Robert E. Harrist Jr.
Jane and Leopold Swergold Professor of Chinese Art History
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1989
Phone: (212) 854-8532
Office: 933 Schermerhorn Hall
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 10-11:30
Robert E. Harrist Jr. has published books and articles on Chinese painting, calligraphy, and gardens, as well as on topics such as replicas in Chinese art, clothing in 20th-century China, and contemporary artists such as Xu Bing. His most recent book, "The Landscape of Words," studies the role of language in shaping perceptions of the natural world.
During 2006-2007 he was the Slade Professor of Fine Art at Cambridge University.
The Landscape of Words, University of Washington Press, 2008
The Embodied Image: Chinese Calligraphy from the John B. Elliott Collection, Art Museum at Princeton University, 1999
Painting and Private Life in Eleventh-Century China: Mountain Villa by Li Gonglin, Princeton University Press, 1998
Power and Virtue: The Horse in Chinese Art, Art Media Resources Ltd., 1997