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Scholarly Interest Report
         
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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Websites
 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 ""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 "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 "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 "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
 Invited Papers
 

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

 
 Invited Talks
 

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

 
 Other
 

""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, 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)

Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
 Individual Fellowship, Humanities Research Center, Rice University (2009-2010),

 Cullinan Chair, (2007)

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