Artists' Writings

Artists' Writings


  • 100 Artists' Manifestos: From the Futurists to the Stuckists

    By Alex Danchev

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780141191799
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: January 2011
    A collection of 100 manifestos from the last 100 years is cacophony of voices from such diverse movements as Futurism, Dadaism, Surrealism, Destructivism, and Stuckism, taking in along the way film, architecture, fashion, and cookery. It gathers together an international array of artists of every stripe, including Kandinsky, Gilbert and George.
  • 100 Secrets of the Art World

    By Thomas Girst

    Our Price: $5.00 - $9.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9783863359614
    • Publisher: Koenig Books
    • Published: October 2016
  • 13 Most Wanted Men: Andy Warhol and the 1964 World's Fair: Conversations

    By Andy Warhol

    Our Price: $9.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781929641192
    • Publisher: Queens Museum/The Andy Warhol museum
    • Published: February 2015
  • 40 Years: Just Talking About Art

    By Michael Auping

    Our Price: $36.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783791357409
    • Publisher: Prestel
    • Published: February 2018
  • 50 Secrets of Magic Craftmanship

    By Salvador Dali

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780486271323
    • Published: June 1992
    Handsome, oversize reprint of the Dial Press edition of 1948. Now on acid-free paper. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
  • A. Hyatt Mayor: Selected Writings and a Bibliography

    By A. Hyatt Mayor

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780870993329
    • Publisher: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    • Published: June 1984
  • A: A Novel

    By Andy Warhol

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780802135537
    • Publisher: Grove Press, Inc.
    • Published: March 1998
  • The Abolition of War

    By Krzysztof Wodiczko

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781907317668
    • Publisher: Black Dog Publishing
    • Published: April 2012
    The Abolition of War explores the ideas that inform Krzysztof Wodiczko’s project The World Institute for the Abolition of War and is a manifesto for the dismantling of what Wodiczko sees as the ubiquitous, unconscious, and ultimately perilous ?Culture of War”, which is embedded within and constantly reaffirmed by our monuments and our historical narratives. In this volume Wodiczko, winner of the Hiroshima Art Prize in 1998, offers a detailed examination of his proposal for The World Institute for the Abolition of War, a projected ?Un-War Memorial” constructed as a structure encapsulating the existing Arc de Triomphe in Paris.Wodiczko is joined by anthropologist Douglas Fry to shed light on the silent but deeply rooted ideologies of war, which permeate our contemporary societies, fuelling current acts of aggression and threatening to erupt into further warfare. Fry’s essay ?Abolition of War: An Agenda for Survival” contradicts the generally held assumption that war is an inevitable aspect of human life, and posits new models of global interdependency as the necessary step towards viable peace.
  • About Koons: Jeff Koons / Norman Rosenthal: The Interviews

    By Jeff Koons

    Our Price: $18.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780500093825
    • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
    • Published: October 2014
    Features the highlights of a conversation between a prominent and controversial modern artist and a distinguished art curator as they discuss artistic vision, the work of other artists and the themes of self-acceptance, ecstasy and sex. 10,000 first printing.
  • About Women: Conversations Between a Writer and a Painter

    By Lisa Alther

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780385539869
    • Publisher: Nan A. Talese
    • Published: November 2015
  • Abstract City

    By Christoph Niemann

    Our Price: $16.50 - $27.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781419702075
    • Publisher: Abrams
    • Published: April 2012
    In 2008, Christoph Niemann started drawing and writing “Abstract City,” a visual blog for the New York Times. The topics he chose ranged from the joy of riding the subway with his kids; his obsession with maps and LEGOs; a love-hate relationship with coffee; a hate-hate relationship with cables and red-eye flights; the struggle with holiday cookies, physics, and spooning. This book contains the original sixteen essays from the blog. In an additional chapter, Niemann explains why talent is overrated and how yoga almost destroyed his design career. Color / b&w illustrations. 267p.
  • Ai Weiwei's Blog: Writings, Interviews, and Digital Rants, 2006-2009

    By Ai Weiwei

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780262015219
    • Publisher: The MIT Press
    • Published: March 2011
    In 2006, even though he could barely type, China's most famous artist startedblogging. For more than three years, Ai Weiwei turned out a steady stream of scathing socialcommentary, criticism of government policy, thoughts on art and architecture, and autobiographicalwritings. He wrote about the Sichuan earthquake (and posted a list of the schoolchildren who diedbecause of the government's "tofu-dregs engineering"), reminisced about Andy Warhol andthe East Village art scene, described the irony of being investigated for "fraud" by theMinistry of Public Security, made a modest proposal for tax collection. Then, on June 1, 2009,Chinese authorities shut down the blog. This book offers a collection of Ai's notorious onlinewritings translated into English--the most complete, public documentation of the original Chineseblog available in any language.The New York Times called Ai "a figure of Warholiancelebrity." He is a leading figure on the international art scene, a regular in museums andbiennials, but in China he is a manifold and controversial presence: artist, architect, curator,social critic, justice-seeker. He was a consultant on the design of the famous "Bird'sNest" stadium but called for an Olympic boycott; he received a Chinese Contemporary Art"lifetime achievement award" in 2008 but was beaten by the police in connection with his"citizen investigation" of earthquake casualties in 2009. Ai Weiwei's Blog documents Ai'spassion, his genius, his hubris, his righteous anger, and his vision for China.
  • Akademie X: Lessons in Art + Life

    By Marina Abramovic

    Our Price: $20.00 - $39.95
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780714867366
    • Publisher: Phaidon Press
    • Published: February 2015
    Assembled from the wisdom of 36 legendary art teachers – all of them artists or critics at the top of their field –Akademie X: Lessons in Art + Life is an ideal curriculum for the aspiring artist.Each of the book’s "tutors" has provided a unique lesson that aims to provoke, inspire and stimulate the aspiring artist. These lessons cover some combination of the following: technical advice (e.g. don’t make a sculpture bigger than your studio door), assignments (some of which will take five minutes to complete, others five years), tips for avoiding creative ruts (including suggestions for mind‐expanding materials to read, watch or listen to), principles of careful looking (demonstrated with images of artworks, photographs, films or even billboard advertisements), advice on the daily practice of art (how to balance time alone in the studio with building an artistic community), career pointers (how to prepare for a studio visit from a curator or gallerist) and personal anecdotes (e.g. stories from the instructor’s own humble beginnings). Taken together, these lessons offer the reader a set of tools for thinking, seeing and living as an artist.Not only is Akademie X: Lessons in Art + Life the first illustrated text book of its kind for artists, but it will also appeal to anyone interested in contemporary art, providing first hand revelations into the philosophies and techniques of some of the world’s best artists and writers.
  • All One Horse

    By Breyten Breytenbach

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780979333071
    • Publisher: Archipelago Books
    • Published: September 2008
    ?It is impossible to stop our ears against the excruciating power of what Breytenbach has to say.”??Nadine Gordimer?Obviously the greatest Afrikaner poet of this generation. . . . No one elevated the Boer language to such pure beauty and no one wielded it so devastatingly against the apartheid regime as its exiled poet Breyten Breytenbach.”?The New YorkerAll One Horse is a moving and haunting journey through Breyten Breytenbach’s kaleidoscopic imagination. His surreal and psychically charged paintings converse with his philosophical and lyrical prose pieces. The title is a nod to Chuang Tzu, and the writings are infused with glimmers of Eastern thought (as well as glimmers of the other worlds Breytenbach has inhabited).An outspoken human rights activist, Breyten Breytenbach is a poet, novelist, memoirist, essayist, and painter (his paintings and drawings have been exhibited around the world). After years of exile in France, in 1975 he was apprehended during a clandestine trip to South Africa, accused of terrorism for his anti-apartheid activities, and spent seven years in prison. He received the Alan Paton Non-Fiction Award for Return to Paradise in 1994 and the Hertzog Prize for poetry in 1999 and 2007.
  • All Told

    By Leroy Neiman

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780762788378
    • Publisher: Globe Pequot Pr
    • Published: September 2013
    LeRoy Neiman was arguably the world's most recognizable contemporary artist until his passing in June 2012. He broke the barrier between fine art and popular art while creating indelible images that helped define the twentieth century. But it is the life he lived and the people he knew that make the memoir of this scrappy Depression-era kid who became a swashbuckling bon vivant with the famous mustache such a marvelous historical canvas. Chronicler and confidant of Muhammad Ali, Neiman also traveled with Sinatra, cavorted with Dalí and Warhol, watched afternoon soaps with Dizzy Gillespie, played in Sly Stallone's Rocky movies, exchanged quips with Nixon, smoked cigars with Castro, and experienced the terrorist attacks at the Munich Olympics alongside Peter Jennings, Howard Cosell, and Jim McKay. And then there was his half-century relationship with Hugh Hefner as principle artistic contributor to Playboy, setting up studios in London and Paris to cover his Playboy beat, "Man at His Leisure," and his creation of the Femlin, the iconic Playboy nymphette. With his life's work, and in All Told, LeRoy Neiman captured sports heroes, movie stars, presidents, dishwashers, jet-setters, jockeys, and more than a few Bunnies at the Playboy Mansion--a panoramic record of society like no other.