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Scholarly Interest Report
Gordon A. Hughes
Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Art History
  • Ph.D Art History (2004) Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Primary Department
   Department of Art History
 Gordon Hughes, faculty profile
Research Areas
 Twentieth-Century/History of Photography/Contemporary Art
Teaching Areas
 Twentieth-Century/History of Photography/Contemporary Art
Selected Publications
 ¿Coming into Sight: Seeing Robert Delaunay¿s Structure of Vision,¿ October 102 (Fall 2002).
 ¿Envisioning Abstraction: The Simultaneity Robert Delaunay¿s First Disk¿ The Art Bulletin, vol. 89, no. 2, (June 2007)
 ¿The Painter of Mental Scenery: Robert Delaunay¿s Sensory Abstraction.¿ Critical Matrix 12 (Fall 2001).
 Refereed articles

Art History, December 2009


“The Painter’s Revenge: Fernand Léger For and Against Cinema.” Nonsite 6 (October 2012).


Gordon Hughes ""The Painter's Revenge: Fernand Leger For and Against Cinema" Nonsite, forthcoming 2012.." In Revision

 ¿Hal Foster¿ in Art: Key Contemporary Thinkers. Oxford: Berg Publishers, 2006.
 ¿Camera Lucida Circa 1980¿ in Palinode: Reflections on Camera Lucida, ed. Geoffrey Batchen, forthcoming (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2009)
 ¿Exit Ghost: Douglas Heubler¿s Face Value¿ Art History, 2009
 ¿Game Face: Douglas Huebler and the Voiding of Photographic Portraiture,¿ Art Journal, (Winter 2007-2008)
 ¿In-Graven Images: The Work of Matthew Girson and Mindy Yan Miller.¿ New Art Examiner (April 1997).
 ¿Power¿s Script; Or, Jenny Holzer¿s Art after ¿Art After Philosophy,¿¿ Oxford Art Journal vol. 29, no. 3 (October, 2006)

Gordon Hughes, Resisting Abstraction: Robert Delaunay and Vision in the Face of Modernism (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014)


Resisting Abstraction: Robert Delaunay and Vision in the Face of Modernism.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014.


Gordon Hughes "Resisting Abstraction: Robert Delaunay, Cubism, and Vision in the Face of Modernism (Under Contract, University of Chicago Press).." In Revision

 Editor of books

Gordon Hughes and Philipp Blom, eds. Nothing But the Clouds Unchanged: Artists in World War One (Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute Press, 2014)

 October Files: Richard Serra, editor, with Hal Foster (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2000).
 Book chapters

Gordon Hughes, "In Dead Man Breath: The Afterlife of World War One," in Nothing But the Clouds Unchanged: Artists in World War One, Gordon Hughes and Philipp Blom, eds. (Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute Press, 2014)


“Abstraction Chez Delaunay.”  In Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925, ed. Leah Dickerman.  New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2012.


“Braque’s Regard.”  In Braque and the Cubist Still Life, 1928-1945, ed. Karen Butler.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013. 


Gordon Hughes ""Abstracting Vision: Robert and Sonia Delaunay's Movement into Pure Painting" in Inventing Abstraction (New York: Museum of Modern Art, forthcoming 2012)." In Revision


Gordon Hughes "“George Braque’s Tactile Space” in Braque and the Cubist Still Life, 1928-1945 (New Haven: Yale University Press) Forthcoming, 2012." In Revision


Gordon Hughes "“Re: Re” in Beyond the Aesthetic and Anti-Aesthetic, ed. James Elkins (New York: Routledge) Forthcoming, 2012." In Press


Palinode: Reflections on Camera Lucida (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2009)

 Book reviews
 Book review of Kevin Moore, Jacques Henri Lartigue: The Invention of an Artist. Art On Paper, Vol. 10, No. 2 (November/December 2005).
Creative Works
 Exhibitions - Curated - Curator, World War One: War of Images/Images of War
 Exhibition at the Getty Research Institute on the visual culture and propaganda of World War One, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA (Nov. 18, 2014-April 19, 2015)
 Conference Paper

"Fernand Léger’s Cinematic Ballet” presented at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual conference, Seattle, Washington, March 22, 2014

 Invited Papers


"About Face: Douglas Huebler Between Expression and System” University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA.

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"Menil Collection Symposium, “Henri Rousseau: Paint and Process,” Menil Collection, Houston, Texas.." (Oct. 2010)


"University of Pennsylvania, “Vision in the Face of Abstraction: Robert Delaunay’s Movement into Pure Painting.”." (Nov. 2010)

 Invited Talks
  • “Touching Braque,” Freed Lecture, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, in conjunction with the exhibition, Georges Braque: A Retrospective, March 30, 2014.

"Seeing Red: Robert Delaunay, Murder, and the Movement into Abstraction," invited talk, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, California.


"To the Point of Exasperation: Fernand Leger's Ballet Mecanique and the Dialectics of Motion." Invited talk to be given at the Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. 


"College Art Association Annual Conference, Chicago, Il.

Panel: Vision, Space, Ideology: Light in Modernity.

Paper: “Benjamin’s Rainbow”." (Feb. 2010)


"Benjamin's Rainbow." College Art Association, Chicago, Il. (February 2010)

Supervised Theses & Dissertations
 Stephanie Chadwick,, PhD Disorienting Forms: Jean Dubuffet, Portraiture, Ethnography. (2015) (Thesis Director)

 Viktor Volkov , PhD Dimitar Nemov. (2016) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Seth Morton , PhD Rethinking Recursivity in Modernism: Techne and Poiesis as Critical Aesthetic Practice. (2016) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Amy Melissa Venator , PhD Art in the Age of Dematerialization: Light Art in 1920s Germany. (2017) (Thesis Committee Member)