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Joseph Manca
Professor
Nina J. Cullinan Professor
 
e-mail:manca@rice.edu
 
  • B.A. 1978 University of Rochester
  • M.A. 1980 Columbia University
  • M.Phil. 1982 Columbia University
  • Ph.D. 1986 Columbia University
 
Primary Department
   Department of Art History
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Department Affiliations
 
  • School of Humanities
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    Websites
     Faculty page, Dept. of Art History, Rice University
     Faculty page, Art History website
     Joseph Manca, Department of Art History, Faculty Page
     
    Research Areas
     Early American art and architecture. Italian Renaissance art and theory.
     
    Teaching Areas
     Art and architecture of Europe and America, c. 1400-1900
     
    Selected Publications
     Abstracts
     

    Joseph Manca "Porches of Galveston-Houston." Cite: The Architecture and Design Review of Houston, 70 (Spring 2007) : 32-35.

     
     Refereed articles
     

    Joseph Manca "'C. Peale Painted This in 1768': Beauty, Sources, and Likeness in the "Boy with a Toy Horse"." American Art [Smithsonian American Art Museum], 29, no. 3 (FAll 2015) : 90-103.

     
     

    Joseph Manca "British Landscape Gardening, Italian Renaissance Painting, and the Grand Tour." Artibus et Historiae, 36, no. 71: 297-322.

     
     

    Joseph Manca "Non-Believers, Sinners, and Converts in the Margins of Ercole de' Roberti's "Miracles of Saint Vincent Ferrer"." Notes on Early Modern Art, 2, no. 1 (2015) : 1-10.

     
     

    Joseph Manca "The Quiet Revolution in Italian Painting that Vasari Overlooked." Notes on Early Modern Art, 2, no. 2 (2015) : 1-8.

     
     

    Joseph Manca "The Unseeing Scholar in Leonardo da Vinci's "Adoration of the Magi"." Source: Notes in the History of Art (2015) In Press

     
     

    Joseph Manca ""'C. Peale Painted This in London in 1768': Beauty, Sources, and Likeness in the 'Boy with a Toy Horse'"." American Art (in press for Fall, 2015) In Press

     
     

    Joseph Manca ""British Landscape Gardening, Italian Renaissance Painting, and the Grand Tour"." Artibus et Historiae (in press for 2015) In Press

     
     

    Joseph Manca ""George Washington's Mount Vernon: A Landscape for the New Cincinnatus"." Journal of the American Revolution (2 July 2014)


    www.allthingsliberty.com
     
     

    Joseph Manca ""Non-Believers, Sinners, and Converts in the Margins of Ercole de' Roberti's 'Miracles of Saint Vincent Ferrer'"." Notes on Early Modern Art, vol. 2, no. 1 (in press for March, 2015) In Press

     
     

    Joseph Manca ""Vasari, Donatello, and Modernism"." Notes on Early Modern Art, vol. 1, no. 1 (2014) : 11-20.

     
     

    Joseph Manca ""Wordplay, Gesture, and Meaning in Leonardo da Vinci's Cecilia Gallerani,"." Word and Image: A Journal of Verbal/Visual InquiryIn Press

     
     

    Joseph Manca ""A Matter of Style: The Question of Mannerism in Seventeenth-Century American Furniture"." Winterthur PortfolioIn Press

     
     

    Joseph Manca ""Cicero in America: Civic Duty and Private Happiness in Charles Willson Peale's Portrait of William Paca"." American Art, 17 (2003) : 68-89.

     
     

    Joseph Manca ""Some Aspects of the Patronage of Eleonora d'Aragona, Duchess of Ferrara"." Aurora: The Journal of the History of Art, 4 (2003) : 79-94.

     
     Articles
     

    Joseph Manca "George Washington's Use of Humor during the Revolutionary War." Journal of the American Revolution (allthingsliberty.com) (4 Fe bruary 2015)

     
     

    Joseph Manca "The Shakers and the American Revolution." Journal of the American Revolution (allthingsliberty.com) (12 August 2015)

     
     

    Joseph Manca "Dogs of Infamy in Lorenzo de' Medici's Birth Tray." In Press

     
     

    Joseph Manca, "A Theology of Architecture: Edward Savage's Portrait of George Washington and his Family," Source: Notes in the History of Art, vol. 30, no. 1 (Fall 2011), pp. 29-36.

     
     

    "Benvenuto Cellini and Two Memories of his Early Childhood." Studi di storia dell'arteIn Press

     
     

    "On Michael Baxandall's Painting and Experience in Fifteenth Century Italy." Aurora: The Journal of the History of Art, VI (2005) : 96-135.

     
     

    "On the Origins of the American Porch: Architectural Persistence in Hudson Valley Dutch Settlements." Winterthur PortfolioIn Press

     
     

    Joseph Manca "Cenni di Pepo as Cimabue: Personality, Appearance, or Activity?." Source: Notes in the History of ArtIn Press

     
     

    Manca, J. ""Cicero in America: Civic Virtue and Private Happiness in Charles Willson Peale's Portrait of William Paca"." American Art: The Journal of the Smithsonian American Art MuseumIn Press

     
     

    Manca, J. ""Morality, Criticism, and Art History"." Newletter of the Association for Art History, Fall (2002)

     
     Books
     

    Joseph Manca "Subject Matter in Italian Renaissance Art: A Study of Early Sources."  (2015)

     
     

    Joseph Manca "Subject Matter in Italian Renaissance Art: A Study of Early Sources." Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (in press for 2015) In Press

     
     

    Joseph Manca "George Washington's Eye: Landscape, Architecture, and Design at Mount Vernon." 

     
     

    Joseph Manca "Subject Matter in Italian Renaissance Art: A Study of Early Sources." In Revision

     
     

    Joseph Manca "George Washington's Eye: Architecture, Landscape, and Art at Mount Vernon." In Press

     
     

    Joseph Manca "Meaning in Italian Renaissance Art: The Evidence in Early Sources." In Revision

     
     

    Joseph Manca "George Washington's Eye: Architecture, Landscape, and Art at Mount Vernon." In Revision

     
     

    Joseph Manca "Meaning in Italian Renaissance Art: The Evidence in Early Sources." In Revision

     
     

    Joseph Manca, Patrick Bade, Sarah Costello "1000 Sculptures of Genius."  (2007)

     
     

    "Andrea Mantegna and the Italian Renaissance."  (2006) In Press

     
     

    Boskovits and Brown, with Manca, et. al "Italian Paintings of the Fifteenth Century [The Collections of the National Gallery of Art, Washington; Systematic Catalogue]."  (2003) : 46-50, 214-229, 261-266, 283-186, 544-550, 600-601, and 655-665.

     
     

    Joseph Manca "Moral Essays on the High Renaissance: Art in Italy in the Age of Michelangelo." 

     
     

    Joseph Manca "Cosme Tura: The Life and Art of a Court Painter in Estense Ferrara." 

     
     Book chapters
     

    Joseph Manca "George Washington's Mount Vernon: A Landscape for the New Cincinnatus." Journal of the American Revolution: Annual Volume 2015 (2015) : 396-403.

     
     

    Joseph Manca "Giorgio Vasari and Ascanio Condivi on the Iconography of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel Frescoes." In Press

     
     

    Joseph Manca ""Giorgio Vasari and Ascanio Condivi on the Iconography of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel Frescoes"." In Press

     
     

    Joseph Manca ""Giorgio Vasari and Ascanio Condivi on the Iconography of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel Ceiling"." In Press

     
     

    Joseph Manca "Erasing the Dutch: The Critical Reception of Hudson Valley Dutch Architecture, 1670-1840." Going Dutch: Four Centuries of Dutch Influence in the United States (2008) In Press

     
     

    "Introduction: 1000 Paintings of Genius." In Press

     
     Book reviews
     

    Joseph Manca "Review of "American Architecture, 1800-1850," by W. Barksdale Maynard." In Press

     
     

    Joseph Manca "Review of "Terrain of Freedom: American Art and the Civil War"." The Journal of Southern History, 69, no. 3 (2003) : 699-700.

     
     Other
     

    Joseph Manca ""Passion and Primitivism in Antonio Pollaiuolo's Battle of Naked Men"." Source: Notes in the History of Art, 20, no. 3 (Spring 2001) : 28-36.

     
     

    Joseph Manca ""Style, Clarity, and Artistic Production in a Courtly Center: Some Myths about Ferrarese Painting of the Quattrocento"." Artibus et Historiae, 23, no. 43 (2001) : 55-63.

     
     

    Joseph Manca ""The Quiet Revolution in Italian Painting that Vasari Overlooked"." The Kress Collection: Renaissance Master at the Birmingham Museum of Art

     
     

    Joseph Manca "Constantia et forteza: Eleonora d'Aragon's Famous Matrons." Source: Notes in the History of Art, 19:2 (Winter 2000) : 13-20.

     
     

    Joseph Manca "Moral Stance in Italian Renaissance Art: Image, Text, and Meaning ." Artibus et historiae (2000)

     
     

    Joseph Manca "Style, Clarity, and Artistic Production in a Courtly Center: Some Myths about Ferrarese Painting of the Quattrocento." Artibus et Historiae (2000)

     
     

    Joseph Manca "'Constantia et forteza': Eleonora d' Aragon's Famous Matrons." Source: Notes in the History of Art (In Press)

     
     

    Joseph Manca "Classical Revival Architecture in Early Galveston." The Magazine Antiques (In Press)

     
     

    Joseph Manca "Moral Stance in Italian Renaissance Art: Image, Text, and Meaning." Artibus et Historaire (In Press)

     
     

    Joseph Manca "Passion and Primitivism in Antonio Pollajuolo's 'Battle of Naked Men'." Source: Notes in the History of Art (In Press)

     
     

    Joseph Manca "Some Myths about Ferrarese Painting of the Quattrocento." Artibus et Historiae (In Press)

     
     

    Eds. Charles Ross and JoAnne Cavalio "Boiardo and Ferrarese Art: Comparisons and Convergences." Fortune and Romance: Boiardo in America (1998) : 257-267.

     
    Presentations
     Conference Paper
     

    "“High and Low in the Landscape at Mount Vernon,” at the symposium George Washington: Man and Myth, sponsored by the George Washington Society (7 June 2014, Old Court House Museum, New Castle, Delaware)." (7 June 2014)

     
     Invited Papers
     

    ""'Giorgio Vasari as Iconographer"." Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, San Antonio, Texas. (25 October 2002)

     
     Invited Talks
     

    Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Bayou Bend Docent Organization

     
     

    " “Book Talk: George Washington’s Eye,” Fred W. Smith National Library, Mount Vernon, Virginia (February 6, 2014); see also www.c-span.org/search/?searchtype=Videos&query=Manca

     

     

     ." (February 6, 2014)

     
     

    "George Washington's Eye: Landscape, Architecture, and Art at Mount Vernon." Archaeological Institute of America, Houston Chapter, Rice University. (13 November 2008)

     
     Other
     

    "Interviewed by Douglas Bradburn, Founding Director, Mount Vernon, 5 February 2014 (see www.mountvernon.org/interviews/manca)

     ." (5 February 2014)

     
     

    ""The Quiet Revolution in Italian Painting that Vasari Overlooked"." The Kress Collection: Renaissance Masters at the Birmingham Museum of Art (symposium), Birmingham Museum of Art. (7 April 2001)

     
     

    "A Question of Style: Renaissance and Mannerism in Early American Furniture." Historic Deerfield Summer Lecture Series, Deerfield, MA. (July 2000)

     
     

    "Isabell's Mother: The Art Patronage of Eleonora d'Aragona, Duchess of Ferrara." Women Art Patrons and Collectors: Past and Present, New York Public Library, New York, NY. (March 20, 1999)

     
     

    "Some Myths about Ferrarese Painting of the Quattrocento." Renaissance Ferrara 1450-1500: Art and Culture in the Age of Ercole de' Roberti and Dosso Dossi, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA. (June 18, 1999)

     
    Editorial Positions
     Member of the Editorial Board, Notes on Early Modern Art. (2014 - 2015)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Notes on Early Modern Art. (2014 - 2014)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Aurora: The Journal of the History of Art. (2011 - 2011)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Aurora: The Journal of the History of Art. (2010 - 2010)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Aurora: The Journal of the History of Art. (2009 - 2009)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Aurora: The Journal of the History of Art. (2003 - 2003)

     Advisory Board Member, Aurora: The Journal of the History of Art. (1999 - 1999)

    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     Joan Allouache, Ph.D. "The Solo Cantatas of Georg Friedrich Handel". (2003) (Committee Member)

     Joan Allouache, Ph.D. Nine Early Eighteenth Century Italian Cantatas on Librettos by Antonio Ottoboni. (2004) (Committee Member)

     Armando Lasa, Ph.D. A Loud City Overture. (2004) (Committee Member)

     Joan Allouache, Ph.D. George Friedrich Handel in Rome. (2004) (Committee Member)

     Sally Anne Schmidt, PhD Saving Galveston: A History of the Galveston Historical Foundation. (2008) (Committee Member)

     Aaron Alon, DMA Everest. (2009) (Committee Member)

     Wenli Zhou Meyer, Doctor of Musical Arts Piano Variations by Lizst, Lutoslawski, Brahms, and Rachmaninoff on a Theme by Paganini. (2012) (Committee Member)

     Jeewon Lee, DMA The First Movement Cadenzas for Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466. (2012) (Committee Member)

     Natasha Mao, MA Staircases in Venetian Renaissance Painting. (2013) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Melisa Ramos Palermo, PhD Divine Love and the Bleeding Heart in Latin American and European Art of the Counter-Reformation. (2015) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Melisa Ramos Palermo, Ph.D. "Cor ad Cor loquitur, Divine Caritas, and Burning Hearts in Art after Trent". (2015) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Melisa Palermo Ramos, Ph.D. Cor ad Cor loquitur: Divine Caritas, and Burning Hearts in Art after Trent. (2017) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     John T. Staub Award, Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, Texas Chapter (2015)

     John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize (for "George Washington's Eye"), Foundation for Landscape Studies (2014)

     Individual Fellowship, Humanities Research Center, Rice University (2009-2010),

     Cullinan Chair, (2007)

     Member, Advisory Board, Aurora: The Journal of the History of Art (2000)