Independent essays. (For lectures, see the links above.)

sublime-6.jpgAn essay on the concept of the sublime in art, rehearsing the history of the postmodern sublime, and calling for a moratorium on its use.

A brief essay on the sometimes overlooked continuum between the most original work and the most literal copy.

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.

An essay on the relation between Photoshop and the history of art, and a proposal for a book to be called The History of Photoshop.

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.