Younger, who had just come over to England from Basel.  The result confirms David Piper's observation, in his book The English Face, that "Holbein seems to have that purity of style through which a sitter appears to tell his own story, with a clarity that is a distillation of the truth."  Guildford was a man of parts, a friend not only of Henry VIII but of Sir Thomas More, and an acquaintance - or at least a correspondent - of Erasmus.  His superb portrait is now in the British royal collection, which is described by Oliver Millar, Deputy Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures, in an article beginning  on page 92.  (Reproduced by Gracious Permission of Her Majesty the Queen.  Copyright reserved.)
Philadelphia Plain And FancyNathaniel Burt4
Great Confrontations III: Mary Queen Of Scots And John KnoxH. R. Trevor-Roper28
The Assault On EnglishLincoln Barnett33
The Battle Of LepantoOliver Warner49
A Pair Of Designing FinnsRichard Moss62
The Literary Prize GameDavid Dempsey68
The Minister's Fatal Showplace: Vaux-Le-VicomteWilliam Harlan Hale76
Adult Prodigy: Orson WellesRobert Hatch84
The Queen's PicturesOliver Millar92
O Ye Daughters Of Sumer!Samuel Noah Kramer108
The Hidden, The Unknowable, The Unthinkable: An Essay On Sir Richard BurtonFawn M. Brodie110
Sheiks And Shebas, Dance No MoreFrancis Russell118
Letters From DenmarkDrawings byPeter Soederlund120
September 1963 Vol V Num 7
This Roman coin, bearing the image of Agrippina the elder, was minted in the reign of her son, the mad emperor Caligula (A.D. 37-41).  The inscription reads AGRIPPINA M F MAT C CAESARIS AVGVSTI (Agrippina, daughter of Marcus, mother of Caius Caesar Augustus).  A stong-willed lady, she made so much trouble over the mysterious death of her husband, the army commander Germanicus, tht the emperor Tiberius had her exiled to the island of Pandataria, where she starved herself to death at thirty-three.  The coin is a bronze sestertius, about the size of a silver dollar.  An article by Michael Grant on the high art of Roman coin portraiture begins on page 33.
God And The Bishop Of WoolwichA Selection From "Honest To God"John A. T. Robinson4
God And The Bishop Of WoolwichA Commentary On The ControversyDouglas Auchincloss8
The Stately Mansions Of The ImaginationJohn Maas10
Great Confrontations: Napoleon And AlexanderJ. Christopher Herold28
The High Art Of Portraiture On Roman CoinsMichael Grant33
Martinet Or Martyr: Captain BlighWilliam Goldhurst42
How They Live And Die In NaplesPhotographs by Herbert ListVittorio de Sica49
A Diller, A Dollar, A Very Expensive ScholarJacques Barzun60
The Eternal Dance Of IndiaNigel Cameron64
They Kept The Old Flag FlyingGeoffrey Bocca74
Golden SardisGeorge M. A. Hanfman82
Back To The NudeJohn Canaday90
The Sorry State Of HistoryJ. H. Plumb97
Mr. _____ Builds His Dream House102
The Epic Of ManDrawings byFernando Krahn108
November 1963 Vol V Num 8
Under his heavy crown, the heavy-lidded eyes of Justinian look out at us from the walls of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy.  He was the greatest of the Byzantine rulers, and his portrait is, appropriately, one of the greatest examples of Byzantine art.  An article on Byzantium begins on page 4.
Byzantium: The Other Half Of The WorldPhilip Sherrard4History
Great Confrontations V: Cortes And MontezumaJ. H. Elliott92History
Magpie's Nest In A London MansionPeter Quennell72Art And Architecture
Side-Street, Or Shopping With Sivard84Art And Architecture
Obeying The LawEscapist photographs byJohn Drake110Art And Architecture
The Enigmatic UrnNeil McKendrick63Archaeology
Shapes From The Ancient Earth66Archaeology
Tyrone Guthrie: The Artist As Man Of The TheatreRobert Hatch35Theatre
Poetry's False FaceRobert Graves42Poets And Writers
A Seizure Of LimerickConrad Aiken100Poets And Writers
In The Light Of The SunArthur C. Clarke48The Changing World
Poker And American CharacterJohn Lukacs56The Changing World
From "Bully" To "Vigah": Notes On An Important ImageArchie Robertson68The Changing World
The Perils Of LeisureDennis Gabor102The Changing World
How To Buy A TubaJames J. Faran, Jr.97Bass Note
Winter 1964 Vol VI Num 1
The innovative French painter Edouard Manet adored all things Spanish, a passion that survived even a visit to Spain itself (he was revolted by the food and the dirt).  His Torero Saluting, however, was painted in Paris, and the torero is his brother Eugene dressed up in the traditional "suit of lights."  The painting is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929.  The H. O. Havemeyer Collection).  An article on Edouard Manet and his world begins on page 84.
The Year OneM. I. Finley4History
The King And UsArchie Robertson18History
Manet: The Reluctant RevolutionaryJohn Canaday84Art and Archaeology
The Rock Monastaries Of CappadociaPatrick Leigh Fermor66Art and Archaeology
Francis BaconLoren Eiseley32Makers Of Modern Thought
Henry Fielding: The Journey Through Gin LaneJ. H. Plumb74The Literary Life
The Black MuslimsMorroe Berger48Manners And Morals
Bourgeios Manners For The Bolshevik Masses106Manners And Morals
The Bad Bishop's Book Of Love Songs26Entertainments
"The Naked Lady," or Don't Take Your Sister To Astley'sM. M. Marberry112Entertainments
Words, Words, Words (four essays):Can We Save "Cohort"?Gilbert Highet119Entertainments
Words, Words, Words (four essays):Too Late To Save "Bohemia"Sir Osbert Sitwell119Entertainments
Words, Words, Words (four essays):Do We Want To Save " Gentried"?Oliver Jensen119Entertainments
Words, Words, Words (four essays):What We Must Save: SpaceHerbert Gold119Entertainments
Spring 1964 Vol VI Num 2
One of the apparently irresistible themes in art is the legend of Judith, the beautiful Jewish widow who seduced Nebuchadnezzar's general, Holofernes, in order to cut off his head.  This regal profile is a detail from Andrea Mantegna's pen-and-brush treatment of the subject, which successfully emphasizes the heroic rather than bloodcurdling aspects of the story.  The drawing, dated 1491, is in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.  It is reproduced in full in an article on Mantegna beginning on page 70.
The Barnes Foundation: "No Place For The Rable"Lois G. Forer4The Law And The Profits
Four Faces Of HeresyH. R. Trevor-Roper8History
Mantegna Of MantuaJohn Canaday70Art And Architecture
A Banner Year For Banners60Art And Architecture
The Phoenix Cities Of PolandJames Marston Fitch52Art And Architecture
The Rhine: Three JourneysFrancis Russell18Travels In History
The Rhine: Three JourneysWith a supplement: A Twelve-page Panorama of the River, facing page24Travels In History
In The Light Of The Agean: A CruiseJohn Knowles98Travels In History
LucretiusGilbert Highet28Makers Of Modern Thought
"Our Great Favorite, Miss Austen"J. Christopher Herold41The Literary Life
Evening The ScoreDrawings byPaul Horgan49Music
Legal London: Outward Signs Of Inward GraceDrawings by Feliks TopolskiFrancis Cowper33Manners And Morals
In B-D With Mrs. GrundyPeter Fryer66Manners And Morals
"I Shall Not Look Upon His Like Again"Collected byMax Brandel96Museum Pieces
Summer 1964 Vol VI Num 3
The pottery statue, modeled in the exuberant style known as Remojadas, was made in Mexico between A.D. 500 and 800.  It represents the goddess of childbirth and death thereby, the same deity that the Aztecs later called Cihuacoatl ("serpent-woman") and that they probably identified with the Virgin Mary after the Spaniards came.  Three flat serpent heads form her headdress, and her jewelry is of shells.  Her closed eyes, open mouth, and outstretched hand almost suggest sleepwalking.  The statue belongs to the museum at Jalapa, Veracruz, where Lee Boltin photographed it.  An article on new discoveries in Latin America begins on page 73.
Sarajevo: The End Of InnocenceEdmund Stillman4History
The King's TrialC. V. Wedgwood32History
Albrecht DurerJohn Canaday16Art and Archaeology
Rediscovering AmericaAlfred Kidder II73Art and Archaeology
Mexico And Points EastDrawings byPedro Friederberg52Art and Archaeology
From African Anvils122Art and Archaeology
Rousseau: The Solitary WandererJ. Christopher Herold94Makers Of Modern Thought
The Depot: A Terminal CasePhotographs by David PlowdenOliver Jensen42The Changing World
Three Weeks In The Middle KingdomMervyn Jones58The Changing World
Full Speed Ahead On A Dead-End RoadVictor Gruen66The Changing World
Always Be Thankful When You Catch WhalesStan Steiner64The Changing World
Is This Progress?A collection byMax Brandel106The Changing World
"The Intimate Of Every Household"Compton Mackenzie108The Literary Life
Where Art Thou, Muse?Maurice Sagoff121The Literary Life
Penelope And The PoetHelen MacInnes118Theatre
"God, Nell Ain't It Grand?"Cleveland Amory14Venial Sins Department
UpmannshipStephen White104Venial Sins Department
Autumn 1964 Vol VI Num 4
The Presidential Bodyguard, led here by their sergeant-major, is the elite corps of the Indian Army.  The history of the native corps, formed in 1773 to protect the British Governor General, provides a curious microcosm of the history of British rule in India.  Originally set at one hundred cavalry, it was increased in 1803 to four hundred troops, two light guns, and a band.  Throughout the nineteenth century, as British fortunes rose and fell, the numbers of the "bescarleted and silvered" corps rose and fell, too.  Today, as India's Presidential Bodyguard, it is made up of three hundred men.  The photograph is by Brian Bake, whose color portfolio of India today follows an article on Rudyard Kipling that begins on page 60.
The Eureka ProcessArthur Koestler16Moments Of Truth
Thomas EakinsJohn Canaday88Art And Architecture
Goodies, Girls And Games27Art And Architecture
In Praise Of StairsBernard Rudofsky78Art And Architecture
Home Is What You Make It114Art And Architecture
Re-Uses Of The PastJotham Johnson4Archaeology
The Original PhilistinesPhotographs byBen Korngold40Archaeology
Thoreau: The Camper In The Back YardWalter Harding32Makers Of Modern Thought
An African NotebookJames Marston Fitch48The Changing World
Good-Bye Puffing BillyL. T. C. Rolt72The Changing World
Rudyard Kipling: He Outlives The EmpireC. E. Carrington60The Literary Life
Breakfast With Oscar WildeBeverly Nichols46The Literary Life
"Hay De Todo" In The PradoHonor Tracy42Manners And Morals
Time To Stump The ExpertsJohn Kiernan106Entertainments
The Wit Of Pope John XXIII112Entertainments
Winter 1965 Vol VII Num 1
No single painting can wholly epitomize the protean art of Pablo Picasso, but this detail from his Girl Before a Mirror combines in one complex image two extremes of his style: the revolutionary and, in the girl's pure classical profile, the traditional.  The artist is the subject of an article by John Canady beginning on page 65.  The painting (1932) is in the Museum of Modern Art, New York, a gift of Mrs. Simon Guggenheim.
The Pleasures Of Bath In The Eighteenth CenturyIris Origo4History
The Silent Women Of RomeM. I. Finley56History
The Merchandise Was HumanJames Wellard110History
Unwearying BronzeMichael Ayrton16Art
The Aesthetics Of SnobberyArthur Koestler50Art
PicassoJohn Canaday65Art
Daniel DefoeV. S. Pritchett40The Literary Life
Thurber On Avondrawings by James Thurber118The Literary Life
The Golden Plains Of TanganyikaPaul Brooks80The World At Large
The Miracle Of The Mollusk94The World At Large
A Horse At Islamabad VillaDennis Shaw54At Large In The World
Images Of The InfidelsPaolo Graziosi90At Large In The World
Hedonism For The DestituteBernard Rudofsky106At Large In The World
Typographical EscapadesMax Brandel38Spelling Lesson
Spring 1965 Vol VII Num 2
Even after arriving in the Holy Land, Jerusalem-bound pilgrims had a good deal farther to go than this fifteenth-century miniature suggests (the city is forty miles from the sea, not the short stroll it seems to be here).  Despite that, the unknown artist who painted it in 1455 for Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy (the manuscript is now in the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris), got some things right.  One can recognize the octagonal Dome of the Rock, even though he improved on the dome itself, and, to the left of it, the open-topped dome of the Holy Sepulchre.  The little red-and-white toy town is Bethlehem.  A history of Jerusalem begins on page 4.
The Holy CityNorman Kotler4History And Archeology
The CeltsGeoffrey Bibby20History And Archeology
The Celtic Heritage In IrelanAnn Moray32History And Archeology
Dreiser Among The SlicksW. A. Swanberg54The Literary Life
A Day With Jude The ObscureLord Elton62The Literary Life
Palace In The SunMary Cable65Art And Architecture
Mother Church - OrvietoRobert M. Coates76Art And Architecture
Art On The Move96Art And Architecture
"Do You Like Kimono?"Bernard Rudofsky48Out In The World
Sir Tash And The YetiNancy Wilson Ross104Out In The World
On Learning ShonaFrances Strauss112Out In The World
Notes From An Empty RoomJames V. McConnell42Out Of This World
The Painter Todaydrawings by Mike Thaler40Entertainments
Panopticonscollages by Peter Max116Entertainments
Summer 1965 Vol VII Num 3
Philippe de Champaigne was Cardinal Richelieu's favorite painter, and the artist painted at least four full-length portraits of him (there is one on page 20), as well as this Hydra-headed version.  The latter was painted at the request of one Mocchi, a sculptor who was thus enabled to make a bust of Richelieu in Rome while its subject remained in Paris.  Although it is invisible in this reproduction, an inscription over the right-hand profile reads: "De ces deux profiles cecy est le meilleur."  The painting is now in the National Gallery, London.  An article about Richelieu begins on page 20.
Dante's PilgrimageMorris Bishop4The Literary Life
In Praise Of A FollyJames Morris16Art And Architecture
Gargoyles For WashingtonElinor Horwitz46Art And Architecture
Giotto And DuccioJohn Canaday92Art And Architecture
For The Glory Of FranceC. V. Wedgwood20History
The Rediscovery Of CreteM. I. Finley66Archaeology
Kato Zakro: A Rediscovered PalaceNicholas Platon76Archaeology
Of Shapes And Sounds60Music
Kilt ComplexClifford Hanley30How It Was
"A Cluster Of Soap Bubbles"Mary Cable80How It Was
Life And Death On The FunksFranklin Russell32How It Is
The Muzak MenAlan Levy39How It Is
A Way Of SeeingJames Agee photographs by Helen Levitt49How It Is
The Future As A Way Of LifeAlvin Toffler108How It Will Be
New York, Site Unseendrawings by Jean Michel Folon116How It Will Be
Autumn 1965 Vol VII Num 4
In the current enthusiasm for beautifying the face of America, billboards, posters, and similar types of advertising have come in for some harsh words.  With our cover illustration (and on pages 97-104) we recall that belle epoque when, among other colorful developments, the poster flowered into a fresh art form that brightened city life everywhere in the Western world, particularly Paris.  There, it was said, the lithographs of Toulouse-Lautrec "took possession of the street."  Our cover detail is from the first and best known of these lithographs, printed in 1891, advertising the performances of La Goulue, the celebrated entertainer, at the Moulin Rouge.
The House Of LordsSybille Bedford4Institutions
Netsuke14Art And Architecture
The Marble CottagesMary Cable18Art And Architecture
A Museum With A Mission32Art And Architecture
The Spanish InquisitionHenry Kamen28History
A Pearl On The Toe Of IndiaSantha Rama Rau50History
Some Non-Encounters With Mr. EliotFrancis Russell36The Literary Life
The Thinking Man's LakeHoward Nelson64The Literary Life
The World's Most Exclusive ClubPhyllis Feldkamp92Manners And Morals
La Belle Epoquea portfolio of posters97Manners And Morals
Irish TimeLord Kilbracken42About The World
Landscape With MiragesThomas Sterling80About The World
Inside XenobiaWilliam K. Zinsser112About The World
Afternoon In Spaindrawings by Marc Simont118About The World
Winter 1966 Vol VIII Num 1
When this searching study of a young woman was painted, about 1455, the art of secular portraiture in northern Europe was scarcely a generation old.  Yet within that short span a genius like Rogier van der Weyden had developed a mature style, capable of interpreting the subtle contradictions in his strong-willed sensuous-looking sitter.  Historians suppose her to be the illegitimate daughter of Philip the Good, whose Burgundian court, withdrawn to Flanders, helped to nurture the great revolution in Flemish art discussed by John Canady on pages 84-95.  The painting, just 14 inches high, is one of the jewels of the Mellon Collection, whose disposition in the National Gallery is chronicled in "Art and Taxes," beginning on page 4.
Art And TaxesJerome S. Rubin4Art And Architecture
A Gathering Of Kingssculptures by William King38Art And Architecture
The Flowering Of Flemish ArtJohn Canaday84Art And Architecture
The Flemish Eyea portfolio in gravure96Art And Architecture
Cracks On The Façadedrawings by Alan Dunn116Art And Architecture
MasadaYigael Yadin18History And Archeology
The King's Prayer FactoryH. R. Trevor-Roper66History And Archeology
The Very Pearl Of The RealmMary Cable108History And Archeology
Wells: Light In A Thousand Dark PlacesJ. B. Priestly32The Literary Life
La Rochefoucauld: The Making Of A CynicMorris Bishop56The Literary Life
The Rolls MystiqueLucius Beebe40The Automobile Age
The Road To SurvivalGoeffrey Bocca106The Automobile Age
How To Protest In Dutch16Various Voyages
The New AmbassadorsWilliam Marchant50Various Voyages
The Golden Hornphotographs by Ara Guler76Various Voyages
Spring 1966 Vol VIII Num 2
This noble countenance was carved about A.D. 810 at the imperial court of Charlemagne.  Only about two inches high, it is part of an ivory plaque that once adorned the back cover of the famous Lorsch Gospel.  It depicts Zacharias, father of John the Baptist.  Like Charlemagne's great empire, the Gospel was eventually divided; parts of it now rest in Bucharest, Rome, and London.  The portion here reproduced, now in the Victoria & Albert Museum, is one of the finest ivories bequeathed us by the Carolingian era, that brief and brilliant period of political unity in what has so long been called the Dark Ages.  An article on Charlemagne's achievement begins on page 16.
What Is Art Coming To?Robert Wraight4Art
A New Look At AudubonMarshall B. Davidson32Art
Artless Art72Art
The Complete RomanticPeter Gay12The Literary Life
In Search Of SapphoPeter Green104The Literary Life
The Age Of CharlemagneRegine Pernoud16History
The King Is Dead, Long Live The King!Lacey Baldwin Smith90History
The Belly DanceMorroe Berger42The Performing Arts
The Corn Of CoxcatlanVance Bourjaily50Archaeology
Palladio Was Not PalladianPierre Schneider56Architecture
From A Forgotten Kingdom86Architecture
From The Kasatchok To The TwistRichard Symont78Manners And Morals
Variations On A Four-Letter Worddrawings by Michael Ramus98Manners And Morals
American Humor, 1966William K. Zinsser116Manners And Morals
Summer 1966 Vol VIII Num 3
Le Mezzetin, a slightly cropped reproduction here, was painted by Jean Antoine Watteau shortly before his untimely death.  This small canvas probably represents a friend, dressed in a costume owned by the artist, as one of the stock characters of the commedia dell' arte.  The painting was acquired by Watteau's patron Jean de Jullienne and later, in 1767, by Catherine the Great.  In 1934 it was sold by the Soviet Union and is now one of the treasures of theMetropolitan Museum of Art(Munsey Fund).
What Ever Has Become Of Mommy?Agnes de Mille4Manners And Morals
Mother To The FatherlandDorothy McGuigan16History: Past And Projected
The World Of Youssouf BeyWendy Buehr24History: Past And Projected
Where They Think About The UnthinkableByron Riggan40History: Past And Projected
Watteau's Forbidden WorldJohn Canaday60Art
"That Blue-Eyed Darling Nathaniel"R. V. Cassill32The Literary Life
Must Landmarks Go?Roger Starr48Architecture
Reflections On The Curtain Wallphotographs by Robert Stroller100Architecture
The NileLord Kinross80Great Rivers
A Few Words From The EtruscansM. I. Finley104Archeology
Classical Comics116Entertainments
Autumn 1966 Vol VIII 4
The Bayeux Tapestry, a 230-foot length of embroidery that tells the victors' version of the Norman Conquest, depicts Harold of England as a mustachioed gentleman, hawk on his wrist and spurs on his boots.  He is riding to a rendezvous with Duke William of Normandy in the summer of 1064.  The bird in the upper border is one of many decorative animals that adorn this eleventh-century masterpiece.  Harold was a brave and princely man, but his encounter with William in France was eventually to cost him his kingdom and more.  Morris Bishop, the noted biographer, recounts the story, beginning on page 4.
1066Morris Bishop4History
Catherine's Boat RideMary Durant98History
Monet's RevengePierre Schneider28Art and Archaeology
Turkish DelightsNorman Kotler78Art and Archaeology
News Of Art90Art and Archaeology
Seek And (With Luck) Ye Shall FindShirley Tomkievicz94Art and Archaeology
Echer's Eerie Games110Art and Archaeology
Casanova In EnglandPeter Quennell34The Literary Life
A Tale Of Two Urban AreasCalvin S. Brown120The Literary Life
Charles DarwinJ. W. Burrow40Makers Of Modern Thought
The Anatomy Of Change 1939 / 1966John Brooks48Manners And Morals
The Mother Ship Will Take Care Of YouWilliam K. Zinsser105Manners And Morals
New Designs For MegalopolisWendy Buehr56The Urban Scene
On The Side Of The CitiesRoger Starr64The Urban Scene
Four Score And Seven Hours Ago…Robert S. Gallagher38Entertainments
A Few Kind Words For The Bicycle72Entertainments
The Hamadryad Of RagweedEd Fisher116Entertainments
Fallen Idols118Entertainments
Winter 1967 Vol IX Num 1
The Hunters in the Snow, of which this is a detail, is one of the supreme achievements of the great Netherlandish painter Pieter Brugel the Elder.  It is from a series of landscapes of the seasons painted during 1565 and probably commissioned for the palatial house of the Antwerp connoisseur Niclaes Jonghelinck.  There is some doubt as to the original number of paintings in the series, but five still exist; three of them, including this one, are in the Kunsthistoriches Museum in Vienna.  The full painting appears in color in an article on Bruegel's life and work beginning on page 22.
The Trial Of JesusS. G. F. Brandon4History
History In The Telephone BookC. M. Matthews105History
BruegelJohn Canaday22Art
News Of ArtJohn Graham's Painting74Art
News Of ArtAnthony Caro's Sculpture76Art
News Of ArtRed Groom's Construction78Art
Habitat 67David Jacobs70Architecture
The Gypsy's TreasureBetty Wason102Archaeology
Letters Of PetrarchMorris Bishop42The Literary Life
Kafka's Prague86The Literary Life
Vachel Lindsay's Lost WeekendM. M. Marberry112The Literary Life
The Rhinoceros At BayPaul Brooks14The Contemporary World
Breslau RevisitedFrancis Russell46The Contemporary World
PrincetonJohn Davies57The Contemporary World
Back To BachimbaEnrique Hank Lopez74The Contemporary World
A Return To ManlinessJ. H. Plumb100The Contemporary World
Christmas At ChatsworthHarold Macmillan84Entertainments
Please Don't Feed The Fun FursWilliam K. Zinsser118Entertainments
Water Of LifeFergus Allen120Entertainments
Spring 1967 Vol IX Num 2
J. M. W. Turner's The Fighting Temeraire Tugged to Her Last Berthis probably his most popular picture.  A detail appears on our cover; the full painting now hangs in the National Gallery, London.  The warship was in Nelson's fleet at Trafalgar.  An article on Turner begins on page 88.
Two Thousand Years Of War In Viet-NamBernard B. Fall4History
Lost: The Trojan WarM. I. Finley50History
The Twilight Princess And The Sun KingJoseph Barry106History
News Of ArtMichangelo Pistoletto84Art
News Of ArtAndrew Wyeth's Portraits86Art
The Elemental TurnerJohn Canaday88Art
Where Is The Bridegroom?Gilbert Highet112Art
TroglodytesBernard Rudofsky28Architecture
A Place To Play42Architecture
Konrad LorenzEdmund Stillman60Ideas
Crusoe's IslandPeter Quennell66Letters
Willa Cather, "The Meatax Girl"116Letters
Can You Believe Your Eyes?Henry Fairlie24The Contemporary World
De MortiusJ. H. Plumb40The Contemporary World
England, The Melting PotDavid Lowe56Entertainments
Fringe BenefitsWilliam K. Zinsser120Entertainments
Summer 1967 Vol IX Num 3
This pottery vessel, in the shape of a double-headed female, is a handsome example of the art of Stone Age Turkey.  It was found at Hacilar, in southwest Turkey, and it is probably more than seven thousand years old.  Hacilar art has but recently come to the notice of collectors, and so eager are they to own it that it makes its way - handed from peasant to dealer to smuggler to dealer - all over the Western world.  This vase is now in the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford.  An article about smuggled Turkish treasures begins on page 4.
The Strange Case Of James MellaartKenneth Pearson and Patricia Connor4Archaeology
The Literary Road To RomeNorman Kotker16Letters
Queen ChristinaJ. H. Elliott66History
The GuitarFrederic V. Grunfeld80History
The Holy Terrors Of MunsterEdmund Stillman90History
Breuer: The Last "Modern Architect"Cranston Jones32Art And Architecture
David: The Napoleon Of French PaintingJohn Canaday48Art And Architecture
News Of ArtJean Dubuffet's Puzzles60Art And Architecture
News Of ArtGunter Haese's Clockworks62Art And Architecture
News Of ArtEmil Nolde's "Unpainted Pictures"64Art And Architecture
The Anarchy Of ArtJ. H. Plumb106Art And Architecture
The DancePhotographs by Herbert Migdoll96The Performing Arts
Saint Francis And The Ecologic BacklashLynn White, Jr.42The Contemporary World
A Night At The ObservatoryHenry S. F. Cooper, Jr.108The Contemporary World
Chinese-English VocabularyDennis Bloodworth117The Contemporary World
Quenchless Me And Omphalocentric YouWilliam Zinsser120Entertainments
Autumn 1967 Vol IX Num 4
Leonardo da Vinci's portrait of Ginevra de' Benci, which is now in the collection of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D. C. is the only recognized Leonardo painting in America.  It was purchased last winter by the National Gallery for the highest reported price ever paid for a painting: five million dollars.  The director of the gallery, John Walker, first saw and coveted the painting before World War II, and his longtime friend and advisor Bernard Berenson urged him to buy it.  It was not until 1951 that Walker was able to begin the delicate negotiations for its purchase, and was not until 1967 that he was successful.  The story of the painting's history and of it's subject (told in an article beginning on page 24) may explain why so much interest and money have been lavished on the portrait.
The Silk RoadJames Morris4History
Was America A Mistake?Henry Steele Commager30History
England's Second Family: The CecilsLacey Baldwin Smith68History
Rasputin ReconsideredE. M. Halliday80History
Leonardo's GinevraWalter Karp24Art
Anatomy Of A Masterpiece: The Burial Of Count OrgazRoy McMullen48Art
Posters104Art
The Lost City Of Pajaten62Archaeology
The Early, Miserable Life Of Charles DickensChristopher Hibbert90Letters
E. T. Hall And The Human Space BubbleWilliam Kloman42Ideas
RestonMilton Voirst34The Contemporary World
Which Age Of Anxiety?J. H. Plumb88The Contemporary World
Our Dancing DaughtersRobert Cowley98Entertainments
The Game Of GoJ. A. Maxtone Graham100Entertainments
An Apple A Day Keeps The Flexowriter AwayWilliam K. Zinsser120Entertainments
Winter 1968 Vol X Num 1
Who is the strange piper in the jungle?  what hypnotic power does he (or she) have over the lions peering out of the undergrowth?  The riddle is always present in the work of Henri Rousseau - the riddle of the dreamworld.  The cover picture is a detail from The Dream, his famous painting in New York'sMuseum of Modern Art; the full canvas is reproduced in the special gravure portfolio of his enigmatic jungles that accompanies the article beginning on page 30.
Russia And ChinaHarry Schwartz4History
Tower Of LondonFrancis Leary73History
The Last Waltz In ViennaS. C. Burchell82History
Saint Paul And His OpponentsS. G. F. Brandon106History
Rousseau: The Toll Collector's RiddlesRobert Crowley30Art
The Body In The BogGeoffrey Bibby44Archaeology
Found: A Gold RingJohn Sakellarakis102Archaeology
Joseph Needham And The Science Of ChinaDerek J. de Solla Price52Ideas
The Grimm BrothersAnthony Burgess66Letters
"Apres La Guerre Finie"Malcolm Cowley112Letters
Land: An American Dream In CrisisRoger Starr22The Contemporary World
Their ExcellenciesJ. H. Plumb64The Contemporary World
Pudding Down The ImmortalsDavid Raven120Entertainments
Spring 1968 Vol X Num 2
This lovely young face surrounded by flowers belongs to Flora, goddess of spring, from Boticelli's Primavera.  One of the easiest paintings to like, it has always been one of the hardest to understand.  Scholars have long tried to explain its abstruse allegory.  Lately some progress in interpreting the meaning of the masterpiece has been made.  The evidence is weighed in an article beginning on page 92.
The Hippies4Past and Present
The HippiesThe Secular HereticsJ. H. Plumb9Past and Present
The HippiesDoing Their Thing At Morning StarKenneth Lamott14Past and Present
The HippiesAs It Was In Rome…Arnold J. Toynbee26Past and Present
The HippiesA Reckoning To Come?Edmund Stillman28Past and Present
The ImperialistsJames Morris60History
To The Valley Of The AssassinsTimothy Severin112History
The Fate Of Jacob StalinMichael Budek44Biography
The Admirable CrichtonMorris Bishop48Biography
Savonarola: Reaping The WhirlwindJoseph Barry106Biography
Botticelli's PrimaveraRoy McMullen92Art
Must The Artist Rebel? (Ask The Greeks.)M. I. Finley50Art
The Mystery Game Of UrFrederic V. Grunfeld32Archaeology
The Wreck At Yassi AdaHenry S. F. Cooper, Jr.82Archaeology
Is Man's Brain An Evolutionary Mistake?Arthur Koestler34Ideas
On Polyphony And A New Vocal QuartetFrederic V. Grunfeld56Music
Hegel, Hegel, The Gang's All EarsGordon Cotler118Entertainments
The Fall Of RomeMike Thaler120Entertainments
Summer 1968 Vol X Num 3
The Duchess of Alba, society's leading lady in eighteenth-century Madrid, was particularly admired by the artist who painted this portrait of her in 1797 - the great Francisco Goya.  He was, in fact, her lover for about seven years.  But the rest of Goya's long life was hardly so gay, and his paintings were never again so serene.  His gradual darkening of mood - which culminated in nightmare visions of sheer horror - is discussed in an article beginning on page 90.  The portrait is in the collection of the Hispanic Society of America, N.Y.
Man At War With NatureThe Vermont Prophet: George Perkins MarshFranklin Russell16The Environment
Man At War With NatureWhich Guide To The Promised Land: Fuller Or Mumford?Allan Temko24The Environment
Man At War With NatureToo Many Born? Too Many Die.  So Says Roger RevelleMilton Viorst32The Environment
The Search For King ArthurChristopher Hibbert4Archaeology
On The Raising Of ArmiesCorrelli Barnett40Ideas
Goya And HorrorJohn Canaday90Art
A Modern Bestiarydrawings by Domenico Gnoli48Art
What Is A MonsterRobert Graves50Art
Johnson (?) On JohnsonAnthony Burgess60Letters
Scholares Mdeii AeviMorris Bishop66History
The Royal Porcelan CrazeJ. H. Plumb80History
High-Seas SocietyTimothy S. Green106History
Sex And The King Of FranceJoseph Barry114Biography
A Short Primer Of StyleE. M. Halliday120Entertainments
Autumn 1968 Vol X Num 4
This odd assemblage of fruit shapes, stone "rivets," and broken tiling is not a contemporary sculpture, but the finial of one of four spires built forty years ago by Antonio Gaudi for his Familia church in Barcelona.  Horizon obtained this view from an enterprising local photographer, Alfredo Zwerkowitz Singer, who after limbering up for a few days in the Pyrenees arrived at the church with camera, ropes, and climbing crew, and scaled a neighboring spire to its finial - some four hundred  and twenty feet above the ground.  Some other striking photographs of some of Gaudi's controversial architecture accompany an article that begins on page 28.
Before The FallEdward Stillman4History Today
When Does A Riot Become A Revolution?J. H. Plumb46History Today
Napoleon Slept HereJohn Kobler70History Today
Sir Issac NewtonWalter Karp16Makers Of Modern Thought
GaudiRoy McMullen28Art and Architecture
Render Unto CedarFrederic V. Grunfeld64Art and Architecture
The Hidden Art Of The High HimalayaMandanjeet Singh94Art and Architecture
The Incomparable Enfantin: A Moral TaleMorris Bishop48Biography
The Literacy Larceny Of Saint ColumbaPhyllis McGinley62Biography
Frederick II: The Wonder Of The WorldEdmund Stillman84Biography
How Do I Know You Mean What You Mean?Peter Farb52Language
The View From BabelPadma Perera58Language
The Galsworthy SagaJ. W. Lambert106Letters
Ancient Aches And PainsCalvin Wells114Archaeology
Winter 1969 Vol XI Num 1
This young woman with the downcast eyes appears in Vermeer'sAn Artist in his Studio.  She is posing for an artist who is painting an allegorical work in which she represents, perhaps, the Muse of history.  Yet she is also, quite clearly, an ordinary girl dressed up with a few artist's props, which may be Vermeer's own wry allegorical comment upon allegorical art.  The riddle of Vermeer and his masterpiece, which is in the collection of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, is analyzed in an article beginning on page 94.
Guerrilla WarfareCorrelli Barnett4Present and Past
Wales: A Separate Nation?James Morris26Present and Past
The Hour Of The OxEdwin O. Reischauer12Art
Vermeer's An Artist In His StudioOwen Rachleff94Art
ThingsThings Are In The SaddleRussel Lynes40The Contemporary World
ThingsThe Grand AcquisitorFranklin Russell42The Contemporary World
ThingsDoes Your Room Look Like The Collyer Brothers?Robert Cowley44The Contemporary World
ThingsIndian GivingFrederic V. Grunfeld46The Contemporary World
ThingsGarbage, Or, Can We Ever Get Away From It All?Roger Starr48The Contemporary World
ThingsThe Many Faces Of Karl MarxJohn W. Burrow52The Contemporary World
Constant And The King Of SiamMorris Bishop58Biography
The Compleat American Pragmatist: Dniel P. MoynihanRichard Schickel60Ideas
Somewhere Else With Allen And GregoryDom Moraes66Letters
Our Bedfellow, The Marquis De SadeAnthony Burgess104Letters
The Tale Of The Purloined SaintCurtis Cate68History
War Of The RosesLacey Baldwin Smith80History
The Trial of Warren HastingsAllan Nevins110History
How To Insult EveryoneCharles F. Berlitz120Entertainments
Spring 1969 Vol XI Num 2
Two wild cows, long-extinct creatures of the Ice Age woodlands of southern France, appear on a ceiling of the famous Lascaux cave.  They are among the hundreds of animals drawn on those underground walls some fifteen thousand years ago.  Who did the remarkable murals?  For what purpose?  And more puzzling yet, for whom were they done?  In an article that begins on page 94 Roy McMullen grapples with these and other enigmas of this early art masterwork.  The photograph was taken by Romain Robert - Cultural History Research, Inc.
LeisureIntroductionE. M. Halliday4Present and Past
LeisureGreeks and Romans At Their EaseGilbert Highet8Present and Past
LeisureLearned Bureaucrats In ChinaWalter Karp12Present and Past
LeisureThe Pursuit Of Happines In A VillaIris Origo14Present and Past
LeisurePersian DiversionsJames Morris18Present and Past
LeisureThe Beginnings Of Modern PleasuresJ. H. Plumb20Present and Past
LeisureA Few Hazards Of The Good LifeKenneth Lamott26Present and Past
Is There A "Lesson Of Munich"?Edmund Stillman32History Today
1848 - Again?Joseph Barry66History Today
BerniniSanche de Gramont34Art and Architecture
The Lascaux PuzzleRoy McMullen94Art and Architecture
The Chateau GangDavid Leitch114Art and Architecture
Climate And HistoryRhys Carpenter48Archeology
Ghost Dance and Cargo CultPeter Farb58Anthropology
Chopin Without TearsFrederic V. Grunfeld84Music
The Duke Of Wellington's Search for A PalaceElizabeth Longford106Biography
Summer 1969 Vol XI Num 3
Tahiti was never like this - innocent girls, naked, or coy and clothed but ready to romp naked through Eden at a moment's notice.  That we may think it once was this way is largely the fault of Paul Gaugin, who sought paradise in the South Seas and, failing to find it, simply created it in his paintings.  The two lovely young Tahitian girls on our cover sit quietly off to one side in Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?, Gaugin's undoubted masterpiece, which is reproduced in a foldout following page 56.  The truth and the myth of the painting are unraveled in an article that begins on page 52.  "I believe... that I shall never do anything better, " Gaugin said of his work.  For once, he spoke the naked truth.
The Call Of IndiaFrederic V. Grunfeld4The Contemporary World
The AnarchistsJ. W. Burrow32History and Biography
The Life And Death Of BrugesRoy McMullen74History and Biography
The AstrologersJ. H. Plumb102History and Biography
David LivingstoneByron Farwell104History and Biography
Herbert MarcuseEdmund Stillman26Ideas
Anatomy Of A Masterpiece: Gaugin's "Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?"Jay Jacobs52Art
The Search For ImhotepLionel Casson92Archaeology
The Tightened LandscapeWilliam H. Whyte66The Environment
So To SpeakMorris Bishop44Letters
Ulysses' TowerFrancis Russell48Letters
The Moon Stood Still On Strawberry HillPeter Quennell112Letters
This Earth, This Realm, This Plastic Finnan HaddieMichael Frayn120Entertainments
Autumn 1969 Vol XI Num 4
Like all Chinese characters, this one representing "T'ang," the great dynasty that reigned from A.D. 618 to 906, is both a monosyllable and a pictograph.  The family name T'ang is a picture of the temple.  The bottom rectangle is the door to the temple, the upper portion is the temple itself, and the top stroke and swinging side stroke depict the temple's roof.  Since the days of the T'ang dynasty a skilled hand at calligraphy has been a prerequisite for passing the civil-service examinations in China, and calligraphy has been an art practiced educated Chinese.  The character on our cover was executed for Horizon by Wango H. C. Weng, a New York collector of Chinese paintings and calligraphy.  The full, tempestuous story of the T'ang is told in an article by Emily Hahn that begins on page 88.
Fun ArtThomas Meehan4The Contemporary World
The Victorians UnbuttonedJ. H. Plumb16History and Biography
The T'angEmily Hahn88History and Biography
The History Of HistoryPeter Gay112History and Biography
Have Buckler, Will SwashMorris Bishop76History and Biography
Michael FoucaultRoy McMullen36Ideas
La ManchaFrederic V. Grunfeld40Letters
The Academie FrancaiseSanche de Gramont48Letters
Looking For DilmunGeoffrey Bibby54Archaeology
Delacroix In AfricaRoy McMullen60Art and Architecture
Covered StreetsBernard Rudofsky78Art and Architecture
The Economic Consequences Of Maynard KeynesLawrence Malkin104Makers of Modern Thought
The Most Deadly GamesJ. H. Plumb52Entertainments
Will Someone Please Hiccup My Pat?William Spooner Donald120Entertainments
Winter 1970 Vol XII Num 1
Seldom if ever in the history of art has an elderly painter in failing health made his physical weaknesses such a source of aesthetic strength as did Henri Matisse.  Matisse's exuberant Blue Nude with Flowing Hair exemplifies the direct, uncomplicated joyousness of his later works - works executed in a new medium that enabled the artist to synthesize the results of a lifetime of grappling with the problem of finding the most direct and the least ambiguous way f representing light and space.  This problem and its brilliant solution by an old man who might have rested with honor on previously won laurels are analyzed in an article by Richard W. Murphy that begins on page 26.
The Weimar ResemblancePeter Gay4Past and Present
Crisis In The PapacyPope Paul VIPaul Johnson56Past and Present
Crisis In The PapacyThe Papacy Since PeterXavier Rynne60Past and Present
Crisis In The PapacyA Quiet RevoltKenneth Lamott68Past and Present
Venice: A Sinking Sensation73Past and Present
Venice: "The Most Triumphant City"James Morris76Past and Present
Genealogy: The We-Pruned Family TreeJ. H. Plumb118Past and Present
BorobudurArnold J. Toynbee16Art and Architecture
Matisse's Final FloweringRichard W. Murphy26Art and Architecture
OmnibuildingsWalter Karp48Art and Architecture
The Enchanted ChessmenFrederic V. Grunfeld100Art and Architecture
The First Discovery Of AmericaCharlton Ogburn, Jr.92Archaeology
Freud On The CouchAnthony Storr42Biography
The Boyhood Of Frederick The GreatNancy Mitford104Biography
The World's Worst AnimalsRobin Furneaux112Natural History
Spring 1970 Vol XII Num 2
Life in the central panel of Hieronymus Bosch's greatest painting, often called The Garden of Earthly Delights, is unencumbered by conscience, clothing, or cognizance of any higher goal than pleasure.  There has been no more enigmatic painter than Bosch, with his air-borne fishes, ubiquitous birds, and such curiously ingenuous hedonists as the couple in this detail.  The painting, a triptych measuring 7' 2" X 12' 9", has fascinated generations of visitors to Madrid's Museo del Prado, but what its message may be is a question that has long been debated by authorities.  Gilbert Highet puts forth an original and provocative interpretation in an article that begins on page 66.  The photograph is from Holle Verlag.
Reason and Unreason: The PresentThe Flight From ReasonThomas Meehan4Reason and Unreason
Reason and Unreason: The PresentThe Making Of A Counter CultureTheodore Roszak20Reason and Unreason
Reason and Unreason: The PresentWhy They Read HesseKurt Vonnegut, Jr.28Reason and Unreason
Reason and Unreason: The PresentHalfway To 1984Lawrence Malkin32Reason and Unreason
Reason and Unreason: The PresentA Vocation For MadnessSanche de Gramont48Reason and Unreason
Reason and Unreason: The PastThe Desert HermitsArnold J. Toynbee22Reason and Unreason
Reason and Unreason: The PastThe EnlightenmentPeter Gay40Reason and Unreason
Reason and Unreason: The FutureFuture ShockAlvin Toffler82Reason and Unreason
Daedalus And IMichael Ayrton56Art
The Mad World Of Hieronymus BoschGilbert Highet66Art
Great Confrontations: Leo X and LutherLacey Baldwin Smith90Biography
Montaigne's Soul MateMorris Bishop102Biography
The Last Of The Desert AdventurersTimothy S. Green104Biography
An Experiment With TimeGeoffrey Bibby96Archeology
Who Needs Computers?J. Bryan, III46Entertainments
My (Ugh!) Sensitivity TrainingJean Stafford112Entertainments
Summer 1970 Vol XII Num 3
Helen Fourment was Peter Paul Rubens's second wife and frequent model.  The Flemish painter's second period of real artistic productivity is said to date from their marriage in 1630.  He was fifty-three at the time, his wife sixteen.  The daughter of a tapestry dealer and niece of Rubens's deceased first wife, Isabella, Helena posed for this portrait shortly after they were married.  The rich costume and hairdressing both represent the Paris style of the day.  The full portrait, a detail of which appears on the cover, is reproduced on page 39.  It is part of the Gulbenkian Collection, described by John Walker in an article that begins on page 28.
How Nations Take DefeatCorrelli Barnett4Present and Past
The King's New ClothesJ. H. Plumb12Present and Past
The BarbariansRichard Winston66History
"Tremble!  Intensely Tremble!"Christopher Hibbert114History
The TroubadorsFrederic V. Grunfeld14Music
How I Didn't Get Mr Gulbenkian's ArtJohn Walker28Art and Architecture
Lawrence Halprin: Eco-ArchitectDavid Lloyd-Jones46Art and Architecture
Dubuffet: The Subversive Smothered With LoveSanche de Gramont88Art and Architecture
Father Boetti (Or Sheik Mansour)Morris Bishop44Biography
Gibbon: "An Ugly, Affected, Disgusting Fellow"Peter Quennell82Biography
James and John Stuart MillBruce Mazlish106Biography
Rene DuboisAnthony Bailey56Ideas
Horation Alger: FailureMalcolm Cowley62Letters
"When I Get Through Explaining This To You…"James V. McConnell112Entertainments
Zulu Made SimpleCharles Berlitz120Entertainments
Autumn 1970 Vol XII Num 4
A seven-headed beast "like unto a leopard" appears in a detail from the Angers Apocalypse tapestry...  Illustrating scenes from the Book of Revelation,  these great tapestries were begun in 1376 for Louis, Duke of Anjou.  The Dike and his royal brothers formed a remarkable quartet of art patrons whose story is told beginning on page 54.
The Pentagon Of PowerLewis Mumford4Ideas
The Cosmic PrisonLoren Eiseley96Ideas
Our First Look At Greek Wall-PaintingMario Napoli22Archaeology
Soleri: Designer In The DesertWalter Karp30Art and Architecture
The Duty Of The Prince Is MagnificenceMorris Bishop54Art and Architecture
Were They Right?J. H. Plumb40History
The Battle Of The NileErnie Bradford84History
Whose Satyricon?Gilbert Highet42Letters
The Anatomy Of MelancholyAnthony Burgess48Letters
Andrew Carnegie And DunfermlineJoesph Fraizer Wall80Biography
Word PeopleEdward and Nancy Sorel112Biography
Berloiz: "Not Two Flutes, You Scoundrels!"Frederic V. Grunfeld102Music
Winter 1971 Vol XIII Num 1
This impulsive young man and pleasantly surprised young lady embrace in a detail of The Triumph of Venus, a panel done by Francesco Cossa as one of a series of frescoes in the Schifanoia Palace in Ferrara.  Painted by several artists in the fifteenth century, twelve frescoes - one for each month of the year - were executed for the duke Borso d'Este; of these, portions of seven remain.  Although the frescoes illustrated some astrological portents for the various months, they were also intended to show posterity the portrait of a liberal and fair ruler and the daily life at his court - the environment of the Renaissance humanists.  More of Cossa's frescoes, including this one, for April, appears on pages 91 to 94.  They accompany as essay by Vincent Cronin on the humanists, who defined what still seems to us an ideal sort of life.
Children: Past and PresentThe Great Change In ChildrenJ. H. Plumb4Children: Past and Present
Children: Past and PresentThe Opies: Their Work Is Child's PlayRobert Cowley14Children: Past and Present
Children: Past and PresentGames (Young) People PlayPeter and Iona Opie16Children: Past and Present
Children: Past and PresentPlaying  grownupEdward H. Schafer20Children: Past and Present
Children: Past and PresentChildren As Seen By Their Fathers: A Portfolio24Children: Past and Present
Children: Past and PresentJean Piaget: Measuring Young MindsDavid Elkind32Children: Past and Present
Secrets of The Great PyramidPeter Tompkins38Archeology
Golden Links To The Bronze AgeEmily Vermeule50Archeology
Venice RevisitedGilbert Highet54History and Art
Careme, Ou La Crème De La CrèmeMorris Bishop70History and Art
Mao's Long MarchCorrelli Barnett72History and Art
The HumanistsVincent Cronin80History and Art
Johann Sebatian BachFrederic V. Grunfeld58Music
Flaubert's Madame BovaryShirley Tomkievicz114Letters
Rimes De La Mere OieOrmonde de Kay, Jr.120Letters
The Invisible SuburbsElaine Kendall104The Contemporary World
Sukhomlinov EffectRoger A. Beaumont and Bernard J. James66Entertainments
Authors At Workdrawings by William Hamilton112Entertainments
Spring 1971 Vol XIII Num 2
A demure Eve presents the fateful apple to an innocent Adam and ushers in the fall of man in a painting by Lucas Cranach the Elder.  Today another kind of fall of man is being proposed by the Women's Liberation Movement with its vigorous attack on male domination.  The controversial subject is discussed in an article beginning on page 4.
Liberated WomenThe Femine UtopiaWalter Karp4Liberated Women
Liberated WomenThe Astarte PhenomenonKenneth Cavander14Liberated Women
Liberated WomenAstarte, A Portfoliophotographs by Herbert Migdoll19Liberated Women
Man The HunterJohn Pfeiffer28Anthropoloy
"Whan That Aprille…"Anthony Burgess44Letters
A Canterbury Albumdrawings by Zevi Blum48Letters
Odd CouplesJ. H. Plumb60History
Shelter For A Dark AgeBernard Rudofsky62History
The AshantiJames Morris74History
The Tempesta PuzzleRoy McMullen94Art
The Rise And Fall And Rise Of Leon TrotskyEdmond Taylor34Ideas
"Chomsky Is Difficult To Please.  Chomsky Is Easy To Please.  Chomsky Is Certain To Please."Israel Shenker104Ideas
The Scoundrel Who Invented CreditMorris Bishop110Biography
M. Licinus Crassus, LoserCharles Fair112Biography
Everything You Always Wanted To Know About The DodoAnthony Bailey92Entertainments
How To Choose A Royal BrideFrederic V. Grunfeld118Entertainments
Summer 1971 Vol XIII Num 3
La Grande Jatte is an island in the Seine not far downstream from Paris.  Today an industrial site, it used to be a public park.  Either way, we should hardly have heard of it except for Georges Seurat.  Using an odd new technique he had perfected for the purpose, he painted La Grande Jatte - as it looked to him - on a Sunday afternoon in summer.  The detail on the cover, taken from the left background of the painting (now in the Art Institute of Chicago), is a placid enough scene.  People are boating, fishing, sun-bathing.  The day is warm, there is a breeze.  Yet when the painting was finished and exhibited in 1886, Parisians considered it an outrage, a laughingstock.  An article by Roy McMullen explaining why Seurat painted the picture, and why people laughed, begins on page 82.
The Middle EastWhat Is An Arab?James Morris4The Middle East
The Middle EastMohammed: The Prophet ArmedSanche de Gramont18The Middle East
The Middle EastWhat Is A Jew?David Daiches24The Middle East
Up From SlaveryJ. H. Plumb80Past and Present
The Aryan MythMichael D. Bidiss96Past and Present
Echoes Of The "Aryan"Frederic V. Grunfeld102Past and Present
Sunday Afternoon On The Island Of La Grande JatteRoy McMullen82Art and Architecture
You Can't See The Foyer For The TreesWolf Von Eckardt40Art and Architecture
Clausewitz: How Not To Win A WarCorrelli Barnett48Makers of Modern Thought
The World Of Samuel Pepyswith a supplement: An Eight-page Panorama of London, 1647John Kenyon57Biography
The Liberation Of Mme De TencinMorris Bishop54Biography
The Night They Auctioned Off The Roman EmpireErich Segal36Diversions
"God Has Given You One Face…"Bernard Rudofsky72Diversions
The Weekender's CompanionOliver Jensen105Diversions
Autumn 1971 Vol XIII Num 4
A fisherman recently found this life-size mask of an Olmec ruler embedded beneath the bank of a river in the Mexican state of Veracruz.  It adds to the rapidly growing stock of knowledge about this enigmatic culture, the first of the great Indian civilizations of America.  The incisions on the mask, which is more than twenty-five centuries old, represent various Olmec gods.  An article on the Olmecs by Michael D. Coe begins on page 66.
"If Someone Says His Work Is Art, It's Art"Thomas Meehan4Art
Francis Bacon: A Retrospective And A PreviewJohn Russell78Art
The Thurber CarnivalWilfrid Sheed16Letters
Perfide Manon And Abbe PrevostMorris Bishop76Letters
An EncounterW. H. Auden112Letters
The Edwardianswith a memoir, "Weekending," by Harold NicholsonJ. H. Plumb18History
Bess And Old NollAntonia Fraser106History
The Mummy's CurseJ. W. Burrow42Makers of Modern Thought
Are We Ready For An American Lenin?Bruce Mazlish48Ideas
The Fashionable BodyBernard Rudofsky56The Contemporary World
The Impossibility Of Dropping OutAnthony Hartley104The Contemporary World
The Shadow Of The OlmecsMichael D. Coe66Archaeology
"The Most Gifted Humban Being That Has Ever Been Born"Frederic V. Grunfeld96Music
Winter 1972 Vol XIV Num 1
The painting of A Lady with a Pink(the pink, a flower that can symbolize betrothal, being unseen in this detail) hangs in New York'sMetropolitan Museum.  It is the work of Hans Memling, whose realistic but highly refined portraits mirror fifteenth-century Flemish society.  The painter included likenesses of several fellow citizens of Bruges in his huge, complex Christmas pageant The Seven Joys of Mary, reproduced on pages 20-21 and discussed in an accompanying article by Shirley Tomkievicz.
Must We Be Nostalgic About The Fifties?Thomas Meehan4History
Political PornographyJ. H. Plumb18History
The Final Solution, Down UnderJames Morris60History
The Days And Nights Of The Great MogulsFrederic V. Grunfeld74History
Hans Memling's Christmas PageantShirley Tomkievicz20Art
Calder Made EasyCurtis Cate46Art
The Crystal Skull72Archaeology
The Mystery Of The TriremeLionel Casson110Archaeology
The Copernican RevolutionMarie Boas Hall38Makers of Modern Thought
Frantz Fanon: The Prophet ScornedSanche de Gramont32Men Of Ideas
The Waste Land RevisitedAnthony Burgess104Letters
The Waste Land Nobody KnewT. S. Eliot120Letters
Mind Benders From MoscowBoris A. Kordemsky58Games People Play
English Eccentricsphotographs by Tony Ray-Jones94Games People Play
The Deer ParkJoesph Barry114Games People Play
Spring 1972 Vol XIV Num 2
A maiden symbolizing spring strolls through a meadow picking blossoms in a Roman fresco painted around the first century B.C.  Her back turned to the viewer, she appears as gracefully indifferent to us as she is to the robe that has slipped from her shoulder.  The fresco was recovered from a house that was buried by Vesuvius at Stabiae in A.D. 79.
The Rites Of SpringIntroductionWalter Karp4Rites Of Spring
The Rites Of SpringSpring's Alarm ClocksRitchie Ward8Rites Of Spring
The Rites Of SpringThe Dionysian FrenzyKenneth Cavander10Rites Of Spring
The Rites Of SpringUn Massacre Du PrintempsFrederic V. Grunfeld14Rites Of Spring
The Rites Of SpringThe keeper Of The Golden BoughJohn W. Burrow18Rites Of Spring
The Rites Of SpringMay DayEdmund Taylor26Rites Of Spring
The Rites Of SpringApril In China (A.D. 1120)Walter Karp30Rites Of Spring
The Pavlovian CenturyFranklin Russell42Ideas
"To Awake, To Die, To Be Born"Kenneth Cavander58Ideas
A Gallery Of Gurusphotographed by Tony Ray-Jones63Ideas
The First Feminist: Mary WollstonecraftShirley Tomkievicz114Ideas
D. W. Griffith's "Way Down East"Stanley Kauffmann50Landmarks of Film History
Oldenburg Draws Seven New Wonders Of The WorldRoy Bongartz70Art
The World Of Saint-SimonJ. H. Plumb82Archaeology
Who Got Here First?Lionel Casson96Archaeology
The Heyerdahl ParadoxKarl E. Meyer104Archaeology
Two PoemsOgden Nash112Letters
The Drunken Organ RepairmanNed O'Gorman120Letters
Summer 1972 Vol XIV Num 3
The handsome young rider on the cover, thought to represent Lorenzo de' Medici, is a figure in the fresco painted by Benozzo Gozzoli in 1459 for the chapel of the Medici-Ricardi Palace in Florence.  In his splendid person the horseman embodies some of the great institutions of civilized society: the state (the Florentine Republic), religion (the fresco depicts the journey of the Magi), family (the proud Medici), education (producing "the Renaissance Man"), and the city (Florence again) as the center of commerce and culture.  After ten thousand years of continuous existence, says J. H. Plumb in an essay beginning on the next page, all these institutions are in peril.
An Epoch That Started Ten Thousand Years Ago Is Ending….J. H. Plumb4History
Poiret: The Man Who Banned The CorsetPhyllis Feldkamp30History
The Shooting Of Captain SpekeJames Morris56History
The Bloodiest Battle In HistoryRobert Cowley64History
Jasper Johns' Elusive Bull's-EyeRobert Hughes20Art
"Shockingly Mad, Madder Than Ever, Quite Mad"Frederic V. Grunfeld74Art
The RamayanaSantha Rama Rau36Letters
Hwang It All - Which Wong Are You?Charles F. Berlitz120Letters
"La Grande Illusion"Stanley Kauffmann48Landmarks of Film History
The Road To UrFranklin Russell90Archaeology
The FloodJ. W. Burrow104Archaeology
The Young LeninLeon Trotsky110Biography
Autumn 1972 Vol XIV Num 4
French construction workers, sans hard hats, toil on the girders of a skyscraper in Fernand Leger's 1950 painting The Constructors.  Like much of Leger's work, The Constructors epitomizes the artist's lifelong love of modern machinery - "I always preferred metal to wood" - and the "functional elegance" of factory workers.  The painting is in the distinguished collection of Mr. and Mrs. Leigh B. Block of Chicago.  Leger and his work are discussed in an article by John Russell beginning on page 86.
The CityIntroduction4The City
The CityHow Man Invented CitiesJohn Pfeiffer12The City
The CityProust's ParisSanche de Gramont20The City
The CityAtget's Bell EpoquePhotographs by Eugene Atget29The City
The CityAn Urban Civilizaton Without Cities?Irving Kristol36The City
The World Of FroissartMorris Bishop66History
Camoens And The Epic Of The LusiadsEdmund Taylor56Arts and Letters
Leger: The Master Of The MachineJohn Russell86Arts and Letters
"Remembrance Of Things Past"John Updike102Arts and Letters
Quotations From Chairman BlakeFrederic V. Grunfeld106Arts and Letters
Blake: Lost and Foundwith a portfolio of water colorsArnold Fawcus112Arts and Letters
Monsters Of ChaosNorman Cohn42Ideas
Erikson Among The IndiansErik H. Erikson80Ideas
"L'Avventura"Stanley Kauffmann48Landmarks of Film History
MachiavellaVincent Cronin96Biography
Winter 1973 Vol XV Num 1
Typical members of the British squirearchy, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Andrews appear under the lowering sky of their native Suffolk in a detail from an earlier work by Thomas Gainsbouough that is now considered one of the artist's supreme masterpieces.  Around 1748, when it was painted, landed gentry such as the Andrews' were able to lead a life of extraordinary privilege and freedom, which is described by J. H. Plumb beginning on page 72.
An Inquiry into BignessA Plague Of GiantsAnthony Lewis34Inquiry Into Bigness
An Inquiry into BignessBigness In BusinessRobert Townsend36Inquiry Into Bigness
An Inquiry into BignessThe Tall BoyThomas Meehan38Inquiry Into Bigness
An Inquiry into BignessToo Big40Inquiry Into Bigness
An Inquiry into BignessBigness In GovernmentLawrence Malkin42Inquiry Into Bigness
An Inquiry into BignessBigness In ScienceFred Hoyle44Inquiry Into Bigness
An Inquiry into BignessBigness In ScholarshipJ. H. Plumb72Inquiry Into Bigness
An Inquiry into BignessAhmed The ElephantFranklin Russell48Inquiry Into Bigness
An Inquiry into BignessA Four-Footed Footnote120Inquiry Into Bigness
The Year 973Morris Bishop4History
Lordly PleasuresJ. H. Plumb72History
Kitty O'Shea and the Uncrowned King of IrelandJoan Haslip104History
Leptis MagnaAubrey Menen94History
A Fable For Social ScientistsAnthony Burgess12The Contemporary World and Beyond
The Berkeley ClockKenneth Lamott16The Contemporary World and Beyond
The Raft Of The MedusaFrederic V. Grunfeld24Art and Architecture
Transports Of DelightWilliam Crutchfield49Art and Architecture
Moshe SafdieIsrael Shenker54Art and Architecture
"Some Like It Hot"Stanley Kauffmann64Landmarks of Film History
Laughter In The House, Or The Meaning Of ComedyErich Segal90Letters
Hemingway: The Image And The ShadowMalcolm Cowley112Letters
Continental DripOrmonde de Kay, Jr.118Science Marches On
Spring 1973 Vol XV Num 2
Claude Monet painted this delightful, breeze-swept Lady with a Parasol, and another much like it, in the summer of 1886.  By then he was established in happy rusticity at Giverny, north of Paris.  The years of grinding poverty were behind him; ahead lay four decades of triumphant achievement in the depiction of nature, an achievement described in an article that includes a special foldout portfolio and begins on page 44.
How The Modern World BeganPeter Gay4Past and Present
Why We Cannot Forget DreyfusEdmond Taylor76Politics
Italy's Other Eternal City: SienaRoy McMullen16History
The Last Imperial BonaparteGene Smith86History
Monet's GardenSanche de Gramont44Art
The World Of OvidKenneth Cavander38Letters
"Who Can Like The Highlands?"Peter Quennell88Letters
Dragon Ladies, Water Fairies, Fish Maidens, Rain Mothers, And Other Hybrid CrittersEdward Schafer104Letters
After The FactsRichard Howard118Letters
Man The Peaceable PrimateRobert Claiborne32Anthropology and Archaeology
The Big StonesGeoffrey Bibby58Anthropology and Archaeology
"Potemkin"Stanley Kauffmann110Landmarks of Film History
Chess In The American WayEnglebert and Merian Kirchner68Fun and Games
The Ryhthmical Time-Fountaindrawings by Rowland Emett73Fun and Games
Pule, Si, Hula, No.Charles Berlitz120Fun and Games
Summer 1973 Vol XV Num 3
The red-haired beauty painted around 1540 by Mannerist artist Angelo bronzino was Lucretia Panciatichi, a member of the Florentine court of Grand Duke CosimoI.  Despite the perfection of her dress and bearing, there is a disquieting air of unease about her, in keeping with the spirit of the times.  That spirit, and the courtly art it produced, are examined by Professor J. H. Elliott in an article that begins on page 84.
The Genesis Of PollutionArnold Toynbee4Ecology
The Last Tiger HuntFranklin Russell72Ecology
In Search Of Prester JohnTimothy Severin12Exploration
Of Mars, Martians, and Mariner 9Carl Sagan26Exploration
The TerroristsEdmond Taylor58Politics and History
The Vanishing ServantJ. H. Plumb10Politics and History
A Visit With The Mole And The EagleMalcolm Muggeridge38Politics and History
Concerning ClownsPhotographs by Herbert Migdoll48Art
The ManneristsJ. H. Elliott84Art
"The Gold Rush"Stanley Kauffmann40Landmarks of Film History
"You Cannot Imagine How It Spoils One To Have Been A Child Prodigy"Frederic V. Grunfeld66Biography
How We Learned To Believe In ProgressCurtis Cate104Biography
The World's Great Epics III: GilgameshNigel Dennis112Letters
"The Ambassadors"Louis Auchincloss118Letters
Go And Catch A Falling RemarkGilbert Highet120The Urban Eavesdropper
Autumn 1973 Vol XV Num 4
This playful collage on plywood, entitled Saint Sulpice, is a 1965 work by irrepressible innovator Max Ernst, who at eighty-two still defies all attempts to categorize him.  A survey of his remarkable career by John Russell, accompanied by collages, paintings, sculptures, and other representative works covering more than half a century, begins on page 26.
The Good LifeIntroduction - with a portfolio of photographs by John DominisWalter Karp4The Good Life
The Good LifeOur Floating SuburbsElaine Kendall14The Good Life
The Good LifeLetting The Rest Of The World Go By At Heritage VillageThomas Meehan16The Good Life
The Good LifeOur Forefathers In Hot Pursuit Of The Good LifeE. M. Halliday110The Good Life
Crime Against The PersonJ. H. Plumb64History
The Hellenistic WorldKenneth Cavander74History
The Knights TemplarMorris Bishop94History
An Irresistible Force Called Max ErnstJohn Russell26Art and Archaeology
Understanding Man And BeastTimothy Foote66Art and Archaeology
A Pointed ReminderFrederic V. Grunfeld72Art and Archaeology
See Man's Heritage Now - Before It VanishesKarl E. Meyer104Art and Archaeology
Mysticism Made EasyAubrey Menen42Ideas
Genetics And The Future Of ManJoseph J. Thorndike56Ideas
Poetry In Hand48Letters
The Perplexing Career Of The Chevalier D'eonLydel Sims90Mind Bogglers
How To Weigh An ElephantEdward de Bono116Mind Bogglers
Winter 1974 Vol XVI Num 1
Leading his squadron to victory, the Florentine condottiere Micheletto da Cotignola cuts a dashing figure in this detail from the Rout of San Romano painted around 1460 by Paolo Uccello.  Uccello's innovative work, consisting of three panels, is enclosed with this issue.  An article by Robert Hughes describing the painting of the battle between Florence and Siena begins on page 24.
The Cosmos Is A Giant ThoughtWith a portfolio of photographs by Don SnyderRobert Hughes4Science
Scandal, Impeachment, Conviction, 1621Harvey Marshall Matusow34Politics Past and Present
Reflections (After Watergate) On HistoryWalter Karp22Politics Past and Present
Vacation Hints: Where To Go In Case Of A Reign Of TerrorStanley Loomis80History and Biography
What Exactly Was The Cold War?David Schoenbrun104History and Biography
The World Of Edmund SpenserJohn Wood65History and Biography
The Discovery Of The MediterraneanFrederic V. Grunfeld96Letters
The Rout Of San RomanoRobert Hughes24Art
People Are TalkingPeter Farb48Human Nature
"We Are Happy With Things As They Are"Sanche de Gramont84Human Nature
Can This Monument Be Saved?37Entertainments
Adieu Aux ConciergesOrmonde de Kay, Jr.44Entertainments
Books To Avoid ReadingPeter Andrews112Entertainments
Spring 1974 Vol XVI Num 2
Paul Cezanne's glowing work, The Blue Vase, is a rendering of simple objects in an ordinary setting, which the artist painted in the 1880's.  In such exquisitely balanced compositions Cezanne's concern with the forms of the natural world emerged and changed the course of modern art.  An article by Michael Peppiatt, beginning on page 14, describes the artist's life and work; an accompanying portfolio of Cezanne's still lifes begins on page 21.
The Fourth WorldEdmond Taylor4Politics
Private Lives, Public FacesJ. H. Plumb56Politics
The End Of OptimismNeil McKendrick44History
Transporting A Plague BacillusMichael Pearson48History
The World Of William HickeyJan Morris82History
The Decline And Fall Of The WogTarzie Vittachi96History
"Father Of Us All"Michael Peppiatt14Art
Bohemia RebornWith a portfolio of photographs by Arnold Newman64Art
America's First CityJohn Pfeiffer58Archaeology
Five Against The OddsCatherine Drinker Bowen78Letters
"Rashomon"Stanley Kauffmann36Landmarks of Film History
How Homo Sapiens Learned To Be GoodRobert Claiborne30Mysteries
Love And Death In Ancient GreeceKenneth Cavander102Mysteries
Rising GenerationsJ. A. Maxtone Graham and Wilbur Cross107Ups and Downs
Summer 1974 Vol XVI Num 3
Serene and regal, this is surely the face of Nefertiti, queen of the pharaoh Akhenaten.  Found in a workshop at Tell el Amarna, this unfinished portrait still shows remnants of the paint lines that guided the sculptor's hand.  Had he finished the work, a wig of faience or gilded wood would have topped the quartzite head, and the whole would have set upon a body of yet another material.  Even incomplete, this masterwork proclaims the innovations in art occurring 3,500 years ago simultaneously with Akhenaten's religious revolution.  Its ambiguities - and his - are described in an article by Lionel Casson beginning on page 64.
The Future Isn't What It Used To BeIntroductionWalter Karp32The Future
The Future Isn't What It Used To BeOn Mythic Shapes Of Things To Come -- Circular And LinearJoseph Campbell35The Future
The Future Isn't What It Used To BeThe Hindsight Sage: A Sampling Of Historic SurprisesJ. H. Plumb37The Future
The Future Isn't What It Used To BePromise Them Anything But Give Them A Propaedeutic ScenarioBruce Mazlish39The Future
The Future Isn't What It Used To BeYesterday's Bright Tomorrow Is Here Today - Isn't It?Gordon Cotler41The Future
The Future Isn't What It Used To BeWashed Up The Creek By The Wave Of The FutureOrmonde de Kay, Jr.45The Future
The Future Isn't What It Used To BeAmazing, Astounding, Journeys Into The Unknown - And BackRobert Silverberg47The Future
The Maverick PharaohLionel Casson64Archaeology
A Postcard From LondonCharles L. Mee, Jr.20Art
China's Imperial TraditionDick Wilson4History and Biography
Inheritors Of The EarthArnold J. Toynbee18History and Biography
The Poor Man's Belle Epoque49History and Biography
Alfonso The Learned Of CastileFrederic V. Grunfeld78History and Biography
Empress VictoriaTheo Aronson100History and Biography
Scotland's Greatest SonJohn Kenneth Galbraith58Ideas
"Persona"Stanley Kauffmann88Landmarks of Film History
Song Of The CreaturesMorris Bishop96Letters
"Heart Of Midlothian"Malcolm Cowley106Letters
The Most Unforgettable Character I Never MetEric Newby110Eccentricities
The Lobal Society Of SouthpawsJames T. de Kay112Eccentricities
Autumn 1974 Vol XVI Num 4
Vincent Van Gogh's Portrait of Dr. Gachet captures the resignation and despair that characterized his last physician.  Gachet touches a sprig of foxglove (a medicinal herb symbolic of his profession) and stares with devastating pathos into the void.  As Ted Morgan observes in an article beginning on page 4, the doctor's torment awakened his patient's compassion.  But Gachet, through his negligence, may have caused Van Gogh's death.
The Strange End Of Vincent Van GoghTed Morgan4Art
Les Belles Heures Of The Duc De BerryPriscilla Flood64Art
A Roman GentlemanJoseph J. Thorndike26Biography
Who Was Peter Abellard?Walter Karp46Biography
A Connoisseur Who Sleepwalked Into HistoryWalter Karp76Biography
The Splendors Of A Newly Discovered Roman Villa22Archaeology and Architecture
"Brick Is Stingy, Concrete Is Generous"Robert Hughes30Archaeology and Architecture
"Ludds, Do Your Duty Well!"Christopher Hibbert58History
The Opium WarJ. H. Plumb80History
Marriage (And One Or Two Other Social Institutions) Georgian StyleJohn Chandos96History
Lost Berlin102History
Disappearing HeroesJ. H. Plumb48Ideas
Karl Popper: The Useful PhilosopherBryan Magee52Ideas
One Rogue's Gallery Of PoetsDrawings by Robert Osborn18Entertainments
The Inscrutable Idioms Of Dr. YeeCharles F. Berlitz112Entertainments
Winter 1975 Vol XVII Num 1
A luminous, almost exotic quality pervades Jan Vermeer's Girl with a Red Hat, reproduced to size.  Now hanging in the National gallery in Washington, D.C., the portrait was painted about 1667, when Vermeer was in his thirties and the Golden Age of the Dutch Republic was at its height.  Anthony Bailey in detail the politics, culture, and daily life of that splendid era in "The World of Jan de Witt," beginning on page 4.
The World Of Jan De WittAnthony Bailey4History
Gunpowder Plot ExposedHugh Ross Williamson58History
The Trial of Julius HayAn IntroductionArthur Koestler24The Contemporary World
The Trial of Julius HayA MemoirJulius Hay26The Contemporary World
Pet PowerJ. H. Plumb46The Contemporary World
The Quintessential Cartier-Bresson38A Photographic Portfolio
"Oh, Lone Pine Tree!"Ivan Morris32Letters
"Clarissa"Angus Wilson102Letters
My VerdiStanley Kauffmann48Music
Montaigne's "Monstrous Plan"Walter Karp56Biography
Sarah BernhardtPriscilla Flood80Biography
Mungo ParkTed Morgan96Biography
MondrianPeter Gay64Art
The Life And Death Of A Great CityJohn Pfeiffer82Archaeology
What A Life!John Ashbery106Afterthoughts
Spring 1975 Vol XVII Num 2
These seagoing cockleshells are Viking ships - or at least were intended as such by the twelfth-century English artist who painted them.  The miniature comes from a manuscript called "The Miracles of St. Edmund," which includes a description of the Viking invasion of England in the ninth century, and an enumeration of their wartime atrocities.  An article about these rough customers begins on age 64.  Among the illustrations accompanying it are other miniatures from the same manuscript.
The Pleasures Of TapestryDom Moraes16Art and Architecture
"The Perfect Interpreter Of The English Countryside"Ronald Blythe80Art and Architecture
Houses That Just GrewFrederic V. Grunfeld96Art and Architecture
The Lure Of The VikingsLionel Casson64Archaeology
The Cult Of The Secret AgentEdmond Taylor4The Contemporary World
InflationJ. H. Plumb46The Contemporary World
How Republics DieWalter Karp14History and Biography
Henry Mayhew's Other LondonChristopher Hibbert48History and Biography
Man And His Best FriendAnthony Smith60History and Biography
Out Of Africa, Something New102Letters
Waiting For The EndFrancis Russell112Letters
"The Rear Guard Of The Avant-Garde": Roland BarthesRoy McMullen32Man of Ideas
Six Crises In CookeryWith a portfolio of etchings by Zevi Blum38Entertainments
Dead To The WorldPriscilla Flood58Entertainments
Summer 1975 Vol XVII Num 3
When Erte, the fashion and theatre designer of the 1920's and 1930's dreamed up this fanciful ballet costume, it was not intended for dancing but for dazzling.  And so it was with the hundreds of other incomparably imaginative costumes that he designed: glitter was what counted.  Today his work is enjoying a considerable comeback.  An article on the designs - and the imaginative man behind them - begins on page 20.
"The Best-Traveled Man On Earth"Jan Morris4History and the Modern World
Is Prison Obsolete?Kenneth Lamott40History and the Modern World
Mummies, Or The Restless DeadBrian Fagan64Archaeology
Portrait Of The Artist As A Bad LotRobert Hughes82Art
The Follies, Scandals, and Delights Of ErtePriscilla Flood20Art
Darwin And The BenchucaBruce Mazlish102Biography
Raffles: The Human ImperialistEdmond Taylor96Biography
Getting Along Without DoomsdayBryan Magee32Ideas
What Western Movies Are All AboutWalter Karp38Ideas
Hercules Lives!Kenneth Cavander58Ideas
Virginia Woolf And Her WorldMichael Holroyd48Language and Letters
Of Panda Cars And Pantechnicons, Biros and BlimpsIan M. Ball62Language and Letters
A Clutch Of ClerihewsMaurice Sagoff112Language and Letters
Ding-Dong, Dug-Dag, Pek-PlakFrederic V. Grunfeld78Folkways
Homage To The UmbrellaDouglas Tunstell106Folkways
Autumn 1975 Vol XVII Num 4
The muscular nude on the cover was drawn by Peter Paul Rubens in the early seventeenth century as a copy of Michelangelo's grandly conceived figure, painted a century earlier on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.  Rubens, who looked to Michelangelo as his master, once wrote: "Our feelings are not the same and our techniques are different, but we think in the same large terms ...."  J. H. Elliott explores Rubens's extraordinary life, his art, and his hugely successful career in an article that begins on page 64.
The First Food CrisisJohn Pfeiffer32Hunger and History
Food As A WeaponCharles L. Mee, Jr.37Hunger and History
The Persistence Of FamineJ. H. Plumb40Hunger and History
A Specter At The FeastJ. W. Burrow42Hunger and History
Money And The RevolutionJohn Kenneth Galbraith4Ideas and History
The Making Of A HereticRachel Erlanger54Ideas and History
The Invention Of PoliticsLionel Casson98Ideas and History
The Golden Age Of EdinburghWalter Karp10The Way It Was
Queen Victoria And Her WorldElizabeth Longford104The Way It Was
Chaco Canyon's Mysterious HighwaysJames I. Ebert and Robert K. Hitchcock48Art and Archaeology
Prince Of PaintersJ. H. Elliott64Art and Archaeology
The Chinese LandscapeEdmund White86Art and Archaeology
A Life In The TheatreStanley Kauffmann80Letters
King Of HeartsOrmonde de Kay, Jr.24Love Stories
Jim And PhyllisPierre Le-Tan62Love Stories
Winter 1976 Vol XVIII Num 1
Aging and world-weary, the gifted despot Toyotomi Hideyoshi is the subject of this remarkably realistic portrait done around 1598, the year of his death.  Beginning on page 12, Donald Keene describes the great period of Japanese history that Hideyoshi presided over.  Accompanying the article is a portfolio of details from two six-panel screens that show life in Kyoto,  Hideyoshi's capital city, in a day when it was more populous than Paris was.
On Controlling Human BehaviorKenneth Lamott4Ideas
DefeatJ. H. Plumb26Ideas
The Wild Boy Of AveyronHarlan Lane32Ideas
The Man Who Put Japan TogetherDonald Keene12History and Biography
Love Among The RuinsWalter Karp54History and Biography
High Noon For The EmpireDavid F. Phillips56History and Biography
How Jacques Coeur Made His FortuneMarshall Davidson78History and Biography
An Architecture Of GrandeurRobert Hughes64Art and Architecture
"To Render What The Eye Sees Is Impossible"Roy McMullen86Art and Architecture
Of Nomads and KnightsMary Sherman Parsons28Archaeology
Eric Partridge And The Underworld Of LanguageByron Rogers48Language and Letters
Travels Into Several Remote Nations Of The World By Lemuel GulliverE. M. Halliday96Language and Letters
"Greatness Lies In Doing Little Things Well"A portfolio of photographs by Ernest Bloch39Photography
"An Utterly Useless War"Charles L. Mee, Jr.110Making History
Awash On A Sea Of VodkaIsrael Shenker62Habits
How The Three-Piece Suit And The Modern World BeganG. Bruce Boyer112Habits
Spring 1976 Vol XVIII Num 2
These stylish young people gathering roses ("good for inflamed brains") appear in a fourteenth-century manuscript of the Tacuinum Sanitatis, the leading manual for its day.  For the medieval health seeker, the Tacuinum was a complete guide to well-being.  It is also one of the key artifacts in the age-old pursuit of perfect health.  See pages 16 and 17 for more miniatures as well as some solemn dietary advice.
IntroductionWalter Karp4Is Civilization Dangerous To Your Health?
A Passion For The Hard WorkoutLionel Casson12Is Civilization Dangerous To Your Health?
You Are What You Eat: The Medieval Way To Health16Is Civilization Dangerous To Your Health?
Taking The Waters At VichyCurtis Cate18Is Civilization Dangerous To Your Health?
Transcontinental MeditationOrmonde de Kay, Jr.22Is Civilization Dangerous To Your Health?
Pursuing Health In The Promised LandSpencer Klaw24Is Civilization Dangerous To Your Health?
"May God Defend Us, As Our Cause Is Just"Priscilla Flood38History
The War That Broke The Imperial SpiritJan Morris48History
The First King Of Great BritainJohn Kenyon64History
Who Built Zimbabwe?Mary Cable30Archaeology
A Tale Of Creation And Destruction62Archaeology
Rodin's BalzacFrederic V. Grunfeld90Art
Fellini's 8 1/2Stanley Kauffmann40Landmarks of Film History
The Stately Mansions Of The RadiolariaStephen Jay Gould78Science
Turgenev: Russia's Great EmancipatorDavid Lowe98Letters
The Alphabet As A Work Of Art (In Unalphabetical Order)A portfolio compiled by Michael PrewittKaethe Ellis106Letters
The Last European WarCharles L. Mee, Jr.104Making History
Summer 1976 Vol XVIII Num 3
When Henri Matisse painted The Pink Blouse in 1924, he was a successfully established artist living in comfort in Nice.  Some twenty years earlier, at another Mediterranean seaport, he had to struggle to shape his own distinctive style.  How he did it, and how he shocked the Parisian art world when he exhibited his brilliantly colored works, are told by John Russell in an article beginning on page 4.
The Birth Of A Wild BeastJohn Russell4Art
The Strangest Garden In The WestRobert Hughes48Art
The Glory That Was ThraceLionel Casson70Archaeology
A Season In OmanDavid Holden22The Contemporary World
The Decline Of Common SenseWalter Karp58The Contemporary World
Can Society Banish Cruelty"J. H. Plumb84The Contemporary World
Biting The Bullet In Ancient RomeLionel Casson18History
When Paris Was A City For The YoungFrederic V. Grunfeld32History
The Black DeathPhilip Ziegler86History
Gypsieswith a portfolio by Josef KoudelkaKaethe Ellis60Photography
Stavisky And The Fall Of FranceTed Morgan42Film
The Odd CouplePeter Quennell98Letters
How Ern Malley Got The Last LaughOrmonde de Kay, Jr.106Letters
A Woman Of CourageCharles L. Mee, Jr.104Making History
And Now, The Edifying Edifice80Outdoor Sports
The Olympic GamesRed Smith109Outdoor Sports
Autumn 1976 Vol XVIII Num 4
Like the young gentlemen of the time, this eighteenth-century English doll wears a linen shirt, silk vest, and sturdy woolen coat trimmed with metal braid and buttons.  It is one of the countless toys, books, and games that proliferated in  eighteenth-century England in response to a growing awareness to children's needs and interests.  In an article beginning on page 16, J. H. Plumb describes the development of this new attitude and the resulting boom in the marketplace, a phenomenon that continues into our own day.
The World Trade Center: does Mega-Artechiture Work?Thomas Meehan4The Contemporary World and Beyond
Is There Life After Life?Albert Rosenfeld42The Contemporary World and Beyond
The Commercialization of ChildhoodJ. H. Plumb16History
How Siberia Was WonTimothy Severin30History
Budapest, 1956: Memoirs of a Freedom FighterStephen Vizinczey56History
The Siege of LeydenTimothy Foote74History
A Masterful But Mysterious PietaPriscilla Flood90Art
The Message In The MarkingsAlexander Marshack64Archaeology
Nero, UnmalignedLionel Casson48Biography
Newspeak Among The DiplomatsTarzie Vittachi88Language and Letters
Theatre As You Like ItStanley Kauffmann98Language and Letters
A Tribute To Agatha ChristieEllsworth S. Grant106Language and Letters
Terminal MadnessCharles L. Mee, Jr.104Making History
Dracula ReturnsWalter Karp40Notions
The Nine WorthiesWilliam Goldhurst112Notions
Letters To The Editor110
January 1977 Vol XIX Num 1
After more than two thousand years underground, this armored Chinese warrior is uncovered and measured in a rock vault near the tomb of China's first emperor.  Almost six feet tall and wearing a cap that may denote high rank, the soldier is part of a major new discovery.
Clay Soldiers: The Army of Emperor Ch'inA firsthand account of one of the great archeological discoveries of this century - six thousand life-size figures of horses and men.Audrey Topping with a commentary by Joseph Needham4
Secrets of Anamorphic ArtThe season's most successful new exhibition (now in brooklyn and scheduled to tour the nation) is based on an old aesthetic and optical joke - and the old ones, as usual, are the best.Susan Ferris16
Takeoff for DisasterA cautionary tale about the gigantic airship - built in haste - that was to have saved the British Empire but instead went down in flames on her maiden voyageJan Morris24
Outwitting the Final SolutionThe Nazi machine was not quite efficient enough to capture all the Jews in Berlin: a few went underground and somehow came through the was.  Here some survivors speak.Ruth Gay42
What to Say to the Space Probe When It ArrivesPossible opening gambits when an extragalactic electronic whatsis starts orbiting our planet in search of information to send to another world.Bonald Bracewell48
Krishna: God as a Troublesome YouthThe exploits of a teen-age divinity. With a portfolio of Rajput paintings showing his adventures among the herdgirls.Aubrey Menen54
Greek Art from the Atlantic DepthsFragments of classic Greek vases are emerging from the murky waters of the north Atlantic: here is how they got there, and how they are being salvaged and reassembled at last.Ann Birchall66
The Life and Loves of Lady HamiltonThe ways and means, the wiles and tears of the eagerest victim ever to lie down on the sacrificial altar of male chauvinism.Frederic V. Grunfeld72
How to Think About PoliticiansA second look at presidential diplomacyWalter Karp14
Victor Hugo's Wayward DaughterThe strange adventures of AdeleTed Morgan34
The Merchants of Death RevisitedWhy governments collaborate in the arms tradeEdmond Taylor82
EccentricsPierre Le-Tan88
Famous Last ApothegmsPeter Andrews96
Against The GrainBernard Levin90Perspectives
The Human SpeciesJohn Pfeiffer92Perspectives
In My Own TimeCharles L. Mee, Jr.94Perspectives
Editorial2Perspectives
Letters3Perspectives
March 1977 Vol XIX Num 2
Four lavishly attired footmen bear models of ships in the imaginary navy of the Hapsburg emperor Maximilian I in this detail from a sixteenth-century painting.  It was part of a vast procession on paper commissioned by the emperor whose dynamic and artistic triumphs are related starting on page 68.
Uge: The Inside StoryThe modern business corporation is not what corporate mythology would have us believe. Here is the tale - only medium tall - of how one multinational arose from a small family business in the Midwest.John Kenneth Galbraith4
What's Going On Behind That Plate-Glass Window?Something weird, most likely.  The windows of Manhattan's fanciest department stores are showcases currently for psychodramas, macabre scenes, and kinky skits - and you don't even need a ticket.14
Patchwork ArchitectureSticks and stones, beer cans and bottles, shells and orange crates are among the materials chosen by amateur architects who have built their dream houses with their own hands and who are now being celebrated for their creativity and spunk.24
The Last BedouinAn account of a recent visit to the Howeitat of southern Jordan, a Bedouin people seeking to accommodate themselves and their traditional nomadic ways to a settled existence in the Arab world today.Peter Iseman32
Are We Born To Be Good?Edward O. Wilson's theory of sociobiology attempts to answer the question b y looking at the social behavior of all animals.Nigel Calder with commentaries by Richard Currier and Terrence Des Pres42
The Art of the Japanese SwordPerhaps the most beautiful weapons ever made, Japanese sword blades were once considered to be the living souls of samurai and today are prized works of art.Robert Hughes50
How the Establishment Got EstablishedThe evidence may be no more than a few artifacts in a grave or a mound of earth, but archaeologists are now able to piece together how powerful elites first arose.John Pfeiffer62
Kaiser Max: First Among the HapsburgsEmperor Maximillian I was an expert on how to use art as propaganda.  Here is how he polished up his image for posterity and made his mark on the history of Europe.68
Skating on the CanalsWhen the Dutch winter meant a hot time on the ice.Frederic V. Grunfeld20
Good-by to Britain, Good-by BritishTwo words that we shall scarcely miss.Jan Morris40
Princess for Ransom: Abduction in the Grand StyleA harrowing adventure in the CaucasusFitzroy Maclean82
The Right Sort of PuzzleJ. A. Maxstone Graham94
A Little Night Music96
Against the GrainBernard Levin88Perspectives
The Human SpeciesJohn Pfeiffer89Perspectives
In My Own TimeCharles L. Mee, Jr.90Perspectives
Intellectual PleasuresRed Smith92Perspectives
Editorial2Perspectives
Letters3Perspectives
May 1977 Vol XIX Num 3
A detail of The Virgin, a painting by Andrew Wyeth featured in an article beginning on page 24.
Those Mean and Dirty StreetsThe city in recent filmsRichard Elder4
A Quartet of SpectacularsFour major art shows, one Pharaoh, three masters11
Dancing in the SeventiesRevival of an old customJamake Highwater30
Why Men and Women Think DifferentlyNew research on male and female brainsKenneth Lamott40
The Nobel ExperienceAmerican intellectual and scientific talent on displayEdwin Warner46
FDR and the Cherry BlossomsA new design for a Roosevelt memorial56
Gymnastics FeverThe most beautiful sport catches onAnita Verschoth62
Bring Bold Splendor to the CityHenry Moore sculptures in urbansettings72
The Fine Art f Collecting PhotographsA guide to a popular hobby and an active marketLandtt Dennis and Lisl Dennis80
GuernicaAn act of war, a work of artCharles L. Mee, Jr.88
Past PerfectBritish are, a new museum, black memories, auction prices, history Italian-style38At A Glance
Present IndicativeA literary lion, a martial art, fire-fighter photos, word games, a bat sculpture70At A Glance
Future SubjunctiveTheatrical music, a new play, a summer festival, collecting Manhattan, declining capitals, concrete jokes, an uncertain comedy86At A Glance
July 1977 Vol XIX Num 4
Mikhail Baryshnikov and Christine Sarry Eliot Feld's Variations on "America."
Ferment in GeorgetownDevelopment challenges a graceful "suburb"William Barry Furlong4
The Liveliest ArtBallet and modern dance in stunning variety14
European PleasuresNew and old excitements in Paris, London, Rome28
America After Viet NamSome reasons why the tensions have easedLance Morrow42
JazzIt's back, with a new sound and a new nameAllan Ripp50
Bicycles Built For SpeedOn how streamlining pays offRoy Bongartz56
The Space Age Comes to the Empire StateA two-billion-dollar colossus gets a mixed reactionPaul Goldburger60
The Impudent, Magical Silicon ChipIt is revolutionizing the computer - and your lifeKenneth Lamott70
Fairy Tales for a Liberated AgeThe women are strong, resourceful, successfulAlison Lurie80
By The Sea, By The SeaSummer in England, a century ago86
Miro's Latest WorksAnd a description of his habits and his studiosEdmund White88
Past PerfectBig shots - A literary find - Japanese talent - Letters home - An art impresario26At A Glance
Present IndicativePost-est seminars - Detroit's renaissance - Ruben's gain - Grown-up camp - Presidential culture48At A Glance
Future SubjunctiveA Pulitzer winner - Women on screen - A fourth network? - Design options - The CitiCar78At A Glance

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  1. So... how much do you think this entire, complete collection, would be worth?

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