BECK, James. American, b. 1930. Genres: Art/Art history. Career: Professor of Art History, Columbia University, NYC, since 1972 (joined faculty, 1964). Publications: Michelangelo: A Lesson in Anatomy, 1975; Raphael, 1976; (co-author) Masaccio: The Documents, 1978; Leonardo's Rules of Painting, 1979; Italian Renaissance Painting, 1981; The Doors of the Florentine Baptistry, 1985; (ed.) Raphael Before Rome, 1986; The Sepulcral Monument for Ilaria del Carretto by Jacopo della Quercia, 1988; Jacopa della Quercia, 2 vols., 1991; The Tyranny of the Detail: Contemporary Art in an Urban Setting, 1992; The Restoration Establishment: The Culture, the Business and the Scandal, 1993 and 1996; Raphael: Camera della Segnatura, 1993. In progress: The Social World of the Young Michelangelo. Address: Dept. of Art History, Columbia University, 931 Schermerhorn Hall, New York, NY 10027, U.S.A.