A work of rare conceptual rigor and enormous range and depth of research, Painting in Stone is a “biography” of a material common to many of the most celebrated buildings in the Western canon.
Dale Kinney earned her Ph.D. in 1975 with a dissertation on Santa Maria in Trastevere (Rome), which led to her long engagement with spolia. She retired as Professor of History of Art at Bryn Mawr College (1972-2010), where she also served as Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (2000-08).
Articles by Dale Kinney
Motley rows of reused column shafts, capitals, and bases were among the most conspicuous features of medieval church interiors in Rome and south Italy for over a thousand years, from the time of their first appearance under Constantine the Great (d. 337) until the end of the Middle Ages.