John Williams

Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, medieval art and architecture

E-mail: jwes.will@verizon.net

John Williams’s concentration is on manuscript illumination and Spanish medieval art and architecture. He has recently been honored with a Festschrift, Church, State, Vellum, and Stone: Essays on Medieval Spain in Honor of John Williams (Brill, 2005), coedited by Therese Martin and Julie A. Harris.

Selected publications:

The Illustrated Beatus: A Corpus of the Illustrations of the Commentary on the Apocalypse, 5 vols. London: Harvey Miller, 1994–2003.

"Meyer Schapiro in Silos: Pursuing the Iconography of Style," Art Bulletin 85 (2003), 442–468 (winner of the Bishko Prize for the best article on medieval Iberian history written by a North American scholar).

(Ed.) Imaging the Early Medieval Bible. College Station: Penn State University Press, 1999.

"Leon: the Iconography of a Capital", in Cultures of Power, ed. T. Bisson. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1995.

The Art of Medieval Spain. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1993.

(Ed.) The Codex Calixtinus and the Shrine of St. James: Papers of the Colloquium held at the University of Pittsburgh, November 3-5 , 1988. Tubingen: Gunter Narr, 1992.

A Spanish Apocalypse; The Morgan Beatus Manuscript. New York: Braziller in association with the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1991.

Early Spanish Manuscript Illumination. New York: Braziller, 1977.