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.

Art Criticism (encyclopedia entry)

(New York, Grove Dictionaries, 1996)

This is a draft of the essay published in The Grove Dictionary of Art (New York, Grove Dictionaries, 1996), now the Grove Art Online / Oxford Art Online.

I was asked to write the entry on "Art Criticism" for the (then) Grove Dictionary of Art; the version I submitted contained the observation that, according to some notions of art criticism, all of art history is also a form of criticism. I noted that "by that definition, all thirty-seven volumes of this 'Grove Dictionary of Art,' which has involved over 7,600 scholars, is actually art criticism." The edited MS was returned with the sentence deleted; I complained to the editor of the dictionary, and I was told the sentence would be restored. It never was. (That's a little cautionary tale about the institutional differences between art history and art criticism.)
Aside from that, this essay is an attempt to gather and arrange the major theories of art criticism.