Books


It has taken decades for me to find all these books and start to make connections between them. I’d like to share the books I found while digging to track my path and hopefully help other people discover new things.


“What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one.” (Neil Postman)




Art




The Death of the Artist
William Deresiewicz



Ways of Seeing
John Berger


The Artist’s Way
Julia Cameron





9.5 Theses on Art
and Class

Ben Davis



Air Guitar
Dave Hickey



The Pink Glass Swan
Lucy R. Lippard





Design




Grid Systems
Josef Muller Brockmen


A Primer of Visual Literacy
Donis A Donis


Graphic Design History:
A Critical Guide

Johanna Drucker



Caps Lock
Ruben Pater



The Politics of Design
Ruben Pater



Fiction





Where I’m Calling From
Raymond Carver



Labyrinths
Jorge Luis Borges



W. Somerset Maugham
The Razor’s Edge




Moby Dick
Herman Melville



Invisible Man
Ralph Ellison






Nonfiction





Notes of a Native Son
James Baldwin


Having and Being Had
Eula Biss


How to Write An Autobiographical Novel
Alexander Chee



Into the Dreamhouse
Carmen Machado


Pulphead
Jeremiah Sullivan


New Darke Age
James Bridle



The Burnout Society
Byung-Chul Hun


The Meditations
Marcus Aurelius




Poetry




The Wild Iris
Louize Glück


Citizen
Claudia Rankine


Women in Concrete Poetry:
1959-1979

Various Artists



Lisa Robertson's
Magenta Soul Whip

Lisa Robertson


The Flowers of Evil
Charles Baudelaire