Posted on 13 September 2011The History of Art Department is delighted that distinguished scholars, Claire Farago and Donald Preziosi, have arrived in York to take up positions as visiting professors in the forthcoming academic year. Professor Claire Farago comes to York from the University of Colorado at Boulder as a Fulbright Fellow. She will spend her time in York completing a modern critical edition of Leonardo’s Trattato della pittura (1651). Serving as general editor of the collaborative project, her contribution includes the religious context in which the text emerged.
Donald Preziosi is Emeritus Professor of Art History and Critical Theory at UCLA and a former Slade Professor of Fine Art at Oxford. He will be an Honorary Visiting Professor in the department for 2011-12. His The Art of Art History (Oxford; 2nd ed. 2009) is the most widely used introduction to the historiography of the discipline in English, and appears in Chinese translation Fall 2011. He is co-author with Claire Farago of Grasping the World: The Idea of the Museum (Ashgate). His newest books are Art is Not What You Think it Is, with Claire Farago, in the Blackwell Manifestos Series (Fall 2011), and Enchanted Credulities: Art, Religion, and Amnesia, forthcoming from Routledge in 2012.Claire and Donald will be giving lectures and seminars during their year at York. We warmly welcome them both and look forward to their contributions to the research culture of the department.