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See Massimiliano Gioni's 50 Favorite Phaidon Books

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See Massimiliano Gioni's 50 Favorite Phaidon Books
Massimiliano Gioni at the New Museum exhibition "Chris Burden: Extreme Measures" (2013-14). Photo: Jesse Untracht-Oakner

When he's not busy organizing major exhibitions of contemporary art all over the globe (most recently, at the Fondazione Nicola Trussardi in Milan and the Aïshti Foundation in Beirut), Massimiliano Gioni probably has his nose in a book. His writings and conversations are peppered with references to obscure texts from literature, psychology and philosophy. Below, the New Museum's associate director and director of exhibitions picks his favorite publications from Phaidon's catalog.

– Boring Postcards. Martin Parr, 2004.

– Vitamin P2. Barry Schwabsky, 2011.

– Stephen Shore: The Nature of Photographs. Stephen Shore, 2010.

– Pawel Althamer. Suzanne Cotter, Roman Kurzmeyer, Adam Szymczyk, 2011.

– Peter Doig. Catherine Grenier, Kitty Scott, and Adrian Searle, 2007.

– Peter Fischili David Weiss. Arthur C. Danto, Robert Fleck, and Beate Söntgen, 2005.

– Doug Aitken. Daniel Birnbaum, Jörg Heiser, and Amanda Sharp, 2001.

– Franz West. Neal Benezra, Bice Curiger, and Robert Fleck, 1999.

– Richard Prince. Rosetta Brooks, Jeff Rian, Luc Sante, 2003.

– Roni Horn. Lynne Cooke, Thierry de Duve, and Louise Neri, 2000.

– Ellsworth Kelly. Tricia Paik, 2015.

– Ai Weiwei. Bernard Fibicher, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Karen Smith, 2009.

– Fantastic Man. Gert Jonkers and Jop van Bennekom, 2015.

– A rt Cities of the Future, 2013.

– They Called Her Styrene, Etc. Ed Ruscha, 2000.

– Alex Katz. Iwona Blazwick, Carter Ratcliff, Barry Schwabsky, and Robert Storr, 2014.

– Conversations with the Dead. Danny Lyon, 2015.

– Wilhem Sasnal. Dominic Eicler, Jörg Heiser, and Andrzej Przywara, 2011.

– Boring Postcards USA. Martin Parr, 2004.

– Stephen Shore: American Surfaces. Stephen Shore, 2008.

– The Photobook: A History Volume I. Gerry Badger and Martin Parr, 2004.

– The Photobook: A History Volume II. Gerry Badger and Martin Parr, 2006.

– The Photobook: A History Volume III. Gerry Badger and Martin Parr, 2014.

– The Story of Art. E. H. Gombrich, 2006.

– Cai Guo-Qiang. Dana Friis-Hansen, Takashi Serizawa, and Octavio Zaya, 2012.

– Maurizio Cattelan. Francesco Bonami, Massimiliano Gioni, Nancy Spector, and Barbara Vanderlinden, 2003.

– Yin Xiuzhen. Hou Hanru, Wu Hung, Stephanie Rosenthal, Yin Xiuzhen, 2015.

– Bruce Nauman: The True Artist. Peter Plagens, 2014.

– Art and Queer Culture. Catherine Lord and Richard Meyer, 2013.

– Mike Kelley. Isabelle Graw, Anthony Vidler, and John C Welchman, 1999.

– Christian Boltanski. Tamar Garb, Donald Kuspit, and Didier Sermin, 1997.

– Body of Art, 2015.

– Martin Parr: Think of England. Martin Parr, 2004.

– Art and Feminism. Peggy Phelan, 2012.

– Luc Tuymans. Juan Vicente Aliaga, Ulrich Loock, and Nancy Spector, 2003.

– Art and Photography. David Campany, 2012.

– Doris Salcedo. Carlos Basualdo, Andreas Huyssen, and Nancy Princenthal, 2000.

– Francis Alÿs. Jean Fischer, Russell Ferguson, and Cuauhtémoc Medina, 2007.

– Ettore Sottsass and the Poetry of Things. Deyan Sudjic, 2015.

– Wolfgang Tillmans. Johanna Burton, Peter Halley, Midori Matsui, Wolfgang Tillmans, and Jan Verwoert, 2014.

– Tomma Abts. Bruce Hainley, Laura Hoptman, and Jan Verwoert, 2008.

– Olafur Eliasson. Daniel Birnbaum, Madeleine Grynsztejn, and Michael Speaks, 2002.

­– Yayoi Kusama. Laura Hoptman, Udo Kultermann, and Akira Tatehata, 2000.

– Marlene Dumas. Mariuccia Cassadio, Barbara Bloom, Ilaria Bonacossa, and Dominic van den Boogerd, 2009.

– Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton. Iwona Blazwick, John Giorno, and Laura Hoptman, 2011.

– The Artist’s Body. Amelia Jones and Tracey Warr, 2012.

– Tacita Dean. Germaine Greer, Jean-Christophe Royoux, and Marina Warner, 2006.

– Agnes Martin. Arne Glimcher, 2012.

– Raymond Pettibon. Dennis Cooper, Ulrich Loock, and Robert Storr, 2001.

– Ettore Sottsass. Philippe Thomé, 2014.

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