Dr. Shelley Perlove, Scholar in Residence, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Professor Emerita of University of Michigan-Dearborn, has devoted more than 40 years to the research and publication of scholarship on Early Modern religious art in Italy, Germany, France, and the Netherlands. In 2011 she was honored to receive the Distinguished Research Award on her University of Michigan campus. She has written 37 articles appearing in prestigious international journals in France, Sweden, the Netherlands, England, Austria, Germany, Canada, and of course, the United States. Dr. Perlove has authored 8 books and exhibition catalogues on various artists including Piranesi, Dürer, Bernini, Guercino, Rembrandt and other Early Modern masters. Her book, Bernini and the Idealization of Death; The Blessed Ludovica and the Altieri Chapel, published by Penn State University Press, was recognized by the Gustav Arlt Humanities Book Award. More recently, a large book study, Rembrandt’s Faith: Church and Temple in the Dutch Golden Age, with Larry Silver, appeared in 2009 with Penn State University Press and won the prestigious Bainton Prize of the Sixteenth Century Society; was a finalist for the highly-competitive Charles Rufus Morey College Art Association book award; and won the Brown-Weiss Newberry Library award. She is also the author/editor with George Keyes of Seventeenth-Century Drawings in Midwestern Collections; The Age of Bernini, Rembrandt, and Poussin, published by Notre Dame University Press in 2015; and another book, written with Dagmar Eichberger, Visual Typology in Early Modern Europe: Continuity and Expansion appeared in 2018 with Brepols. Shelley has also written numerous articles, book chapters, essays, and reviews appearing in such major journals as Burlington Magazine, Gazette des Beaux Arts, and Artibus et Historiae, and has curated 5 exhibitions devoted to early modern prints. In 2012 she served as consultant and contributing author to the exhibition, “Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus,” which opened at the Louvre, and traveled to Philadelphia and Detroit. Her most recent research book project is the study of Old Testament narratives in the Shadow of Rembrandt. Click link below to see a complete publication list.
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