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Art Basic Reference: Art Theory and Criticism

Art Theory and Criticism: Modern and Contemporary Art

This is a quick list. For a more comprehensive list on theory and criticism link to the Critical Studies guide.



New Media
Cook, Sarah and Sara Diamond, eds. The Banff New Media Institute Dialogues: Eurphria & Dystopia. Banff Center Press. Riverside Architectural Press, 2011.
HUNT FA-REF-4 N72 .T4 E97 2011

Hypermedia Research Centre: Theory Pages (School of Communication and Creative Industries at Westminster University) Founded in 1995 forays in the fields of Interactive Music, Digital Economy and Open Source software development. Includes the ANTI-rom artists' statement, a critique on the mediocrity of contemporary multimedia; and the HRC manifesto.


Classics
Alberro, Alexander and Stimson, Blake, eds. Conceptual Art : A Critical Anthology. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1999.
HUNT FA-REF-4 N6494 .C63 C597 1999

Barasch, Moshe. Theories of Art. New York and London: Routledge, 2001. Published by arrangement with New York University Press, c1985.
HUNT FA-REF-4 N70 .B2 2000
Volume 1: From Plato to Winckelmann; Vol 2: From Winckelmann to Baudelaire; Vol. 3: From Impressionism to Kandinsky.

Chipp, Herschel B., comp. Theories of Modern Art: a Source Book by Artists and Critics. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1968.
HUNT FA-REF-4 N6450 .C62

Costello, Diarmuid  and Jonathan Vicery. Art: Key Contemporary Thinkers. New York, NY: Berg, 2007
HUNT FA-REF-4 N66 .A76 2007

Gayford, Martin and Wright, Karen, eds. The Grove Book of Art Writing: Brilliant Writing on Art from Pliny the Elder to Damien Hirst. New York: Grove Press, 1998.
HUNT FA-REF-4 N7443 .G727 2000

Harrison, Charles and Paul Wood, eds.
Art in Theory, 1900-1990. Oxford and Cambridge: Blackwell, 1993.
HUNT FA-REF-4 N6490 .A7167 1993
Art in Theory, 1900-2000. Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2003
HUNT FA-REF-4 N6350 .A78 1900-20Art in Theory, 1815-1900: An Anthology of Changing Ideas. Oxford, UK; Malden, Mass. : Blackwell, 1998.
HUNT FA-REF-4 N6450 .A779 1998

 

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Jones, Amelia and Adrian Heathfield eds. Perform Repeat Record. Live Art History. Bristol; Chicago: Intellect, 2012.
HUNT FA-REF-4 NX456.5 .P38 P474 2012
Sections: Theories and Histories; Documents (primary documents); Timeline of Ideas; Dialogues (artist interviews).

Kelly, Michael, ed. Encyclopedia of Aesthetics. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.
HUNT FA-REF-4 BH56 .E53 1998 Volumes 1-4


Kocur, Zoya and Simon Leung. Theory in Contemporary Art Since 1985. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. 2nd ed. 2013. (1st ed. published Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2005)
HUNT- STACKS-4 N66.T49 2013; 2005

Murray, Chris, ed. Key Writers on Art: The Twentieth Century. London and New York; Routledge, 2003.
HUNT FA-REF-4 N7475 .K49 2003

Naylor, Colin, ed. Contemporary Masterworks. Chicago : St. James Press, 1991.
HUNT FA-REF-4 N6490 .C65675 1991

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Nelson, Robert S. and Richard Schiff. Critical Terms for Art History. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.
HUNT FA-REF-4 N34 .C75 2003

Prosyniuk, Joann et.al., ed. Modern Arts Criticism: a Biographical and Critical Guide to Painters, Sculptors, Photographers and Architects from the Beginning of the Modern Era to the Present. Detroit: Gale Research, 1991
HUNT FA-REF-4 N6489 .M63 1991 3 Volumes.

Roberts, Helene E., ed. Encyclopedia of Comparative Iconography: Themes Depicted in Works of Art. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1998.
HUNT FA-REF-4 N7565 .E53 1998

Robertson, Jack S. Twentieth-Century Artists on Art: an Index to Writings, Statements, and Interviews by Artists, Architects, and Designers. Second enlarged edition. New York : G.K. Hall ; London : Prentice Hall International, 1996.
HUNT FA-REF-4 NX456 .R59 1996; 1985

Robinson, Hilary, ed. Feminism-Art-Theory: An Anthology 1968-2000. Oxford, England and Malden, Massachusettes: Blackwell Publishers, 2001.
HUNT FA-REF-4 N72 .F45 F442 2001

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy (online access for Carnegie Mellon users)

Seigel, Judy. Mutiny and the Mainstream: Talk That Changed Art, 1975-1990. New York: Midmarch Arts Press, 1992.
HUNT FA-REF N6512 .M88

Stiles, Kristine and Peter Selz eds. Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art: a Sourcebook of Artists' Writings. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996.
HUNT FA-REF-4 N6490 .T492 1996

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