Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art: A Sourcebook of Artists’ Writings

This book is literally invaluable.


Really. If you’re serious about art, invest!

First published in 1996, it has since been updated and expanded to represent thirty different countries and now contains more than one hundred new artists. Kristine Stiles – the brilliant and genius woman who updated the text – has added forty images and a diverse cohort of artists, including Damien Hirst, Shirin Neshat, Olafur Eliasson and Takashi Murakami.

Compromising of artists’ statements, interviews and essays, it’s a book of arty awesomeness that is likely to contain everything you’re looking for. Guiding my research, filling in the blanks and encouraging new developments, I don’t know what I’d do without it.

The paperback version meets a student budget:



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