ART CRITICISM, THEORY AND HISTORY

PUBLISHER
JRP|Ringier

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 6 x 8 in. / 160 pgs / 24 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Out of stock indefinitely

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2007 p. 157   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9783905770360 TRADE
List Price: $22.00 CDN $30.50

AVAILABILITY
Not available

BROWSE OUR HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDES!

Artbook | D.A.P. Catalog Cover Link
Check out our list of hand-picked staff favorites for everyone on your list—from the hardcore art lover to the film buff, photographer, musicologist or design devotee!
  

JRP|RINGIER

Theft Is Vision

By Bob Nickas.

Theft is Vision gathers essays and interviews from the past ten years by the influential New York critic and curator Bob Nickas, offering a personal, shoot-from-the-hip take on the American art scene. More of a fan than a theorist, Nickas views art through a focused, subcultural lens; he pursues overlooked figures such as graphic designers Art Chantry and Jamie Reid, post-punk legends The Fall, cult artists Cady Noland and Steven Parrino; collaborates on photo/text pieces with Trisha Donnelly and John Miller; and offers a fictional conversation between Andy Warhol and On Kawara. Interviews with Philip Taaffe and Jeff Wall reflect on the 80s, while those with Wolfgang Tillmans (not previously published) and Kelley Walker bring us into the present. Since 1985, Nickas has organized over 60 exhibitions for galleries and museums as an independent curator. As Curatorial Advisor at P.S. 1 from 2003-2007, he organized more than 20 exhibitions, including Stephen Shore: American Surfaces, Wolfgang Tillmans: Fredom From The Known, William Gedney-Christopher Wool: Into the Night, Peter Hujar and the Lee Lozano retrospective, Drawn From Life. Nickas's book, Live Free or Die: Collected Writings 1985-1999 was published by Les Presses du réel in 2000, and Collection Diary, an account of his year-long project to "play" at being a collector, was published by JRP|Ringier in 2004.
Theft Is Vision

STATUS: Out of stock indefinitely.

FROM THE BOOK
"When I was 14, Warhol was my art hero. My little town library had a copy of the Moderna Museet catalogue from his show in '68, and I would sneak behind the last row of bookshelves and pore over all the pictures. There were many from the sets of his movies, mainly of people in various states of undress in beds, in bathtubs, and on couches. There were pictures of the Velvet Underground and Nico, all icy cool. Everyone was either playing or waiting to play. Most importantly (as I would only understand much later), all the pictures were reproduced in black and white, even Warhol's paintings, which is fairly unusual for a museum catalogue. But here, artworks and people, objects and events, boredom and fascination, what was grimy and what was glamorous, all flowed together as fact. And, like so many pictures in black and white, even moving pictures, it seemed so much more believable. The first time I went to the Factory and met Warhol, I confessed that the catalogue had been my teenage introduction to art and sex, and that it had been downhill ever since. Years later, when I went back to the library with the intention of permanently borrowing the catalogue, it was gone…."

Bob Nickas, excerpted from the chapter "Everything I Know About Art I Learned From Andy Warhol and On Kawara," reproduced from Theft is Vision.

JRP DOCUMENTS
Design as an Attitude: New Edition

DESIGN AS AN ATTITUDE: NEW EDITION

JRP|EDITIONS

ISBN: 9783037645826
USD $29.95
| CAN $39.95

Pub Date: 12/27/2022
Forthcoming


Resistance Anew

RESISTANCE ANEW

JRP|EDITIONS

ISBN: 9783037645802
USD $29.95
| CAN $39.95

Pub Date: 7/12/2022
Active | In stock


Niklaus Troxler: Poster Collection 34

NIKLAUS TROXLER: POSTER COLLECTION 34

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037786871
USD $25.00
| CAN $34

Pub Date: 5/3/2022
Active | In stock


Museum of the Future: Now What?

MUSEUM OF THE FUTURE: NOW WHAT?

JRP|EDITIONS

ISBN: 9783037645697
USD $29.95
| CAN $39.95

Pub Date: 3/15/2022
Active | In stock


Minor Cinema: Experimental Film in Switzerland

MINOR CINEMA: EXPERIMENTAL FILM IN SWITZERLAND

JRP|RINGIER

ISBN: 9783037645505
USD $29.95
| CAN $45

Pub Date: 10/27/2020
Active | In stock


An Associative Art History

AN ASSOCIATIVE ART HISTORY

JRP|RINGIER

ISBN: 9783037645178
USD $29.95
| CAN $39.95

Pub Date: 4/24/2018
Active | In stock


The Private Museum of the Future

THE PRIVATE MUSEUM OF THE FUTURE

JRP|RINGIER

ISBN: 9783037645208
USD $29.95
| CAN $39.95

Pub Date: 8/28/2018
Active | In stock


The Indian Files

THE INDIAN FILES

JRP|EDITIONS

ISBN: 9783037645000
USD $29.95
| CAN $39.95

Pub Date: 4/25/2023
Forthcoming


Writings on Wade Guyton

WRITINGS ON WADE GUYTON

JRP|RINGIER

ISBN: 9783037644737
USD $29.95
| CAN $39.95

Pub Date: 4/24/2018
Active | In stock


Spacescapes Dance & Drawing

SPACESCAPES DANCE & DRAWING

JRP|RINGIER

ISBN: 9783037644690
USD $29.95
| CAN $39.95

Pub Date: 5/23/2017
Active | In stock


Cinema in the Expanded Field

CINEMA IN THE EXPANDED FIELD

JRP|RINGIER

ISBN: 9783037644331
USD $29.95
| CAN $39.95

Pub Date: 3/22/2016
Active | In stock


Exhibiting the Moving Image

EXHIBITING THE MOVING IMAGE

JRP|RINGIER

ISBN: 9783037643884
USD $29.95
| CAN $39.95

Pub Date: 3/22/2016
Active | Out of stock


Hans Ulrich Obrist: The Czech Files

HANS ULRICH OBRIST: THE CZECH FILES

JRP|RINGIER

ISBN: 9783037643877
USD $29.95
| CAN $39.95

Pub Date: 2/24/2015
Active | In stock


Museum of the Future

MUSEUM OF THE FUTURE

JRP|RINGIER

ISBN: 9783037643839
USD $29.95
| CAN $39.95

Pub Date: 2/24/2015
Active | In stock


Parachute: The Anthology, Vol. III

PARACHUTE: THE ANTHOLOGY, VOL. III

JRP|RINGIER

ISBN: 9783037643822
USD $29.95
| CAN $39.95

Pub Date: 2/24/2015
Active | In stock


Jeff Derksen: After Euphoria

JEFF DERKSEN: AFTER EUPHORIA

JRP|RINGIER

ISBN: 9783037641972
USD $29.95
| CAN $39.95

Pub Date: 3/31/2014
Active | In stock


Parachute: The Anthology, Volume II

PARACHUTE: THE ANTHOLOGY, VOLUME II

JRP|RINGIER

ISBN: 9783037642832
USD $29.95
| CAN $39.95

Pub Date: 3/31/2014
Active | In stock


More Than You Wanted to Know About John Baldessari

MORE THAN YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT JOHN BALDESSARI

JRP|RINGIER

ISBN: 9783037642566
USD $29.95
| CAN $39.95

Pub Date: 9/30/2013
Active | In stock


Contemporary Art Theory

CONTEMPORARY ART THEORY

JRP|RINGIER

ISBN: 9783037642382
USD $29.95
| CAN $39.95

Pub Date: 3/31/2013
Active | In stock


Art Is a Problem

ART IS A PROBLEM

JRP|RINGIER

ISBN: 9783037641958
USD $29.95
| CAN $39.95

Pub Date: 3/31/2014
Active | In stock


Booktrek

BOOKTREK

JRP|RINGIER

ISBN: 9783037642078
USD $29.95
| CAN $39.95

Pub Date: 9/30/2013
Out of stock indefinitely | Not available


A Brief History of New Music

A BRIEF HISTORY OF NEW MUSIC

JRP|RINGIER

ISBN: 9783037641903
USD $29.95
| CAN $39.95

Pub Date: 3/31/2014
Active | In stock


More Than You Wanted to Know About John Baldessari

MORE THAN YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT JOHN BALDESSARI

JRP|RINGIER

ISBN: 9783037641927
USD $29.95
| CAN $39.95

Pub Date: 11/30/2013
Active | In stock


Between the Images

BETWEEN THE IMAGES

JRP|RINGIER

ISBN: 9783037641446
USD $29.95
| CAN $39.95

Pub Date: 1/31/2013
Active | In stock


Artist-Run Spaces

ARTIST-RUN SPACES

JRP|RINGIER

ISBN: 9783037641910
USD $29.95
| CAN $39.95

Pub Date: 1/31/2013
Out of stock indefinitely | Not available


How to Do Things with Art

HOW TO DO THINGS WITH ART

JRP|RINGIER

ISBN: 9783037641040
USD $29.95
| CAN $39.95

Pub Date: 11/30/2010
Out of stock indefinitely | Not available


Time Action Vision

TIME ACTION VISION

JRP|RINGIER

ISBN: 9783037641248
USD $29.95
| CAN $39.95

Pub Date: 8/31/2010
Active | In stock


A Brief History of Curating

A BRIEF HISTORY OF CURATING

JRP|RINGIER

ISBN: 9783905829556
USD $24.95
| CAN $33.95

Pub Date: 10/1/2008
Active | In stock


Theft Is Vision

THEFT IS VISION

JRP|RINGIER

ISBN: 9783905770360
USD $22.00
| CAN $30.5

Pub Date: 9/1/2007
Out of stock indefinitely | Not available


FORTHCOMING AND NEW: CRITICISM AND THEORY

Oslo Pilot (2015–17)

OSLO PILOT (2015–17)

MOUSSE PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9788867493425
USD $37.00
| CAN $55

Pub Date: 2/19/2019
Active | In stock


Double

DOUBLE

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037783450
USD $20.00
| CAN $27.95

Pub Date: 11/25/2013
Active | In stock


The Eternal Baroque

THE ETERNAL BAROQUE

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857223247
USD $75.00
| CAN $95

Pub Date: 6/23/2015
Active | In stock


The American Tornado: Art in Power 1949-2008

THE AMERICAN TORNADO: ART IN POWER 1949-2008

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788861300682
USD $55.00
| CAN $70

Pub Date: 11/18/2008
Active | In stock


London Dialogues

LONDON DIALOGUES

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857200590
USD $29.95
| CAN $37.5

Pub Date: 10/30/2012
Active | In stock


Magicians & Charlatans

MAGICIANS & CHARLATANS

EAKINS PRESS FOUNDATION

ISBN: 9780871300690
USD $45.00
| CAN $55 UK £ 40

Pub Date: 3/1/2012
Active | In stock


The Standard Book of Noun-Verb Exhibition Grammar

THE STANDARD BOOK OF NOUN-VERB EXHIBITION GRAMMAR

ONOMATOPEE

ISBN: 9789491677748
USD $25.00
| CAN $34.95

Pub Date: 4/7/2018
Active | In stock


Navigation

NAVIGATION

ONOMATOPEE

ISBN: 9789491677915
USD $25.00
| CAN $34.95

Pub Date: 8/25/2016
Active | In stock


Ch-ch-ch-changes

CH-CH-CH-CHANGES

RIDINGHOUSE

ISBN: 9781905464135
USD $35.00
| CAN $45

Pub Date: 10/1/2009
Active | In stock


The Collected Writings of Jon Thompson

THE COLLECTED WRITINGS OF JON THOMPSON

RIDINGHOUSE

ISBN: 9781905464371
USD $37.55
| CAN $55

Pub Date: 4/1/2011
Active | In stock


The Space Between: Collected Writings

THE SPACE BETWEEN: COLLECTED WRITINGS

RIDINGHOUSE

ISBN: 9781905464388
USD $35.00
| CAN $45

Pub Date: 10/1/2011
Active | In stock


Dawn Ades: Writings on Art and Anti-Art

DAWN ADES: WRITINGS ON ART AND ANTI-ART

RIDINGHOUSE

ISBN: 9781905464630
USD $36.00
| CAN $49.95

Pub Date: 6/19/2015
Active | In stock