The Collected Writings of Jon Thompson

Edited by Jeremy Akerman and Eileen Daly

Publisher: Ridinghouse 2011 in association with Akerman Daly, London.

ISBN: 978 1 905464 37 1

Dimensions: 14.5 × 21 cm | 5 3/4 x 8 1/4 in

Pages: 536 pp
£22 | $39.95

Thompson began writing in the late 1970s and – unlike much of the previous critical writing on academic art history – his careful research, depth of historical knowledge and insight into an artist’s work and approach was quickly recognised as authoritative, fresh and exciting.


Thompson taught at Goldsmiths College, London, Middlesex University and Jan Van Eyck Academie, The Netherlands, and he wrote influential essays about a wide range of artists including his former students Richard Deacon, Steve McQueen and Mark Wallinger. He also wrote extensively about trends in sculpture, art education and changes in art in general.