Carol Strickland 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.