2013 American Association for Italian Studies Annual Conference, Eugene, OR

For the first time, the IAS sponsored five sessions at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Association of Italian Studies, held April 11–14 at the University of Oregon in Eugene.

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Italian Art and Architecture I
Chair: James Harper, University of Oregon

The Medieval Wooden Deposition Groups of Central Italy: Problems of Iconography and Ritual Function
Rebekah Perry, Università della Tuscia

Leonardo da Vinci and the Amadeits: Apocalyptic Literature and Popular Devotion in Fifteenth-Century Italian Art
Ricardo De Mambro Santos, Willamette University

The Art of Nepotism
Karen Lloyd, Queen’s University

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Italian Art and Architecture II
Chair: Nicola Camerlenghi, University of Oregon

Filarete’s Other Architectural Books
Heather Horton, Pratt Institute

Michelangelo’s Design Process at the Biblioteca Laurenziana
Gunnar Schulz, Bibliotheca Hertziana

Pride in Modesty: Modernist Architecture and the Vernacular Tradition in Italy
Michelangelo Sabatino, University of Houston

“Building Correctly:” Economics of Labor in Pier Luigi Nervi’s Structural Architecture
Thomas Leslie, Iowa State University

Rome and Romanitas: The Eternal City through the Ages
Chair: Jessica Maier, Mount Holyoke College

Romanitas, Rationalism and the Palace of the Lictors
Andrew Manson, University of Kentucky College of Design

Square, Politics, and Propaganda: The Redesign of the Piazza Augusto Imperatore in Rome, 1934-1938
Klaus Tragbar, University of Innsbruck

Photography as Research: Re-searching the Ara Pacis Augustae
Charles Rhyne, Reed College

Getting the Boot: Perspectives on Italian Art and Architecture from Antiquity to Today I
 Chair: Rebekah Perry

Crossing the Threshold: Viewer Reception of the Cathedral Portal in Sovana, Italy
Jill Vessely Greenwood, Portland State University

Imagining the Real and the Ideal: Nicolas Poussin’s Rebekah Quenching the Thirst of Eliezer at the Well
Sarah Horowitz, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Redefining Sant’Elia: the Intersection of Italian Futurism and Modern Architecture
Ashley Gardini, San Jose State University

Three Villas by Gio Ponti: ‘Forme Finite’ and Visual Entropy
Antigoni Katsakou, University College London

Getting the Boot: Perspectives on Italian Art and Architecture from Antiquity to Today II
Chair: Rebekah Perry

Leonardo da Vinci Scultore: Inventing the Myth
Emily Hanson, Washington University

“Mad Architect, Mad Architecture,” Francesco Milizia on Francesco Borromini’s Character
Marion Riggs, Princeton University

Una lacerazione della realità: The Art Criticism of Emilio Villa
Dominic Siracusa, UCLA

Le città invivibili: Photographs of Florence from the Alinari Brothers to the Tourism Industry
Donata Panizza, Rutgers University

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