Afterall Books / One Work

The One Work series is a library of small books, each title focusing on a single artwork that has significantly shaped the way we understand art and its history. The books insist that a single contemporary work of art (in all its different manifestations) can affect our understanding of art in general. More than that, these books suggest that a single work of art can literally transform, however modestly, the way we look at and understand the world.

Series editor: Mark Lewis

Isa Genzken

André Rottmann

Sep 26, 2023

Alfredo Jaar

Edward A. Vazquez

Jun 06, 2023

Donald Rodney

Richard Birkett

May 30, 2023

Helen Chadwick

Marina Warner

Sep 13, 2022

Pierre Huyghe

Mark Lewis

Jan 25, 2022

Beverly Buchanan

Amelia Groom

Feb 02, 2021

Sharon Lockhart

Howard Singerman

Feb 18, 2020

Mark Leckey

Mitch Speed

Feb 11, 2020

Walker Evans

Olivier Richon

Jun 18, 2019

Glenn Ligon

Gregg Bordowitz

Apr 13, 2018

David Hammons

Elena Filipovic

Sep 08, 2017

Sigmar Polke

Stefan Gronert

Sep 08, 2017

Agnes Martin

Suzanne P. Hudson

Jan 13, 2017

Sturtevant

Patricia Lee

Feb 19, 2016

Lee Friedlander

Saul Anton

Aug 28, 2015

Mike Kelley

John Miller

Jan 30, 2015

Thomas Hirschhorn

Anna Dezeuze

Aug 22, 2014

Lee Lozano

Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, Pablo Lafuente

Feb 28, 2014

Philip Guston

Craig Burnett, Gaia Alessi

Feb 28, 2014

Rodney Graham

Shepherd Steiner, Pablo Lafuente, Gaia Alessi

Oct 04, 2013

Hélio Oiticica and Neville D'Almeida

Sabeth Buchmann, Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz

Mar 22, 2013

Sanja Iveković

Ruth Noack

Mar 22, 2013

Yayoi Kusama

Jo Applin

Oct 05, 2012

Michael Asher

Anne Rorimer

Oct 05, 2012

Dan Graham

Kodwo Eshun

Jul 27, 2012

Martha Rosler

Steve Edwards

Jun 15, 2012

Richard Hamilton

Andrew Wilson

Dec 09, 2011

Jeff Koons

Michael Archer

Dec 09, 2011

Jeff Wall

David Campany

May 13, 2011

Gordon Matta-Clark

Bruce Jenkins

May 13, 2011

General Idea

Gregg Bordowitz, Caroline Woodley

Oct 29, 2010

Dara Birnbaum

T. J. Demos, Caroline Woodley

Oct 29, 2010

Marcel Duchamp

Julian Jason Haladyn

Mar 26, 2010

Richard Long

Dieter Roelstraete

Mar 26, 2010

Sarah Lucas

Amna Malik

Oct 09, 2009

Michael Snow

Elizabeth Legge

Oct 09, 2009

Chris Marker

Janet Harbord

Apr 03, 2009

Hanne Darboven

Dan Adler

Apr 03, 2009

Alighiero e Boetti

Luca Cerizza

Apr 18, 2008

Andy Warhol

Peter Gidal

Mar 14, 2008

Fischli and Weiss

Jeremy Millar

Nov 09, 2007

Yvonne Rainer

Catherine Wood

Nov 09, 2007

Marc Camille Chaimowicz

Tom Holert

Mar 23, 2007

Mary Heilmann

Terry R Myers

Mar 23, 2007

Richard Prince

Michael Newman

Dec 15, 2006

Joan Jonas

Susan Morgan

Dec 15, 2006

Bas Jan Ader

Jan Verwoert

May 05, 2006

Hollis Frampton

Rachel Moore

May 05, 2006

Ilya Kabakov

Boris Groys

May 05, 2006