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Faculty Profiles

Jones, Lars

Assistant Professor, School of Arts and Communication

Educational Background

B.S. Arizona State University
M.A. Arizona State University
Ph.D. Harvard University

Professional Experience

Graduate teaching fellow at Harvard University (1995, 1996, and 1998) and a graduate teaching assistant at Arizona State University (1990-1992).

Electives taught by Dr. Jones
Spring Break in Europe: The Ottoman Invasion and Its Cultural Legacy, c. 1450-1700

Spring Break in Budapest and Vienna; Spring Break in London: Exploring History, Technology and the Arts (see

The Matrix and Reality in Film, Art and Literature (Fall 2000).

Current Research

- Norman Architecture

- Heresy, the Inquisition and Italian art in the Duecento and Trecento

- Descriptions and experiences of art in the later Middle Ages and in the Renaissance

- Self-conscious imagery

- Plato's "theory of forms" and the metaphysics of art

- The appearance of the pointed arch in Western architecture

Selected Publications

Jones, L.R. 2002. "Visio Divina - Donor Figures and Representations of Imagistic Devotion: The Case of Bernardo Daddi's Copy of the Virgin of Bagnolo in the Museo dell' Opera del Duomo, Florence." (In Italian Panel Painting of the Duecento and Trecento, edited by V.M. Schmidt. National Gallery of Art, Studies in the History of Art 61, pp. 30-55. Washington, D.C.)

Jones, L.R. 2001. "Meditations of Francesco Botticini's Saint Jerome in the National Gallery, London." In Coming About--A Festschrift for John Shearman. Ed. Lars R. Jones and Louisa C. Matthew, pp.73-82. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Art Museums.