Fields of interest: Modern European Cultural and
Intellectual History: politics, national traditions, and the visual arts
in 19th century Europe.
Education: Ph.D. Princeton University, 1983
"Frantz Jourdain, Architect of the French
Modern Style," The Encyclopedia of Architects, Macmillan
"Sigmund Freud and Jean-Martin Charcot: Liberal Legacies and the
Scope of Psychological Innovations" in Vienna, 1880-1930,
L'Apocalypse Joyeuse, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 1986.
Selling Culture, Pantheon, 1986.
Amerika halt hof, Rowolt, 1990.
Art Noveau in Fin-de-Siecle France: Politics, Psychology and Style,
U.C. Press, 1989. French translation, 1993.
"Pilgrim's Progress and Vincent Van Gogh's Metier," in M.
Bailey, ed., Van Gogh in England, 1992.
"The New Woman, Modernism and the Decorative Arts in Fin-de-Siecle
France," in Lynn Hunt, ed., Eroticism and the Body Politic in
Modern France, 1990.
"Religious and Social Origins of Van Gogh's Craft Labor," in M.
Roth, ed., Rediscovering History, 1994.
"At the Threshold of Symbolism, 1888: Gauguin's Vision After the
Sermon and Van Gogh's Sower in Symbolist Europe," Lost Paradise,
Van Gogh and Gauguin: The Search for Sacred Art, Farrar,
Straus & Gireux, 2000
Weaving the Picture: A Life of Vincent van Gogh, in progress