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Art: 60-105 Critical Theory in Art: Primary Source Anthologies and Critical Readers

Primary Sources in Anthologies

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Harrison, Charles, and Wood, Paul. Art in theory, 1900-2000 : an anthology of changing ideas. Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub., 2003
Writings by artists and theorists from 1648 to 2000
HUNT-FA-REF N6350 .A78 4 vols.


Documents of 20th Century Art
Artists on art (various locations)


Goldman, Jane, Kolocotroni, Vassiliki., and Taxidou, Olga. Modernism an anthology of sources and documents Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1998.


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Robinson, Hilary. Feminism-art-theory : an anthology 1968-2014. Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley Blackwell, 2015.

HUNT-FA-REF-4 N72 .F45 F442 2015

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Gablik, Suzi. Conversations before the end of time. New York ;: Thames and Hudson, 1995.


Manghani, Sunil. Images: Critical and Primary Sources. London: Bloomsbury, 2013.
HUNT STACKS-4 NX60 .I43 2013 4 vols.

Selz, Peter Howard, and Stiles, Kristine. Theories and documents of contemporary art : a sourcebook of artists’ writings 2nd ed., rev. and expanded. Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press, 2012.
HUNT-FA-REF 4 N6490 .T492 2012.


Caws, Mary Ann. Manifesto : a century of isms. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2001.
HUNT STACKS-2 CB427 .M287 2001
Artistic and cultural manifestos.

Lewer, Debbie. Post-Impressionism to World War II. Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub., 2006.
HUNT- STACKS-4 N6758 .P68
Includes manifestos.


Dorra, Henri. Symbolist art theories : a critical anthology Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994.
HUNT STACKS-4 NX542 .S97 1994


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Landau, Ellen G., ed. Reading abstract expressionism. New Haven; London: Yale 2005.


Want, Christopher, ed. Philosophers On Art From Kant to the Postmodernists: A Critical Reader. New York: Columbia University Press, 2010


Architecture and Design in Europe and America, 1750--2000. Harrison-Moore, Abigail., and Dorothy Rowe, eds.  Malden, MA ; Oxford: Blackwell Pub., 2006.

The  Art of Art History: A Critical Anthology. Donald Preziosi, ed. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.
2009 (new ed. print)
1998 E-BOOK.

Art Theory and Criticism: An Anthology of Formalist, Avant-garde, Contextualist, and Post-modernist Thought. Everett, Sally, ed. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1991.

Global Visual Cultures: An Anthology, Kocur, Zoya, ed. Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.

M/E/A/N/I/N/G: An Anthology of Artists' Writings, Thoery and Criticism.  Bee, Susan., and Mira Schor, eds. Durham [N.C.]: Duke University Press, 2000.
HUNT-STACKS-4 N6512 .M378 2000

Modern Art Criticism : A Biographical and Critical Guide ot Painters, Sculptors, Photographers from the Beginning of the Modern Era to the Present. Prosyniuk, Joann, ed. Detroit: Gale Research, 1991.

Nineteenth-Century Theories of Art. Taylor, Joshua Charles, ed. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987.

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

Twentieth-Century Artists on Art. Ashton, Dore,ed. Pantheon Books, 1985
HUNT STACKS-4 N6490 .A79 1985

Critical Studies Readers

Araeen, Rasheed., Sean Cubitt, and Ziauddin Sardar. The Third Text Reader: On Art, Culture, and Theory. London ; New York: Continuum, 2002.
HUNT STACKS-4 NX180 .S6 T46 2002

Bradley, Will., Charles Esche. Art and Social Change: A Critical Reader. London: Tate Publishing in association with Afterall, 2007.


Foster, Hal, Rosalind Krauss, Yve-Alain Bois, Benjamin Buchloh, David Joselit. Art Since 1900: Modernism, Antimodernism, Postmodernism. New York: Thames & Hudson, 2016
HUNT-FA-REF-4 NX456 .A78 2016


Graham, Gordon.Philosophy of the Arts: An Introduction to Aesthetics.3rd ed. London ; New York: Routledge, 2005.

Kocur, Zoya,, and Simon Leung. Theory in Contemporary Art Since 1985. Second edition. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
HUNT STACKS-4 N66 .T49 2013

Erjavec, Aleš. Aesthetic Revolutions and Twentieth-century Avant-garde Movements. Durham ; London: Duke University Press, 2015.
HUNT STACKS-2 BH301 .A94 A37 2015

Jones, Amelia. Feminism and Visual Culture Reader. 2nd ed. London: Routledge, 2010.
HUNT STACKS-2 HQ1121.F46 2010

Leighton, Tanya. Art and the Moving Image: A Critical Reader. London : New York: Tate Publishing in associatioin with Afterall 2008.
HUNT STACKS-4 PN1995 .A78 2008

Nelson, Robert S., and Richard Shiff. Critical Terms for Art History. 2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.
HUNT FA-REF-4 N34 .C75 2003

Smith, Paul, and Carolyn Wilde. A Companion to Art Theory. Oxford ; Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2002.
HUNT FA-REF-4 N61 .C58 2002


Williams, Robert. Art Theory: An Historical Introduction. Malden, Ma.: Blackwell, 2004.
STACKS-4 N5300 .W647 2004

Bronner, Stephen Eric, and Douglas Kellner. Critical Theory and Society: A Reader. New York: Routledge, 1989.

Carpenter, Ele, ed. The Nuclear Culture Source Book. London: Black Dog Publishing, 2016.
HUNT STACKS-4 N6497 .N835 2016

Friedman, Ken. Fluxus Reader. Chicester, West Sussex ; New York: Academy Editions, 1998.

Hemingway, Andrew. Marxism and the History of Art: From William Morris to the New Left. London ; Ann Arbor, MI: Pluto, 2006.


Heywood, Ian, et al. The Handbook of Visual Culture. English ed. London: Berg, 2012.
HUNT STACKS-4 N72 .S6 H36 2012

Lott, Tommy Lee, John P Pittman, eds. A Companion to African-American Philosophy. Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub., 2006.

Parmesani, Loredana. Art of the Twentieth Century: Movements, Theories, Schools and Tendencies, 1900-2000. Milano : New York, N.Y.: Skira, 2000.
HUNT STACKS-4 N6490 .P375 2000

Schwartz, Frederic J. Blind Spots: Critical Theory and the History of Art in Twentieth-century Germany. [New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press], 2005.
HUNT STACKS-4 N7480 .S38 2005



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