Jonathan Reynolds

Professor, Barnard

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

Contact Information

On Leave
Phone: (212) 854-5396
Office: 500P Diana Center


Jonathan M. Reynolds teaches on a wide range of topics in the history of Japanese art and architecture. His research has focused on the history of modern Japanese architecture. More recently he has also begun to work on Japanese photography. His current book project, "Allegories of Time and Space: Visualizing Japanese Cultural Identity through Architecture and Photography," will explore 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

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).