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Most popular Art & design styles: Conceptual art books

The most popular Art & design styles: Conceptual art books currently available. Updated weekly.
On The Up: Big-hearted novel of modern love and life
Can not-quite-perfect be enough? Big-hearted novel about motherhood, community and figuring out what's really worth fighting for.
Michael Craig-Martin: Present Sense
A selection of Michael Craig-Martin's paintings, prints and sculptures, with an interview.
Public Knowledge: Selected Writings by Michael Asher
Writings by the conceptual artist Michael Asher-including notes, proposals, exhibition statements, and letters to curators and critics-most published here for the first time.
Information: 50th Anniversary edition
Performance in Contemporary Art
A brand new history of contemporary performance and its crucial role in contemporary art, written by one of the world's leading curators and writers on performance art.
Contemporary Art: A Very Short Introduction
What is 'contemporary' about contemporary art? Who is really running the art world? This controversial and witty exploration of the dramatic changes that have taken place in the art world since the fall of the Berlin Wall provides a critical look at the reasons for the current art boom, and reveals the politics behind the business.
Bas Jan Ader: Death is Elsewhere
On July 9, 1975, artist Bas Jan Ader set sail from Chatham, Massachusetts, for Palmouth, England, on the second leg of a three-part piece titled In Search of the Miraculous. He was never seen again. This book features biography, theoretical reflection, and archival research to draw a detailed picture of the world in which Aders' work.
In Land: Writings around Land Art and its Legacies
A collection of essays about Land art, one of the most important artistic movements of our times.
Gabi Veit: Creatura | Geschoepf
Spoons - the most elementary cultural object worldwide - transformed into art as Gabi Veit explores the possibilities of design. Text in English, German and Italian.
Alejandro Cesarco - Song
Louise Bourgeois: I Have Been to Hell and Back
Dauntless, psychological, feminist-the substantial oeuvre of Louise Bourgeois
Lives of the Artists, Lives of the Architects
Chinese Surplus: Biopolitical Aesthetics and the Medically Commodified Body
Ari Larissa Heinrich examines transnational Chinese aesthetic production-from the earliest appearance of Frankenstein in China to the more recent phenomenon of "cadaver art"- to demonstrate how representations of the medically commodified body can illuminate the effects of biopolitical violence and postcolonialism in contemporary life.
Chris Burden
Chris Burden is a seminal figure in contemporary art. A monograph on Burden, this book gives an overview of his art, illuminated by searching texts by some of the most important curators and writers on art and supported by a catalogue. Its thematic arrangement reveals the conceptual relationships between works produced in differing mediums.
Cindy Sherman: Phaidon Focus
The perfect introduction to the life and work of Cindy Sherman.
Art & Language International: Conceptual Art between Art Worlds
Robert Bailey reconstructs the history of conceptual art collective Art & Language to show how its international collaborations with dozens of artists and critics between 1969 and 1977 laid the foundation for global contemporary art, all while highlighting how conceptual art exceeds the visual to impact the philosophical and political.
Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art
Postscript is the first collection of writings on the subject of conceptual writing by a diverse field of scholars in the realms of art, literature, media, as well as the artists themselves
Synthetic Proposition: Conceptualism and the Political Referent in Contemporary Art
Traces two intersecting trajectories in American art. It shows how rights-based 1960s politics and the identity politics of the 1970s influenced the development of Conceptual art (with a capital 'C') into the diverse set of practices generally characterised as conceptualist (with a lower-case 'c'). -- .
Mel Bochner Voices
Last Words: Luis Camnitzer
Sophie Calle: My All
Adrian Piper: A Synthesis of Intuitions: 1965-2016
Rick Myers: A Bullet for Bu uel: Fragments of a Failed Bullet
Sketching from the Imagination: Dark Arts
An inspiring collection of dark and macabre drawings and articles exploring the sketchbooks and artistic practices of 50 talented artists.
Talexi - The Concept Art of Alessandro Taini: Heavenly Sword, Enslaved and DmC
Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object from 1966 to 1972
This work documents the network of ideas that has been labelled conceptual art. Including texts by and taped discussions among and with the artists involved, the book is arranged as an annotated chronology.
World of Gilbert & George: The Story Board
Takes the reader on a picaresque voyage through the artists' world - a world of extremes, taking in the beauty of nature and the urban landscape, sex and eroticism, religion and spirituality, drunkenness and degradation, fear and human aggression, raucous humour and poetry.
Abdulnasser Gharem- Art of Survival
Abdulnasser Gharem stands apart in so many ways. He is a soldier and an artist. He is widely regarded as a pioneer in the region for his firebrand intellectual courage and innovative use of materials. This monograph tells the story of one of Saudi Arabia's most talked about contemporary artists.
Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions
Featuring Michael Craig-Martin's characteristic outline drawings from earlier points in his career to those conceived in recent months, this book is the definitive companion to the preferred medium of one of our most significant living artists.
Image and Text in Conceptual Art: Critical Operations in Context
This book examines the use of image and text juxtapositions in conceptual art as a strategy for challenging several ideological and institutional demands placed on art. In particular, it asks: How has the presence of language in a visual art context changed the ways art is talked about, theorised and produced?
Allan Kaprow and Claes Oldenburg: Art, Happenings, and Cultural Politics
Scheize Liebe Sehnsucht
Staying With The Pictures
Conceptual Art: A Critical Anthology
This landmark anthology collects for the first time the key historical documents that helped give definition and purpose to the conceptual art movement.
Adrian Paci: Lights to Serve the Night
Among the protagonists of the international art scene, Adrian Paci uses a straight-forward language. The project Di queste luci si serviraI la notte (Lights to Serve the Night) underlines his ability to narrate our times and describe the perpetual transit of man, assimilated to the continuous flow of water and its cathartic power.
Unconcealed: The International Network of Conceptual Artists 1967-77 - Dealers, Exhibitions and Public Collections
Adam Pendleton: Selected Work
Show and Tell: A Chronicle of Group Material
In the Face of It
In the Face of It is part of a series of three Artists' Books that represent three stages of an artistic journey in the years 1995-2006 exploring the dialectic of mark, word and image.
Point of It
The Point of It is part of a series of three Artists' Books that represent three stages of an artistic journey in the years 1995-2006 exploring the dialectic of mark, word and image. A recurrent theme in each is that of surprise.
Short Stories: London in Two-and-a-half Dimensions
Glenn Ligon: Come Out
Mike Kelley: 99.9998% Remaining
Out of Order, Out of Sight: Selected Writings in Meta-Art 1968-1992
This autobiography traces the development of Adrian Piper's thinking about her work and that of the art world around her. The first volume documents and considers her own work, from her early installations as conceptual artist to the many alternative perspectives and personae of recent years.
Third Hand: Collaboration in Art from Conceptualism to Postmodernism
Conceptual Art in Britain, 1964-1979
This publication explores the history of conceptual art in Britain during its most exciting and innovative period, from the mid 1960s, to the election of Margaret Thatcher in 1979.
Artists' Magazines: An Alternative Space for Art
How artists' magazines, in all their ephemerality, materiality, and temporary intensity, challenged mainstream art criticism and the gallery system.
Walking and Mapping: Artists as Cartographers
An exploration of walking and mapping as both form and content in art projects using old and new technologies, shoe leather and GPS.
David Shrigley: Animals