ISMs7

Larry Warsh, Series Editor

The ISMs series distills the voices of an exciting range of visual artists and designers into captivating, beautifully-made books of quotations for a new generation of readers. In turn passionate, inspiring, humorous, witty, and challenging, these collections are published in association with No More Rulers and offer powerful statements on topics from contemporary culture, politics, and race, to creativity, humanity, and the role of art in the world.

  • Arsham-isms Arsham-isms
    Daniel Arsham
    Edited by Larry Warsh

    The work of renowned contemporary artist Daniel Arsham blurs the lines between art, architecture, archeology, and design. In his distinctive style, he takes ancient art works and objects from twentieth-century pop culture and casts...

  • Abloh-isms Abloh-isms
    Virgil Abloh
    Edited by Larry Warsh

    Abloh-isms is a collection of essential quotations from American fashion designer, DJ, and stylist Virgil Abloh, who has established himself as a major creative figure in the worlds of pop culture and art. Abloh began his career as...

  • Futura-isms Futura-isms
    Futura
    Edited by Larry Warsh

    Futura is a living legend—a world-renowned painter, designer, and photographer who was a pioneer of graffiti art and New York City’s “subway school.” His radical abstract work in the street and on canvas established him as a...

  • Haring-isms Haring-isms
    Keith Haring
    Edited by Larry Warsh

    Keith Haring remains one of the most important and celebrated artists of his generation and beyond. Through his signature bold graphic line drawings of figures and forms dancing and grooving, Haring’s paintings, large-scale public...

  • Basquiat-isms Basquiat-isms
    Jean-Michel Basquiat
    Edited by Larry Warsh

    One of the most important artists of the late twentieth century, Jean-Michel Basquiat explored the interplay of words and images throughout his career as a celebrated painter with an instantly recognizable style. In his paintings...

  • Humanity Humanity
    Ai Weiwei
    Edited by Larry Warsh

    Ai Weiwei (b. 1957) is widely known as an artist across media: sculpture, installation, photography, performance, and architecture. He is also one of the world's most important artist-activists and a powerful documentary filmmaker. His...

  • Weiwei-isms Weiwei-isms
    Ai Weiwei
    Edited by Larry Warsh

    This collection of quotes demonstrates the elegant simplicity of Ai Weiwei's thoughts on key aspects of his art, politics, and life. A master at communicating powerful ideas in astonishingly few words, Ai Weiwei is known for his...