Edgerton Lecture

Edgerton Lecture

Hamner Lecture

Image of Samuel Edgerton.Sponsored by the Department of History
In the series "History across Art, Art History, and Material Culture"

Sacred Violence: When Even Artists Celebrated the Death Penalty

Samuel Edgerton

Williams College

Thursday, October 4, 2012
7 p.m.
Room 3512 Knauss Hall (external link)

A reception precedes the lecture in the University Center for the Humanities (Room 2500 Knauss Hall) at 6 p.m.

Samuel Edgerton is Amos Lawrence Professor of Art History Emeritus at Williams College, where he taught for twenty-seven years. He is an acknowledged expert on art history, particularly of medieval and Renaissance Europe. Edgerton is the author of many books, including The Mirror, the Window, and the Telescope: How Renaissance Linear Perspective Changed Our Vision (2010), The Renaissance Rediscovery of Linear Perspective (1975), and The Heritage of Giotto's Geometry: Art and Science on the Eve of the Scientific Revolution (1991).

Photograph: Samuel Edgerton in 2007.


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