Academic Books

A series of seven books, intended as barometers of the current state of art theory on seven different subjects. This site includes the Series Preface and Series Afterword.

Three anthologies are planned, in Russian, Spanish, and German. Links will be added here as the books appear.

A book on the relation between art history and aesthetics, with a sample chapter on the reasons art historians don't attend aesthetics conferences.

A book on the principal theories of modernism and postmodernism, considered in terms of how they divide up the past two centuries.

A book about the kinds of images that are made and studied throughout the university, not just in the arts and humanities.

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.