Walking References

Selected references covering the subject of WALKING


Alÿs, F. (2004) Francis Alÿs: walking distance from the studio. Wolfsburg: Kunstmuseum.

Bernhard, T. (1971) Gehan, Frankfurt am Main.  Novella about philosophy of walking.

Cracknell, L. (2014) Doubling Back. Glasgow: Freight Books.

de Corteau, M. (1988) Kunst des Handelns. Berlin.

Jamie, K. (2012) Sightlines. London: Sort of Books.

Ingold, T. (2007) Lines. Abingdon: Routledge.

Smith, K. (2016) The Wander Society. London: Particular Books.

Solnit, R. (2003) River of Shadows. London: Penguin.

Solnit, R. (2014) Wanderlust, a history of walking. London: Granta.

Sullivan, L. (2015) Walking Sculpture 1967-2015. Lincoln, MA: deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum.


Also: Charles Baudelaire, waltoer Benjamin, Franz Hessel, Siegfried Kracauer – philosophers of the Flâneur.


Somerset House. (2016) [Online] Available from: https://www.somersethouse.org.uk/visual-arts/walking-women [Accessed 21 October 2016].


On foraging ….Robert Phelps, biographer of Colette, said about watching…

‘Along with love and work, this is the third salvation. For whenever someone is seriously watching, a form of lost innocence is restored.  It will not last, but during those minutes his self-consciousness is relieved.’  Phelps, R. ed. (1966) Earthly Paradise:an autobiography. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.

‘…it is not possible to walk and think with the same intensity for a fairly long period of time… [one gives way to the other] … but we do have to walk in order to be able to think., said Oehler. [The protagonist in the novella]. Bernhard, T. (1971).

‘Seeing and walking, walking and thinking, thinking and acting – this is how one might describe the quintessential artistic practice that has been in twentieth century literature and art, closely linked with our modern-day experience of the city.’ p43. Alÿs (2004).

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