has written six books on art, architecture and literature, including the popular introduction to art history (now in a third, expanded edition ), The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to the Present
. Another book, The Annotated Arch
, an introduction to the history of architecture, sold out its first printing and was released in 2019 by Echo Point Books. Her enhanced eBooks, released by Erudition Digital, are Impressionism: A Legacy of Light
and The Eagle and the Swan
, a historical novel portraying the life of Empress Theodora in sixth-century Constantinople. The novel was also published as a paperback by Echo Point in 2019. Strickland has a Ph.D. in American literature and, as a cultural journalist, has contributed feature stories on the arts to The New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Art in America and MOMUS. She writes a monthly column on art and politics for www.clydefitchreport.com.