Books and translations


Anachronic Renaissance (with Alexander Nagel)
New York: ZONE Books, 2010

Translated as Renaissance anachroniste (Paris: Presses du Réel, 2015) and Renacimiento anacronista (Madrid: Akal, 2017); Rinascimento anacronico (Rome: Quodlibet, forthcoming)


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Forgery, Replica, Fiction: Temporalities of German Renaissance Art University of Chicago Press, 2008            

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This book was awarded the 2009 Susanne M. Glasscock Humanities Book Prize for Interdisciplinary Scholarship


The Vienna School Reader: Politics and Art Historical Method in the 1930s, Editor, with introductory essay
New York, ZONE Books, 2000
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Altdorfer cover FC revise 3-2 Albrecht Altdorfer and the Origins of Landscape
London: Reaktion, and Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993
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*Revised edition, 2014, with new Afterword
   Translation of Erwin Panofsky, “Perspektive als ‘Symbolische Form,'” published as Perspective as Symbolic Form, with introductory essay
New York: ZONE, 1991  

Translation of Hans Belting, Das Ende der Kunstgeschichte?
ublished as The End of the History of Art?
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987





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In Press

  • “Die Wiener Schule der Kunstgeschichte,” for Sammelband Formbildung und Formbegriff: Das Formdenken der Moderne, ed. Markus Klammer, Malika Maskarinec, Ralph Ubl, and Rahel Villinger, Fink (Reihe: eikones)
  • “The Crime of Passion,” in XXXIX Coloquio Internacional de Historia del Arte: Historia del arte y estética, nudos y tramas (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México-Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas)
  • “Le traité de perspective en ruines,” translation of “The Perspective Treatise in Ruins” (2003), as Introduction to Lorenz Stöer, Geometria et perspectiva, Brussels: Zones sensibles, 2018
  • “Unter Einfluss,” in proceedings of conference Einfluss Strömung Quelle: Aquatische Metaphern in der Kunstgeschichte, Zentral Institut für Kunstgeschichte
  • “Public and Private Dimensions of the Votive Offering,” in exhibition catalogue, Ex Votos, Bard Garduate Center
  •  “Landscapes by Wolf Huber and Domenico Campagnola, invented, copied, and replicated,” in Jenseits des Disegno? Die Entstehung selbständiger Zeichnungen in Deutschland und Italien im 15. und 16. Jahrhundert (Florence, Kunsthistorisches Institut)

Published Works

Encyclopedia Entries

  • entry on “Albrecht Dürer,” Gay Histories and Cultures: An Encyclopedia, ed. George E. Haggerty, New York and London: Garland Press, 2000, pp. 262-63
  • entries on “Iconoclasm and Iconophobia” and “Perspective,” Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, ed. Michael Kelly, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998, 2: 450-54, 3: 477-81 (revised for new edition)
  • “The History of Art History,” Encyclopedia Americana, 1995 edition (CD-ROM); 1996 edition (print), pp. 384r-384s

Book Reviews

  • Molly Nesbit, The Pragmatism in the History of Art, in Artforum, November 2014, pp. ….
  • review of Thomas Noll, Albrecht Altdorfer in seiner Zeit: religiöse und profane Themen in der Kunst um 1500; Magdalena Bushart, Sehen und Erkennen: Albrecht Altdorfers religiöse Bilder; and Margit Stadlober, Der Wald in der Malerei und der Graphik des Donaustils,  Art Bulletin 89 (December 2007): 818-21
  • review of Joachim Pissarro, Cézanne/Pissarro, Johns/Rauschenberg:  Comparative Studies on Intersubjectivity in Modern Art, and Gabriele Guercio, Art as Existence:  The Artist’s Monograph and its Project, in Artforum, October 2006, pp. 77-78
  • review of Edgar Bierende, Lucas Cranach d. Ä. und der deutsche Humanismus:  Tafelmalerei im Kontext von Rhetorik, Chroniken und Fürstenspiegeln, in Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte 69 (2006): 281-85
  • review of David Summers, Real Spaces, in Bookforum, February/March 2005, p. 20
  • review of Hans Belting, Bild-Anthropologie, in Art Bulletin 86 (June 2004): 370-73
  • review of Ernst Gombrich, The Preference for the Primitive, in The New Republic, May 26, 2003, pp. 31-35
  • review of Michael Fried, Menzel’s Realism, in Artforum, October 2002, pp. 43-4
  • review of Hans Belting, The Invisible Masterpiece, in The New Republic, March  25, 2002, pp. 40-46
  • review of Bruno Bushart, Die Fuggerkapelle in Augsburg, in Renaissance Quarterly 50 (Spring 1997): 326-27
  • review of Hubert Damisch, The Origin of Perspective and Le Jugement de Paris, in Art Bulletin 77 (December 1995): 677-82
  • review of books on Jan van Eyck by Craig Harbison, Joel Upton, and Jan-Baptist Bedaux, in Art Bulletin 75  (March 1993): 174-80
  • review of The Age of Dürer and Holbein, ed. John Rowlands, in Speculum 66 (1991): 471-74