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Mary Edwards

Adjunct Professor - CCE


Mary Douglas Edwards publishes on the painting & sculpture of late medieval Italy, Native American art & architecture and twentieth-century painting. Her primary interests are iconography, text-and-image problems, the handling of pictorial narrative, the Gesamtkunstwerk, ritual and patronage. She has traveled extensively in Europe, especially in Italy, and visited numerous Native American communities and archaeological sites. At Pratt she has taught Native American Art and Architecture; Giotto’s World; Twentieth-Century Art; Telling Stories with Pictures; and the First Year Survey. Her publications include: Wind Chant and Night Chant Sand Paintings, articles in Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Studies in Iconography, Source: Notes in the History of Art, Il Santo: rivista francescana, Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte, and elsewhere. She co-edited and wrote portions of Gravity in Art: Essays on Weight and Weightlessness in Painting, Sculpture and Photography. She has chaired sessions and read papers at the meetings of CAA; SECAC; and the International Congress on Medieval Studies. Her awards include: Samuel H. Kress Dissertation Fellowship; NEH Travel to Collections Grant; and the Delmas Foundation Grant. She was past president of the 14th-century Society. former member of the Executive Council of Southeastern Medieval Association and two-term associate, of the editorial board of Medieval Perspectives.

B.S., M.L.S., M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University