Category Archives: The Callout

The work of Italian engineer and builder Pier Luigi Nervi fascinates and inspires half a century after the completion of his best-known works. The spiraling, web-like patterns of his 1957 Palazzo dello Sport is still breathtaking in its span, scale, … Continue reading

Ahhh . . . summer. Picnics, gardens, fireflies—and of course, summer reading! In this issue of The Callout, our summer harvest includes the first comprehensive history of the Ozarks region; a pair of magnificent volumes on the influential Italian architect … Continue reading

Even the discerning reader may not associate an academic press with sports. But what occurs in a sports venue—whether stadium or gym, track or sandlot—contests far more than results on a scoreboard. Race. Gender. Money. Politics. Power. Triumph. Tragedy. Each plays … Continue reading

“Our aim has been to publish conceptually ambitious, risk-taking work that challenges familiar models for understanding film authorship.”–Justus Nieland, CFD series editor Since the publication of an illuminating cross-cultural dialogue on the legendary Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami in 2003, the University … Continue reading