1999 READING LIST

NOTE: Some faculty have strongly suggested that you read their books. I have changed those recommendations to be required. I have done so because the seminar is not a course in which a faculty member will offer you a set body of information in a lecture format. The intent of this seminar is to engage you in the dialogue about issues to which these people have given great time and thought. Thus, you should be familiar with the material they have already published on the issues to be discussed. Where a faculty person has suggested a number of readings, try to read at least two of them.

(R)= required (S)= Highly suggested

*= included in readings packet

Birkerts, Sven

*(R) Birkerts, Sven. "Coda: The Faustian Pact" in The Gutenberg Elegies, Ballantine.
*(R) Birkerts, Sven. "Sense and Semblance: The Implications of Virtuality", in Readings, Graywolf Press.

Bogren, Vernal

(S) Bachelard, Gaston. The Poetics of Space (translated from French), Orion Press, NY, 1964.
(S) Sheldrake, Rupert. The Presence of the Past, Times Books/ Random House, NY, 1998.
(S) Tolstoi’s Dictaphone, Technology and the Muse, edited by Sven Birkerts, Greywolf Press, St. Paul, MN, 1996.

Byrne, David

(S) Byrne, David. Your Action World, Edimar, Milan, Italy, 1998.
(S) Byrne, David. Strange Ritual, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA, 1995.
(S) Byrne, David. True Stories, Penguin Books, New York, NY, 1986.

Charlesworth, Sarah

(S) Linker, Kate. (article in) Art in America, July, 1998.

Drucker, Johanna

(S) Lupton, Ellen. Mixing Messages.

Gamboa, Harry

(S) Gamboa, Harry. Urban Exile: Collected Writings of Harry Gamboa Jr. , Ed. Chon A. Noriega, University of Minnesota Press, 1998

Gass, William

*(R) Gass, William. "Catherine Wagner’s Laboratories" in Art & Science: Investigating Matter, exh. cat. Munich: Nazraeli Press, 1996. pp.33-45
*(R) Gass, William. "La Maison d’en face or That Other Art" in The Dual Muse: The Writer As Artist, The Artist As Writer, exh. cat. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 1997. pp.27-76
(S) Gass, William. "Architectural Space in Sentences" in Conjunctions, vol. 30.

Jim Goldberg

*(R) Inhaling the Spore -- Field trip to a museum of natural (un)history, by Lawrence Weschler, in Harpers, september, 1994.
*(R) What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, Raymond Carver, Atlantic Monthly Press, 1986.
*(R) Vital Signs -- Reflections on Documentary Photography, by Claire Henze.
*(R) Self-Portraits in Photography, by Ingrid Sischly.
*(R) Wild Geese, by Mary Oliver.
*(R) True Stories, from the introduction by Ethan Coen to Fargo, a book of the screenplay written by Coen and his brother, Joel, published by Faber and Faber.
*(R) The Film Makers and the Abuser, by Ted Conover, in The New York Times Magazine, march 30, 1997.
*(R) Robert Frank: Dissecting the American Image, by Jno Cook.
*(R) My Intention, by Czeslaw Milosz, winner of the Nobel Prize of Literature, in "Visions from the San Francisco Bay."
*(R) Wiseman, Frederick. Excerpt from Photography within the Humanities.
*(R) "Synchronizing the Senses."

Heap of Birds, Edgar

(S) Beauty is Nowhere, Ethical Issues in Art and Design, G+B Arts, 1998, Roth & King Roth
(S) Native American Identities - fron stereotype to archetype in art and literature, Univ. of Mexico Press, Vickers, 1998.
(S) Mapping the terrain, New Genre Public Art, Lacy, Bay Pass Press, 1995.
(S) Land Spirit Power, Remiroff, Houle, Townsend-Gault, National Gallery of Canada, 1992.
(S) Lure of the Local, Lippard, The New Press, 1997.
(S) Mixed Blessings, Lippard, Pantheon, 1990.
(S) Gifts of the Spirit, Peabody Essex Museum, 1997.
(S) Rousing the Rubble, David Hammons, Cannon, Finkelpearl, Junes, 1991.
(S) Reimaging America, O’Brien & Little, New Society Publishers, 1990.
(S) Durham, Jimmie. Phaidon Press, 1995.
(S) Plains Indian Drawings 1865-1935, Abrams Press, Berlo, 1996.
(S) A People’s History of the United States, Zinn, The New Press, 1980.
(S) Blasted Allegories, Wallis, MIT Press, 1987.
(S) I Stand in the Center of the Good, Lawrence Abbott, Univ. of Nebraska Press, 1994.
*(R) Heap of Birds, Edgar. Assorted biographical information.

Johnson, Chris

(R) Lacy, Suzanne. Introduction to Mapping the Terrain: New Genre Public Art.
(S) Hyde, Lewis. The Gift.

Kelly, Angela

*(S) Roberts, John. "The Rise of Theory and the Critique of Realism" in The Art of Interruption: Realism, Photography and the Everyday,. Manchester University Press, 1998.

LaFarge, Antoinette

(S) Turkle, Sherry. Life in the Screen.

Meiselas, Susan

(R) Meiselas, Susan. Carnival Strippers, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1976.
(R) Meiselas, Susan. Nicaragua, Pantheon, 1981.
(R) Meiselas, Susan. Kurdistan: In The Shadow of History, Random house, 1997.

*Novak, Lorie

(R) Novak, Lorie. "Collected Visions", in Familial Gaze, edited by Marianne Hirsh, University of New England Press, 1999.

Phillips, Christopher

(R) Phillips, Christopher. "From Narcissus to Echo: The Voice as Metaphor and Material in Recent Art" in the catalogue Voices.

Raven, Arlene

*(R) Raven, Arlene. "Alternative Space," in Consider the Alternatives, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY, 1994.

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Stewart, Sharon

(S) Stewart, Sharon. Toxic Tour of Texas. 1992.
(S) Solnit, Rebecca. Savage Dreams:A Journey Into the Hidden Wars of the American West. Sierra Club Books.

Strauss, David Levi

*(R) Burroughs, William S. and Gysin, Brion.The Third Mind , Viking, New York, 1978.
*(R) Berger, John and Mohr, Jean.Another Way of Telling, Pantheon, New York, 1982.
(R) Virilio, Paul. The Vision Machine, Indiana Univerisity Press, Bloomington, 1994.
*(R) Virilio, Paul. "Eye Lust," from Open Sky. London/NY: Verso, 1997.
(R) Havelock, Eric A. Origins of Western Literacy , The Ontario Institute for Studies in Edcation, Ontario, 1976.
(S) Marker, Chris. La Jetée , Zone Books, New York, 1992.
(S) Wenders, Wim. The Act of Seeing, Faber & Faber, London, 1997.
(S) MacCabe, Colin. Godard: Images, Sounds, Politics, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, 1980.
(S) Diringer, David. The Alphabet: A Key to the History of Mankind, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers, New Delhi, 1996.

Willis, Deborah

*(S) Larkin, Ana Acosta. "Images of the Black Female Body Reflect and Affect Society’s Opinions," in Smithsonian Institution Research Reports, Spring, 1999.
*(S)Gilman, Sander L. "Black Bodies, White Bodies: Toward an Iconography of Female Sexuality in Late Nineteenth-Century Art, Medicine, and Literature."

*(S)
Various authors. "Personal Narratives: Women Photographers of Color," Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, October 1993-January 1994.

Zweig, Janet

(S) Zweig, Janet. "Ars Combinatoria: Mystical Systems, Procedural Art, and the Computer", in Art Journal, fall 1997.

Additional Selected Readings:

(S) Jean-Luc Godard: Son +Image, edited by Raymond Bellour with Mary Lea Bandy, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1992.
(S) Word and Image in Maya Culture: Explorations in Language, Writing, and Representation, edited by William F. Hanks and Don S. Rice, University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, 1989.
(S) Pasolini, Pier Paolo. The Divine Mimesis, Double Dance Press, Berkeley, 1980.
(S) Virilio, Paul. The Aesthetics of Disappearance, Semiotext(e)/ Autonomedia, New York, 1991.
(S) Bordering on Fiction: Chantal Akerman’s D’Est (Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 1995)
(S) Schaedler, Karl-Ferdinand. Magic with Images: The Magic Image in Relation to Witchcraft, Sorcery and Religion, Panterra, Munich, 1984.
(S) Debord, Guy. Society of the Spectacle and Other Films, Rebel Press, London, 1992.
(S) Shapiro, Meyer. Words, Script and Pictures: Semiotics of Visual Language , New York: George Braziller, 1996.
(S) Minh-ha, Trinh T. Woman, Native, Other: Writing Postcoloniality and Feminism, Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1989.
(S) Contact: Human Communication and Its History, edited by Raymond Williams, London: Thames and Hudson, 1981.