research interests:


European and American art and architecture of the twentieth century, with special interest in French and British painting and sculpture between 1900 and 1945



publications Include:


Art in France, 1900-1940 (Yale University Press/Pelican History of Art, New Haven & London, 2000).

'Souvenirs of the Jardin des Plantes: Making the Exotic Strange Again', in Christopher Green and Frances Morris (eds.), Henri Rousseau: Jungles in Paris, (London: Tate 2005).

Life and Death in Picasso.  Still life/Figure, c.1907-1933 (Thames & Hudson, New York, and Museu Picasso, Barcelona, 2009).

Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, editor and contributor (Cambridge University Press, 2001)

'Humanisms: Picasso, Waldemar George and the Politics of 'Man’ in the 1930s’, in Comparative Criticism, no 23, special number, 'Humanist tradition in the twentieth century’ (Cambridge, autumn 2001)

'A De-Nationalised Landscape? Braque’s Cubist Landscapes and Nationalist Geography’, in Nationalism and French Visual Culture, 1870-1914, J. Hargrove and N. MacWilliam, eds, Centre for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, Washington DC, 2004.

Picasso: Architecture and Vertigo, Yale University Press, London and New Haven, 2006.