A photograph of three books stacked on a bench outside. The titles are: What it Means to Write About Art: Interviews with art critics; About Bridget Riley: Selected Writings 1999–2016; Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine De Kooning, Grace.

Long Reads for Summer

Yayoi Kusama, Joan Mitchell, Richard Serra, and more
July 12, 2019

This summer, dive into long reads with David Zwirner Books, from essay compilations and autobiographies to interviews, art criticism, and historic talks.

About Bridget Riley Selected Writings 1999-2016
Edited by Doro Globus and Karsten Schubert

The result of long conversations, studio visits, and archive access, About Bridget Riley represents a monumental body of research and analysis. This volume includes the vast majority of significant essays on Bridget Riley written since 1999 and as the discourse on her work has broadened.

What it Means to Write About Art Interviews with art critics
By Jarrett Earnest

Equal parts oral history and analysis of craft, What it Means to Write About Art offers an unprecedented overview of American art writing. Thirty in-depth conversations chart the role of the critic from the 1960s to today, providing an invaluable resource for aspiring writers and artists alike.

Oscar Murillo
Edited by Okwui Enwezor and Anna Schneider

Featuring an introduction by Okwui Enwezor and new scholarship by Anna Schneider and Emma Enderby, this book offers critical insight into Murillo’s complex, vibrant body of work that continually offers powerful observations of the world around us.

Felix Gonzalez-Torres Specific Objects Without Specific Form
With texts by Elena Filipovic, Danh Vo, Carol Bove, and Tino Sehgal

Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Specific Objects Without Specific Form documents the groundbreaking traveling retrospective curated by Elena Filipovic with the artists Danh Vo, Carol Bove, and Tino Sehgal, all of whom found new interpretations of Gonzalez-Torres's work.

ArtCenter Talks Graduate Seminar The First Decade 1986–1995
Edited with an introduction by Stan Douglas

Edited by Stan Douglas, ArtCenter Talks is a collection of never-before-published talks documents an exciting decade in the development of contemporary art and arts education, featuring interviews with renowned artists, curators, and writers.

Tell Me Something Good Artist Interviews from The Brooklyn Rail
Edited by Jarrett Earnest and Lucas Zwirner

As featured in Art in America and The Cut, Tell Me Something Good is a selection of conversations with diverse contributors who offer contrasting—and often unexpected—opinions about art and aesthetics. Featuring Vito Acconci, Yan Pei-Ming, and Lisa Yuskavage, among others.

Social Forms: A Short History of Political Art
By Christian Viveros-Fauné

In an increasingly polarized world, Social Forms illustrates artists at the forefront of political and social resistance. Christian Viveros-Fauné picks fifty representative artworks—from Francisco de Goya’s The Disasters of War (1810–1820) to David Hammons’s In the Hood (1993)—that give voice to some of modern art’s strongest calls to political action.

Infinity Net The Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama
By Yayoi Kusama

Beginning with her childhood in postwar Japan, Infinity Net paints a multilayered portrait of Yayoi Kusama. The book features dazzling snapshots of 1960s and 1970s New York and her encounters with its artists—among them Joseph Cornell, Donald Judd, and Andy Warhol.

Ninth Street Women Lee Krasner, Elaine De Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, And Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters And The Movement That Changed Modern Art
​By Mary Gabriel

Ninth Street Women chronicles the lives and work of five women, including Joan Mitchell, who dared to enter the male-dominated world of twentieth-century abstract painting.

Richard Serra Conversations about Sculpture
By Richard Serra and Hal Foster

Both candid and provocative, Conversations about Sculpture gathers together talks between Richard Serra and Hal Foster over fifteen years, exploring Serra’s belief in sculpture as experience. As he has said, "The rhythm of the body moving through space has been the motivating source of most of my work."


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