North American Branch Committee Member

George L. Gorse

Major Fields
Italian Renaissance Art & Architecture; Italian Baroque Art & Architecture; Medieval Art History; History of Cities, Palaces, Villas & Gardens; History of Genoa.

Publications - Book
Marcello Fantoni, George Gorse, Malcolm Smuts, eds., The Politics of Space: European Courts, ca. 1500-1750 (Rome: Bulzoni Editore, 2009).

Publications – Articles
“Cicero’s Portrait and the Roman Villa,” in Cicero Refuses to Die: Ciceronian Influence through the Centuries, ed. N. Van Deusen & C. Oefelein, Brill, Leiden, 2013.
“The Renaissance City,” in Encyclopedia of Urban Studies, ed. R. Hutchinson, Univ. of Wisconsin Press, 2009.
“Myron Hunt and the ‘Academical Village,’ 1908-15,” in Pomona College: Reflections on a Campus, ed. Marjorie L. Harth (Claremont, CA, 2007), 53-59.
“Christopher Columbus and Andrea Doria: The Two Worlds of Renaissance Genoa,” in Mediterranean Studies, vol. XVI (2007), 120-142.
“A Question of Sovereignty: France and Genoa, 1494-1528,” in Italy and the European Powers: The Impact of War, 1500-1530, ed. C. Shaw (Leiden: Brill, 2006), 187-203.
“Augustan Mediterranean Iconography and Renaissance Hieroglyphics at the Court of Clement II: Sebastiano del Piombo’s Portrait of Andrea Doria,” in The Pontificate of Clement VII: History, Politics, Culture, ed. K. Gouwens & S. Reiss (London: Ashgate, 2005), 313-339.
“Genova: repubblica dell’Impero,”in Storia dell’architettura italiana: il secondo Cinquecento, ed. C. Conforti & R. Tuttle (Milan: Electa, 2001), 240-265.
“Genoa: Art in Society,” in Encyclopedia of the Renaissance, ed. P. Grendler (New York: Charles Scribner, 1999 ), vol. 3, 26-29.
“Doria”; “Caffaro”; and “Embriaco,” in Medieval Italy: An Encyclopedia (New York: Garland, 2002).
“Genoa,” in Medieval Italy: An Encyclopedia , 2 vols. (New York: Garland, 2002), vol. I, 399-405; co-authored with Steven Epstein
“Agricultural Practice and Garden Design in Renaissance Genoa,” in Design and Construction in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Era: Essays in Honor of Bradford Blaine, ed. N. Van Deusen (Ottawa: Institute for Medieval Music, 1998).
“A Classical Stage for the Old Nobility: The Strada Nuova and Sixteenth-Century Genoa,” Art Bulletin 79 (1997), pp. 301-327.
“B. Bianco”; “G. B. Castello”; “B. Cantone”; “G. Lurago”; “R. Lurago”; “D. Ponzello”; “G. Ponzello”; “G. Ratti”; and “B. Spazio,” in The Dictionary of Art (London: Macmillan, 1996).
“Committenza ed ambiente nella ‘corte’ di Andrea Doria a Genova,” in Atti del convegno. Arte, committenza ed economia a Roma e nelle corti del Rinascimento, 1420-1530, ed. A. Esch and C. Frommel (Rome & Milan: Einaudi, 1993), pp. 255-271.
“Entrate e trionfi: cerimonie e decorazioni alla Villa Doria in Genova,” in Atti del simposio. Il disegno genovese dal Cinquecento al Settecento, ed. M. Newcome Schleier (Florence: Medicea, 1992), pp. 9-36.
“Between Republic and Empire: Triumphal Entries in Genoa during the Sixteenth Century,” in ‘All the world’s a stage…’: Art and Pageantry in the Renaissance and Baroque, ed. B. Wisch & S. Munshower (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1990), pp. 189-256.
“A Family Enclave in Medieval Genoa: The Piazza San Matteo,” Journal of Architectural Education 41 (1988), pp. 20-24.
“An Unpublished Description of the Villa Doria during Charles V’s Entry into Genoa, 1533,” Art Bulletin 68 (1986), pp. 319-322.
“An Unpublished Drawing by Perino del Vaga for the Villa Doria, Genoa,” Master Drawings 23-24 (1985-86), pp. 193-198.
“The Villa of Andrea Doria in Genoa: Architecture, Gardens, and Suburban Setting,” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 44 (1985), pp. 18-36.
“Genoese Renaissance Villas: A Typological Introduction,” Journal of Garden History 3 (1983), pp. 255-280.

Works in Progress
Pleasure and Politics in Renaissance Genoa: The Villa of Andrea Doria
Neptunus Maris: The Emblematic Portraits of Andrea Doria
Strada Nuova: A Classical Stage for the Old Nobility in Renaissance Genoa
Civic Ritual in Renaissance Genoa: The Libri Cerimoniali of the Republic
A Mercantile Republic: An Urban History of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Genoa
Rubens in Genoa: The Palazzi di Genova and the “Middle Aristocracy”
The Virgin Mary, Queen of Genoa (1637): Baroque Civic Iconography and Ceremonial Conflict