Professor Lippit's research interests focus primarily on premodern Japanese painting, with a special emphasis on Sino-Japanese painting associated with Zen Buddhism and the various lineages that emerged from it during the medieval and early modern periods.
Painting of the Realm: The Kano House of Painters in Seventeenth-Century Japan (University of Washington Press, 2012)
Colorful Realm: Japanese Bird-and-Flower Paintings by It┼ì Jakuch┼½ (1716–1800) (The National Gallery of Art, 2012)
Awakenings: Zen Figure Painting in Medieval Japan (Japan Society, 2007)
Kenzo Tange: Architecture for the World (Lars M├╝ller, 2012)
Department of History of Art and Architecture