Reading List I

Title Author Date
Artists, Critics, Context: Readings in and Around American Art since 1945 Fabozzi, Paul F. 2001
Zen in the Art of Painting Brinker, Helmut 1988
The Artist’s Reality: Philosophies of Art Rothko, Mark 2006
Art and Meta-Art. ADRIAN, Pic 1990
Robert Frost: The Ethics of Ambiguity Timmerman, John H. 2002
Inventing the Modern Artist: Art and Culture in Gilded Age America Burns, Sarah 1999
A Painter of Darkness: Leon Golub and His Times Marzorati, Gerald 1992
The Dialectic of Decadence: Between Advance and Decline in Art (Asthetics Today) Kuspit, Donald 2000
Discussions in Contemporary Culture Foster, Hal 1998
The Artist’s Voice: Talks With Seventeen Modern Artists Kuh, Katherine 2000
They Speak by Silences Carthusian, A 2006
Overcoming the Problematics of Art: The Writings of Yves Klein Klein, Yves 2007
And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos Berger, John 1992
Why Art Cannot Be Taught: A Handbook for Art Students Elkins, James 2001
Figuring It Out Renfrew, Colin 2003
Discourses on Art: New edition (Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in Britis) Reynolds, Sir Joshua 1997
Writing and Difference (Routledge Classics) Derrida, Jacques 2001
The Postmodern Arts: An Introductory Reader (Critical Readers in Theory and Practice) Wheale, Nigel 1995
Mastering Layout: On the Art of Eye Appeal Stevens, Mike 1986
The Castle of Crossed Destinies Calvino, Italo 1979
Dialogues on Art Roditi, Edouard 1980
Art as Language: Access to Emotions and Cognitive Skills through Drawings Silver, Rawley 2001
To Destroy Painting Marin, Louis 1995
Visual Thinking: Thirty-Fifth Anniversary Printing Arnheim, Rudolf 2004
Joseph Brodsky: Conversations (Literary Conversations Series) Brodsky, Joseph 2003
The Geography of the Imagination: Forty Essays (Nonpareil Book, 78) Davenport, Guy 1997
To Begin Where I Am: Selected Essays Milosz, Czeslaw 2002
Solitude: A Return to the Self Storr, Anthony 2005
Dialogues With Marcel Duchamp (Da Capo Paperback) Cabanne, Pierre 1987
Man’s Search for Himself May, Rollo 2009
New Seeds of Contemplation Merton, Thomas 2007
Aesthetics: Key Concepts in Philosophy Herwitz, Daniel 2008
Life Is Real Only Then, When I Am (Compass) Gurdjieff, G. I. 1999
The Transfiguration of the Commonplace: A Philosophy of Art Danto, Arthur C. 1983
Grammars of Creation Steiner, Mr. George 2002
Introduction to Existentialism (Midway Reprint) Grene, Marjorie 1984
Permanent Red: Essays in Seeing Berger, John 1960
Picture This: How Pictures Work Bang, Molly 2000
Steps to an Ecology of Mind: Collected Essays in Anthropology, Psychiatry, Evolution, and Epistemology Bateson, Gregory 2000
How To Imagine: A Narrative On Art And Agriculture Baruchello, Gianfranco and Martin, Henry 1983
BENEATH THE WHEEL Hesse, Herman 1981
Soren Kierkegaard: Fear and Trembling and The Sickness Unto Death Lowrie, Translator Walter 1970
Rodin. A Biography Grunfeld, V Frederic 1987
The Blog: Bad Time for Poetry (Artists and Writers Series) Celaya, Enrique Martinez 2010
Enrique Martinez Celaya: Collected Writings and Interviews, 1990-2010 Celaya, Enrique Martinez 2010
Philosophy of Natural Science Hempel, Carl G. 1966
Pragmatism (Works of William James) James, William 1975
Kant’s Critiques: The Critique of Pure Reason, The Critique of Practical Reason, The Critique of Judgement Kant, Immanuel 2008
Modern Man in Search of a Soul (Harvest Book) Jung, C.G. 1955
Strangers to Ourselves Kristeva, Julia 1994
Downcast Eyes: The Denigration of Vision in Twentieth-Century French Thought (Centennial Book) Jay, Martin 1994
George Santayana- The Sense of Beauty Being the Outlines of Aesthetic Theory Santayana, George 2009
Beyond Recognition: Representation, Power, and Culture Owens, Craig 1994
Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia Deleuze, Gilles 1987
Minimal Art: The Critical Perspective Colpitt, Frances 2000
Entropy and Art: An Essay on Disorder and Order, 40th Anniversary Edition Arnheim, Rudolf 2010
Nietzsche’s Philosophy of Art Young, Julian 1994
Clement Greenberg, Late Writings Greenberg, Clement 2007
Modern Painting and the Northern Romantic Tradition: Friedrich to Rothko Rosenblum, Robert 1978
The Essential Gombrich: Selected Writings on Art and Culture Gombrich, E. H.; Woodfield, Richard; Gombrich, Ernst Hans Josef 1996
Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre (Meridian) Kaufmann, Walter 1975
What Do Pictures Want?: The Lives and Loves of Images Mitchell, W. J. T. 2006
The Dehumanization of Art and Other Essays on Art, Culture, and Literature (Princeton Paperbacks, 128) Gasset, Jose Ortega y 1968
What Is Art? Tolstoy, Leo 2010
The Germans and Their Art: A Troublesome Relationship Belting, Hans 1998
The Power of the Center: A Study of Composition in the Visual Arts, 20th Anniversary Edition Arnheim, Rudolf 2009
Culture and Value Wittgenstein, Ludwig 1984
Painting as an Art Wollheim, Richard 1990
The Shape of Content (C.E.Norton Lectures) Shahn, Ben 1992
Less Than One: Selected Essays Brodsky, Joseph 1987
The Anti-Aesthetic: Essays on Postmodern Culture Foster, Hal 2002
Art After Modernism: Rethinking Representation (Art Criticism and Theory) Wallis, Brian 1992
The Art Spirit Henri, Robert 1984
Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking Bayles, David 2001
Concerning the Spiritual in Art Kandinsky, Wassily 1977
The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell (P.S.) Huxley, Aldous 2009
Art as Experience Dewey, John 2005
The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World (Vintage) Hyde, Lewis 2007
Genius Decision: The Extraordinary and the Postmodern Condition, second, revised and expanded edition Ottmann, Klaus 2011
The View From The Studio Door: How Artists Find Their Way In An Uncertain World Orland, Ted 2006
Trust the Process: An Artist’s Guide to Letting Go McNiff, Shaun 1998
Art & Physics: Parallel Visions in Space, Time, and Light (P.S.) Shlain, Leonard 2007
The Principles of Uncertainty Kalman, Maira 2009
Inside the Painter’s Studio Fig, Joe 2009
The Object Stares Back: On the Nature of Seeing Elkins, James 1997
The Shape of a Pocket Berger, John 2003
The Hidden Sense: Synesthesia in Art and Science (Leonardo Books) Campen, Cretien van 2010
From Head to Hand: Art and the Manual Strauss, David Levi 2010
The Craftsman Sennett, Prof. Richard 2009
Learning Mind: Experience into Art Jacob, Mary Jane 2010
Aesop’s Mirror Huggins, Maryalice 2010
Helmholtz: From Enlightenment to Neuroscience Meulders, Michel 2010
Ideas that Matter: The Concepts that Shape the 21st Century Grayling, A. C. 2010
How to See a Work of Art in Total Darkness English, Darby 2010
Subject to Display: Reframing Race in Contemporary Installation Art González, Jennifer A. 2011
Deleuze and Contemporary Art (Deleuze Connections) Zepke, Stephen 2010
Neuroarthistory: From Aristotle and Pliny to Baxandall and Zeki Onians, John 2008
The Art Instinct: Beauty, Pleasure, and Human Evolution Dutton, Denis 2008
This Is Not a Pipe Foucault, Michel 2008
Inside the White Cube: The Ideology of the Gallery Space O’Doherty, Brian 2000
Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees: A Life of Contemporary Artist Robert Irwin Weschler, Lawrence 1982
Art Power Groys, Boris 2008
The Invisible Masterpiece Belting, Hans 2001
Heidegger Among the Sculptors: Body, Space, and the Art of Dwelling Mitchell, Andrew 2010
The Invisible Dragon: Essays on Beauty, Revised and Expanded Hickey, Dave 2009
Please Pay Attention Please: Bruce Nauman’s Words: Writings and Interviews (Writing Art) Nauman, Bruce 2005
The Sublime Object of Ideology (Second Edition) (The Essential Zizek) Zizek, Slavoj 2009
The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction Benjamin, Walter 2010
The Invention of Art: A Cultural History Shiner, Larry 2003
Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography Barthes, Roland 2010
Rodin on Art and Artists (Fine Art Series) Rodin, Auguste 1983
Politics of Aesthetics Rancire, Jacques 2006
How to Do Things with Art (Documents) Hantelmann, Dorothea von 2010
History in Transit: Experience, Identity, Critical Theory Lacapra, Dominick 2004
The Emancipated Spectator Rancière, Jacques 2009

I have started a second list which continues the reading list.

About Marais

Anja Marais is an artist with interdisciplinary projects consisting of sculpture, photography, installation and film that present the idea of the perpetual outlander. For more information visit
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