Anne Leader is an art historian currently working on a database of tomb monuments from Renaissance Florence. Her research and publications explore a range of topics in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Italian art, architecture, urbanism, and religious tradition. Her first book, The Badia of Florence: Art and Observance in a Renaissance Monastery, was published by Indiana University Press in 2012.
She is currently serving as the webmaster of the Italian Art Society and encourages her colleagues to join at www.italianartsociety.org. Anne is editor of IASblog, which can be found at http://italianartsociety.tumblr.com
Anne Leader has taught art history at the college level since 2000, when received her Ph.D. in Italian Renaissance Art from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. She was Rush H. Kress Fellow at Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence from 2008 to 2009. She has taught at the University of New Hampshire, Kean University, The City College of New York, and SCAD-Atlanta. She is currently focusing on her research and publications, including IASblog.
Her research and publications explore a range of topics in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Italian art, architecture, urbanism, and religious tradition, including: Michelangelo’s final project for the Sistine chapel, Benedictine monasticism and artistic patronage, and Renaissance workshop practices and artistic authorship. She is especially interested in sacred art and architecture, specifically in how images and buildings were used by individuals and institutions for devotional practice, doctrinal instruction, and propaganda.
She has published articles and reviews in Studies in Iconography, The Journal for the Society of Architectural Historians, The Burlington Magazine, The Renaissance Quarterly, and caa.reviews. Her book, The Badia of Florence: Art and Observance in a Renaissance Monastery, was published by the Indiana University Press in 2012.
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