Walking as Artistic Practice

By Ellen Mueller's Picks

By Ellen Mueller's Picks

Wanderlust: Actions, Traces, Journeys 1967-2017

Rachel Adams

$29.95

Fantastic catalog of work on this topic.

Walkscapes: walking as an aesthetic practice

Francesco Careri

$21.95

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

$15.00

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

$24.00

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

$170.40

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

$160.00

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

$30.00

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

$36.00

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

$20.34

"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

$56.34

Walking

Henry David Thoreau

$16.95 $15.59

Psychogeography

Merlin Coverley

$16.95