The SVA Library has just added several books from the Whitechapel Documents of Contemporary Art series to our collection. This anthology series covers broad themes in the visual arts, and is available in our main stacks. The library plans to add all volumes from the series as they are released. Search for these volumes in Vision with the phrase "documents of contemporary art."
From MIT Press:
In 2006 London's famous Whitechapel Gallery and the MIT Press formed an editorial alliance to produce a new series of books. Documents of Contemporay Art combines affordable paperback prices, good design, and impeccable editorial content. Each volume in the series is a definitive anthology on a particular theme, practice, or concern that is of central significance to contemporary visual culture. The aritsts and writers included in these books, like the guest editors who conceive them, represent the diversity of perspectives, generations, and voices defining art today.
Now available:
exhibition book cover with a photograph of a person leaning against a wall with red letteringExhibition, edited by Lucy Steeds / N6486 .E94 2014




colour book cover with green typeColour, edited by David Batchelor / N7432.7 .C63 2008




Cover featuring a photograph of a watch on a person's wrist with purple lettering saying "Time"Time, edited by Amelia Groom / NX650.T5 T56 2013




Photograph of gold walls with yellow text saying "The Studio"Studio, edited by Jens Hoffmann / N8520 .S77 2012




Cover with a photograph of a water tower and purple letteringDance, edited by Andre Lepecki / GV1588.3 .D33 2012




Cover with a photograph of a person in a pink chairMoving Image, edited by Omar Kholeif / NX650.M64 M68 2015




Desert landscape photo with Meteriality written in red text over the imageMateriality, edited by Petra Lange-Berndt / N6490 .M337 2015




Black cover with Network with grey textNetworks, edited by Lars Bang Larsen / HM851 .N477 2014




Line of people against a wall with Ethics in yellow textEthics, edited by Walead Beshty / N72.E8 E845 2015