10 Must-Read Books About Art From 2015

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Roger White, The Contemporaries: Travels in the 21st-Century Art World

Roger White cofounded the invaluable (if irregularly published) art magazine Paper Monument, and his dexterity as a writer and editor — as well as an excellent painter and teacher — is on full display in The Contemporaries. It is simply the best-composed work of American essay writing on art as a vocation to be published in several years. And it runs the gamut, from the uncertainties of the RISD MFA student to the trials of the resurgent, older artist who “never stopped.”