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NewsDean of Faculty Publishes Book

Marlboro, VT (Dec. 11)— Marlboro College Dean of Faculty Felicity Ratté’s book, Picturing the City in Medieval Painting, has been published by McFarland & Company. In her book Ratté, who is also a professor of art history, explores the influence of architecture on an urban collective identity.

She examines how the representation of architecture in paintings and other artwork can document the political, stylistic and cultural changes a city undergoes and the correlation between the way people see and what is represented.

Picturing the City in Medieval Painting focuses predominantly on the cities Rome, Assisi, Siena and Florence from circa 1250 to circa 1390, while exploring such issues as the transformation of medieval painting to a more natural, life-like representation and the reasoning following some of the artistic changes that corresponded with the bubonic plague in the 14th century.

Based on Ratté’s dissertation at New York University, Picturing the City in Medieval Painting is her first book, and is available through McFarland & Company.

or more details, call Kathy Reynolds in the Marlboro College Public Affairs office at (802) 251-7644 or log on to our Web site www.marlboro.edu and click on the“News” link.

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