European Architecture and Sculpture (Sara N. James)

Sara N. James has collaborated with Artstor to contribute over 2,000 images of European architecture and sculpture to the Digital Library. The collection focuses on Italian and English architecture, particularly sites in England, including cathedrals and parish churches from the Norman Romanesque period; ecclesiastical buildings in the Early English, Decorated, and Perpendicular styles; Medieval secular architecture including castles, marketplaces, and town halls; Perpendicular Gothic collegiate buildings; and Tudor, Elizabethan, Baroque, and Neoclassical country houses and churches. Photographed in situ during James' travels throughout Europe, the images provide contextual views of sculpture and architecture from various angles and viewpoints.

James is a Professor of Art History atMary Baldwin College, where she teaches art history and interdisciplinary courses in Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque art and architecture. She holds a B.A. in Art from Mary Baldwin College, an M.A. in Humanities (Medieval Studies) from Old Dominion University, and a Ph.D. in Art History (Italian Renaissance) from the University of Virginia. A specialist in Italian Renaissance art, James has recently expanded her teaching and research to include English art and architecture. The English collection was created to support the curriculum of Mary Baldwin College's graduate program in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature in Performance Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature in Performance, and was funded in part by the Yum and Ross Arnold Fund and a grant from the Jesse Ball DuPont Fund.