Tuesday, July 7, 2009

July 7, 2009

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
The Medium is the Massage An Inventory of Effects- Marshall McLuhan and Quentin Fiore
Durham: A Bull City Story by Jim Wise
Detroit's Michigan Central Station by Kelli B. Kavanaugh

The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
The Book by Alan Watts
Josef Albers: To Open Eyes
and some others

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Books read April- June-ish (at least what I can remember)

Silent Spring by Rachel Carson- still so relevant! and unbelievable!

Storming the Gates of Paradise: Landscapes for Politics by Rebecca Solnit- one of my favorite writers- "The Walmart Biennial" essay is brilliant, if not so sad.

The Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art of Life and Vice Versa by Michael Kimmelman- an interesting angle on art and life that includes Ray J and also introduced me to Hugh Francis Hicks's Mt. Vernon Museum of Incandescent Lighting.

Teachers as Cultural Workers: Letters to those Who Dare to Teach by Paulo Freire- Freire is ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!!! and a much needed voice! His book, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, is next in line.

Relational Aesthetics- Nicolas Bourriaud

(almost finished with) Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace...One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin- an interesting angle on how one pursues a path of making a difference in the world. AND it resulted from a failure.

I also started (but didn't finish and had to return it to the library)
Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

March books finished so far

To the Lighthouse- Virginia Woolf
Made from Scratch Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life- Jenna Woginrich
A New Eath Awakening to Your Life's Purpose- Eckhart Tolle

Sunday, February 15, 2009

December to February Reading

This project is shifting but how I'm not totally sure. I found that its structure was actually causing me not to read at times though the process was quite helpful to my memory and digesting of ideas. Perhaps a place in between will be found.

In the meantime some books I've read lately are:
The Pirates! In An Adventure with Napoleon by Gideon Defoe
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
One Dimensional Man by Herbert Marcuse
Proust was a Neuroscientist by Jonah Lehrer
The Gift, Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property by Lewis Hyde