Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Notable Texts on Art and its Relation to Propaganda and Political Bodies
-The Situationists and the City, a collection of writings from Situationist International edited by Tom McDonough.
-Art and Text, edited by Aimee Selby with a font on the cover that takes me back to way back when and some other strange places as well.
-Color: A Natural History of the Palate by Victoria Finlay, which I have discussed before.
-Danzig Baldaev's Drawings From the Gulag is a bleak journey into a historic institution designed for punishment and torture, and a strange account of art's existence there.
-And of course, my nonfiction 'book of the year' from last year The Great Debate About Art by Roy Harris.