Monday, January 12, 2009

Art Theory Summer Camp-SUMMER READING SUGGESTION TIME

Art Theory Summer Camp, while aspiring to run all year long, is destined to be a summer time activity.

Below are a list of possible readings for the summer. Now is an excellent time to propose books and voice preferences. We will choose 4.

The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property
Hyde, Lewis
The Quality of Life Nussbaum, Martha and Sen, Amartya
The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Jacobs, Jane
A Field Guide to Getting Lost, Solnit, Rebecca
The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life Goffman, Erving
Conversation Pieces: Community and Communication in Modern Art Kester, Grant
Everyday Aesthetics Mandoki, Katva

Amber

4 comments:

katie hargrave said...

It is so hard to keep it going into the year, even with best intentions!

My vote is for Hyde, Jacobs, Solnit, and/or Mandoki. Great list.

sarigg said...

That sounds like a good list -- I'd like to read some Latour, too. A couple suggestions to start with:

Bruno Latour
Reassembling the Social or The Politics of Nature

sio

Susan Nevelow Mart said...

I looked and they all look interesting, but I was hoping for the Mass Ornament by Siegfried Kracauer, a book recommneded by Melissa


Nef

Cybernatty said...

I stumbled across this blog when looking for Hal Foster resources. Is this a public group? I'm very interested! Where can I learn more?