Studies in Iconography

A Cross-Disciplinary Approach to Visual Culture Before 1600

Studies in Iconography (ISSN 0148-1029) is an annual publication, housed at the Index of Medieval Art at Princeton University since October 1999, and dedicated to publishing innovative work on iconography and every aspect of visual culture of the period up to 1600. Past state-of-research articles have dealt with subjects as diverse as the art of the English parish church, the study of marginal imagery in Gothic manuscripts, and recent approaches to early Christian and Byzantine art. These topics are approached from an interdisciplinary, theoretical, or critical perspective by eminent scholars in the field. The journal also includes a number of investigative articles on a variety of themes written by both established and emerging scholars. Reviews of published studies in iconography and art history are included in every volume.

Contents of the most recent journal: Volume 38, (2017)


Kirk Ambrose. Eyes Dim with Age at Vézelay

Robert Couzin. Syncretism and Segregation in Early Christian Art

Danielle B. Joyner. A Savin Bush in the Cloister: Art and Nature in the Plan of St. Gall

Gerald B. Guest. The Beautiful Lucifer as an Object of Aesthetic Contemplation in the Central Middle Ages

Cyril Gerbron. The Stone and the Dream: On Piero della Francesca’s Resurrection

Kim Butler Wingfield. Networks of Knowledge: Inventing Theology in the Stanza della Segnatura


Florence Bouchet. L’Iconographie du Chevalier errant de Thomas de Saluces. By Grace Morgan Armstrong

Maria Vassilaki. Working Drawings of Icon Painters After the Fall of Constantinople: The Andreas Xyngopoulos Portfolio at the Benaki Museum. By Annemarie Weyl Carr

Lucy Freeman Sandler. Illuminators and Patrons in Fourteenth-Century England: The Psalter and Hours of Humphrey de Bohun and the Manuscripts of the Bohun Family. By Claire Donovan

Pippa Salonius and Andrea Worm, eds. The Tree: Symbol, Allegory, and Mnemonic Device in Medieval Art and Thought. By Gerald B. Guest

John R. Decker and Mitzi Kirkland-Ives, eds. Death, Torture, and the Broken Body in European Art, 1300–1650. By Jack Hartnell

Marta Serrano Coll. Ferdinandus Dei gracia Rex Aragonum. La efigie de Fernando II el Catolico en la iconografia medieval and Effigies Regis Aragonum. La imagen figurativa del rey de Aragon en la Edad Media. By Nicola Jennings

Susannah Rutherglen and Charlotte Hale, eds. In a New Light: Giovanni Bellini’s “St. Francis in the Desert.” By Daniel Wallace Maze

Lawrence Earp, intro. The Ferrell–Vogue Machaut Manuscript Facsimile. By Deborah McGrady

Péter Bokody. Images-within-Images in Italian Painting (1250–1350):

Reality and Reflexivity. By Julia I. Miller

Avinoam Shalem. Die mittelalterlichen Olifante. By Lawrence Nees

Timothy McCall, Sean Roberts, and Giancarlo Fiorenza, eds. Visual Cultures of Secrecy in Early Modern Europe. By Ingrid D. Rowland

Studies in Iconography Board

Richard K. Emmerson Florida State University
Pamela A. Patton Princeton University
Kathryn A. Smith New York University
Kirk Ambrose University of Colorado, Boulder
Charles Barber Princeton University
Adelaide Bennett Hagens Princeton University
Annemarie Weyl Carr Southern Methodist University, Emerita
William Diebold Reed College
Elina Gertsman Case Western Reserve University
Eva Hoffman Tufts University
Dale Kinney Bryn Mawr College
Katrin Kogman-Appel Ben Gurion University of the Negev and Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
Mitchell Merback The Johns Hopkins University
Beth Williamson University of Bristol
Mark Cruse Arizona State University
Eric Palazzo Université de Poitiers


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