Passed the 300,000 word mark on my work in progress. Writing every day! Please use the contact form to schedule lectures, studio visits, or seminars. I've started using Academia.edu as a message board. If you download something of mine that's posted there, send me a note: I'm always glad to answer questions. Lectures this season in Pittsburgh; Augusta, Georgia; Los Angeles; Johannesburg; Auburn University; and Santa Clara. See "Lectures" page for the schedule. (Updated February 9, 2017.)
New reviews and essays are on Goodreads and on Writing with Images. 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.)
Live Writing Projects:
I am experimenting with writing live on the internet. These texts update live, and you can contribute to them & be thanked when the book is published. (1) What is Interesting Writing in Art History?, (2) Writing with Images. Other live writing projects are finished: Visual Worlds, and The Impending Single History of Art. Thanks everyone for contributing!
James Elkins's travels. (Click on image to see the full map on Travel Brain app of Facebook.)
James travels with a GPS, which tracks location, speed, altitude, heart rate, cadence, and other statistics. Click on this image to go to the Garmin site for a recent trip. Updated periodically.
Visitors to this site have logged in from these places since July 2009. (See the Statistics page for full details.)