Lectures in Minnesota State in Moorhead MI; Oakland University in Rochester MI; Bowling Green State University in Ohio; Tallinn, Estonia; Washington University in St. Louis; Zürich University of the Arts. Please use the contact form if you'd like details. (Updated September 30, 2014.)
Here is a page-long essay on the reasons I am leaving art history; I have also started a website with reviews of contemporary piano music. Books and essays: 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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