Selected Essays, Articles and Reviews

“Carleton E. Watkins: Photographer of the American West,” Picturescope, Spring 1984
“Pat Adams,” Arts (NY), Summer 1984

“Landscape and the Partition of Photography,” Print Collectors Newsletter (PCN), Nov-Dec 1985

“Inherence/Inheritance: From Canyon de Chelle to Wall Street,” PCN, March-April 1986

“Sun Gardens, Victorian Photographs by Anna Atkins,”History of Photography, Fall 1986

“Eadweard Muybridge in Guatemala, 1875: The Photographer as Social Recorder,” PCN Jan-Feb 1988

“The Pane of It All,” (restoring the stained glass of Harvard’s Memorial Hall), Boston Business, Feb-March 1988

“Regionalism by Choice,” Bostonia, March-April 1988

“Western Culture’s Place in the Sun,” Bostonia, May-June 1988

“Landscapes of Desire: Photography and the Corporation,” PCN, May-June 1988

“A Transatlantic Collaboration,” Bulletin of the J. Paul Getty Trust, Spring/Summer 1988

“Thomas Krens: An Interview,” PCN, July-August 1988

Images and Events, 1989

“Images and Events: Photography as an American Art,” PCN, March-April 1989

“Reconstructing the Language of Art,” Bulletin of the J. Paul Getty Trust, Fall 1989

“Phyllis Lambert, An Interview,” PCN, Nov-Dec 1989

“The Pleasures of Drawing,” Bostonia, May-June 1990

“Sakhalin,” (picture research), Bostonia, May-June 1990

“The Photographs of Samuel Butler: A Self-portrait,” PCN, July-August 1990

“Photography and Art History: Symposium Report,” Visual Resources, Vol.VII, 1990

“Student and Teacher: An Interview with John Walsh and Julius Held,” PCN, Nov-Dec 1990

“Firenze Lucida: Photographs by Lucy Cobos,” Bostonia, Jan-Feb 1991

“Undecisive Moments: New Perspectives on Photography in Nineteenth-century America,” PCN, March-April 1992

“Walking Into History,” Bostonia, Summer 1992

“Lands Wide Open,” Art in America, Nov 1992

“Hope and Fear, Unity and Division,” PCN, March-April 1993

“Signifyin’ a Nation: Kitchen Comedies and Other Discoveries of a Post-modern Provacateur,” PCN, September-October 1995

“California Roundup,” “Angling Olmsted,” and other pieces, On Paper magazine, Winter and Spring issues, 1997

“Narratives of Paradise,” On Paper, Fall 1997

“St. Cloud, 1926,” The Mind’s Eye, Spring 1999

“Radical in the Berkshires,” Berkshires Week, July 1999

“The Dhurrie in Depth,” Design Times, October-November 2000

“The Stones of Venice,” Design Times, March-April 2001

“Economy: Thoreau at the Millenium,” The Mind’s Eye, Fall 2001

“Fourth Annual Outdoor Sculpture Show,” Sculpture magazine, Jan-Feb 2002

“Paper Bridges: Photography and History in Woodstock,” Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY 2003

“Narrative of Surprising Conversions: Irv in New York,” The Mind’s Eye, Spring, 2003

“Roger Fenton’s ‘Flowers and Fruit,’” Gastronomica, Summer, 2004

Introduction to Elizabeth Hapgood, Heirs of Fission, Pioneers of Fusion, 2005

Introduction and afterword to new edition of Steve Diamond, What the Trees Said, 2006

“Troubled Prophet: The Life & Death of Michael Metelica,” The Mind’s Eye, Spring, 2006

“A friend who revealed what the trees said,” Hill Country Observer, September 2006

 “War Correspondents: The Vietnam-ear letters of John Merson and Marshall Bloom, “Amherst, Fall 2009

 “The Ceramics of Karen Karnes,” The Walloomsac Review, Vol. 3, May 2010

 “Shirley Jackson, Novels and Stories,” The Walloomsac Review, Vol. 5, May 2011

“Presence in the Barn: Jon Maslow in the Sixties,” in Schlepper, Clara Maslow, ed., iUniverse, 2011

 “David Rohn: Paintings,” Brattleboro Reformer, 2012

 “The Reverend Billy Project: From rehearsal hall to super mall,” The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture, Vol. 5, No. 1, June 2012

 

Catalogs

Carleton Watkins, Photographer, Clark Art Institute, MA, 1983

Eadweard Muybridge: Animal Locomotion, SUNY/Albany, NY, 1985

Thomas Hart Benton/Frank Lloyd Wright, Studies in the History of Art III, Williams College Museum of Art, MA, 1985

Destruction and Destiny, The Photographs of A. J. Russell, Berkshire Museum, MA, 1987

Comrades and Cameras, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA, 1991

The Park-McCullough House, Park-McCullough House Association, VT, 1998

Photographs of Alice Burr, Alice Burr Trust, 1998

Charles Turrill’s ‘Greatest Hobby, for Documenting Eden, Society of California Pioneers, 2005

Books

O Say Can You See, American Photographs 1839-1939, MIT Press, 1989

Watkins to Weston: 101 Years of California Photography, (with Therese Heyman and David Travis), Roberts Rinehart, 1992

Catalogue of Photography, The Cleveland Museum of Art, contributor, 1996

Carleton Watkins, J. Paul Getty Museum, In Focus series, contributor, 1997

Poets and Pioneers, Fifty Lives in the History of Bennington, Bennington Banner and Town of Bennington, 1999

Fire and Ice: Treasures from the Photograph Collection of Frederic Church at Olana, Cornell University Press, 2002 (nominated for Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Award, College Art Association, and Philip Johnson Award, Society of Architectural Historians)

Sotheby’s Guide to Photographs, forthcoming

Farm Friends: From the Late Sixties to the West Seventies and Beyond, RSI / Chelsea Green, 2008

Selected Public Lectures

Art and exhibition-related: Addison Gallery of American Art, Albany Institute of History and Art, Bennington Museum, Boston Athenaeum, Clark Art Institute, Historic Deerfield, J. Paul Getty Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Middlebury College, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Wesleyan University

Organized Duchamp to Gehry: 20th Century American Art and Architecture, History of Art Timeline Series, SVAC, Winter 2005. Lecturers included faculty from Dartmouth, Skidmore, and Williams Colleges.

Talks and lectures on contemporary history: Middlebury Public Library / Vermont Humanities Council lecture series (2006); Annual symposium on social change, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2005, 2007); readings from Farm Friends (2008): bookstores, schools, radio and television in the Northeast and Washington, DC;

Featured on local television shows focusing on culture and the arts: Patsy Santo, Frank Howard, Shirley Jackson, arts and development.

Reviews of Work

Significant notices and reviews of my work have appeared in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, USA Today, and the CBS Evening News, as well as Art New England, Bostonia, the Print Collector’s Newsletter, and numerous local and regional publications.