Jonathan M. Reynolds

Professor of Art History

Jonathan M. Reynolds, associate professor of art history, joined the Barnard faculty in 2007. Professor Reynolds has also taught at the University of Southern California, the University of Michigan, and Washington University, St. Louis.

At Barnard, Professor Reynolds teaches the history of Japanese art and architecture, especially of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

His work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Japan Foundation, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts.

His article "Ise Shrine and a Modernist Construction of Japanese Tradition" was awarded the Arthur Kingsley Porter Prize by the College Art Association.

Selected Publications

Allegories of Time and Space: Japanese Identiy In Photography and Architecture (University of Hawaii Press 2015)

"The Formation of a Japanese Architectural Profession," in The Artist as Professional in Japan, ed. M. Takeuchi (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2004)

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

Maekawa Kunio and the Emergence of Japanese Modernist Architecture (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001)

"Ise Shrine and a Modernist Construction of Japanese Tradition," Art Bulletin 83 (2001)

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Japanese architecture and visual arts

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A.B., Harvard College

A.M., Ph.D., Stanford University

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