Ye olde reading liste

Spring 2013

[Read in full unless otherwise marked]

* = still working on it

**=reread select parts or chapters


Alexander, Jonathan. “Labeur and Paresse:  Ideological Representations of Medieval Peasant Labor.”  The Art Bulletin 72.3 (1990): 436-452.  College Art Association. JSTOR. Web. 1 Sept 2013.

**Barnett, Lincoln.  The Universe and Dr. Einstein. New York: William Sloane Associates, 1948. Print.

Batchelor, David. Chromophobia. London: Reaktion Books, 2000. Print.

Bryson, Norman.  Looking at the Overlooked. London: Reaktion Books, 2004. Print.

Campbell, Joseph with Bill Moyers.  The Power of Myth.  Ed. Betty Sue Flowers. New York: Anchor Books, 1988. Print.

Danto, Arthur C.  After the End of Art:  Contemporary Art and the Pale of History.  Princeton:  Princeton University Press, 1997. Print.

Debord, Guy. Society of the Spectacle. Detroit: Black and Red, 1983. Print.

De Quincey, Thomas. Confessions of an English Opium-Eater. London: Routledge and Sons,1886. Project Gutenberg. 1 Jan 2000. Web. 15 May 2013.

Dissanayake, Ellen. Homo Aestheticus. Seattle:  University of Washington Press, 1996. Print.

Foucault, Michel. Manet and the Object of Painting. London: Tate Publishing, 2009. Print.

*Harbison, Craig. Jan van Eyck:  The Play of Realism. 2nd ed. London: Reaktion Books, 2012. Print.
**Heschel, Abraham Joshua. The Sabbath. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2005. Print.
Hickey, Dave. The Invisible Dragon. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012. Print.

McEvilley, Thomas.  Art and Discontent: Theory at the Millennium. New York: McPherson and Company, 1991. Print.

Mori, Masahiro. “The Uncanny Valley.”  Trans. Karl F. MacDorman and Norri Kageki.  IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine. 12 June 2012.  Web. 4 Jan. 2013.

*Ruskin, John.  Modern Painters.  Vol. 3.  New York: National Library Association, 1856.  Project Gutenberg. Web. 29 May 2013.

Saka, Keisuke. Karakuri: How to Make Mechanical Paper Models that Move. Trans. Eri Hamaji.  New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2010. Print.

Salomon, Nanette. “The Art Historical Canon:  Sins of Omission.” The Art of Art History:  A Critical Anthology.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print.

Simons, Patricia. “Women in Frames- the Gaze, the Eye, the Profile in Renaissance Portraiture.” History Workshop, No. 25 (Spring, 1988), pp. 4-30. Oxford University Press. JSTOR. 1 Sept. 2013.

Stewart, Susan. On Longing: Narratives of the Miniature, the Gigantic, the Souvenir, the Collection. Durham: Duke University Press, 1993. Print.

*—. The Open Studio: Essays on Art and Aesthetics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005. Print.

Tolkien, J. R. R. “On Fairy Stories.” The Tolkien Reader. New York: Random House, 1986. Print.

Werrell, Yukari and Miwako Nishimura. “Transformations of Mon:  Japanese Family Crests.” The Epoch Times English Edition.  The Epoch Times.  20 Oct. 2009.  Web.  10 April 2013.

Woolf, Virginia. A Room of One’s Own. Orlando: Harcourt, 1957. Print.


Fall 2012

On Photography-Susan Sontag
Pictures and Tears-Elkins
On the Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary Art-Elkins
The Object Stares Back–Elkins
Ways of Seeing-Berger
Simulacra and Simulation-Baudrillard
About Looking-Berger
“Civil Disobedience”-Thoreau

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