The Art of Walking

I recently discovered this excellent book edited by David Evans. The book is a survey of walking in contemporary art practice and aims to draw attention to some of the different walking methods adopted by artists. What I found to be particularly interesting is that a number of the artists were commissioned to make work for the book and that the artists themselves were actively involved in its design. This makes for an interesting, enjoyable and unpredictable read.

The book is well illustrated with lots of photographs and features the work from some of todays leading artists such as Melanie Manchot, Sophy Rickett and Simon Pope. I was particularly excited to find a selection of photographs from Keith Arnatt’s wonderful series Walking the Dog.

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