Walking as Artistic Practice

By Ellen Mueller's Picks

By Ellen Mueller's Picks

Wanderlust: Actions, Traces, Journeys 1967-2017

Rachel Adams


Fantastic catalog of work on this topic.

Walkscapes: walking as an aesthetic practice

Francesco Careri


Great history - things in here not covered in other books; has a strong architecture bent to it

Wanderlust: A History of Walking

Rebecca Solnit

$20.00 $18.40

A classic book on the topic

A Field Guide to Ilanding: Scores for Researching Urban Ecologies


This collection of scores (directions for walks) is really strong. It includes wide-ranging approaches you can try yourself right away.

Walking Art Practice: Reflections on Socially Engaged Paths​

Ernesto Pujol


Small book with short easily digestible chapters/short reflections on topics intersecting with walking as artistic practice.

Walking Networks: The Development of an Artistic Medium

Blake Morris


Has some good history not found in other texts, but very expensive.

Walking Methodologies in a More-Than-Human World: Walkinglab

Sarah E. Truman and Stephanie Springgay


Very academic, but takes some unique views on the topic and brings a critical eye. Also has a website with interesting podcast episodes reflecting on topics in the book. Intersects with Education, Cultural Studies, Queer Studies, Affect Studies, Geography, Anthropology, and (Post)Qualitative Research Methods.

Walking Sculpture 1967-2015

Lexi Lee Sullivan


Walking Bodies: Papers, Provocations, Actions from Walking's New Movements, the Conference


A curated collection of papers, provocations and actions from the ‘Walking’s New Movements’ conference held at the University of Plymouth in November 2019.

The Society of the Spectacle

Guy Debord

$22.95 $21.11

Also the author of "Theory of the Derive"

Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London

Lauren Elkin

$18.00 $16.56

The introduction gives a nice history of women walking - a counter point to the flâneur

Wanderers: A History of Women Walking

Kerri Andrews

$14.00 $12.88

Great compilation that should be assigned reading anytime you pick up one of the male dominated surveys of walker-writers.

Mazes and Labyrinths: Their History & Development (Revised)

W. H. Matthews

$15.95 $14.67

Walking has intersected with Labyrinths since their inception.

The Idea of the Labyrinth from Classical Antiquity Through the Middle Ages

Penelope Reed Doob


"She then describes two common models of the labyrinth and explores their formal implications: the unicursal model, with no false turnings, found almost universally in the visual arts; and the multicursal model, with blind alleys and dead ends, characteristic of literary texts." - Amazon summary

Walking Methods: Research on the Move

Maggie O'Neill and Brian Roberts



Henry David Thoreau

$16.95 $15.59


Merlin Coverley