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A necessarily partial list of texts that have informed the work at The Royal Academy.


Lipman, Nicole. In Search of a City: Essays on Los Angeles, Food Trucks, and Home. BA thesis. Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, 2019.

McNeil, Joanne. Lurking: How a Person Became a User. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2020.

McPhee, John. The Control of Nature. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1989.

Oswald, Diane L. Fire Insurance Maps: Their History and Applications. College Station, TX: Lacewing Press, 1997.

Phillips, Susan A. The City Beneath: A Century of Los Angeles Graffiti. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2019.

Taylor, Leila. Darkly: Black History and America's Gothic Soul. London: Repeater, 2019.


Anderson, Sam. Boom Town: The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, Its Chaotic Founding, Its Apocalyptic Weather, Its Purloined Basketball Team, and the Dream of Becoming a World-Class Metropolis. New York: Crown, 2018.

Bottles, Scott. Los Angeles and the Automobile: The Making of the Modern City. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987.

George, Lynell. No Crystal Stair: African Americans in the City of Angels. London: Verso, 1992.

Houston, Keith. Shady Characters: The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols & Other Typographical Marks. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2013.

Klinenberg, Eric. Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life. New York: Crown, 2018.

Lippard, Lucy. Undermining: A Wild Ride Through Land Use, Politics, and Art in the Changing West. New York: The New Press, 2014.

Lugo, Adonia E. Bicycle/Race: Transportation, Culture, & Resistance. Portland, Oregon: Microcosm Publishing, 2018.

Ribas, Vanesa. On the Line: Slaughterhouse Lives and the Making of the New South. Oakland: University of California Press, 2016.

Waldie, D. J. Where We Are Now: Notes from Los Angeles. Santa Monica: Angel City Press, 2004.


Cole, Carolyn Kozo, and Kathy Kobayashi. Shades of L.A.: Pictures from Ethnic Family Albums. New York: New Press, 1996.

Evans, Claire L. Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet. New York: Portfolio/Penguin, 2018.

George, Lynell. After/Image: Los Angeles Outside the Frame. Santa Monica: Angel City Press, 2018.

Hayden, Dolores. The Grand Domestic Revolution: A History of Feminist Designs for American Homes, Neighborhoods, and Cities. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1981.

hooks, bell. The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love. New York: Washington Square Press, 2004.

Johnson, Kate, and Sarah Williams. A Feminist Organization's Handbook: Our Administrative Protocols, etc. Los Angeles: Women's Center for Creative Work, 2017.

Kang, Yerin, Yoon Mingoo, Kay Jun, and Jeong Jaewan. Apartment Letters. Daegu, Korea: Aprilsnow, 2016.

O'Neil, Cathy. Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy. New York: Crown, 2016.

Orlean, Susan. The Library Book. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2018.

Rochlin, Michael Jacob. Ancient L.A. and Other Essays. Los Angeles: Unreinforced Masonry Studio, 1999.

Rochlin, Michael Jacob. Arcadian L.A. and Other Essays. Los Angeles, Unreinforced Masonry Studio, 2003.

Villagomez, Nikki. Culture + Typography: How Culture Affects Typography. Cincinnati: How Books, 2015.

Waxman, Lori. Keep Walking Intently: The Ambulatory Art of the Surrealists, the Situationist International, and Fluxus. Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2017.


Brown, Bill. Saugus to the Sea. Vancouver: Smart Cookie, 2001.

Coles, Alex, ed. EP Volume 2: Design Fiction. Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2016.

Fisher, Mark. Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? Winchester, UK: Zero Books, 2010.

Graham, Stephen. Vertical: The City from Satellites to Bunkers. London: Verso, 2016.

Le Guin, Ursula. The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia. New York: Harper & Row, 1974.

Marcus, Sara. Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution. New York: Harper Perennial, 2010.

Paradis, Louise, with Roland Früh and François Rappo. 30 Years of Swiss Typographic Discourse in the Typografische Monatsblätter. Zurich: Lars Müller Publishers, 2017.

Reid, T. R. The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care. New York: The Penguin Press, 2009.

Smucker, Jonathan. Hegemony How-To: A Roadmap for Radicals. Chico, CA: AK Press, 2017.

Srnicek, Nick, and Alex Williams. Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work. New York: Verso Books, 2015.

Sumrell, Robert, and Kazys Varnelis. Blue Monday: Stories of Absurd Realities and Natural Philosophies. Barcelona: Actar, 2007.

van Helvert, Marjanne, ed. The Responsible Object: A History of Design Ideology for the Future. Amsterdam: Valiz, 2016.

Yamashita, Karen Tei. Tropic of Orange. Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 1997.


Alexander, Michelle. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. New York: The New Press, 2012.

Bonnett, Alastair. Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.

Brownstein, Carrie. Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl. New York: Riverhead Books, 2015.

Butler, Octavia. Imago. New York: Warner Books, 1989.

Easterling, Keller. Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space. London: Verso, 2014.

Fischer, Marc. Public Collectors. New York: Inventory Press, 2014.

Hayden, Dolores. Building Suburbia: Green Fields and Urban Growth, 1820-2000. New York: Pantheon Books, 2003.

Henkin, David M. City Reading: Written Words and Public Spaces in Antebellum New York. New York: Columbia University Press, 1998.

Herzog, Werner. Of Walking in Ice. Minneapolis: University of Minneapolis Press, 2015.

Higgs, John. The KLF: Chaos, Magic and the Band Who Burned a Million Pounds. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2013.

Himes, Chester. If He Hollers Let Him Go (1945). New York: Thunder's Mouth Press, 2002.

Keiller, Patrick. The View from the Train: Cities & Other Landscapes. London: Verso, 2013.

Kelly, Ariana. Phone Booth. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.

Kusama, Yayoi. Infinity Net: The Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2011.

Lynch, Kevin. The Image of the City. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1960.

Manaugh, Geoff. A Burglar's Guide to the City. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.

McCawley, William. The First Angelinos: The Gabrielino Indians of Los Angeles. Banning, CA: Malki Museum Press; Novato, CA: Ballena Press, 1996.

Metahaven. Black Transparency: The Right to Know in the Age of Mass Surveillance. Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2015.

Sides, Josh. L.A. City Limits: African American Los Angeles from the Great Depression to the Present. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003.

Smith, Anna Deavere. Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992. New York: Anchor Books, 1994.

Smout Allen. Pamphlet Architecture 28: Augmented Landscapes. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2007.

Stowell, Scott. Design for People. New York: Metropolis Books, 2015.

Walker, Sue. Typography and Language in Everyday Life: Prescriptions and Practices. Harlow, England: Longman, 2001.

Woods, Lebbeus. Slow Manifesto: Lebbeus Woods Blog. Clare Jacobson, ed. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2015.

Yoos, Jennifer, and Vincent James. Parallel Cities: The Multilevel Metropolis. Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 2016.


Bauer, Rudi, and Sébastien Thiéry. Don't Brand My Public Space: On the Symbolic Poverty of the Representational Systems of Territorial Collectivities. Zurich: Lars Müller Publishers, 2013.

Bechdel, Alison. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2006.

Butler, Octavia. Adulthood Rites. New York: Warner Books, 1988.

Butler, Octavia. Dawn. New York: Warner Books, 1987.

Coverley, Merlin. The Art of Wandering: The Writer as Walker. Harpenden: Oldcastle Books, 2012.

Chung Ah-Young. K-Drama: A New TV Genre with Global Appeal. Seoul: Korean Culture and Information Service, 2011.

Delany, Samuel R. Babel-17 (1966). Boston: Gregg Press, 1976.

Despentes, Virginie. King Kong Theory. Translated by Stéphanie Benson. New York: Feminist Press, 2010.

Deverell, William. Whitewashed Adobe: The Rise of Los Angeles and the Remaking of Its Mexican Past. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004.

Elgin, Suzette Haden. Native Tongue. New York: DAW Books, 1984.

Elkind, Ethan N. Railtown: The Fight for the Los Angeles Metro Rail and the Future of the City. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2014.

Favier, Léo. What, You Don't Know Grapus?. Leipzig: Spector Books, 2014.

Fischer, Paul. A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator's Rise to Power. New York: Flatiron Books, 2015.

Garrett, Bradley L. Explore Everything: Placehacking the City. London: Verso, 2013.

Gordon, Kim. Girl in a Band. New York: Dey St., 2015.

Hong, Euny. The Birth of Korean Cool: How One Nation is Conquering the World Through Pop Culture. New York: Picador, 2014.

Kim, Katherine Yungmee. Los Angeles's Koreatown. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2011.

Le Guin, Ursula K. The Left Hand of Darkness (1969). New York: Ace Books, 2000.

Lynam, Ian. Parting It Out: Writings on Graphic Design. Tokyo: Wordshape, 2015.

Martin, Brett. Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution, from The Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad. New York: Penguin Books, 2013.

McDonagh, Don. The Rise and Fall and Rise of Modern Dance (1970). Pennington, NJ: A Capella Books, 1990.

Moody, Anne. Coming of Age in Mississippi (1968). New York: Bantam Dell, 2004.

Ott, Chris. Shallow Rewards: Commentaries on Pop 2005–2012. Self-published ebook, 2012.

Papadimitriou, Nick. Scarp: In Search of London's Outer Limits. London: Sceptre, 2013.

Poynor, Rick. Vaughan Oliver: Visceral Pleasures. London: Booth-Clibborn Editions, 2000.

Tiqqun. Preliminary Materials for a Theory of the Young-Girl. Translated by Ariana Reines. Los Angeles: Semiotext(e), 2012.

Ulin, David L. Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles. Oakland: University of California Press, 2015.

Wakida, Patricia, ed. LAtitudes: An Angeleno's Atlas. Berkeley: Heyday, 2015.


Gay, Roxane. Bad Feminist: Essays. New York: Harper Perennial, 2014.

George, Rose. Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, The Invisible Industry that Puts Clothes on Your Back, Gas in Your Car, and Food on Your Plate. New York: Metropolitan Books, 2013.

Harris-Perry, Melissa V. Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011.

Harvey, David. Social Justice and the City (1973). Athens, GA: The University of Georgia Press, 2009.

Levine, Faythe, and Sam Macon. Sign Painters. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2013.

Lunning, Frenchy, ed. Mechademia 5: Fanthropologies. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010.

Norton, Peter D. Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2008.

Paglen, Trevor. Blank Spots on the Map: The Dark Geography of the Pentagon's Secret World. New York: New American Library, 2010.

Rehder, William J., and Gordon Dillow. Where the Money Is: True Tales from the Bank Robbery Capital of the World. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2003.

Sklar, Anna. Brown Acres: An Intimate History of the Los Angeles Sewers. Santa Monica: Angel City Press, 2008.

Solnit, Rebecca. Wanderlust: A History of Walking. New York: Viking, 2000.

Toop, David. Ocean of Sound: Aether Talk, Ambient Sound and Imaginary Worlds. London: Serpent's Tail, 1995.

Wright, Lawrence. Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief. New York: Knopf, 2013.


Byrne, David. How Music Works. San Francisco: McSweeneys, 2012.

Deverell, William, and Greg Hise, eds. Land of Sunshine: An Environmental History of Metropolitan Los Angeles. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005.

Hart, Dianne Walta. Undocumented in L.A.: An Immigrant's Story. Wilmington, DE: SR Books, 1997.

Lapsley, Phil. Exploding the Phone: The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws Who Hacked Ma Bell. New York: Grove Press, 2013.

Okrent, Arika. In the Land of Invented Languages: Esperanto Rock Stars, Klingon Poets, Loglan Lovers, and the Mad Dreamers Who Tried to Build a Perfect Language. New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2009.

Reynolds, Simon. Energy Flash: A Journey Through Rave Music and Dance Culture. Berkeley: Soft Skull Press, 2012.

Rodgers, Tara. Pink Noises: Women on Electronic Music and Sound. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2010.

Sanchez, George J. Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture, and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900-1945. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.


Ackroyd, Peter. London Under: The Secret History Beneath the Streets. New York: Nan A. Talese, 2011.

Akasegawa, Genpei. Hyperart: Thomasson. New York: Kaya Press, 2009.

Aquarian, Isis. The Source: The Untold Story of Father Yod, Ya Ho Wa 13 and the Source Family. Los Angeles: Process, 2007.

Bag, Alice. Violence Girl: East L.A. Rage to Hollywood Stage, A Chicana Punk Story. Port Townsend, WA: Feral House, 2011.

Bernstein, Michèle. All the King's Horses. Translated by John Kelsey. Los Angeles: Semiotext(e), 2008.

Collins, Nicolas. Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking. New York: Routledge, 2009.

Coolidge, Matthew, and Sarah Simons, eds. Overlook: Exploring the Internal Fringes of America with the Center for Land Use Interpretation. New York: Metropolis Books, 2006.

Cox, Christoph, and Daniel Warner, eds. Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music. New York: Continuum, 2004.

Firestone, Shulamith. The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution. New York: Morrow, 1970.

Foster, Seshu. City Terrace Field Manual. New York: Kaya Press, 1996.

Gorman, Paul. Reasons to be Cheerful: The Life and Work of Barney Bubbles. London: Adelita, 2010.

Hayden, Dolores. The Power of Place: Urban Landscapes as Public History. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1995.

The Invisible Committee. The Coming Insurrection. Los Angeles: Semiotext(e), 2009.

Miéville, China. The City and the City. New York: Del Rey, 2009.

Owen, David. Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less Are the Keys to Sustainability. New York: Riverhead Books, 2009.

Sawhney, Deepak Narang, ed. Unmasking L.A.: Third Worlds and the City. New York: Palgrave, 2002.

Steenstra, Sytze. Song and Circumstance: The Work of David Byrne from Talking Heads to the Present. New York: Continuum, 2010.


Ault, Julie, ed. Show and Tell: A Chronicle of Group Material. London: Four Corners, 2010.

Azerrad, Michael. Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981-1991. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 2001.

Banham, Reyner. Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies. New York: Harper & Row, 1971.

Berger, George. The Story of Crass. London: Omnibus, 2006.

Buntin, John. L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2009.

Fox, William L. Making Time: Essays on the Nature of Los Angeles. Emeryville, CA: Shoemaker & Hoard, 2007.

Friedrich, Otto. City of Nets: A Portrait of Hollywood in the 1940s. New York: Harper & Row, 1986.

Hickey, Dave. The Invisible Dragon: Essay on Beauty. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009.

Hurewitz, Daniel. Bohemian Los Angeles and the Making of Modern Politics. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007.

Hyde, Lewis. Common as Air: Revolution, Art, and Ownership. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010.

Kelsey, John. Rich Texts: Selected Writing for Art. Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2010.

Krauss, Annette, and Emily Pethick, editors. Hidden Curriculum: A Project by Annette Krauss. Rotterdam: Episode, 2008.

Ninjalicious. Access All Areas: A User's Guide to the Art of Urban Exploration. Toronto: Infilpress, 2005.

O'Brien, Matthew. Beneath the Neon: Life and Death in the Tunnels of Las Vegas. Las Vegas: Huntington Press, 2007.

Solnit, Rebecca. Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010.

Spitz, Marc, and Brendan Mullen. We Got the Neutron Bomb: The Untold Story of L.A. Punk. New York: Three Rivers, 2001.

The students of Theodore Roosevelt High School. Entering New Territory: Dreams for a New Los Angeles. Venice, CA: 826LA, 2006.

Till, Jeremy. Architecture Depends. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2009.

Varnelis, Kazys, ed. The Infrastructural City: Networked Ecologies in Los Angeles. Barcelona: Actar, 2008.

Wilson, Carl. Let's Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste. New York: Continuum, 2007.

Young, Rob, ed. Undercurrents: The Hidden Wiring of Modern Music. London: Continuum, 2002.


De Bondt, Sara, and Fraser Muggeridge, eds. The Form of the Book Book. London: Occasional Papers, 2009.

Dunaway, David K., and Willa K. Baum, eds. Oral History: An Interdisciplinary Anthology. Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press, 1996.

Graeber, David. Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology. Chicago: Prickly Paradigm Press, 2004.

Hafner, Katie, and Matthew Lyon. Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet. New York: Touchstone, 1996.

Klein, Norman. The History of Forgetting: Los Angeles and the Erasure of Memory. London: Verso, 1997.

McNeil, Legs, and Gillian McCain. Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk. New York: Grove Press, 1996.

Reynolds, Simon. Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984. New York: Penguin Books, 2006.

Stecyk, Craig, and Glen E. Friedman. Dogtown: The Legend of the Z-Boys. New York: Burning Flag Press, 2002.

Streatfeild, Dominic. Brainwash: The Secret History of Mind Control. New York: Thomas Dunne, 2007.


Anderson, Chris. Free: The Future of a Radical Price. New York: Hyperion, 2009.

Brewster, Bill, and Frank Broughton. Last Night a DJ Saved My Life: The History of the Disc Jockey. New York: Grove Press, 2000.

Coles, Alex, ed. Design and Art. London: Whitechapel; Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2007.

Foster Wallace, David. A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments. New York: Little, Brown and Co., 1997.

Foster Wallace, David. Consider the Lobster and Other Essays. New York: Little, Brown and Co., 2005.

Johnstone, Stephen, ed. The Everyday. London: Whitechapel; Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2008.

Price, Jennifer. Flight Maps: Adventures with Nature in Modern America. New York: Basic Books, 1999.

Weingart, Wolfgang. My Way to Typography. Baden, Switzerland: Lars Müller, 2000.


Bradley, Will, et al., eds. Self-Organisation: Counter-Economic Strategies. New York: Sternberg Press, 2006.

Chang, Jeff. Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip Hop Generation. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2005.

Gibson, James J. The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1979.

Illich, Ivan. Tools for Conviviality. New York: Harper & Row, 1973.

Illich, Ivan. Toward a History of Needs. New York: Pantheon Books, 1978.

Lelong, Guy. Daniel Buren. Paris: Flammarion, 2002.

Mason, Matt. The Pirate's Dilemma: How Youth Culture Is Reinventing Capitalism. New York: Free Press, 2008.


Carter, Jimmy. Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2006.

Chung, Chuihua Judy, et al., eds. The Harvard Design School Guide to Shopping. New York: Taschen, 2001.

Friedman, Thomas L. The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005.

Ginsborg, Paul. The Politics of Everyday Life: Making Choices, Changing Lives. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005.

Hawken, Paul, Amory Lovins, and L. Hunter Lovins. Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution. Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1999.

Klein, Naomi. The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. New York: Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt, 2007.

Marx, Karl, and Friedrich Engels. The Communist Manifesto: A Modern Edition. London: Verso, 1998.

Mitchell, William J. Placing Words: Symbols, Space, and the City. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2005.

Neuwirth, Robert. Shadow Cities: A Billion Squatters, A New Urban World. New York: Routledge, 2005.

Pollan, Michael. The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. New York: Penguin, 2006.

Singer, Peter. One World: The Ethics of Globalization. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002.

Steffen, Alex, et al., eds. Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century. New York: Abrams, 2006.

Thackara, John. In the Bubble: Designing in a Complex World. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2005.

Waal, Frans de. Primates and Philosophers: How Morality Evolved. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006.


Alt, Julie. Come Alive! The Spirited Art of Sister Corita. London: Four Corners Books, 2006.

Fischer, Steven Roger. A History of Reading. London: Reaktion Books, 2003.

Fraser, Andrea. Museum Highlights: The Writings of Andrea Fraser. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2005.

Kraybill, Donald B., and Marc A. Olshan, eds. The Amish Struggle with Modernity. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1994.

Lang, Peter, and William Menking. Superstudio: Life Without Objects. Milan: Skira, 2003.

Lumpkin, Libby. Deep Design: Nine Little Art Histories. Los Angeles: Art Issues Press, 1999.

Pasternak, Anne, Doug Ashford et al. Who Cares. New York: Creative Time Books, 2006.


Doherty, Claire, ed. Contemporary Art: From Studio to Situation. London: Black Dog Publishing, 2004.

Houellebecq, Michel. The Elementary Particles (1998). Trans. Frank Wynne. New York: Vintage International, 2001.

Houellebecq, Michel. H. P. Lovecraft: Against the World, Against Life (1991). Trans. Dorna Khazeni. San Francisco: Believer Books, 2005.

Kwon, Miwon. One Place after Another: Site-Specific Art and Locational Identity. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2004.

Lakoff, George. Don't Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate. White River Junction, VT : Chelsea Green, 2004.

Lessig, Lawrence. Free Culture: The Nature and Future of Creativity. New York: Penguin, 2004.

Mander, Jerry. Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television (1978). New York: Perennial, 2002.

Morin, France. Heavenly Visions: Shaker Gift Drawings and Gift Songs. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2001.

Steiner, Barbara, Rein Wolfs, Heike Munder, and Doris Berger, eds. Inventory: The Work of Christine Hill and Volksboutique. Ostfildern-Ruit: Hatje Cantz, 2003.


Bachelard, Gaston. The Poetics of Space (1958). Trans. Maria Jolas. Boston: Beacon, 1969.

Bernadette Corporation. Reena Spaulings. New York: Semiotext(e), 2004.

Blauvelt, Andrew. Strangely Familiar: Design and Everyday Life. Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 2003.

Canetti, Elias. Crowds and Power (1960). Trans. Carol Stewart. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1984.

Davis, Mike. City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles. New York: Verso, 1990.

Flam, Jack, ed. Robert Smithson: The Collected Writings. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996.

Havelock, Eric A. Preface to Plato. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press, 1963.

Lefebvre, Henri. The Production of Space (1974). Trans. Donald Nicholson-Smith. Oxford: Blackwell, 1991.

Lessig, Lawrence. The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World. New York: Vintage, 2002.

Tuan, Yi-Fu. Space and Place: The Perspective of Experience. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1977.


Bennis, Warren. On Becoming a Leader (1989). Cambridge, MA: Perseus Books, 1994.

Cruz, Amanda. Dave Muller: Connections. Annadale-on-Hudson, NY: Center for Curatorial Studies, 2002.

Darling, Michael, and Rita Kersting. Sam Durant. Ostfildern-Ruit: Hatje Cantz, 2002.

Dean, Andrea Oppenheimer, and Timothy Hursley. Rural Studio: Samuel Mockbee and an Architecture of Decency. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2002.

Debord, Guy. The Society of the Spectacle (1967). Trans. Donald Nicholson-Smith. New York: Zone Books, 1994.

de Certeau, Michel. The Practice of Everyday Life. Trans. Steven Rendall. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1984.

Ewen, Stuart. Captains of Consciousness: Advertising and the Social Roots of Consumer Culture (1976). New York: Basic Books, 2001.

Florida, Richard. The Rise of the Creative Class: And How It's Transforming Work, Leisure, Community, and Everyday Life. New York: Basic Books, 2002.

Foster, Hal. Design and Crime, and Other Diatribes. London: Verso, 2002.

Godard, Jean-Luc. Made in USA, Screenplay. London: Lorrimer, 1967.

Hayles, Katherine. Writing Machines. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2002.

Hebdige, Dick. Subculture: The Meaning of Style. London: Routledge, 1979.

Heskett, John. Toothpicks & Logos: Design in Everyday Life. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.

Hostetler, John A. Amish Society. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1963.

Jenkins, Henry. Textual Poachers: Television Fans & Participatory Culture. New York: Routledge, 1992.

Laporte, Dominique. The History of Shit. Trans. Nadia Benabid and Rodolphe el-Khoury. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2000.

Marcus, Greil. Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1989.

McDonough, William, and Michael Braungart. Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things. New York: North Point Press, 2002.

Morris, Catherine, curator; Klaus Bussmann and Markus Müller, eds. Food: An Exhibition by White Columns, New York. Köln: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 1999.

Museum of Jurassic Technology. The Museum of Jurassic Technology: Primi Decem Anni, Jubilee Catalogue. West Covina, CA: Society for the Diffusion of Useful Information Press, 2002.

Myers, Kathy. Understains: The Sense and Seduction of Advertising. London: Comedia, 1986.

Sjöman, Vilgot. I Am Curious (Yellow). Trans. Martin Minow and Jenny Bohman. New York: Grove Press, 1968.

Stillman, Whit. Barcelona; Metropolitan: Tales of Two Cities. Boston: Faber and Faber, 1994.

Strauss, Erwin S. How to Start Your Own Country: How You Can Profit from the Coming Decline of the Nation State (1979). Port Townsend, WA: Loopanics Unlimited, 1984.

Tisdall, Caroline. Joseph Beuys, Coyote. Munich: Schirmer-Mosel, 1980.


Anderson, Benedict. Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism. London: Verson, 1983.

Barber, Benjamin R. Jihad vs. McWorld. New York: TImes Books, 1995.

Butler, Judith. Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (1990). New York: Routledge, 1999.

Carson, Anne. Autobiography of Red. New York: Vintage, 1998.

Clarke, Alison and Daniel Miller. "Fashion and Anxiety." Fashion Theory, Vol. 6, Issue 2 (June 2002), 191-214.

Davis, Meredith, et al. Design as a Catalyst for Learning. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1997.

Dewey, John. Experience and Education (1938). New York: MacMillan, 1958.

Dunne, Anthony, and Fiona Raby. Design Noir: The Secret Life of Electronic Objects. Basel: Birkhäuser, 2001.

Eva & Adele. Eva & Adele: Logo: Mediaplastic - Wings - Lingerie. Ostfildern-Ruit: Hatje Cantz, 2000.

Frascara, Jorge. User-centred Graphic Design. London?: Taylor & Francis, 199?.

Holland, DK, ed. Design Issues: How Graphic Design Informs Society. New York: Allworth Press, 2001.

Hughes, Jonathan and Simon Sadler, eds. Non-Plan: Essays on Freedom, Participation, and Change in Modern Architecture and Urbanism. Oxford: Architectural Press, 2000.

Lavin, Maud. Clean New World: Culture, Politics, and Graphic Design. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2001.

Mamet, David. Speed the Plow. New York: Grove Press, 1988.

Margolin, Victor. The Politics of the Artificial: Essays on Design and Design Studies. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002.

Murray, Janet. Hamlet on the Holodeck. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press,1997.

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