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D E S I G N  B A S I C S  |
F O R M , C O L O R, M E D I A , C O L L A G E + P R O C E S S E S

  1. John Bowers, Intro. to Two-Dimensional Design:
    Understanding Form + Function,
    (John Wiley and Sons), 1999
  2. Wucius Wong, Principles of Form and Design
    (New York: Van Nostrand Renholt) 1993, ISBN: 0-442-01405-8
  3. Alex White, The Elements of Graphic Design (NY: Allworth Press)
    2002, ISBN: 1-58115-250-7
  4. Paul Lester, Visual Communication ; Images with Messages
    2nd Ed, Wadsworth, 2000
  5. Ikuyoshi Shibukawa et al Design Guide to Color 1,2,3,4 and 5
    (San Francisco, Chronicle Books) 1983,1984, 1989, 1991
  6. Johannes Itten, Elements of Color (NY, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.)
    2001, ISBN: 0-471-28929-9
  7. Peter Olpe, Drawing as Design Process, Niggli, 1997
  8. Simon Larbalestier The Art and Craft of Collage
    (San Francisco, Chronicle Books) ISBN: 0-8118-0806-8
  9. Kenneth Hiebert, Graphic Design Processes,
    (New York: Van Nostrand Reinholt) 1992, ISBN: 0-442-00839-2
  10. Kenneth Hiebert, Graphic Design Sources
    (New Haven, Yale University Press) 1998, ISBN: 0-300-07461
  11. Lee + Mehring Drawing is Another Kind of Language:
    Recent Drawings from...
    Harvard University Art Museums, 1997
  12. McGinness, Ryan Flatnessisgood: Art + Design + Process + picture plane theory, Soft Scull Press, 1999
  13. Holtzschue/Noriega Design Fundamentals for the Digital Age,
    Van Nostrand Reinhold, NY 1997

G E N E R A L  M E T H O D O LO G I E S |
G R A P H I C   D E S I G N + T Y P O G R A P H I C

  1. McGinness, Ryan flatnessisgood: art + design + process + picture plane theory, Soft Scull Press, 1999
  2. Holtzschue + Noriega Design Fundamentals for the Digital Age,
    Van Nostrand Reinhold, NY 1997
  3. Meggs, Carter, Day Typographic Design: Form and Communication
    Van Nostrand Reinhold, NY
  4. Hofmann, Armin Graphic Design Manual, Principles and Practice,
    Van Nostrand Reinhold, NY , 1965
  5. Heibert, Kenneth Graphic Design Processes,
    Van Nostrand Reinhold, NY , 1992
  6. Hurlburt, Allen The Grid, Van Nostrand Reinhold, NY , 1978
  7. Hurlburt, Allen Publication Design: A Guide to Page Layout Typography, Format, Style, Van Nostrand Reinhold, NY , 1971
  8. Hurlburt, Allen Layout: The Design of the Printed Page
    Van Nostrand Reinhold, NY , 1977
  9. Muller-Brockman, Josef The Graphic Artist and His Design Problems, 1961
  10. Willi Kunz Typography: Macro- and Microaesthetics, Verlag Niggli, 2000
  11. Wong, Wucious Principles of Form and Design,
    Van Nostrand Reinhold, NY , 1993
  12. Poggenpohl, Sharon ed. Graphic Design: A Career Guide and Directory, AIGA Press, 1993
  13. Tufte, Edward Envisioning Information Narratives of Space and Time, Graphics Press, CN
  14. Hochuli + Kinross Designing books, Hyphen Press, 1996
  15. Spiekermann + Ginger Stop Stealing Sheep, Adobe Press, 1993
  16. Phillip Meggs, Rob Carter, Typographic Specimens: The great typefaces. Van Nostrand Reinhold, ISBN 0-442-00758-2
  17. Weingart, Wolfgang Typography, Lars Mueller Publishers, 2000
  18. Bringhurst, Robert The Elements of Typographic Style (second ed.); H&M Publishers, 1997
  19. West, Suzanne Working with Style, Traditional and Modern Approaches to Graphic Design, Watson-Guptill Pub. NY 1990
  20. Ruder, Emil Typography: A Manual for Design, 1967
  21. Tim Samara, Timothy Samara, Making & Breaking Grid: A Layout Design Workshop (Rockport Publishers; 2003) ISBN: 1564968936
  22. Alan Fletcher, The Art of Looking Sideways (Phaidon Press Inc., September 2001) ISBN: 0714834491

H I S T O R Y  |
D E S I G N , G R A P H I C  D E S I G N + T Y P O G R A P H I C

  1. Meggs, Philip,B The History of Graphic Design, 3rd Edition,
    Van Nostrand Reinhold, NY 1998
  2. Heller, Steven + Georgette Ballance Graphic Design History,
    Allworth Press, 2001
  3. American Center for Design Remaking History, American Center for Design Journal, ACD, 1998
  4. Heller, Steven +Pettit, Elinor Graphic Design Timeline: A Century of Design Milestones Allworth Press, NY , 2000
  5. Various Graphic Design in America A Visual Language History,
    Walker Art Center, MN, 1989
  6. Heller, Steven + Thomas Hauffe, Design: An illustrated historical Overview (Barron¡çs) ISBN 0-8120-9772-6
  7. Chwast, Seymour Graphic Style, From Victorian to Postmodern, Harry Abrams, Inc. NY 1988
  8. Heller, Steven + Lupton, Ellen Mixing Messages, Graphic Design in Contemporary Culture, Princeton Architectural Press, 1996
  9. MOMA The Russian Avant-Garde Book 1910-1934 (produced by Museum of Modern Art, NY) ISBN: 0-8109-6224-1
  10. Neuenschwander, Brody, Letterwork, Creative Letterforms In Graphic Design, Phaidon Press, London, 1993
  11. Friedl, Friedrich, Phil Baines, Andrew Haslan Type and Typography, Watson Guptill, ISBN 0-8230-5524-8
  12. Friedrich Friedl, Ott and Stein Typography: An Encyclopedic Survey of Type Design and Techniques Throughout History,
    (Blackdog and Leventhal Publishers), 1998, ISBN:1-57912-023-7
  13. David Ryan, Letter Perfect: The Art of Modernist Typography (Pomegranate Communications) 2001, ISBN:0-7649-1615-7
  14. Sebastian Carter, Twentieth Century Type Designers (Norton)
    ISBN 0-393-70199-9
  15. David Jury, About Face, Roto Vision, ISBN 2-88046-677-6
  16. Phil Baines, Andrew Haslan, Type and Typography, Watson Guptill, ISBN 0-8230-5524-8
  17. Tschichold, Jan The New Typography, University of California Press, 1987, 1995, 1998
  18. Anderson, Gail American Typeplay, PBC International NY 1994
  19. Ott Nicolaus, Stein, Bernard Typography (Encyclopedic Survey),
    Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 1998
  20. Heller, Steven, Fili Louise Typology, Chronicle Books, 1999 ISBN: 0714834491
  21. Blackwell, Lewis 20th Century Type, Rizzoli, NY 1992
  22. Studio Dunbar Behind the Seen: Studio Dunbar (Mainz, Verlag Hermann Schmidt), ISBN: 3-87439-335-6
  23. Magdalena Droste Bauhaus: 1919-1933 TASCHEN America Llc; (June 1998) ISBN: 3822876275
  24. Emigre Emigre: The Book, ISBN 0-442-01380-9
  25. Lars Muller Josef Muller Brockman ,Lars Muller Publishers, ISBN 3-906700-89-5

G R A P H I C  D E S I G N + T Y P O G R A P H I C
C R I T I C A L  W R I T I N G

  1. Heller, Steven+Meggs, Philip Texts on Type: Critical Writings on Typography Allworth Press, NY , 2001
  2. Drucker, Johanna Figuring the Word. Essays on Books, Writing and Visual Poetics, Granary Books, NY , 1998
  3. Lupton, Ellen+Miller, J.Abbott Design, Writing, Research, Kiosk, Princeton Architectural Press, NY, 1996
  4. Various Remaking History, American Center for Design Journal, American Center for Design, 1998
  5. Glauber, Barbara ed./Various Lift and Separate Graphic Design and the Vernacular, The Cooper Union, NY 1993
  6. Heller, Steven + Lasky, Julie Borrowed Design, Use and Abuse of Historical Form, Van Nostrand Reinhold, NY , 1993
  7. Drucker, Johanna Theorizing Modernism, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1994
  8. Drucker, Johanna The Visible Word, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1994
  9. Crawford, Tad AIGA Professional Practices in Graphic Design, American Institute of Graphic Arts,
  10. Heller, S. + Pomeroy, Karen Design Literacy Understanding Graphic Design
  11. Heller, S. + Finamore, Marie Design Culture: An Anthology of Writing from the AIGA Journal of Graphic Design
  12. Goldfarb, Roz Careers in Design A Headhunter’s Secrets for Success…
  13. Steven et al Looking Closer, Critical Writings on Graphics Design, Allworth Press, NY, 1997
    Looking Closer 2, Critical Writings on Graphics Design, Allworth Press, NY 1994
    Looking Closer 3, Classic Writings on Graphics Design, Allworth Press, NY 1999
  14. Heller, Steven Design Dialogues, Allworth Press, NY,1998
  15. ID Conference The New Business of Graphic Design
  16. Thornton, Tamara P, Handwriting in America A Cultural History, Yale University Press
  17. Heller, Steven + Lasky, Julie Borrowed Design:Use and Abuse of Historical Form, Van Nostrand, New York
  18. Bogart, Michele Artists, Advertising and the Borders of Art,
    The University of Chicago Press

M E T H O D S |
B O O K + PA C K A G I N G  ST R U C T U R E S

  1. Roger Fawcett-Tang Experimental Formats, Books, Broxhures and Catalogs, RotoVision 2001
  2. Alisa Golden, Creating Handmade Books (Sterling)
    ISBN 0-8069-1771-7
  3. Jason Thompson, Making Journals by Hand: 20 Creative Projects for Keeping Your Thoughts (Rockport Publishers, 2000)
  4. Suzanne Tourtillott Making & Keeping Creative Journals (NC: Lark Books2002) ISBN: 1579903878
  5. Chris Foges, Experimental Formats: Books, Brochures and Catalogues (RotoVision, 2001); ISBN: 2880465087
  6. Keith Smith, Non-Adhesive Binding, (NY, Keith Smith Books) 1994, ISBN: 0-96737682-0-4
  7. Keith Smith, Structure of the Visual Book, (NY, Keith Smith Books) 1994, ISBN: 0-96737682-1-2
  8. Maurice O’Neill, Structural Package Design (Pepin Press Design Book Series) 1998, ISBN: 9054960515
  9. Nancy Williams, Paperwork (Phaidon) ISBN 0-7148-34610

F I L M , M O T I O N  G R A P H I C S + T H E O R Y

  1. Matt Woolman, Jeff Bellantoni Moving Type: Designing for Time and Space, RotoVision, 2000
  2. Robert B. Ray The Avant-Garde Finds Andy Hardy, Harvard Univ Pr, 1996
  3. Jeff Bellantoni+ Matt Woolman Type In Motion: Innovations in Digital Graphics, Rizzoli International Publications, 1999
  4. Steve Curran Motion Graphics : Graphic Design for Broadcast and Film, Rockport Pub, 2000
  5. R. Barton Palmer (Editor) The Cinematic Text : Methods and Approaches (Georgia State Literary Studies, Vol 3), AMS Press 1989
  6. Gilles Deleuze Cinema 1 : Movement-Image, Univ of Minnesota Pr, 1986
  7. Gilles Deleuze Cinema 2 : The Time-Image, Univ of Minnesota Pr, 1989
  8. Gregory Flaxman (Editor) The Brain Is the Screen: Deleuze and the Philosophy of Cinema, Univ of Minnesota Pr, 2000
  9. Jean Mitry The Aesthetics + Psychology of the Cinema (The Society for Cinema Studies Translation Series), Indiana Univ Pr, 2000
  10. Richard Coyne Technoromanticism: Digital Narrative, Holism, and the Romance of the Real, MIT Press, 1999
  11. E. Barrett + Marie Redmond Contextual Media: Multimedia and Interpretation MIT Press, 1987
  12. Lev Manovich The Language of New Media, MIT Press, 2001
  13. Bolter, Jay + Grusin, Richard Remediation: Understanding New Media, MIT Press, 2000
  14. Lunenfeld, Peter A User’s Guide to Digital Arts, Media and Cultures, MIT Press, 2000
  15. Lunenfeld, Peter The Digital Dialectic, New Essays on New Media, MIT Press, London, 1999
  16. Birkerts, Sven The Gutenberg Elegies: The fate of reading in an Electronic Age. Faber & Faber, 1994
  17. Landow, George, P Hyper/Text/Theory, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994
  18. Landow, George, P HyperText 2.0: /Theory, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994
  19. Moser, Mary Anne Immersed in Technology, Art and Virtual Environments, MIT Press, 1996
  20. Stone, Alluquére Rosanne The War of Desire and Technology at the Close of the Mechanical Age, MIT Press
  21. Taylor, Mark + Saarinen, Esa Imagologies, Routledge, London, 1994
  22. Lanham, Richard, A The Electronic Word, Democracy Technology and the Arts, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1993
  23. McLuhan, Marshall Understanding Media, 1964
  24. McLuhan, Marshall The Gutenburg Galaxy, 1962
  25. McLuhan, Marshall Culture is Our Business 1970
  26. McLuhan,+ Quentin Fiore The Medium is the Message, Jerome Angel, 1967. Renewed 1996.
  27. Virilio, Paul The Art of the Motor, University of Minnesota Press, 1995
  28. Bukatman, Scott Terminal Identity: The Virtual Subject in Postmodern Science Fiction, Duke University Press, 1993
  29. Negroponte, Nicholas Being Digital, Vintage Books, 1995
  30. Postman, Neil Technopoly, The Surrender of Culture to Technology, Vintage Books, NY, 1993
  31. McKibben, Bill The Age of Missing Information, Penguin, 1993
    Helfand, Jessica Six Essays on Design and New Media, New York, William Drenntel, 1995
  32. Abbott Miller, J Dimensional Typography: Case Studies on the Shape of letters in Virtual Environments, Princeton Arch. Press, 1996
  33. By the Editors of Mediamatic Website Graphics, Thames and Hudson, 1999
  34. Barrett, Levinson, & Lisanti The MIT Guide to Teaching Web Site Design, MIT Press 2001
  35. Horton + Lynch Web Style Guide, Yale University, 1999

I C O N S / S Y M B O LS / I D E N T I T Y  D E S I G N

  1. Per Mollerup Marks of Excellence, The History and Taxonomy of Trademarks, PhaidonPress, 1997, 2000
  2. English, Marc Design Identity-Graphics Design as a Business Strategy, Rockport Publishers, 1998
  3. Aaron Betsky Icons, Magnets of Meaning, Chronicle Books, 1997
  4. Lupton, Ellen Mixing Messages, Graphic Design in Contemporary Culture, Princeton Arch. Press, 1996
  5. Catrherine Fishel ReDesigning Identity: Strategies for Success, Rockport, 2000
  6. Mono Branding : From Brief to Finshed Solution, RotoVision, 2002
  7. Jane Pavitt, Princeton Univ Press, 2000
    ISBN: 069107061X


  1. Tufte, Edward Envisioning Information, Narratives of Space and Time, Graphics Press, CN,
  2. Tufte, Edward Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative, Graphics Press, CN, 1997
  3. Paul Mijksenaar Visual Function, (Princeton Architectural Press, 1997); ISBN: 156898118X
  4. Paul Mijksenaar Open Here: The Art of Instructional Design, (Thames and Hudson) 1999 ISBN: 050028170X
  5. Bounford, Campbell Digital Diagrams: How to Design and Present Statistical Information Effectively Watson-Guptill Pub, 2000
  6. Peter Wildbur, Michael Burke Information Graphics: Innovative Solutions in Contemporary Design, Thames & Hudson; 1999 ISBN: 0500280770

A D V E R T I S I N G / P R O PA G A N D A / S O C I A L  
P O L I T I C A L  G R A P H I C S / M E D I A  C U L T U R E /

  1. Steven Heller (ed) Sex Appeal: The Art of allure in Graphic and Advertising Design, Allworth Press, 2000
  2. McQuiston, Liz Graphic Agitation : Social and Political Graphics Since the Sixties, Phaidon Press Inc., 1993
  3. Lavin,Maud Clean New World: Culture, Politics, and Graphic Design, MIT Press, 2001
  4. Marshall McLuhan, Culture is our Business, NY, McGraw Hill. 1970. (Out of Print)
  5. Jacques Ellul. Propaganda: The Foundation of Man’s Attitudes. NY, Alfred A. Knopf, 1965
  6. Vance Packard, The Hidden Persuaders
  7. Anthony, Pratkanis, Age of Propaganda:The Everyday Use and Abuse of Persuasion. (New edition published June 2000)
  8. Heller, Steven. Eye Magazine, No 17, 1995 Advertising: The Mother of Graphic Design
  9. Michele Bogart. Artists, Advertisng and the Borders of Art. U Chicago Press, 1995
  10. Brian Wallis, ed. If you Lived Here; The City in Art, Theory, and Social Activism. Bay Press 1991
  11. Emigre 53, “Saving Advertising” Winter 2000.
  12. Judith Williamson Decoding Advertisements : Ideology and Meaning in Advertising (Ideas in Progress), Marion Moyers, 1994
  13. Sally Henderson Billboard Art, Chronicle Books, 1981
  14. Joseph Thompson et al Billboard Art on the Road, A Retrospective Exhibition of Artists’ Billboards of the Last 30, MIT Press; 1999
  15. James Annesley Blank Fictions : Consumerism, Culture and the Contemporary American Novel St. Martins Press, 1998
  16. James Fraser The American Billboard : 100 Years, 1997,
  17. Harry N Abrams; Stephen Fox The Mirror Makers : A History of American Advertising and Its Creators , Univ of Illinois Pr ,1997
  18. Julian + Juliann Sivulka Soap, Sex, and Cigarettes : A Cultural History of American Advertising , Wadsworth Pub Co, 1997
  19. James B. Twitchell Adcult USA, Columbia Univ Pr, 1997
  20. Ernest Sternberg The Economy of Icons :How Business Manufactures Meaning, Praeger Pub Text, 1999

E N V I R O N M E N T A L  G R A P H I C S /
E X H I B I T I O N  D E S I G N / S I G N A G E

  1. Rob Carter et al Working with Type: Exhibitions, Rotovision 2000
  2. Hunt, Wayne Design and Planning Environmental Graphics, Madison Square Press Editors, 1998
  3. Rattenbury, Arnold Exhibition Design: Theory and Practice. 1971
  4. Criss B. Mills Designing with Models. A Studio Guide to making and Using Arch. Models. John Wiley and Sons, 2000

P U B L I C A R T / C I V I C  A R T + D E S I G N

  1. Petrucci, Armando Public Lettering: Script Power and Culture, University of Chicago Press, 1993
  2. Tom Finkelpearl Dialogues in Public Art, October 2001, MIT Press
  3. Harriet F. Senie, Athena Tacha Dancing in the Landscape : The Sculpture of Athena Tacha,Ariel, 2000
  4. Maya Ying Lin Boundaries, Simon & Schuster, 2000
  5. Brian Wallis (Editor) If You Lived Here : The City in Art, Theory, and Social Activism : A Project by Martha Rosler, Bay Press, 1999
  6. Erika Suderburg Space, Site, Intervention: Situating Installation Art, Univ of Minnesota Press, February 2000
  7. Edith Gruson, Gert Staal Copy Proof: A New Method for Design Education, Uitgeverij 010, October 2000
  8. Francesco Careri Walkscapes : Walking as an Aesthetic Practice, GG Publisher 2002


  1. Lesley Jackson The Sixties: decade of design revolution Phaidon Press Inc.; (May 2000) ISBN: 0714839639
  2. Lesley Jackson 20th Century Pattern Design: textile and wallpaper pioneers Princeton Architectural Press; (June 2002)
  3. John Pile The dictionary of the 20th Century Design DaCapo Press; (April 1994) ISBN: 0306805693
  4. Beth Dunlop Twentieth Century Houses Phaidon Press Inc.; (September 1999) ISBN: 0714838705
  5. Kahn, Andrea Drawing, Building, Text, Princeton Architectural Press
    Venturi, Brown, Izenour Learning From Las Vegas, BMIT Press, 1972, 1977, 1998
  6. Norman, Donald The Design of Everyday Things (formerly The Psychology of Everyday Things), Basic Books, 1998
  7. Norman, Donald Things that make us Smart, Addison-Wesley Publishing, 1993
  8. Mitchell William J. e-topia, MIT Press, 2000
  9. Middleton, Robin (Ed.) The Idea of the City, MIT Press, 1996
  10. Vidler, Anthony Warped Space: Art, Architecture, and Anxiety in Modern Culture, MIT Press, 2000
  11. Chase, Crawford, Kaliski Everyday Urbanism, Monacelli Press, 1999

E N V I R O N M E N T + S U STA I N A B L I LT Y : D E S I G N

  1. Alastair Faud-Luke Eco Design, The Sourcebook,Thames and Hudson Ltd; (April 15, 2002) ISBN: 0500283435
  2. Juliet B. Schor + Betsy Taylor Sustainable Planet: Solutions for the 21st Century, Beacon Press; (January 2003) ISBN: 0807004553
  3. McDonough+Braungart Cradle to Cradle, North Point Press; 1st edition (April 22, 2002) ISBN: 0865475873
  4. Rowledge, Barton + Brady Mapping the Journey: Case Studies in Strategy and Action toward Sustainable Development, Chelsea Green Pub Co; (November 2000)ISBN: 1874719268
  5. Ralph Caplan By Design: Why There Are No Locks on the Bathroom Doors in the Hotel Louis XIV and Other Object Lessons . #
    McGraw-Hill; (January 1984) # ASIN: 0070097771
  6. David Orr The Nature of Design, Oxford University Press; (March 2002) ISBN: 019514855X
  7. Dorothy Mackenzie Green Design, Books Nippan; 2nd edition (March 1997)
  8. Fritjof Capra The Hidden Connections: Integrating The Biological, Cognitive, And Social Dimensions Of Life Into A Science Of
    Doubleday; (August 20, 2002) ISBN: 0385494718
  9. R. Buckminster Fuller Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth, Amereon Ltd; (June 1978) # ASIN: 089190235X
  10. Ezio Manzini The Material of Invention, MIT Press 1986
  11. Jim Lesko Industrial Design : Materials and manufactuing Guide, John Wiley + Sons, 1999
  12. Pamela Williams How to Break Into Product Design, North Light Books, 1998
  13. Mono Design, Ambrose, Harris This End Up: Original Approaches to Packaging Design, Rotovision, 2003

C O M M U N I C AT I O N T H E O R I E S ,
L I N G U I ST I C S + M E A N I N G S

  1. Gunther Kress, +Theo van Leeuwen Reading Images: The Grammar of Visual Design, Routledge, 1996
  2. Swhann, Cal Language and Typography, Van Nostrand Reinhold, NY , 1991
  3. Baudrillard, Jean The Ecstasy of Communication, Semiotext(e), Foreign Agent Books
  4. Baudrillard, Jean The Mirror of Production, Telos Press, 1975
  5. Baudrillard, Jean Simulacra and Simulation, 1983, 1994
  6. Baudrillard, Jean The System of Objects, Verso, New York and London 1968, 1996
  7. Baudrillard, Jean Cool Memories, Verso, London 1990
  8. Eco, Umberto A Theory of Semiotics, 1976
    Eco, Umberto The Role of the Reader, 1979
  9. Barthes, Roland The Elements of Semiology, 1967
  10. Barthes, Roland Mythologies, 1972
  11. Barthes, Roland The Pleasure of Text, Hill and Wang, NY 1975
  12. Barthes, Roland Image-Music-Text, 1977
  13. Barthes, Roland S/Z, Paris 1970
  14. Noam Chomsky Language and Mind, Hbj College & School Div; 1972
  15. Noam Chomsky Knowledge of Language, Praeger Pub Text, 1985
  16. Noam Chomsky On Language:Chomsky’s Classic Works Language and Responsibility and Reflections on Language, New Press, 1998
  17. Mitchell, W.J.T Iconology: Image, Text, Ideology, 1986
  18. Piaget, Jean Structuralism, 1970
  19. Kinross, Robin ‘Semiotics and Designing‘, Information Design Journal, 1986
  20. Culler, Jonathan Roland Barthes, 1983
  21. Culler, Jonathan The Pursuit of Signs, 1981
  22. Culler, Jonathan On Deconstruction: Theory and Criticism after Structuralism 1982
  23. Culler, Jonathan Literary Theory, A Very Short Introduction, Oxford Press, 1997
  24. Eagleton, Terry Literary Theory, An Introduction, Oxford, 1983
  25. Derrida, Jacques Writing and Difference, Routledge and Kegan Paul, London, 1978
  26. Derrida, Jacques Of Grammatology, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore and London, 1976
  27. Derrida, Jacques Pursuit of Signs, Semiotics, Literature, Deconstruction Ithaca 1981
  28. Foucault, Michel The Archaeology of Knowledge and the Discourse of Language, Tavistock, London, 1972
  29. Foucault, Michel Language, Counter Memory, Practice, Tavistock, London, 1972
  30. Foucault, Michel Power/Knowledge, Selected Interviews and Writings, The Harvester Press, 1980
  31. Kritzman, Lawrence D Foucault, Michel: Politics, Philosophy, Culture Routledge, 1988, 1990
  32. Bachelard,Gaston The Poetics of Space, Beacon Press, Boston
    Gablick, Suzi The Reenchantment of Art, Thames and Hudson, 1991
  33. de Saussure, Ferdinand Course in General Linguistics. London, Fontana/Collins, 1974


  1. Stafford, Barbara Artful Science: Enlightenment Entertainment and Eclipse of Visual Education, MIT Press, 1994
  2. Stafford, Barbara Good Looking: Essays on the Virtue of Images, MIT Press, 1994
  3. Arnheim, Rudolf Visual Thinking, UC Press, 1969
  4. Alperson, Philip ed. The Philosophy of the Visual Arts, Oxford University Press, 1992
  5. Sheppard, Anne Aesthetics, An Introduction to the Philosophy of Art, Oxford University Press, 1987
  6. Bataille, Georges The Tears of Eros, City Light Books, San Francisco, 1990
  7. Christopher Alexander Notes on the Synthesis of Form, Cambridge, Harvard U Press, 1964
  8. Fletcher, Alan The Art of Looking Sideways, Phaidon, 2001
  9. Kress, Theo Van Leeuwen Reading Images : The grammar of Visual Design. Routledge, 1996
  10. Alberto Manguel Reading Pictures : A History of Love and Hate, Random House, 2000


  1. Foster, Hal Recoding s Art, Spectacle and Cultural Politics, Bay Press, Seattle WA
  2. Foster, Hal The Anti-Aesthetic, Essays on Postmodern Culture
  3. Owens, Craig Beyond Recognition: Representation, Power, and Culture, University of California Press, 1992
  4. Eagleton, Terry The Idea of Culture, Blackwell Publishers, 2000

S O C I E T Y  C U L T U R E  H I S T O R Y  P L A C E  ( A M E R I C A N )

  1. Robertson, James Oliver American Myth America Reality, Hill and Wang New York, 1980
  2. Kunstler, James H The Geography of Nowhere, Simon and Schuster New York
  3. Cantor, Norman The American Century, Varieties of Culture in Modern Times, Harper Collins
  4. Baudrillard, Jean America, Verso, New York
  5. Marcus, Greil Lipstick Traces, A Secret History of the 20th Century, Harvard University Press, 1989
  6. Tocqueville, Alexis de Democracy in America, Vintage Books, New York 1990
  7. Deleuze, Gilles+ Guttari, Félix Nomadology: The War Machine, Semiotext(e), 1986
  8. Diller, Elizabeth + Scofidio, Ricardo Back to front: Tourisms of War, F.R.A.C. Basse Normandie, 1994

T H E  B O D Y

  1. Ackerman, Diane A Natural History of the Senses, Vintage Books, New York, 1991
  2. Stafford, Barbara Body Criticism, MIT Press, 1994
  3. Johnson, Mark The Body in the Mind: The Bodily Basis of Meaning, Imagination and Reason, University of Chicago Press, 1987
  4. Garner, Stanton B Bodied Spaces: Phenomenology and Performance in Contemporary Drama, Cornell, 1994

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