Carl F. Barnes, Jr. (19XX-2012) was professor emeritus of art history at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, where he taught from 1971 to 2001. He was educated at Christchurch School, Virginia (Diploma, 1953), Washington and Lee University (B.A., 1957) and Columbia University (M.A., 1959; Ph.D., 1967) where he was a student of Robert Branner. Before coming to Michigan, Barnes taught at the Pennsylvania State University (1960-1966) and at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (1966-1971). Barnes has served as president of the International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA, 1978-1981) and of the Association Villard de Honnecourt for the Interdisciplinary Study of Medieval Technology, Science, and Art (AVISTA, 1990-1991). He has published on medieval art and architecture in such scholarly publications as Art Bulletin, Avista Forum Journal, Gesta, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Manuscripta, Scriptorium, and Speculum and is author of The Portfolio of Villard de Honnecourt, a critical facsimile edition with all leaves reproduced in color at full-size.
Barnes was a resident of Rochester Hills, Michigan, with his wife, Anna, and a Siamese cat named Villard. Barnes also published a book about his family and himself, Carefree, a Memoir of My Father and Family
His passing is greatly felt by the members of AVISTA, old and new.