Our Art Criticism publications bring to a wider public – from students to scholars to the interested general reader – some of today’s most original and influential writing about contemporary art and artists. Whether shining new light on established landmarks or excavating untold histories, these publications fill gaps in the historical and critical 

discourse and provide us with new understandings of the art of our time. Widely illustrated and carefully designed, our books on criticism aim to offer readers a deeper engagement with the experience of art and its relevance to our intellectual and emotional lives.

Seen, Written: Selected Essays

By Klaus Kertess
Ebook also available

Collection of essays written over the last 30 years by one of the most distinctive and original voices in art curating and writing. Important and defining texts about key artists from the 1950s and 1960s to artists who have emerged in the last decade, including Chamberlain, de Kooning, Celmins, Dunham, Hujar, Marden, Martin, Mitchell, Morley, Ofili, Ritchie, and others. Of interest to scholars, students, and the general reader. With numerous color reproductions.

Art Life: Selected Writings,
1991-2005

By Lawrence Rinder
Introduction by Bill Arning

Selection of entertaining, lyrical, and informative essays by well-known contemporary art curator Lawrence Rinder. Informed by history, philosophy, and popular culture, essays provide keys to understanding a broad range of contemporary practices. Among the many artists discussed are Luc Tuymans, Sophie Calle, Martin Creed, Ara Peterson, Jim Drain, Louise Bourgeois, Mark Lombardi, and Jack Smith. Ideal for scholars and students alike. With numerous color reproductions.