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Christopher Heuer

July - August 2009

Christopher P. Heuer is assistant professor in the department of art and archaeology at Princeton. He specializes in early modern European art, with an emphasis upon Northern painting, architecture, and print culture. His essays have appeared in Word and Image, Res, Artforum, and the Burlington Magazine, and his first book, The City Rehearsed (London and New York, 2009), was the recipient of an award from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. Other projects include image projection technology (i.e., slides) and the idea of German art history, an Alois Riegl translation, and a study of print and failure. At the Clark he will pursue, with collaborators Matthew Jackson and Andrew Perchuk, their joint book project, “Literal Speeds,” which will explore the underpinnings and development of art history as a discipline in light of its inherent ligatures with late-eighteenth-century cultural developments.

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