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A working- Walking Bibliography

This is the hard to archive as there are so many.

What I've decided to do is start an Amazon List which will have my top 25 general walking texts click HERE to view it.

I've also pasted below some concise bibliographies I've found online.

Please please also hit contribute above to add any more...


A great resource, originally grabbed from

General Reference

  • Wanderlust: A history of walking
    Rebecca Solnit
    Verso 2001
  • A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit
    Rebecca Solnit
    Canongate Books Ltd
  • On Foot: A History of Walking
    Joseph Anthony Amato
    New York University Press 2004
  • The Lost Art of Walking: The History, Science, and Literature of Pedestrianism
    Geoff Nicholson
    Riverhead Trade 2009
  • Walkscapes: Walking as an Aesthetic Practice (Land & Scape)
    Francesco Careri
    Gustavo Gili 2001
  • Les figures de la marche – Exhibition catalogue
    Maurice Reichuret
    Réunion des Musées Nationaux 2000
  • Walk Ways – Touring exhibition description
    Download pdf
  • Ambulations – Exhibition catalogue
    Gunalan Nadarajan
    Nokia Singapore Art 1999
  • Essays on the Blurring of Art and Life
    Allan Kaprow
    University of California Press 1996
  • Charles Baudelaire
    The painter of modern life
    Phaidon Press 1995
  • The Practice of Everyday Life
    Michel de Certeau
    University of California Press 2002
  • The Arcades Project
    Walter Benjamin
    Belknap Press 2002
  • Guy Debord and the Situationist International: Texts and Documents
    Tom McDonough
    The MIT Press 2004
  • The Society of the Spectacle
    Guy Debord
    Zone Books 1995
  • The Interventionists: Users’ Manual for the Creative Disruption of Everyday Life
    The MIT Press 2006
  • The Poetics of Space
    Gaston Bachelard
    Beacon Press 1994
  • The Production of Space
    Henri Lefebvre
    Blackwell Publishing Limited 1991
  • Documenta = Documents 1: Documents
    Jean Christophe Bailly (Editor), Catherine David (Editor), Paul Virilio (Editor)
    Cantz Editions 1997
  • Everyday Life: Theories and Practices from Surrealism to the Present
    Michael Sheringham
    Oxford University Press 2006
  • Flesh and Stone: The Body and the City in Western Civilization
    Richard Sennett
    W. W. Norton Company 1996)
  • The Fall of Public Man
    Richard Sennett
    W. W. Norton & Company 1992

Personal accounts of walkers

  • Reveries of the Solitary Walker
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    Penguin Classics 1980
  • The Peripatetic
    John Thelwall
    Wayne State University Press 2001
  • Confessions of an English Opium-Eater: and Other Writings
    Thomas De Quincey
    Penguin Classics 2003
  • London Orbital
    Iain Sinclair
    Penguin Books 2003
  • Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work in Her Own Words
    Peace Pilgrim
    Ocean Tree Books 1992
  • What am I doing here
    Bruce Chatwin
    Penguin (Non-Classics) 1990
  • The songlines
    Bruce Chatwin
    Trafalgar Square 1998
  • Of walking in ice
    Werner Herzog
    Tanam Press 1980
  • Walking: A Journal
    Henry David Thoreau
    Applewood Books 1996
  • Travels With ‘Lizbeth: Three Years on the Road and on the Streets
    Lars Eigner
    Fawcett Columbine 1993
  • Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration
    David Wojnarowicz
    Vintage 1991
  • Psychogeography
    Will Self
    Bloomsbury Publishing 2007
  • A Book of Silence
    Sara Maitland
    Granta Books 2008


  • Invisible Cities
    Italo Calvino
    Harvest Books 1978
  • The New York Trilogy: City of Glass
    Paul Auster
    Penguin USA 1990
  • Borges: Collected Fictions
    Jorge Luis Borges
    Penguin (Non-Classics) 1999
  • Topology of a Phantom City
    Alain Robbe-Grillet
    Calder Publications Ltd 1980
  • The man of the crowd
    Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales & Poems
    Castle Books 2002
  • Nightwood
    Djuna Barnes
    New Directions 2006
  • Blindness
    Jose Saramago
    The Harvill Press 1999
  • The Uncommercial Traveller
    Charles Dickens
    BiblioBazaar 2006
  • Ulisses
    James Joyce 2002
  • Paris Peasant
    Louis Aragon
    Exact Change 1995
  • Mrs. Dalloway
    Virginia Woolf
    Harcourt 2002
  • Street Haunting
    Virginia Woolf
    Penguin Books 2005


  • The Major Works: Including The Prelude
    William Wordsworth
    Oxford University Press 2000
  • The Collected Poems of Frank O’Hara
    Frank O’Hara
    University of California Press 1995
  • Poet in New York: A Bilingual Edition
    Federico Garcia Lorca
    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998

Artists books

  • Victor Burgin – Some Cities
    Reaktion Books 2004
  • Jacob Holdt – American Pictures
    Amer Pictures 1985
  • Anna Best – Occasional Sites
    The Photographers’ Gallery 2003
  • Richard Long – Walking in Circles
    George Braziller 1991
  • Richard Long – Walking the Line
    Thames and Hudson 2005
  • Richard Long – Mirage
    Phaidon Press 1998
  • Hamish Fulton: Walking Artist
    Richter Verlag 2002
  • Hamish Fulton – Keep Moving
    Charta 2005
  • Janet Cardiff – The Missing Voice (Case Study B)
    Artangel 1999
  • Jorge Macchi, Maria Negroni, Edgardo Ruditzky – Buenos Aires Tour
    Turner 2004
  • Sophie Calle – Suite Venitienne/Please Follow Me
    Bay Press 1988
  • Francis Alys – Seven Walks (London 2004-5)
    Artangel 2004
  • Simon Pope – London Walking: A Handbook for Survival
    Ellipsis Arts 2001
  • Stanley Brouwn – This way Brouwn (out of print)
    Verlag Gebr. König 1971
  • Francis Alys – FRANCIS ALYS
    Phaidon Press 2007
  • Maria Abramovic and Ulay Abramovic – The Lovers
    Distributed Arts Publishers 1991

Essays, papers and lectures

  • A Few Foot Notes on Walking
    David Macauley
    The Trumpeter: Journal of Ecosophy (Vol. 10:1, Winter 1993), pp. 14-16.
  • A New Way of Walking Artist-explorers called psychogeographers are changing the way we experience the city
    J. Hart, 2004
  • City Space, Mental Space, Poetic Space: Paris in Breton, Benjamin and Réda
    Michael Sheringham
    Essay published in Parisian Fields, Reaktion Books 1996
  • STALKER Manifesto
  • The Philosophy of the Overlooked: Walking
    June 19th, 2006. The London Consortium / ICA
  • The Trouble with Walking
    Andrea Phillips
    In Museum in Motion, edited by Wouter Davidts. Maastrict: Van Eyck Academy, 2005
  • Walking and Looking
    Andrea Phillips, 2005
    Cultural Geographers. No 12, p. 507-513
  • Walking as Knowing as Making: A peripatetic investigation of place
    Spring 2005. University of Illinois
  • Walking in the City
    24 November2004. Queen Mary College, University of London
    ESRC seminar series ‘Capital Designs: Women and Planning in Contemporary London’ convened by the London Women and Planning Forum
  • Walking in the City: The Motif of Exile in Performances by Krzysztof Wodiczko and Adrian Piper
    Kinga Araya
  • Walking into Trouble: Ethics and Aesthetics in the Contemporary Pedestrian
    Andrea Phillips, 2004
  • Walking the City
    David Macauley
    In The Aesthetics of Human Environments, Eds., Arnold Berleant and Allen Carlson (Toronto: Broadview Press), 2007, pp. 100-118.
  • Walking the City: Peripatetic Practices and Politics
    David Macauley
    Capitalism, Nature Socialism: A Journal of Ecology, Vol. 11, No. 4, Dec. 2000, pp. 3-43.
  • Walking the Elemental Earth: Phenomenological and Literary Foot Notes
    David Macauley
    Annalecta Husserliana, Vol. 71, March, 2001, pp. 15-31.
  • Walking the Urban Environment
    David Macauley
    In Gary Backhaus and John Murungi, eds. Transformations of Urban and Suburban Landscapes (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Press, 2002), pp. 193-226.

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