Lectures in Brown University, IFA in NYC, Barcelona, Albuquerque, Copenhagen, Aarhus, Prague, and Cluj. Please use the contact form if you'd like details. (Updated January 13, 2015.)
Here are the reasons I am leaving art history. Latest texts on this site: the book Why Are Our Pictures Puzzles?; the book How to Use Your Eyes; and an essay on the complicity between torture and formal analysis. (There is also a website with reviews of contemporary piano music.)
I have a completed manuscript, What Heaven Looks Like. If you might be interested, send me a note.
The idea of close reading is fundamental in art history and literary criticism. This essay is about the coherence of the idea in art history and in some archaeology.
Art Criticism (an encyclopedia entry, written for the Grove Dictionary of Art, and interestingly censored by them). It's a survey of major theories of art criticism.
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