Books by James Elkins

WHAT HEAVEN LOOKS LIKE by James Elkins
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Some of his points invite argument, but Elkins' knowing commentary helps the reader interpret the art. A fine addition to the odd-book shelf."
A mystery manuscript comes out for airing; wordless save for the title page, what does it mean? Read full book review >
STORIES OF ART by James Elkins
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"An intriguing series of thought experiments that begin to wear a little thin."
An investigation into the way art history is shaped by the culture compiling it. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: March 21, 1996

"Elkins is to be commended for shedding as much light as he does (and for elegantly abstaining from the temptations of academic jargon) in a ceaselessly thought-provoking book. (36 illustrations)"
Unfocused but frequently illuminating meditations on how we see and how we don't. Read full book review >