Ever growing list of books to buy

Posted in Et cetera by akacocolopez on April 16, 2009

My list just gets longer and longer as I’ve become better at not spending my money carelessly….but if i’m buying these eventually isn’t it the same thing? Plus it’s not really a careless expenditure if it’s building knowledge right? Speaking of which New Museum sure knows how to make an easy attempt at a Buck with their TWO $45.00 books for Younger than Jesus. (sigh…I love books!) 

The Boy Inside the Letter – Pablo Helguera This book already taught me something..it’s a Künstlerroman (a novel of artistic education)

Manual of Contemporary Art Style – Pablo Helguera Helguera’s writings seem pretty fun so I look forward to checking them out.

Relational Aesthetics – Nicolas Bourriaud


Theories of Art Today – Noel Carroll Seems like a very easy introduction to issues dealing with Theory.


Philosophizing Art – Arthur C. Dante

Picking Cotton – Jennifer Thompson-Cannino, Ronald Cotton, Erin Torneo Catchy title for a book dealing with the criminal justice system and what happens when the wrong person is picked out from a line up. Click here for more info the case it deals with. 

Arguing About Art – Alex Neill Saw lots of interesting essay titles while flipping through this book.

The Story of Art – E.H. Gombrich  Conversational approach towards Art History. (Only the easy to read keeps me engaged long enough).

Reflections in Black – Deborah Willis A definite point of inspiration.

Beige – Cory Arcangel I’m an 80’s baby always in love with his Super Mario Clouds.

Storefront the Disappearing Face of New York – James T. Murray, Karla L. Murray Who can not want this?

How to Learn Any Language – Barry Farber So far I can speak in English, Spanish, and Italian….looking forward to learning French and German in the next couple of years, and hopefully one day Arabic & Japanese.

Clans and Tartans – Charles Maclean 

Ghosts – Cesar Aira I forgot exactly why I want to buy this…but here it is.

The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man – James Weldon Johnson Not an Autobiography, but Fiction closely related to experiences known to the author.

Katlick School – Sante D’Orazio Is it just me…or is he just a big perv? Check this out.

Push – Sapphire Love the language and structure of this book, that many will probably read after they eventually see the movie.

It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be – Paul Arden Everyone needs a decent self help book.

The Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham – Esther and Jerry Hicks

Why Black Men Love White Women  – Rajen Persaud

Hispanic: Why Americans Fear Hispanics in the U.S. – Geraldo Rivera


What’s Race Got to Do With It? – Larry Elder Don’t know how much I’ll agree with this book, but I want to give it a shot.


Clockers & Lush Life – Richard Prince I think these two will be my most immediate next buys.

Outsiders – compiled by Steve Lazarides 

On The Wall: Four Decades of Community Murals – Janet Braun-Reintz, Jane Weissman

The PostHuman Dada Guide – Andrei Codrescu I love Dada, imagination, and chess. 

The Allure of Chanel – Paul Morand Good God I need this for my collection.

Into the Sunset: Photograph’s Image of the American West – Eva Respini One of my fave photo shows up right now @ MoMA!

Art in Theory 1900-200 – Edited by Charles Harrison & Paul Wood The writing in this book was surprisingly not too stuffy. Going to love reading this so I can truly become an art genius…up, up, and away!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: