Reading list of Art Practice, Art Education and Art Philosophy.

I find no way to doubt that art is of necessity. The authors here speak to that plea. This list is by no means complete and only offers a few suggestions that I have read. I encourage you to read anything and everything about the experience of art.


Arnheim, Rudolph. Art and the Visual Perception, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA. 1954
_______________. Visual Thinking, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA. 1969
Bayles, David and Orland, Ted.  Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking. Image Continuum Press; 2001
Berger, John.  Ways of Seeing.  Viking Press, New York, NY. 1972
Dewey, John.  Art as Experience.  Perigree Books, New York, NY, 1934
Fischer, Ernst.  The Necessity of Art.  Penguin Books, Middlesex, England. 1959
Henri, Robert.  The Art Spirit.  Harper and Row Publishers, New York, NY, 1923
Hill, Edward.  The Language of Drawing.  Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. 1966.
Ruskin, John   On Art and Life.  Penguin Books, 2005
Gablik, Suzi  The Reenchantment of Art,  New York: Thames and Hudson, 1991.
Tolstoy, Leo   What is Art?   New York, Bobbs-Merrill Co., Liberal Arts Press.1960
Ernst Kris and Otto Kurz,   Legend, Myth, and Magic in the Image of the Artist: A Historical Experiment,   New Haven: Yale University Press, 1979.
Kandinsky, Wassily.   Concerning the Spiritual in Art.  Dover Publications New York, NY 1917
Kelley, Jeff, ed.   Alan Kaprow: Essays on the Blurring of Art and Life.   University of California Press, Berkeley, CA. 1993
Klee, Paul.   The Diaries of Paul Klee, 1898-1912.  University of California Press, Berkeley, CA. 1964
Morris, William.   Hopes and Fears for Art,   online text (Gutenberg Project)
Nicolaides, Kimon.   The Natural Way to Draw.   Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1941


Bochner, Mel.     Solar System & Rest Rooms: Writings and Interviews, 1965--2007     MIT Press, Cambridge. 2008
Butler, Cornelia.   AfterImage: Drawing Through Process, Museum of Contemporary Art LA.   MIT Press, Cambridge, MA. 1999.
Butler, Cornelia and Zegher, Catherine de.   On Line,  Drawing through the Twentieth Century,   Museum of Modern Art.   New York. 2011.
Franck, Frederick.   Zen Seeing, Zen Drawing.   Bantam Books, New York, NY, 1993
Foster, Susan Leigh. Choreographing Empathy: Kinesthesia in Performance. Routledge, 2010
Hill, Edward.  The Language of Drawing.   Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. 1966.
Hoptman, Lori.   Drawing Now: Eight Propositions.   Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, 2002
Prints and Drawings of Kathe Kollwitz,  Dover Publications, New York, NY
Kaupelis, Robert.   Experimental Drawing.  Watson-Guptill, New York, NY, 1980.
Malone, Merideth    The Porous Practice of Drawing    Online  Catalog Essay from Notations: Contemporary Drawing as Idea and Process,    Kemper Museum, 2012
Merleau-Ponty Maurice Association and the Projection of Memory [A Discussion of Contours in Phenomenology of Perception] Routledge, NY 2014. Originally Published - Gallimard, Paris 1945
Nicolaides, Kimon.   The Natural Way to Draw.  Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1941
Noland, Carrie and Ness, Sally Ann;  Migrations of Gesture .  Univ Of Minnesota Press
Slive, Seymour, ed.   Drawings of Rembrandt.   Dover Publications, New York, NY. 1963
Winter, Roger.   On Drawing.   Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 2002


Chion, Michel.    Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen.   Columbia University Press, NY. 1994
Fischer-Lichte, Erika.   The Transformative Power of Performance: A New Aesthetics.  Routledge, 2008
Hanson, Mark.   New Philosophy for a New Media .  MIT Press, Cambridge 2004
Helguera, Pablo.  Education for Socially Engaged Art.   Jorge Pinto Books. 2011
Jones, Caroline.  Sensorium: Embodied Experience, Technology, and Contemporary Art.   MIT Press, Cambridge 2006
Kwastek, Katja. Aesthetics of Interaction in Digital Art. MIT Press, Cambridge. 2013
Low, Martina. Constitution of Space: The Structuration of Spaces through Simultaneity of Effect and Perception. European Journal of Social Theory 11 2008; ppgs 25-49
Manovich, Lev.   The Language of New Media.   MIT Press Cambridge, 2002
Marks, Laura. Touch and Multi-Sensory Media. Univ. of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 2002
Stern, Nathaniel. Interactive Art and Embodiment. Glyphi Ltd Press. UK. 2013


Alberti, Leone Battista  On Painting and On Sculpture,  ed. and trans.  Cecil Grayson, London, 1972.
Alberro, Alexander and Stimpson, Blake, ed.  Conceptual Art: a Critical Anthology.   MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 1999
Baudrillard, Jean  Simulacra and Simulation   U of Michigan Press, 1995.
Becker, Carol, ed.   The Subversive Imagination: Artists, Society, and Social Responsibility.   Routledge, New York, NY. 1994
Bell, Clive.  Art.   London. 1914.
Bernard, J. H.  Kant's Critique of Judgement.   London: Macmillan, 1914.
Bohm, David.   On Creativity.   Routledge, New York, NY. 1996
Charles Harrison and Paul Wood, eds.,  Art in Theory 1900-1990,   Oxford: Blackwell, [1992] 1993.
Corris, Michael (ed.).   Conceptual Art: Theory, Myth, and Practice.   Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2004
Debord, Guy   Society as Spectacle.   Distributed by MIT Press, Cambridge, MA. Translated by Smith, Donald. 1985
de Certeau, Michel   The Practice of Everyday Life.   University California Press, Berkeley, CA. 1984
Fry, Roger.  Vision and Design.  London. 1920.
Greenberg, Clement.   Art and Culture.   Beacon Press, Boston. 1961.
Harper, Glen, ed.   Interventions and Provocations: Conversations on Art, Culture, and Resistance.    State University of New York, 1998
Hegel: Aesthetics. Lectures on Fine Art     trans. T.M. Knox, 2 vols.     Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1975.
Hickey, David.   The Invisible Dragon: Essays on Beauty.   University of Chicago Press.  1993
Jenks, Chris, ed.     Visual Culture.    Routledge, London. 1995
Langer, Susan.   Feeling and Form.    Longman. 1977
Lippard, Lucy.  Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object from 1966 to 1972.     University of California Press, Berkeley, CA. 1997
McEvilley,Thomas   Art and Discontent: Theory at the Millenium,    New York: McPherson, 1991.
Panofsky,Erwin.   Idea: A Concept in Art Theory,   trans. Joseph J. S. Peake,     Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1968.
Schellekens, Elisabeth.    Seeing is Believing and Believing is Seeing     Acta Analytica, Vol. 20, pp.10-23.
Schiller, Friedrich On the Aesthetic Education of Man. Dover, UK. 2004


Aillagon, Jean-Jacques, ed.    Une Historie Materielle.    Editions du Centre Pompidue, Paris, 1999
Albers, Joseph.    Interaction of Color.    Yale University Press, New Haven, 1963
Ball, Phillip.     Bright Earth: Art and the Invention of Color.    University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, 2003
Batchelor, David.    Chromophobia.    Reaktion Books, London, 2000
Dobie, Jeanne.     Making Color Sing.    Watson-Guptill Publishers, New York, NY. 1986
Delamare, Guineau and Francios, Ber.    Color: The Story of Dyes and Pigments.   Harry Abrahms, NY. 2000
Findlay, Victoria.    Color: A Natural History of the Palette.    Random House Books, NY, 2003
Gage, John.    Color and Culture: Practice and Meaning from Antiquity to Abstraction.    University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 1999
_________ .  Color and Meaning: Art, Science, and Symbolism.    University of California Press, Berkeley, CA 2000
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang.  The Theory of Colors.    MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 1970
Itten, Johannes.  The Elements of Color.    Wiley and Sons, NY, NY, 1970
____________.  The Art of Color: The Subjective experience and the Objective Rationale of Color.    Wiley and Sons, NY, NY, 1970
Jarman, Derek.   Chroma - A Book of Color.    Overlook Press, NY. 1995
Kandinsky, Wassily.   Concerning the Spiritual in Art.     Dover Publications New York, NY 1917
Klee, Paul.   The Diaries of Paul Klee, 1898-1912.     University of California Press, Berkeley, CA. 1964
Mayer, Ralph.    The Artist’s Handbook of Materials and Techniques.    Viking Penguin, New York, NY. 1940
Pastoure, Michel.     Blue: The History of a Color.    Princeton, University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2001
Riley, Charles A.     Color Codes: Modern Theories of Color in Philosophy, Painting and Architecture, Literature, Music, and Psychology.    UPNE, 1995
Theroux, Alexander.   Primary Colors: Three Essays.    NY; Henry Holt, 1994
____________.  Secondary Colors: Three Essays.    NY; Henry Holt, 1994
Wilcox, Michael.    Blue and Yellow Dont Make Green.     North Light Books 1994