Browse the Revamped Publications Section
Discover the new Publications
section of Guggenheim.org. The section was recently redesigned and
expanded to offer visitors greater access to the museum's publications, including
extended book excerpts, selected essays, and archival materials.
In the books category, view sample pages from new Guggenheim releases, such as the catalogue for the current exhibition Maurizio Cattelan: All. You can also find information on upcoming releases such as John Chamberlain: Choices and Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective.
A number of essays on a wide variety of art historical topics are now available for purchase as e-books, such as “Aestheticism and Japan: The Cult of the Orient,” by curator Vivien Greene, from the exhibition catalogue The Third Mind. Essays were selected to make various in-demand out-of-print titles available again, particularly with students in mind.
In the archives, browse through key museum titles dating back to its founding in 1937. Many complete catalogues were scanned with the help of Internet Archives and can be read online, such as one of the museum’s first publications, Solomon R. Guggenheim Collection of Non-Objective Paintings. Flip through its pages and find how Hilla Rebay, the museum's first curator, introduced the collection and unfolded the early thought processes of understanding the importance of non-objective painting, stating, “Non-objective art is the cosmic sense, beautified by genius. Its lawful arrangement is the eternal rhythm that one perceives and feels, but cannot see.”
A regularly updated area titled the Syllabus highlights key themes, topics, and trends found in the archives. An entry on the designer Herbert Matter, for example, explains how Matter’s innovations in typography and photomontage elevated many of the Guggenheim’s catalogues in the 1960s. The Syllabus also offers suggestions for additional readings well as links for further exploration.