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Jack Freiberg

Published September 11, 2023


Professor Emeritus

Italian Renaissance Art & Architecture

PhD New York University, Institute of Fine Arts

Curriculum Vitae

Research Areas

Dr. Jack Freiberg’s research and publications focus on the art and architecture of Renaissance Rome. He has been awarded fellowships by the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, the American Academy in Rome, and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. His most recent book, Bramante’s Tempietto, The Roman Renaissance and the Spanish Crown, was published in 2014 by Cambridge University Press. In his 29 years at Florida State University, he taught undergraduate and graduate courses on Renaissance subjects including special topic seminars devoted to Michelangelo, Giorgio Vasari, Rome in the Renaisance, Renaissance Sculpture, and Fifteenth-Century Court Culture.

Completed Dissertations

Tanja L. Jones, “The Renaissance Portrait Medal and the Court Context: On the Origins and Political Function of Pisanello’s Invention.”
Jillian Curry Robbins, “The Art of History: Livy’s Ab Urbe Condita and the Visual Arts of the Early Italian Renaissance.”
Amy Wright, “The Bible of Borso d’Este: Christian Piety and Political Rhetoric in Quattrocento Ferrara.”
Timothy B. Smith, “Alberto Aringhieri and the Chapel of Saint John the Baptist: Patronage, Politics, and the Cult of Relics in Renaissance Siena.”
Steve B. Choate, “Devotion and Narrative Within the Tradition of the ‘Croce Dipinta.’”
Kurt J. Sundstrom, “The Chiostro Grande of Monte Oliveto Maggiore and the Olivetan Reform Movement.”
List of FSU Art History dissertations

Selected Publications

Links to publications are also available on Dr. Freiberg’s page.

Bramante’s Tempietto, the Roman
Renaissance, and the Spanish Crown
(Cambridge University Press, 2014). (Prologue) (Reviews)

The Lateran in 1600: Christian Concord in Counter-Reformation Rome (Cambridge University Press, 1995). (Introduction)

“Pope Gregory XIII, Jurist,” Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome 54 (2009): 41-60.

“Verrocchio’s Putto and Medici Love,” in Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque: A Cat’s Cradle for Marilyn Aronberg Lavin, edited by David A. Levine and Jack Freiberg (New York: Italica Press, 2009): 83-100.

“Bramante’s Tempietto and the Spanish Crown,” Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome 50 (2005): 151-205.

“Vasari’s Bramante and the Renaissance of Architecture in Rome,” in Reading Vasari, edited by Anne B. Barriault, Andrew Ladis, Norman E. Land, Jeryldene M. Wood (London: Philip Wilson and Athens, GA: The Georgia Museum of Art, 2005): 132-146.