Lectures in Washington University in St. Louis; Zürich University of the Arts; Moscow; Copenhagen; Aarhus. Please use the contact form if you'd like details. (Updated October 27, 2014.)
Here is a page-long essay on the reasons I am leaving art history; there is also a website with reviews of contemporary piano music. Books and essays on this site: Why Are Our Pictures Puzzles?; the book How to Use Your Eyes; and an essay on the complicity between torture and formal analysis.
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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