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TagsItalian renaissance art (103), exh catalogue (86), connoisseurship (42), 17th century French art (36), iconography (32), 19th century French art (30), crime fiction (30), Italian baroque art (28), art theory (28), collectors (28) — see all tags

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About meI'm a professional art historian in the U.K. I specialize in renaissance and baroque art- though I do teach modern art occasionally. Teach the above as well as classes on looking at art, connoisseurship, aesthetics, and art theory.

About my libraryOver the last year I decided I needed to read more modern fiction, for stimulation and entertainment. So I set myself the challenge of reading through Anthony Burgess's 99 top novels from 1939. Well, I've read a few of them....

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, Art & Books, Art Books, Art History, Art History Reading Challenge, Art is Life, Baker Street and Beyond, British & Irish Crime Fiction, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Museum!show all groups

Favorite authorsWalter Benjamin, Hubert Damisch, Colin Dexter, Michel Foucault, Francis Haskell, P. D. James, Vladimir Nabokov, Erwin Panofsky, Ian Rankin, Edgar Wind (Shared favorites)


Real nameDavid Packwood

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Member sinceMar 31, 2010

Currently readingThe Sinister Side: How left-right symbolism shaped Western art by James Hall
Rubens: The Artist as Collector by Jeffrey M. Muller
Martin Eden by Jack London

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I am adding you to my interesting libraries. We share some books on museums in New England where I live. I hope you have visited. Also I liked your blog and will continue reading it. Although I'm a software researcher I am studying and loving art history.
thanks for adding me to your interesting libraries. needless to say I like yours too.
I just took a look at your very interesting blog and had to add it to my Google Reader feeds. Looking forward to more interesting reading!

I was looking for the Francesco Carracciolo who was a priest and ultimately a saint--a patron saint of Naples, no less. I think he was the patron of my (Flemish) artist. I was warned that Francesco Carracciolo was a common name in Naples!
Thank you for marking me as an "interesting library." I immediately came here and checked out your library and your homepage, and was delighted to find your notice of the Alpers symposium (wish I were going to be there!) and your info on painting in Baroque Naples. Do you happen to know anything about Francesco Carracciolo? How can there possibly be so little written about such an important figure?--admittedly of your "pre-Baroque" phase but that's where my own interest lies.
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