Edited by Charlene Vella
A collection of 39 essays edited by Dr Charlene Vella celebrating the outstanding career of Professor Mario Buhagiar. The book is introduced by President Emeritus Dr Ugo Mifsud Bonnici. Scholars participating in this book include Vincenzo Abbate, Joan Abela, John Azzopardi, Michele Bacci, Francesca Balzan, Alain Blondy, Anthony Bonanno, Giovanni Bonello, Anne Brogini, Keith Buhagiar, Martina Caruana, Donal Cooper, Roberta Cruciata, Maria Concetta di Natale, Richard England, Mark-Anthony Falzon, Joe Friggieri, Anne Galea, John Gash, Carol Jaccarini, Helen Langdon, Anthony Luttrell, Roderick O’Donnell, Lawrence Pavia, Richard Reece, Mark Sagona, Dany Sandron, Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci, Keith Sciberras, Carmel Spiteri, Anne Swartz, Conrad Thake, Paula Varela Gomes, Peter Vassallo, Charlene Vella, Roger Vella Bonavita, Maurizio Vitella, Antoine Zammit, and Theresa Zammit Lupi.
The book is in English, but includes also some papers in Italian and French. It is divided into four sections: Section 1 – From Medieval to Baroque: archaeology, history, painting, and architecture; Section 2 – Design and Decoration: fashion, manuscripts, precious metals, and wood; Section 3 – Neo-Classicism, Romanticism, Revivalism, and the Modern; and Section 4 – Interpreting the arts, society, and documentation.