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Current Research. Lektüreseminar am ZI mit Alexander Marr



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Lektüreseminar: Dürer and the aesthetics of ‘nonart’ images

Current Research. Lektüreseminar am Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte


Alexander Marr, Cambridge

Dürer and the aesthetics of ‘nonart’ images
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Dr. Alexander Marr
Dr Alexander Marr is Reader in the History of Early Modern Art at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity Hall.  He specializes in Early Modern art and architecture, particularly their intellectual and scientific aspects.  He has been awarded fellowships and grants from institutions such as The British Academy, the Huntington Library, the AHRC, and the Victoria and Albert Museum (where he was Robert H. Smith Scholar in Residence, 2011).  In 2008 he was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize for his “outstanding contribution” to the History of Art.  In 2014 he was awarded a European Research Council Consolidator Grant.

He is the Director of the ERC-funded research project Genius before Romanticism: Ingenuity in Early Modern Art & Science, hosted by CRASSH.  See also:

With Dr Sachiko Kusukawa (PI) and Dr Felicity Henderson he is a Co-Investigator on the AHRC-funded research project Making Visible: The Visual and Graphic Practices of the Early Royal Society.

With Prof. Horst Bredekamp, Dr Pablo Schneider and Dr Christopher Heuer he is a Co-Director of the research project Epistemic Images in Early Modernity. This collaboration between the University of Cambridge, the Humboldt University, and the Clark Art Institute is funded by the Cambridge-DAAD German Research Hub.

Under the auspices of these projects, his current research is chiefly on Dürer, Rubens, Simon Vouet, early modern epistemic images, and the culture of ingenuity.

He is writing two monographs: Rubens’s Spirit (under contract for Reaktion Books’ Renaissance Lives series). Ingenuity and the Invention of Artistic Freedom in Early Modern Europe.

With Raphaële Garrod, José Ramón Marcaida and Richard Oosterhoff, he is writing Logodaedelus: Word Histories of Ingenuity in Early Modernity.

With Gavin Alexander and Emma Gilby he is editing The Places of Early Modern Criticism (under contract with Oxford University Press).

With Richard Serjeantson and Raphaële Garrod he is editing a volume of essays on Descartes and Ingenium.

He is editing Richard Haydocke’s 1598 translation of Lomazzo’s Trattato dell’arte de la pittura for the MHRA’s Tudor & Stuart Translations series.

For recent publication, see