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Installation Art Resources


Bruce Altshuler, The Avant-Garde in Exhibition: New Art in the Twentieth Century, New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1994.

Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space, Boston: Beacon Press, 1994.

Emma Barker (ed.), Contemporary Cultures of Display, London: Yale University Press in association with The Open University, 1999.

Andrew Benjamin (ed.), Installation Art, London: Academy Editions, 1993.

Claire Bishop, Installation Art: A Critical History, London: Tate Publishing, 2005.

Nicolas Bourriaud, Relational Aesthetics, Dijon: Les Presses du Réel, 1998.

Martha Buskirk, The Contingent Object of Contemporary Art, Cambridge, MA and London: MIT Press, 2003.

Nicolas De Oliveira, Nicola Oxley, Michael Petry and Michael Archer, Installation Art, Washington DC and London: Smithsonian Books, Thames & Hudson, 1996.

Nicolas De Oliveira, Nicola Oxley and Michael Petry, Installation Art in the New Millennium, London and New York: Thames & Hudson, 2003.

Claire Doherty (ed.), Contemporary Art: From Studio to Situation, London: Black Dog Publishing, 2004.

Editors of Phaidon Press, Vitamin 3-D: New Perspectives in Sculpture and Installation, London and New York: Phaidon Press, 2009.

Hal Foster, The Return of the Real: The Avant-Garde at the End of the Century, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1996.

Roselee Goldberg, Performance: Live Art Since the ‘60s, London: Thames & Hudson, 2004.

Jennifer A. González, Subject to Display: Reframing Race in Contemporary Installation Art, Cambridge MA: The MIT Press, 2008.

Reesa Greenberg, Bruce W. Ferguson and Sandy Nairne (eds.), Thinking About Exhibitions, London and New York: Routledge, 1996.

Ilya Kabakov, On the “Total” Installation. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 1995.

Lewis Kachur, Displaying the Marvelous. Marcel Duchamp, Salvador Dali and Surrealist Exhibition Installations, Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2001.

Allan Kaprow, Assemblage, Environments & Happenings, New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1966.

Lucy R. Lippard, Six Years: The Dematerialisation of the Art Object from 1966 to 1972, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997.

Thomas McEvilley, Sculpture in the Age of Doubt, New York: Allworth Press, 1999.

Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Phenomenology of Perception, London: Routledge Classics, 2002.

Brian O’Doherty, Inside the White Cube: The Ideology of the Gallery Space, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000.

Faye Ran, A History of Installation Art and the Development of New Art Forms: Technology and the Hermeneutics of Time and Space in Modern and Postmodern Art from Cubism to Installation, New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2009.

John B. Ravenal, Artificial Light: New Light-based Sculpture and Installation Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 2008.

Julie H. Reiss, From Margin to Center: The Spaces of Installation Art, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2001.

Mark Rosenthal, Understanding Installation Art: From Duchamp to Holzer, Munich: Prestel Publishing, 2003.

Erika Suderburg, Space, Site, Intervention: Situating Installation Art, University of Minnesota Press, 2000.

Linda Weintraub, Art on the Edge and Over: Searching for Art’s Meaning in Contemporary Society, 1970s – 1990s, Litchfield, CT: Art Insights Inc., 1997.


Database of Virtual Art
Documents the field of digital Installation Art.

Digital Art Source
Resource site for digital art and culture information.

Inside Installations
A three-year research project for the preservation and presentation of Installation Art (2004-2007).
A free online community for Installation Art.

New Video Installation
An online review for new experimental film, video and Installation Art.





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