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Ian Verstegen

Visual Studies Associate Director


PhD Art History, Temple University
B.A. Art History, University of Michigan

Office Location: 
105 Jaffe History of Art Building

Ian Verstegen is the Associate Director of Visual Studies. He is the author of Arnheim, Gestalt and Art: A Psychological Theory (2005), A Realist Theory of Art History (2013) and Cognitive Iconology: When and How Psychology Explains Images (2014), and has edited volumes on the Della Rovere family (2007) and the American philosopher Maurice Mandelbaum (2010).

Verstegen’s current writing and teaching are focused on the picture and its special characteristics. He has recently published a volume on the Italian Renaissance painter Federico Barocci (Federico Barocci and the Oratorians) and edited a volume on the New Materialism (The Art of the Real, with Roger Rothman). Current writing projects center on Rudolf Arnheim’s media theory and the Vienna School of Art History.

Courses Taught

VLST 305: What is an Image?

VLST 395: Senior Project