Contemporary Artists Series Collection

A 10-volume collection from the Phaidon Contemporary Artists Series


Price: USD$499.50 USD$324.65

Phaidon Contemporary Artists is a series of authoritative and extensively illustrated studies of today's most important artists. Each title offers a comprehensive survey of an individual artist's work and a range of art writing contributed by an international spectrum of authors, all leading figures in their fields, from art history and criticism to philosophy, cultural theory and fiction.

Each study provides incisive analysis and multiple perspectives on contemporary art and its inspiration. These are essential source books for everyone concerned with art today.

Sterling Ruby, Nigel Cooke, Yin Xiuzhen, Simon Starling, Jannis Kounellis, Elmgreen & Dragset, Mark Bradford, Daan Roosegarde, Sharon Hayes, Monica Bonvicini


Format: 10 Paperback Volumes
Size: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in)
Pages: 160 pp
Illustrations: 200 illustrations
ISBN: collect100081c

Authors include: Andrianna Campbell, Kate Nesin, Lucas Blalock, Terry Richardson, Kate Fowle, Franklin Sirmans, Jessica Morgan, Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Lisa Lee, Carol Becker, Achim Borchardt-Hume, Hou Hanru, Stephanie Rosenthal, Wu Hung, Dieter Roelstraete, Francesco Manacorda, Janet Harbord, Roman Kurzmeyer, Adam Szymczyk, Suzanne Cotter

On the Contemporary Artists Series

"The boldest, best executed, and most far-reaching publishing project devoted to contemporary art. These books will revolutionize the way contemporary art is presented and written about."—Artforum

"The combination of intelligent analysis, personal insight, useful facts and plentiful pictures is a superb format invaluable for specialists but also interesting for casual readers, it makes these books a must for the library of anyone who cares about contemporary art."—Time Out

"A unique series of informative monographs on individual artists."—The Sunday Times

"Gives the reader the impression of a personal encounter with the artists. Apart from the writing which is lucid and illuminating, it is undoubtedly the wealth of lavish illustrations which makes looking at these books a satisfying entertainment."—The Art Book

Jessica Stockholder - Revised and Expanded Edition
Mark Bradford
Trevor Paglen
Vitamin D2 - New Perspectives in Drawing
Vitamin C: Clay and Ceramic in Contemporary Art
Jimmie Durham


Phaidon is the premier global publisher of the creative arts with over 1,500 titles in print. We work with the world's most influential artists, chefs, writers and thinkers to produce innovative books on art, photography, design, architecture, fashion, food and travel, and illustrated books for children. Phaidon is headquartered in London and New York City.
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