Academic Books

A comprehensive look at the spread of art history, theory, and criticism around the world.

A comprehensive look at the history of theories about the nature of pictures and images.

A book on what artists are taught, and what artistic knowledge might be.

A book on the impasse in art theory, between modernist aesthetics and postmodern politics.

A book on the state and history of visual culture studies around the world.

A series of five books on art theory, produced at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago.

phd-cover.jpgA book about the PhD degree in studio art, as it is practiced around the world.

A book about the concept of the image, with chapters on non-Western concepts, figure and ground, trace, mark, and other fundamental ideas.