AVISTA was saddened to hear of the passing of Carl F. Barnes, Jr. in the summer of 2012. As a small token of our esteem for him and his work on Villard de Honnecourt, AVISTA has taken over his extensive Villardman.net web pages and will house them here. The original pages can be found at Villardman.net
pages by Carl F. Barnes, Jr.
This site brings together a variety of information concerning the portfolio of thirty-three leaves of drawings and recipes (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS Fr 19093) of the 13th-century Picard artist Villard de Honnecourt, including several of my articles on the portfolio and an in-progress revision of my critical bibliography, Villard de Honnecourt, the Artist and His Drawings (Boston: G. K. Hall, 1982).
This is a large undertaking and must be broken into subheadings to be useful.
- A short biography of Carl F. Barnes, Jr.
- A list of Barnes’ publications and presentations on Villard de Honnecourt.
- Barnes’ biography of Villard in the Macmillan Dictionary of Art.
- An English translation of “Le ‘Problème’ de Villard de Honnecourt.”
- The ongoing revision of Barnes’ 1982 Villard bibliography.
- A checklist of subjects in the portfolio, by folio.
- An essay on the proper designation of the Villard assemblage.
Site Created and maintained by Dr. Carl F. Barnes, Jr., Rochester Hills, MI until 10 November 2011.
Since may 2013 the site is now hosted by AVISTA and maintained by George Brooks, Valencia College.
- “Barnes maintains the canonical pages on Villard de Honnecourt” —AVISTA
- “Barnes is the undisputed authority on this enigmatic figure” —WIKIPEDIA
- “Le site internet de Barnes … est un instrument de travail indispensable” —Jean Wirth, Université de Genève
- “Barnes has become synonymous with Villard Studies” — Nancy Wu, The Cloisters
- “Carl Barnes is the Doyen of Villard Studies in the English-speaking world, perhaps the world over” —Paul Crossley, Courtauld Institute of Art