Barbara Kasten 







Barbara Kasten: Works. Wolfsburg: Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, 2020



Barbara Kasten: The Diazotypes. New York: Distributed Art Publishers, 2015

Klein, Alex. Barbara Kasten: Stages. Zurich: JRP/ Ringier; Philadelphia: Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, 2015



Reflections of Egypt, Memphis TN: University of Memphis, 2002



Grande, Chantal, and Glòria Malé. Barbara Kasten: El Mèdol. Tarragona, Spain: Tinglado 2, 1992



Barbara Kasten: 1986–1990. Tokyo: RAM (Research of Art Media), 1991



Teske, Robert T. Separate Realities: The Photographs of Barbara Kasten. Sheboygan, WI: John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 1988



Barbara Kasten. Tokyo: Asahi Shimbun, 1986

Barbara Kasten: Toward an Interconnectedness of All Things. Dayton, OH: Wright State University, 1986



Jussim, Estelle. Constructs: Barbara Kasten. Boston: New York Graphic Society; The Polaroid Corporation, 1985



Barbara Kasten: Photographs. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art., 1982

Glenn, Constance W. Centric 2: Barbara Kasten, installation/ photographs. Long Beach, CA: The Art Museum and Galleries, California State University, 1982


Selected publications and exhibition catalogues



Photography to the test of abstraction, Rouen: FRAC Normandie Rouen, 2020

Color mania: the material of color in photography and film, Winterthur: Fotomuseum Winterthur, 2020



Kholeif, Omar ed. Making new time: Sharjah Biennial 14 – Leaving the echo chamber. Sharjah, United Arab Emirates: Sharjah Art Foundation; Munich; New York, NY: Prestel, 2019



How we see: photobooks by women, New York: 10x10 Photobooks, 2018

Shape of Light: 100 years of photography and abstract art, New York, NY: D.A.P/Distributed Art Publishers, 2018

Roseff, Katie and Hannah Stouffer eds., Lust of Light. Berkeley, CA: Gingko Press, 2018



Ebner, Fiona ed. Farwell Photography. Cologne: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2017



Less is a Bore: Reflections on Memphis, Düsseldorf: Spector, 2016



The Architectural Impulse, New York: Cristin Tierney, 2015

Women and Abstraction, Winter Park, Florida: Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, 2015



Mackler, Lauren, and Alexandra Gaty, eds. The Stand In (orA Glass of Milk). Los Angeles: Public Fiction, 2014

Philadelphia Museum of Art: Handbook of the Collections. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press; Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2014



Bussard, Katherine A., and Lisa Hostetler. Color Rush: American Color Photography from Stieglitz to Sherman. New York: Aperture; Milwaukee: Milwaukee Art Museum, 2013

Dong-sun, Jin. The Scenes of Photo Art. Seoul: JoongAng Books, 2013

Rohrbach, John. Color! American Photography Transformed. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2013

The Polaroid Years: Instant Photography and Experimentation. Poughkeepsie, NY: The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College; New York: DelMonico Books-Prestel, 2013

Trigg, Sarah. Studio Life: Rituals, Collections, Tools, and Observations on the Artistic Process. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2013



Keinholz, Lyn, Elizabeth Belinski, and Corrine Nelson. L.A. Rising: SoCal Artists Before 1980. Los Angeles: The California/International Arts Foundation, 2013

From Polaroid to (IM)POSSIBLE: Masterpieces of Instant Photography—The WestLicht Collection. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2011



Immaterial. Marfa TX: Ballroom Marfa, 2010

Klein, Alex, and Anthony Pearson. Terminus Antequem. Chicago: Shane Campbell Gallery, 2010

Moore, Kevin. Starburst: The History of Color Photography in the 1970s. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2010



Rexer, Lyle. The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography. New York: Aperture, 2009



Re-Considering Color: Postmodern Classical II. New York: Onassis Cultural Center, 2010



Jäger, Gottfried, Rolf H. Krauss, and Beate Reese. Concrete Photography = Konkrete Fotografie.

Bielefeld: Kerber Verlag, 2010



Through Wider Windows, 170-Year Breakthroughs in Photography: Selections from the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum. Tokyo: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum, 2004



Go On Being, Our Blue Star!. Tokyo: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum, 2002

Rexer, Lyle. Photographyʼs Antiquarian Avant-Garde: The New Wave in Old Processes. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2002



American Perspectives: Photographs from the Polaroid Collection.Tokyo: Tokyo Metro

Museum of Photography; Waltham, MA: The Polaroid Collection, 2000



Collischan, Judy. Contemporary Classicism. Purchase, NY: Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, 1999

Kao, Deborah Martin. Innovation/Imagination: 50 Years of Polaroid Photography. New York: Harry N. Abrams; Friends of Photography, 1999



Friedman, Robert. The Life Millennium: The 100 Most Important Events and People of the Last 1000 Years. New York: Time Life Books; Boston: Bulfinch Press, 1998

Peterson, Bryan H. Masterpieces of Photography From The Merrill Lynch Collection. Exh. cat. Doylestown, PA: James A. Michener Art Museum, 1998

Photographyʼs Multiple Roles: Art, Document, Market, Science. Chicago: Museum of

Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago; New York: DAP, Inc, 1998



New Realities: Hand-Colored Photographs 1839 to the Present. Laramie, WY: University of Wyoming Art Museum, 1997

Stelle, Margaret, and Cindy Estes. The Art of Shapes: For Children and Adults. Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art, 1997



Buried. Ithaca, NY: Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, 1996

Dupre, Judith. Skyscrapers. New York: Black Dog & Levinthal, 1996

Esders, Viviane, ed. Our Mothers: Portraits by 72 Women Photographers. New York: Stewart, Tabori, & Chang, 1996

Rosenblum, Naomi. A World History of Photography. New York: Abbeville Press, 1996

This Is a Set-Up: Fab/Photo Fictions. Bowling Green, OH: Dorothy Uber Bryn Gallery, Bowling Green State University, 1996



Neusüss, Floris M., and Charles Hagen, eds. Experimental Vision: The Evolution of the Photogram Since 1919. Niwot, CO: Roberts Rinehart Publishers and Denver Art Museum, 1994

Rosenblum, Naomi. A History of Women Photographers. New York: Abbeville Press, 1994

Sand, Michael, ed. Metamorphosis: Photography in the Electronic Age. New York: Aperture Foundation, 1994

Tradition and the Unpredictable: The Allan Chasanoff Photographic Collection. Houston, TX: Museum of Fine Arts, 1994



Caroll, Patty. American Made: The New Still-Life. Tokyo: Isetan Museum of Art; Japan

Art and Culture Association, 1993



Desmarais, Charles. Proof: Los Angeles Art and the Photograph, 1960–1980. Laguna, CA: Fellows of Contemporary Art, Laguna Art Museum, 1992

Eaton, Timothy. 20th Century Photography, Boca Raton Collector’s Annual. Boca Raton, FL: Boca Raton Museum of Art., 1992

San Jose Art in Public Places Program. San Jose, CA: The Pinnacle Company, 1992



Caiger-Smith, Martin, and David Chandler, eds. Site Work: Architecture in Photography Since Early Modernism. London: The Photographersʼ Gallery, 1991

To Collect The Art of Women: The Jane Reese Williams Photography Collection. Exh. cat. With an

essay by Eugenia Parry Janis. Santa Fe: New Mexico Museum of Art., 1991



Freeman, Phyllis. New Art. New York: Harry N. Abrams. Sullivan, Constance, and Eugenia Parry, 1990

Women Photographers. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1990



Artists of the ’80s: Selected Works from the Maslow Collection. Wilkes-Barre, PA: Wilkes University; Llewellyn & McKane, 1989

Decisive Monuments. Chicago: Ehlers Caudill Gallery, 1989

Enyeart, James, ed. Decade by Decade, Twentieth-Century American Photography From the Collection of the Center for Creative Photography. Boston: Bulfinch Press; Tucson: Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, 1989

Garner, Gretchen. Six Ideas in Photography: A Celebration of Photography’s Sesquicentennial Drawn from the Collection of Frederick P. Currier. Grand Rapids, MI: Grand Rapids Art Museum, 1989

Köhler, Michael, ed. Constructed Realities: The Art of Staged Photography. Munich: Kunstverein München; Zurich; Edition Stemmle, 1989

Oresman, Janice C. Art of the ’80s From the Collection of Chemical Bank. Montclair, NJ: Montclair Art Museum, 1989

Smith, Joshua P. The Photography of Invention: American Pictures of the 1980s. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1989

The M. Anwar Kamal Collection of Art. Jacksonville, FL: The Cummer Gallery of Art, 1989

Tucker, Jean S. The Modernist Still-Life—Photographed. St. Louis: University of Missouri–St. Louis, 1989



Contemporary Icons & Explorations: The Goldstrom Family Collection. Davenport, IA: Davenport Museum of Art., 1988

Lorrin and Deane Wong Collection. Laguna Beach, CA: Ettinger & Reynolds Galleries and the Art Institute of Southern California, 1988

SmithKline & French Research & Development Art Collection. New York: Tennyson Schad & Associates, 1988

 Sobieszek, Robert. The Art of Persuasion: A History of Advertising Photography. New York: Harry N. Abrams; International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, 1988

Suzuki, Gyoh. 8 Visions: Works by 8 Contemporary American Women. Tokyo: PARCO Co., Ltd, 1988



Capp Street Project 1985–86. Annual Report. San Francisco: Capp Street Project, 1987

Gauss, Kathleen, and Grundberg, Andy. Photography and Art: Interactions Since 1946. New York: Abbeville Press, 1987

Hoy, Anne H. Fabrications: Staged, Altered and Appropriated Photographs. New York: Abbeville Press, 1987

Laster, Paul, and Renée Riccardo. The Spiral of Artificiality. Buffalo: Hallwalls, 1987

Sullivan, Constance, ed. Legacy of Light. New York: Alfred P. Knopf; The Polaroid Corporation, 1987

Turner, Peter. History of Photography. London: Bison Books, 1987



Art and Advertising: Commercial Photography by Artists. New York: International Center of Photography, 1986

Booth-Clibborn, Edward. American Photography Two: The Second Annual of American Editorial, Advertising and Poster, Book, Promotion and Unpublished Photography. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1986

Coke, Van Deren. CrossCurrents II: Recent Additions to the Collection. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1986

Douthat, Anita Sherwood.Tracing with Light: A Critical and Historical Investigation of the Photogram. MFA Thesis, Santa Fe: University of New Mexico, 1986

Photographic Fictions. Stamford, CT: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1986

Poetics of Space. Santa Fe: Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of New Mexico, 1986

Vandersteel, Dorothy. Artists in Mid-Career. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1986



Booth-Clibborn, Edward. American Photography One: The First Annual of American Editorial, Advertising and Poster, Book, Promotion and Unpublished Photography. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1985

Extending the Perimeters of 20th Century Photography. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Art, 1985

Illuminating Color: Four Approaches in Contemporary Painting and Photography. New York: Pratt Institute, 1985

London Upton, Barbara, and John Upton. Photography. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1985

Paris, New York, Tokyo. Tokyo: Tsukuba Museum of Photography, 1985

Sobieszek, Robert. Masterpieces of Photography: From the George Eastman House Collections. New York: Abbeville Press, 1985



101 Photographs: Selections From the Arthur and Yolanda Steinman Collection. Santa Barbara, CA: Santa Barbara Museum of Fine Arts, 1984

Art, Science, and Creativity in Instant Photography. Milan: Massimo Baldini; The Polaroid Corporation, 1984

Contemporary Constructs: 20 Los Angeles Photographers. Los Angeles: Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, 1984

Katzman, Louise. Photography in California: 1945–1980. New York: Hudson Hills Press; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art., 1984

Naef, Weston. The Gallery of World Photography: New Directions in Photography. New York: Dai Nippon Printing Company; Tokyo: Sueisha Publishing, 1984

Selections 2. Cologne: Photokina, 1984

The Alternative Image II. Sheboygan, WI: John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 1984



Big Pictures by Contemporary Photographers. New York: Museum of Modern Art. KOCE-TV, 1983

Guide to the Photographic Vision. New York: Holt, Reinhart & Winston, 1983

In Color: Ten California Photographers. Oakland, CA: Oakland Museum, 1983

Neimanas, Joyce, and Robert Heinecken. Photographers Invite Photographers. Chicago: N.A.M.E. Gallery, 1983

Sealfon, Peggy. The Magic of Instant Photography. Boston: CBI Publishing Company, 1983  Sullivan, Constance, and Pamela Duffy. Storing, Handling, and Preserving Polaroid Photographs: A Guide. Boston: Boston Focal Press; The Polaroid Corporation, 1983



20 x 24 Polaroid. Washington, DC: Annual Meeting, The National Academy of Sciences, 1982

Gauss, Kathleen McCarthy. Studio Work: Photographs by Ten Los Angeles Artists. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1982

Hultén, Pontus, and Pagé, Suzanne. Échange Entre Artistes 1931–1982: Pologne–USA. Paris: ARC Musée dʼArt Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1982

Johnson, Deborah, ed. California Photography. Providence: Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1982

Sobieszek, Robert A. Color as Form: A History of Color Photography. Exh. cat. Rochester, NY: International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House; Washington, DC: Corcoran Gallery of Art., 1983

Stewart, Albert. New New York. Tallahassee, FL: University of Fine Arts Galleries, School of Visual Arts, Florida State University, 1982



Altered Images. Tucson: Center for Creative Photography, 1981



NEA Purchase Award Artists. Tuscon: Center for Creative Photography, 1980

Photography’s Response to Constructivism. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1980 

Reasoned Space. Tuscon: Center For Creative Photography, 1980



Becotte, Michael, and William Larson, eds. Uniquely Photographic. Quiver, vol. 1 no. 5. Philadelphia: Tyler School of Art, 1979

Parker, Fred. Attitudes: Photography in the 1970s. Santa Barbara, CA: Santa Barbara Museum of Art,1979 

Prints: New Points of View. San Francisco: Western Association of Art Museums, 1979

Witkin, Lee D. The New Season: Nine Contemporary Photographers. New York: The Witkin Gallery, 1979

Witkin, Lee D., and Barbara London. The Photograph Collectorʼs Guide. Boston: The New York Graphic Society, 1979



Interchange. Los Angeles: Mount St. Mary’s College, 1978



Heavy-Light: Women’s Photographic Exhibit. Pasadena, CA: Pasadena City College, 1975

LeVeque, Ann. The Gallery as Studio. Claremont, CA: The Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1975

Meilach, Donna. Soft Sculpture and Other Soft Forms. New York: Crown Publishers Inc, 1975



Al-Hilali, Neda. Fiber Works: An Exhibition of Works by Twenty Fiber Artists. Claremont, CA: Lang Art Gallery, Scripps College, 1973

Super Cream: An Invitational Women’s Photography Exhibit. Fullerton, CA: Muckenthaler Cultural Center; Orange County Art Association, 1973



Mielach, Dona Z. Creating Art from Fiber and Fabrics. Chicago: Regnery. Reprint, New York: Galahad Books, 1972



Master of Arts/Master of Fine Arts, 1971. Oakland, CA: California College of Arts and Crafts, 1971

Photo Image in Printmaking. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Art, 1971

Photo Media: Elements and Technics of Photography Experienced as an Artistic Medium. New York: Museum of Contemporary Crafts of the American Crafts Council, 1971

Riss, Murray. Photography Invitational 1971. Little Rock, AR: Arkansas Arts Center, 1971



Parker, Fred R. California Photographers 1970. Davis, CA: The Memorial Union Art Gallery, University of California, Davis, 1970


Artist writing



Kasten, Barbara. Dimension of Fiber. Oakland, CA: California College of Arts and Crafts Gallery, 1981