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Art professor publishes new book on St. Augustine

June 13, 2005 • Categories: People News and Research News

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SUSAN GUIBERT

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Meredith Gill, assistant professor of art history at the University of Notre Dame, has published a new book exploring the philosophical and theological legacy ofSt. Augustine.

In Augustine in the Italian Renaissance: Art and Philosophy from Petrarch to Michelangelo, Gill traces Augustines influence on thinkers and humanists from the 14 th to the mid-16 th century, and examines his representation in their portraits and painted narratives. The book also explores the intersection of his theological writings with Renaissance aesthetics.

A Notre Dame faculty member since 1998, Gill specializes in the Italian Renaissance, curial patronage, cross-cultural exchange with an emphasis on church decoration, and the religious culture of death and commemoration. She also serves as a faculty fellow in Notre Dames Nanovic Institute for European Studies.

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