Chasson entered Senior Faculty Status in the Summer 2012. Chasson received an M.A. and Ph.D. in Medieval and Renaissance Art History from the University of California at Berkeley. His research focuses on the functions of decoration and illustration in medieval Latin manuscripts made for use in monasteries and cathedrals, especially those in Italy and France from the 11th through the 13th centuries. Recent publications on Italian “giant” bibles from the Romanesque period have appeared in Gesta 42/2 (2003), Rivista di storia della miniatura 9 (2004), and Pecia. Le livre et l’écrit 13 (2010). Work in progress includes an essay on the roles of Roman architecture in a Sistine Chapel wall painting by Botticelli.
Robert Timothy Chasson
Senior Faculty Status
Education / Degrees:
Ph.D. in Art History from the University of California at Berkeley
Primary Academic Interest:illuminated medieval manuscripts
Other Academic Interests:
Architectural history, urban history, Renaissance culture