Akademie X is an enormous, vibrant book from fabled British publisher Phaidon that compiles the wisdom of 36 artists and art teachers that aims to inspire one to live life as artistically and creatively as possible.
The thick edition presents each of the important thinkers as the reader's tutors, and provides a colorful syllabus to follow. Featured artists include Miranda July, Marina Abramovic, Tim Rollins and John Stezaker.
Akademie X was designed by Phaidon's award-winning creative director Julia Hastings, who has held the position since 2000.
Akademie X is a clever structuralist's guide to deciphering modern woes through the lens of artists, who offer the kind of crucial tips and advice many wish they had at the beginning of their careers.