Jonathan Reynolds

Professor, Barnard

Japanese Architecture and Visual Culture
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1991

Contact Information

Phone: (212) 854-5396
Office: 500P Diana Center
Office hours: Mondays, 1:30-2:30 and by appointment (virtual)


Jonathan M. Reynolds teaches on a wide range of topics in the history of Japanese art and architecture. His research focuses on the history of modern Japanese architecture and Japanese photography. His recently published book, Allegories of Time and Space: Japanese Identity in Photography and Architecture, explores the role of the concept of tradition in the construction of cultural identity in Japanese architecture, photography, and popular culture from the 1940s to the 1990s.

Selected Publications

Allegories of Time and Space: Japanese Identity in Photography and Architecture. Honolulu, University of Hawai'i Press, 2015.

Maekawa Kunio and the Emergence of Modernist Japanese Architecture. Berkeley, UC Press, 2001.

"Teaching Architectural History in Japan: Building a Context for Contemporary Practice," Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 61:4 (2002).

"Ise Shrine and a Modernist Construction of Japanese Tradition," Art Bulletin 63:2 (2001).