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Richards, John

History of Art, School of Culture and Creative Arts, University of Glasgow

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Dr John Richards is Senior Lecturer and Head of History of Art in the School of Culture & Creative Arts at the University of Glasgow, where he has taught since 1995. His teaching and research are concentrated on late medieval and early Renaissance art, with particular emphasis on the impact of Humanism on visual culture and 14th-century art in North Italy, the subject of his books on Altichiero (2000) and the iconography of the Reggia Carrraese in Padua (2007). Recent publications include studies of 14th-century tombs in England and Italy, Jean Fouquet, humanist book illustration in Verona, and the early portraits of Petrarch. He is currently preparing further publications on aspects of Petrarch's impact on Renaissance culture and a study of dress and textile representation in 14th-century Italian art.

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