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Yve-Alain Bois (born April 16, 1952) is a professor of Art and Film at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland.
Bois received an M.A. from the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in 1973 for his work on El Lissitzky's typography, and a Ph.D. from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in 1977 for his work on Lissitzky's and Malevich's conceptions of space.1 Both of his degrees were supervised under Roland Barthes.
Bois is a professor at the European Graduate School and at the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, in the chair inaugurated by Erwin Panofsky.1 Previously, he served on the faculty at Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique.1
Bois has written books and articles on artists of European modernism. He is an editor of the journal October.
- "Whose Formalism?" Art Bulletin, Mar. 1996 European Graduate School
- Review of Tony Smith retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Artforum, Nov. 1998
- Review of "Supports/Surfaces" exhibition at the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Artforum, Dec. 1998
- Bois and Linda Nochlin discuss the Matisse and Picasso exhibition, Artforum, Feb. 1999
- Review of Barnett Newman retrospective, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Artforum, Mar. 2002
- "The Mourning After," panel discussion on painting, Artforum, Mar. 2003
- On Fred Sandback, Artforum, Oct. 2003
- ^ a b c "Biography". The European Graduate School. Retrieved February 25, 2012.