Richard Neer

Biography

Richard Neer works at the intersection of aesthetics, archaeology and history, with particular emphasis on the role of phenomenology and theories of style in multiple fields: Classical Greek sculpture, neo-Classical French painting, and mid-20th century cinema. He serves as the Executive Editor of Critical Inquiry. His PhD is from the University of California at Berkeley (1998), his AB from Harvard College (1991). He has received fellowships and awards from the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, the J. Paul Getty Trust and the American Academy in Rome. His most recent books are The Emergence of the Classical Style in Greek Sculpture (University of Chicago Press, 2010) and Art and Archaeology of the Greek World: A New History, 2500–100 BCE (Thames & Hudson, 2012). Current research topics include: ancient concepts of wonder and grace, the theory and history of connoisseurship, and questions of evidence, criteria and judgment in some films by Malick, Mizoguchi and others. He is currently co-authoring a book with Leslie Kurke of UC Berkeley on the Greek poet Pindar and the role of poetry in ancient conceptions of landscape, architecture and the built environment. Publications and downloads are available here.

Publications

Kunst und Archäologie der griechischen Welt: Von den Anfängen bis zum Hellenismus

Philipp von Zabern
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2013

The Emergence of the Classical Style in Greek Sculpture

University of Chicago Press
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2013

Art & Archaeology of the Greek World: A New History, c. 2500 - c. 150 BCE

Thames and Hudson
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2012

Style and Politics in Athenian Vase Painting: The Craft of Democracy, ca. 530-460 B.C.E.

Cambridge University Press
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2002

 

“Sacrificing Stones: On Some Sculpture, Mostly Athenian,” in Greek and Roman Animal Sacrifice: Ancient Victims, Modern Observers, eds. C. Faraone, B. Lincoln and F. Naiden (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012)

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“'A Tomb Both Great and Blameless’: Marriage and Murder on a Sarcophagus from the Hellespont,” Res: Anthropology and Aesthetics 61/62 (2012)

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“Texte et image dans l'Antiquité,” with Susanne Muth, Agnès Rouveret and Ruth Webb, Perspective La revue de l’Institut national d’histoire de l’art (2012)

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“Poussin's Useless Treasures,” in Judaism and Christian Art, eds. H Kessler and D. Nirenberg (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 2010)

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“Jean-Pierre Vernant and the History of the Image,” Arethusa 43 (2010)

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"The Incontinence of Civic Authority in Athenian Vase-Painting,” in The World of Greek Vases, eds. V. Nørskov et al. (Rome: Edizioni Quasar, 2009)

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“Delphi, Olympia, and the Art of Politics,” in The Cambridge Companion to Archaic Greece, ed. H. A. Shapiro (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007)

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2007

“Godard Counts,” Critical Inquiry 34 (2007)

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“Poussin and the Ethics of Imitation,” Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome 51/52 (2006)

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08/01/2006

“Connoisseurship and the Stakes of Style,” Critical Inquiry 32 (2005)

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Profiles

Charles Cohen
Charles Cohen
Italian Renaissance and Mannerist Art
CWAC 258
773.702.0619
Wei-Cheng Lin
Wei-Cheng Lin
Chinese Art and Architecture
CWAC 268
773.702.0268
2006-07
Iowa State University
Assistant Professor, East Asian Art and Architecture
Vase detail
Richard Neer
Ancient Greek Art and Architecture
CWAC 259
773.702.5890
Andrei Pop
Andrei Pop
Modern Art and Aesthetics
1130 East 59th Street
773.702.8410
Megan Sullivan
Megan Sullivan
Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art
CWAC 272
773.702.5126