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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

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

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

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, 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

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