We have featured the work of “Those That Precede” including Angelico Surchamp and the Editions Zodiaque in the past. In the next few days, we will be fortunate to have a guest post by Professor Janet T. Marquardt who has a new book on the Zodiaque publications going to the publishers this fall. The publication date is anticipated to be Fall 2013.
Janet Marquardt holds the rank of distinguished professor at Eastern Illinois University where she has taught since receiving her Ph.D. in medieval art history from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1986. Besides numerous presentations and articles, she is author of the thematic textbook Frames of Reference: Art, History, and the World (with Stephen Eskilson, McGraw-Hill 2004), as well as a monograph on the post-Revolutionary history of the ruins at Cluny entitled From Martyr to Monument: The Abbey of Cluny as Cultural Patrimony (2007/2009).
She co-edited (with Alyce Jordan) the anthology Medieval Art after the Middle Ages (2009). Her forthcoming book on the Zodiaque publications is part of ongoing research into French Romanesque historiography. She also publishes on contemporary American women artists. She was a visiting professor at the Centre d’études supérieures de civilisation médiévale in Poitiers in 2006 and was a Research Fellow at Trinity College Dublin 2011.