The Historian's Eye

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

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