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)


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


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


Where I’m Calling From
Raymond Carver

Jorge Luis Borges

W. Somerset Maugham
The Razor’s Edge

Moby Dick
Herman Melville

Invisible Man
Ralph Ellison


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

Jeremiah Sullivan

New Darke Age
James Bridle

The Burnout Society
Byung-Chul Hun

The Meditations
Marcus Aurelius


The Wild Iris
Louize Glück

Claudia Rankine

Women in Concrete Poetry:

Various Artists

Lisa Robertson's
Magenta Soul Whip

Lisa Robertson

The Flowers of Evil
Charles Baudelaire