Academic Titles: Art

Adam Pendleton: Pasts, Futures, and Aftermaths Introduction by Adam Pendleton. Interviews with Thomas Hirschhorn, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Joan Jonas, Lorraine O’Grady, and Joan Retallack.

In 2011, artist Adam Pendleton (born 1984) assembled Black Dada Reader, a compendium of texts, documents and positions that elucidated a practice and ethos of "Black Dada." Resembling a school course reader, the book was >>more
DABA/Koenig Books
ISBN 9781734681710
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Clth, 7.75 x 10.25 in. / 448 pgs / 200 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/28/2021 In stock

Afro-Atlantic Histories Edited with text by Adriano Pedrosa, Tomás Toledo. Text by Ayrson Heráclito, Deborah Willis, Hélio Menezes, Kanitra Fletcher, Lilia Moritz Schwarcz, Vivian Crockett.

Named one of the best books of 2021 by Artforum

Afro-Atlantic Histories brings together a selection of more than 400 works and documents by more than 200 artists from the 16th to the 21st centuries that >>more
DelMonico Books/Museu de Arte de São Paulo
ISBN 9781636810027
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Hbk, 8.25 x 10.75 in. / 400 pgs / 400 color.
Pub Date: 12/07/2021 In stock

Black Lives 1900: W.E.B. Du Bois at the Paris Exposition Introduction by Jacqueline Francis, Stephen G. Hall. Foreword by David Adjaye. Contribution by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

At the 1900 Paris Exposition the pioneering sociologist and activist W.E.B. Du Bois presented an exhibit representing the progress of African Americans since the abolition of slavery. In striking graphic visualisations and photographs (taken by >>more
Redstone Press
ISBN 9781942884538
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Flexi, 9.75 x 12.5 in. / 144 pgs / 50 color / 54 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/29/2019 In stock

Eva Hesse: Diaries Edited by Barry Rosen with Tamara Bloomberg.

“Giving life to a once white piece of linen stretched on 4 pieces of wood, to create a rich visual experience is indeed an intriguing complete experience,” wrote Eva Hesse in a 1957 diary entry >>more
Hauser & Wirth Publishers
ISBN 9783906915586
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Flexi, 5.5 x 8 in. / 904 pgs / 1 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/12/2020 In stock

Intermedia, Fluxus and the Something Else Press: Selected Writings by Dick Higgins Edited by Steve Clay, Ken Friedman. Afterword by Hannah Higgins.

There are few art-world figures as influential—and as little known—as Dick Higgins (1938–98), cofounder of Fluxus, "polyartist," poet, scholar, theorist, composer, performer and, not least, the publisher of the legendary Something Else Press. In 1965 >>more
ISBN 9781938221200
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Pbk, 7.25 x 9.75 in. / 336 pgs / 95 color / 60 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/20/2018 In stock

Let's Have a Talk: Conversations with Women on Art and Culture Interviews by Lauren O'Neill-Butler.

This massive volume comprises over 80 interviews published across a 13-year span of Lauren O’Neill-Butler’s career as a writer, educator, editor and cofounder of November magazine. The majority of the interviews first appeared on’s >>more
Karma Books, New York
ISBN 9781949172539
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9 in. / 456 pgs.
Pub Date: 03/15/2022 In stock

The Snake and the Lightning: Aby Warburg's American Journey Text by Uwe Fleckner.

When the great German art theorist and historian Aby Warburg (1866–1929) left for the United States in September 1895, few would have guessed that his search for the symbolic strata of art would prove to >>more
Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775751605
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Hbk, 7 x 9.5 in. / 176 pgs / 120 b&w.
Pub Date: 07/25/2023 Awaiting stock

Marcel Duchamp: The Afternoon Interviews By Calvin Tomkins. In 1964, Calvin Tomkins spent a number of afternoons interviewing Marcel Duchamp in his apartment on West 10th Street in New York. Casual yet insightful, Duchamp reveals himself as a man and an artist whose >>more
Badlands Unlimited
ISBN 9781936440399
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Pbk, 5.25 x 8 in. / 110 pgs / 10 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/28/2013 Out of stock
Rip Tales: Jay DeFeo's Estocada and Other Pieces By Jordan Stein.

In 1965, Jay DeFeo (1929–89) was evicted from her San Francisco apartment, along with the 2,000-pound colossus of a painting for which she would become legendary, The Rose. The morning after it was carried out >>more
Soberscove Press
ISBN 9781940190297
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Pbk, 5.75 x 8.75 in. / 160 pgs / 54 color / 10 b&w.
Pub Date: 12/07/2021 In stock

Soul of a Nation Edited with text by Mark Godfrey, Zoé Whitley. Contributions by Linda Goode Bryant, Susan E. Cahan, David Driskell, Edmund Barry Gaither, Jae Jarrell, Wadsworth Jarrell, Samella Lewis.

In the period of radical change that was 1963–83, young black artists at the beginning of their careers confronted difficult questions about art, politics and racial identity. How to make art that would stand as >>more
ISBN 9781942884170
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Hbk, 8.5 x 10 in. / 256 pgs / 203 color / 33 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/26/2017 In stock

The Soul of a Nation Reader Edited with text by Mark Godfrey, Allie Biswas. Afterword by Zoé Whitley.

A New York Magazine 2021 holiday gift guide pick

What is “Black art”? This question was posed and answered time and time again between 1960 and 1980 by artists, curators and critics deeply affected by this >>more
Gregory R. Miller & Co.
ISBN 9781941366325
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Pbk, 7.25 x 9 in. / 628 pgs / 35 color.
Pub Date: 06/01/2021 In stock

The New York Tapes: Alan Solomon’s Interviews for Television, 1965–66 Edited with text by Matthew Simms. Interviews by Alan Solomon.

This substantial volume publishes for the first time a series of interviews conducted with seminal East Coast artists and their associates, including Kenneth Noland, Jim Dine, Roy Lichtenstein, Marcella Brenner, Helen Jacobson, Clement Greenberg, Helen >>more
Circle Books/Smithsonian Institution
ISBN 9780578635286
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Pbk, 5 x 7.5 in. / 624 pgs / 334 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/08/2023 Awaiting stock

Upgrade Available By Julia Christensen. Edited by Karen Kelly, Barbara Schroeder. Conversations with Ravi Agarwal, Cory Arcangel, Lori Emerson, Jessica Gambling, Rick Prelinger, Bobbye Tigerman, Laura Welcher.

This volume documents an ongoing investigation by artist Julia Christensen (born 1976) into how our relentless "upgrade culture"—the perceived notion that we need to constantly upgrade our electronics to remain relevant—fundamentally impacts our experience of >>more
Dancing Foxes Press
ISBN 9781733688925
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Pbk, 7.75 x 9.5 in. / 144 pgs / 56 color.
Pub Date: 06/23/2020 In stock

Why I Make Art: Contemporary Artists' Stories About Life & Work Introduction and interviews by Brian Alfred. Foreword by Hrishikesh Hirway.

This compelling volume explores the practices and life stories of artists across multiple mediums, including painting, photography, sculpture and land art. Offering readers an intimate, contemplative view of each remarkable creator, Why I Make Art >>more
Atelier Éditions
ISBN 9781733622097
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Pbk, 5.5 x 8 in. / 336 pgs / 120 color.
Pub Date: 07/05/2022 Out of stock

Wicked Arts Assignments Edited with text by Emiel Heijnen, Melissa Bremmer. Interviews by Pavèl van Houten, Jorge Lucero, Nina Paim, Erik Schrooten, Stephanie Springgay.

The almost 100 arts assignments compiled in this instructive new volume are designed to foster cross-disciplinary creativity in the visual arts, performance, theater, music and design. Everyone who teaches the arts knows the value of >>more
ISBN 9789492095756
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Pbk, 6 x 8.75 in. / 304 pgs / 140 color / 30 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/02/2021 In stock

Wolfgang Tillmans: A Reader Edited by Roxana Marcoci and Phil Taylor.

This volume offers a panoramic collection of interviews and writings from an artist for whom language has always been a significant means of creative expression. Arranged chronologically, the assembled texts reflect Tillmans’ thinking on photography, >>more
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
ISBN 9781633451124
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.75 in. / 352 pgs / 100 color.
Pub Date: 02/08/2022 In stock