Kyle Chayka is the author of The Longing for Less: Living with Minimalism, published by Bloomsbury. He is also a freelance journalist and critic, contributing to publications including New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, and Vox.
Interviews with Kyle Chayka
In times of political or personal turmoil, there’s a tendency to seek solace in stripping back life to its bare essentials. Minimalist thought is threaded through Stoicism and Zen Buddhism; absence and space became major preoccupations of 1960s US art. Kyle Chayka, the art critic and author of The Longing for Less, recommends five books on the philosophy that underpins the present fad for minimalist self-help.