View of Jeff Wall 1978 - 2004 exhibition at Tate Modern
View of exhibition Jeff Wall 1978 - 2004 at Tate Modern

Jeff Wall has selected this list of sociological, philosophical and literary texts that have influenced his work.

Photography

Eugene Atget, The world of Atget, Putnam, 1979
Walker Evans, American Photographs, Museum of Modern Art; Reprinted 1990
Laszlo Glozer, Wols Photograph: 31.1. bis 11.3. 1979. Yale University Press. 1978
Enno Kaufhold, Heinrich Zille: Photograph der Moderne, exh. Cat. Schirmer/Mosel, 1995, (German language only)

Art Criticism

F. W. Leakey, Eva Jacobs (Editors), Baudelaire: Collected Essays, 1953–1988, Cambridge University Press 1990
Clement Greenberg, John O’Brian (Editor), Clement Greenberg, The Collected Essays and Criticism, 4 volumes
Volume 1: Perceptions and Judgments, 1939–1944 , University Of Chicago Press; Reprint edition 1988
Volume 2: Arrogant Purpose, 1945–1949 , University Of Chicago Press; Reprint edition 1988
Volume 3: Affirmations and Refusals, 1950–1956, Publisher: University Of Chicago Press 1995
Volume 4: Modernism with a Vengeance, 1957–1969, Publisher: University Of Chicago Press 1995
Theodor Adorno, Aesthetic Theory. (R. Hullot-Kentor translation) Continuum International (UK) 2004
Michael Fried, Art and Objecthood, University Of Chicago Press, 1998
Peter Bürger, Theory of the Avant-Garde, University of Minnesota, 1984
André Bazin, What is Cinema? University of California Press 2004
Frank Stella, Working Space, Harvard University Press, 1986
Thierry de Duve, Kant after Duchamp, MIT Press; 1999
Robert Bresson, Notes on the Cinematographer, Green Integer, 1997
Michael Doran (Editor), Conversations with Cézanne. Translated by Julie Lawrence Cochran, University of California Press, 2001

Philosophy/Sociology

Eric A. Havelock, Preface to Plato: History of the Greek Mind, Harvard University Press, 1963
Gillian Rose, Hegel Contra Sociology, Athlone Press, 1981
Immanuel Kant, Critique of Judgment. Translated by J. H. Bernard, Hackett Publishing Company, 1987
G. W. F. Hegel, Phenomenology of Mind, Routledge; Reprint edition, 2004
Max Weber, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, Introduction by Anthony Giddens, Routledge, 2001

Literature

René Girard, The Scapegoat, Translated by Yvonne Freccero. The Johns Hopkins University Press; Reprint edition 1989
Malcolm Lowry, Under the Volcano, Penguin Modern Classics, 2000
Thomas Bernhard, Gathering Evidence, Vintage UK, 2003
Marcel Proust, Remembrance of things Past, Vintage; 1982
Out of print
J. M. Coetzee, Disgrace, Vintage, 2003
Franz Kafka, Collected Stories, Schocken, 1995
Charles Baudelaire, Charles Baudelaire: Complete Verse: v. 1, Translated by Francis Scarfe, Anvil Press Poetry, 1985
Charles Baudelaire, Charles Baudelaire: Complete Verse: v. 2, Translated by Francis Scarfe, Anvil Press Poetry, 2004