July - December 2001
Karen Lang is assistant professor of modern European art at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, specializing in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century German art and aesthetic theory. Lang has published on German monuments and issues of national identity, Kantian aesthetic theory and its relation to art history, and the spectator of the eighteenth-century English garden. Recent publications include essays in the Art Bulletin, the Studies in the History of Art series of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and several edited volumes. At the Clark, Lang will undertake a book project, Cool Idols: Aesthetics, Subjectivity, and the Making of Art History, which examines the viewing subject in art history.