Laurie Schneider Adams

Articles & Reviews


“Compositional and Psychological Use of the Spear in Two Vase Paintings by Exekias: A Note on Style”, American Journal of Archaeology, 1968, 385-386.

“The Iconography of Piero della Francesca’s Frescoes Illustrating The Legend of the True Cross in the Church of San Francesco in Arezzo,” Art Quarterly 32, 1969, 22-48.

“A Note on the Iconography of Titian’s Last Painting,” Arte Veneta 23, 1969.

“The Iconography of the Peruzzi Chapel,” L’Arte, 1972, 1-104.(Reprinted in Andrew Ladis ed., Giotto and the World of Early Italian Art 3, New York and London 198, 131-144).

“Donatello’s Bronze David," Art Bulletin 1973, 213-216.

“Some Neoplatonic Elements in Donatello’s Gattamelata and Judith and Holofernes,” Gazette des Beaux Arts, 1976, 41-48.

“Donatello and Caravaggio: the Iconography of Decapitation,” American Imago 33, 1976, 76-91.

With Jack Flam, “Visual Metaphor, Convention and Simile in the Mona Lisa,”Storia dell’Arte 29, 1977, 15-24.

“Ms. Medusa: Transformations of a Bisexual Image,” The Psychoanalytic Study of Society 9, 1981, 105-153.

“The Iconography of the Wild Man as Unconscious Metaphor,” Source: Notes in the History of Art I, 1982, 15-17.

“Everything Black…. Everything White….” (A psychoanalytic study of John Ruskin), Art History, 1982, 166-179.

“Butterfly or Scorpion: A Note on the Iconography of Whistler’s Signatures,” Source: Notes in the History of Art, Winter 1983, 26-29.

“Les Sanson: An Oedipal Footnote in the History of France,” The Psychoanalytic Study of Society 10, 1983, 227-248.

“Raphael’s Personality,” Source: Notes in the History of Art, Winter 1984, 2-22.

“Piero della Francesca’s Madonna della Misericordia and Divine Maternal Imagery,” Storia dell’Arte 52, 1984, 157-169.

“The Mother-Child Relationship in Western Art: Henry Moore and the Process of Separation-Individuation,” Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Art I, 1985, 241-266.

“Mirrors in Art,” Psychoanalytic Inquiry 5, 1985, 283-324.

“Art and Psychoanalysis: the Case of Paul Cezanne,” The Arts in Psychotherapy 13, 1986, 221-228.

“Shadow Metaphors and Piero della Francesca’s Arezzo Annunciation,” Source: Notes in the History of Art, Fall 1986, 18-22.

“Apollo and Marsyas: A Metaphor of Creative Conflict,” The Psychoanalytic Review 75, No.2, Summer 1988, 319-388.

“Leon Battista Alberti: Some Biographical Implications of the Winged Eye, Art Bulletin LXII No.2, June 1990, 61-70.

“The Myth of Athena and Arachne: Some Oedipal and Pre-Oedipal Aspects of Creative Challenge in Women and their Implications for the Interpretation of Las Meninas by Velazquez,” International Journal of Psychoanalysis 71, 1990, 597-609.

“The Paintings of Baolin: A Western Perspective,” The Beijing Review, April 1999.

“Iconographic Aspects of the Gaze in Some Paintings by Titian,” in the Cambridge Companion to Titian, ed. Patricia Meilman, Cambridge University Press, New York 2003

“Restoration: Image, Text, Barthes, Freud, and the Death of the Author,” in Watching Art: Writings in Honor of James Beck, Perugia, 2006.

“Contemporary Art in China: ‘Anxiety of Influence’ and the Creative Triumph of Cai Guo-Qiang,” in Subversive Strategies in Contemporary Chinese Art, eds. Mary Bittner Wiseman and Liu Yuedi, (Leiden: Brill Academic Publishing, 2011, 35-48).

On-Line Art Critical: March 16, 2011, “Tributes to Leo Steinberg (the Editors)”: Laurie Schneider Adams, David Carrier, and Others.”

Oxford bibliographies: "Art and Psychoanalysis." ed. Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann, 2013.

Book Reviews:

1977 Art Quarterly 128-132: Raymond Stites, The Sublimations of Leonardo da Vinci and C.L. Wysuph, The Psychoanalytic Drawings of Jackson Pollock.

1978-1979 American Artist, various reviews

1983 Source: Notes in the History of Art: Robert Liebert MD, Michelangelo, A Psychoanalytic Study of his Life and Images, Yale University Press.

1987 Art Bulletin: James Saslow, Ganymede in the Renaissance, Yale University Press.

1990 Annals of Scholarship 7, No.3: Edith Kurzweil, The Freudians, Yale University Press.

1991 PANY (Psychoanalytic Association of New York) Bulletin 29, No.1, Spring: Peter Homans, The Ability to Mourn, University of Chicago Press.

1994 New York Review of Art, May 10: “Outsider Art: A Dissent,” 10-12.

1996 The Psychohistory Review: Rudolph Binion, Love Beyond Death, New York University Press.

1998 The Psychoanalytic Review: Gilbert J.Rose,Trauma and Mastery in Life and Art, International Universities Press, Madison CT.

Encyclopedia entries:

Dictionary of the Harlem Renaissance, Routledge, New York 2005: Beauford Delaney, Augusta Savage, Hale Woodruff, Meta Warrick Fuller, James van der Zee

Selected Works

Art History
A one-semester introduction to the history of western art.
Combined volume A history of world art from prehistory to the present
An introduction to the methods of art historical analysis
A survey of Italian Renaissance art from the 14th through the 16th century
Two short introductions: one to Italian Renaissance Art and one to Baroque Art
A collection of essays on themes, style,and context in non-western art
Various psychoanalytic methods of interpretation applied to works of art and artists
A brief history of 19th-Century Western art
Art Appreciation
A lavishly illustrated, brief introduction to some of the most important topics in considering works of art
An introduction to works of art and architecture from the point of view of the artist and the viewer.
Art and Culture
An introduction to art in context for the general reader
A new biography of the mother of Lorenzo the Magnificent, Lucrezia Tornabuoni De' Medici
Art and Law
Six famous art trials, from Whistler to Rothko
Based on the cases of Robert Volpe, art crime detective in New York City during the 1970's
Seven essays applying psychoanalysis to the humanities
A two-volume survey of the western humanities, including art, history, religion and myth, literature, philosophy, and science
For Children
How Alice Whipple became the proud owner of a boa constrictor and an esteemed member of the Peaches in the fourth grade

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