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The Historian's Eye: Essays on Italian Art in Honor of Andrew Ladis

Between September 7 and 9, 2006, 25 scholars of Italian Renaissance art gathered at the Georgia Museum of Art to honor Andrew Ladis, Franklin Professor of Art History at the University of Georgia’s Lamar Dodd School of Art. Sponsored by the museum, the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, the Lamar Dodd School of Art, the Willson Center for the Humanities and Arts and the President’s Venture Fund, the conference represented the fulfillment of more than 10 years of similar gatherings in Athens that Ladis had helped to organize. The scholars and audience that came to Athens in September 2006 had all participated in one or another of these earlier events. They gathered to honor Ladis’s scholarship and to celebrate his generosity, his enthusiasm and his joy at sharing art history with others. "The Historian’s Eye: Essays on Italian Art in Honor of Andrew Ladis" comprises many of the papers presented at that conference, from scholars including Paul Barolsky, Norman E. Land, Perri Lee Roberts and the editors of this volume, Hayden B.J. Maginnis and Shelley E. Zuraw. Subjects addressed range from maps of Rome to chalices and guild regulations, the history of the Madonna delle Grazie motif in Renaissance Naples and the echoes of the Divine Comedy in the murals of the Chiostro Verde. The book concludes with a collection of tributes to Ladis by his former students and his academic bibliography. More than the usual compilation of essays resulting from a conference, "The Historian’s Eye" is a true festschrift and a worthy tribute to Ladis as scholar and teacher.

258 pp.; Illustrated (black and white). Published: 2009; $40.00
ISBN-10: 0-915977-69-9
ISBN-13: 978-0-915977-69-7

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Philip Pearlstein

The publication includes a thematic and stylistic analysis of Pearlstein's work interwoven with a description of significant points in his life and career, as well as a catalogue of the exhibition and a selective chronology of the artist's life.

Exhibition dates: September 20-November 8, 1970
General Editor: William D. Paul, Jr.
Essay by Linda Nochlin
168 p.; Illustrated; Essays: 1; Published: 1970; $7.50

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The Art of Disegno: Italian Prints and Drawings from the Georgia Museum of Art

This book, produced in conjunction with a traveling exhibition, offers a wealth of original research into many rarely seen and unpublished works by such famed artists as Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, Jacopo Palma il Giovane, Parmigianino, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Pietro Testa and Giambattista Tiepolo. The entries, by Robert Randolf Coleman and Babette Bohn, draw on a wide range of primary source material and include a sensitive discussion of both artist and object, accompanied by color illustrations and numerous comparative examples. In addition, the lively introduction by Giancarlo Fiorenza, former Pierre Daura Curator of European Art at the Georgia Museum of Art, outlines the theory and practice of disegno (drawing) in artists' workshops and academies.

160 pp.; Illustrated (color). Published: 2008; $38.00
ISBN-10: 0-915977-62-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-915977-62-8

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Michelangelo and the Finger of God

Focusing on Michelangelo's art and biography, Michelangelo and the Finger of God investigates the artist's persona in relation to Ovid's "Metamorphoses" and the Bible. Insisting that the distinction between the real Michelangelo, who is more than the sum of the facts, and the Michelangelo of myth is a false distinction--indeed, a distortion--Barolsky shows how the biography of the artist was shape by the very works he carved and painted. (Excerpt from book jacket).

Author: Paul Barolsky
84 pp; Illustrated. Published: 2003; $12.00
ISBN: 0-915977-49-4

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Venetian Paintings of the Renaissance

Conceived as a teaching exhibition for students and the public alike, the exhibition brought together 15th- and 16th-century paintings that either foreshadowed or echoed Titian's rise to ultimate prominence. The exhibition featured works by such masters as Jacopo Robusti, Cima da Conegliano, Marco Basaiti and Giovanni Bellini. The publication includes a description and history of Venetian paintings and painters, background information on the Renaissance period and a catalogue of the exhibited works.

Exhibition dates: March 31-June 17, 1990
General Editor: Andrew Ladis
Essay by Bruce Cole
44 p.; Illustrated (with 10 color plates); Essays: 1 (with 10 student essays); Published: 1991; $12.50
ISBN: 0-915977-08-7