Professor Dr. Barbara Maria Stafford

Professorin für Kunstgeschichte an der University of Chicago, United States


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Northwestern University B.A. 1964 (Philosophy and Comparative Literature);
Sorbonne, Paris 1961-62 (Philosophy and Comparative Literature);
Northwestern University M.A. 1996 (Art History) (Schwartz Award for Research);
Warburg Institute, London 1968, 70 (Kress Fellow, A.A.U.W. Hilda Stein Fellow, and US-Netherlands Grant);
University of Chicago Ph.D. 1972 (Art History) (With honors);
National College of Education 1969-70, 1971-72 Assistant Professor
Loyola University, Chicago; 1972-73 Assistant Professor
University of Delaware; 1973-81 Assistant and Associate Professor
University of Chicago; 1981-
1995- Professor; William B. Ogden Distinguished Service Professor



Honorary Degrees:
Maryland Institute, College of Art 1996;
Grand Valley State University, Michigan 1998;
University of Delaware Excellence-in-Teaching Award 1976


Symbol and Myth: Humbert de Superville´s Essay on Absolute signs in Art. Cranbury, NJ: Associated University Presses, 1979.

Voyage into Substance: Art, Science, Nature and the Illustrated Travel Account, 1760-1840. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 1984.
Body Criticism: Imaging the Unseen in Enlightenment Art and Medicine. Cambridge, MA and London: MIT Press, 1991.

Artful Science. Enlightenment, Entertainment and the Eclipse of Visual Education. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1994.

Good Looking. Essays on the Virtue of Images. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1996.

Visual Analogy: Consciousness as the Art of Connecting. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1999.
Devices of Wonder: From the World in a Box to Images on a Screen, (coauthor: Frances Terpak) Catalog for an exhibition at the Getty Research, November 13, 2001 to February 6, 2002. (Getty Research Institute, 2001) Getty Catalog Press Release


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