A new review of Orthodox by Design has just been published in the Canadian Journal of Communication (Vol.37, No.3, 2012). The review is by Dilyana Mincheva. You can download (free) a PDF of the reviewhere.
A review essay, by Laurence Roth, was recently published in Studies in American Jewish Literature (Vol.31, No.1, 2012), that deals substantially with Orthodox By Design, alongside other texts addressing the material culture of American Jewish life. Many university libraries subscribe to the journal, but you can also get hold of the text here.
A substantial review of Orthodox By Design, by Oz Frankel, has appeared in the journal, Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies (Vol. 25, 2011, pp.265-8). There is no e-version of the journal, so you need to ask your local library to subscribe (a worthwhile effort, it's an outstanding journal). You can read more information about the journal here.
Orthodox By Design has been reviewed in the journal, "Material Religion: The Journal of Art, Objects, and Belief" (Vol. 7, No. 2, July 2011, pp.284-5). The review was written by Jenna Weissman Joselit, and it is available here (you need to be a subscriber to read the e-version of the review; check with your institutional library, and if they don't currently subscribe, request it -- it's a great journal!).
Orthodox By Design has been reviewed (by Don Seeman) in the April 2011 edition (Vol.35, No.1) of AJS Review, the flagship journal of the Association of Jewish Studies. You can find a link to the review here (a subscription is needed to read the full article).
A review of Orthodox By Design has just appeared in the March/April edition of "Books and Culture." The article, written by Lauren F. Winner, reviews OBD alongside Maya Katz's The Visual Culture of Chabad (Cambridge University Press, 2010). You can read an excerpt of the review here (for the full review, you need to subscribe to the magazine; it's also available via various library e-collections, so check to see if your local library subscribes).
As I have just learned, a review of Orthodox By Design appeared in The Jewish Journal of Sociology, written by Simcha Fishbane (vol.52, 2010, pp.75-78). Unfortunately, this periodical is not available electronically, so interested readers should consult with their local library for gaining access.
The University of California Website is now featuring a free on-line version of Chapter 1 of Orthodox By Design (but without the endtnotes, it seems). You can find the chapter here(just click on the "Read an Excerpt" link on the right side of the page).
A review of Orthodox By Design has been published in The Canadian Jewish News, 16 September 2010 edition. The review was written by Martin Lockshin. You can download the edition for free from the CJN archive here (just scroll down to p.15 after you have opened the PDF).
A review of Orthodox By Design has just been published in the newspaper, The Jewish Forward. I only wish the reviewer had taken more care to distinguish claims I made from claims I only reported but did not necessarily endorse. Nevertheless, it's a decent review, and can be read in full here.
A substantial review of Orthodox By Design has just appeared in Kol Hamevaser: The Jewish Thought Magazine of the Yeshiva University Student Body. The review was written by the magazine's Editor-in-Chief, Shlomo Zuckier. You can read the review here.
I am pleased to announce the publication of my book, Orthodox By Design: Judaism, Print Politics and the ArtScroll Revolution, which is being released this month (April 2010) by the University of California Press.
On this blog, you will find updates about anything and everything to do with my book. If you find any missing links, information, or suggestions, please don't hesitate to contact me. You can find contact details, as well as links to purchasing options for my book in the list of websites, on the top right-hand side of this blog.