This is a list of books I have read, am currently reading or am planning to read, on topics that inform the themes of this project.

If I have reviewed or discussed the book, a link will provided to that post.

Arts Research  /  Archives & Preservation  /  Copyright & Intellectual Property /  Curation  /  Digital & Technology  /  Exhibitions & Installations  /  Fashion  /  Libraries  /  Museum Studies  /  Performance Art  /  Publishing

Arts Research

Allegue Fuschini, L. (2009). Practice-as-research: In performance and screen. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Allen, F. (2011). Education. London; Cambridge, Mass: Whitechapel Gallery; MIT Press.

Borgdorff, H. (2012). The conflict of the faculties: Perspectives on artistic research and academia. Leiden: Leiden University Press.

Borgdorff, H., & Schwab, M. (2014). The exposition of artistic research: Publishing art in academia. Leiden: Leiden University Press.

Bourriaud, N. (2002). Relational aesthetics. Dijon: Presses du Re´el.

Cashell, K. (2009) Aftershock: The Ethics of Contemporary Transgressive Art. London: I.B. Tauris

Felshin, N. (1995). But is it art?: The spirit of art as activism. Seattle: Bay Press.

Harris, J. (2001). The new art history: A critical introduction. London: Routledge.

Kaprow, A. (2003) Essays on the Blurring of Art and Life. Berkeley, Calif; London: University of California Press.

Miell, D., & Littleton, K. (2004). Collaborative creativity: Contemporary perspectives. London: Free Association Books.

Perry, G. (2015). Playing to the gallery: Helping contemporary art in its struggle to be understood. New York: Penguin Books.

Runco, M.A. (2006) Creativity: Theories and Themes: Research, Development, and Practice. Amsterdam; London: Academic.

Tharp, T. & Reiter, M. (2003) The Creative Habit: Learn it and use it for Life: A Practical Guide. New York; London: Simon & Schuster.

Turkle, S. (2007) Evocative Objects: Things we Think with. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Ward, O. (2014). Ways of looking: How to experience contemporary art. London: Laurence King Publishing.

Archives & Preservation

Alphen, E. (2014). Staging the archive: Art and photography in the age of new media. London: Reaktion Books.

Baron, J. (2013). The archive effect. London: Routledge.

Enwezor, O. (2008) Archive Fever: Uses of the Document in Contemporary Art. London: Thames & Hudson

Farr, I. (2012). Memory. London: Whitechapel Art Gallery.

Hilderbrand, L., & Horsfield, K. (2006). Feedback: The video data bank catalog of video art and artist interviews. Philadelphia, Pa: Temple University Press.

McGillivray, G. (2011). Scrapbooks, snapshots and memorabilia: Hidden archives of performance. New York: Peter Lang.

MacKay, N. (2007). Curating oral histories: From interview to archive. Walnut Creek, Calif: Left Coast Press.

Meglin, J. A., & Brooks, L. M.(2013). Preserving dance across time and space. London: Routledge.

Merewether, C. (2006). The archive. London; Cambridge, Mass: Whitechapel; MIT Press.

Saltzman, L. (2006). Making memory matter: Strategies of remembrance in contemporary art. Chicago, London: University of Chicago Press.

Copyright & Intellectual Property

McLeod, K. (2005) Freedom of Expression®: Overzealous Copyright Bozos and Other Enemies of Creativity.  New York: Doubleday.

Silbey, J., (2015) The Eureka Myth: Creators, Innovators, and Everyday Intellectual Property. Stanford, California: Stanford Louisiana Books, an imprint of Stanford University Press.


Balzer, D. (2014). Curationism: How curating took over the art world and everything else. London: Pluto Press. [Read Review]

Bhaskar, M. (2016). Curation: The power of selection in a world of excess. London: Piatkus.

Graham, B., & Cook, S. (2010). Rethinking curating: Art after new media. Cambridge, Mass; London: MIT Press.

Krysa, J. (2006). Curating immateriality: The work of the curator in the age of network systems. New York; London: Autonomedia.

Obrist, H. (2008). A brief history of curating. Zurich: JRP/Ringier.

Obrist, H. (2011). Everything you always wanted to know about curating but were afraid to ask. Berlin: Sternberg.

O’Doherty, B. (1999). Inside the white cube: The ideology of the gallery space. Berkeley: University of California Press.

O’Doherty, B., Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, FORuM Project (2007). Studio and cube: On the relationship between where art is made and where art is displayed. New York: Columbia University.

O’Neill, P. (2007). Curating subjects. London: Open Editions.

Rugg, J., Sedgwick, M. (2007). Issues in curating contemporary art and performance. Bristol, UK; Chicago: Intellect.

Wilson, M., & O’Neill, P. (2010). Curating and the educational turn. London: Open Editions.

Digital & Technology

Ai, W., Ambrozy, L. (2011). Ai weiwei’s blog: Writings, interviews, and digital rants, 2006-2009. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.

Gauntlett, D. (2011). Making is connecting: The social meaning of creativity from DIY and knitting to YouTube and web 2.0. Cambridge, UK; Malden, MA: Polity Press.

Greene, R. (2004). Internet art. London: Thames & Hudson.

Hansen, M. (2006). New philosophy for new media. Cambridge, Mass; London: MIT.

Herzogenrath, B. (2012). Travels in intermedia[lity]: Reblurring the boundaries. Hanover: Dartmouth College Press.

July, M. (2011). It Chooses You. San Fransisco: Mcsweeny’s. [Read Review]

Kholeif, O. (2016) Electronic Superhighway: From Experiments in Art and Technology to Art After the Internet. London: Whitechapel Gallery.

Kwastek, K., Daniels, D. & Warde, N. (2013) Aesthetics of Interaction in Digital Art. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Lanier, J. (2014). Who owns the future?. London: Penguin Books.

Lanier, J. (2011). You are not a gadget: A manifesto. London: Penguin.

Morozov, E. (2014). To save everything, click here: The folly of technological solutionism PublicAffairs.

Newman, M. Z. (2014). Video revolutions: On the history of a medium. New York: Columbia University Press.

Niebisch, A. (2012). Media parasites in the early avant-garde: On the abuse of technology and communication. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Pepperell, R., & Punt, M. (2003). The postdigital membrane: Imagination, technology and desire. Bristol: Intellect.

Ryan, M. (2006). Avatars of story. Minneapolis, Minn; London: University of Minnesota Press.

Sholette, G. (2011). Dark matter: Art and politics in the age of enterprise culture. London: Pluto Press.

Stallabrass, J. (2003). Internet art: The online clash of culture and commerce. London: Tate Publishing.

Swanstrom, E. (2016) Animal, Vegetable, Digital: Experiments in New Media Aesthetics and Environmental Poetics. Tuscaloosa, Alabama: The University Alabama Press.

Utterson, A. (2010). The beginnings of digital cinema: Computers in the moving image. London: BFI.

Wilson, S. (2002) Information Arts: Intersections of Art, Science and Technology. Cambridge, Mass; London: MIT Press.

Exhibitions & Installations

Bishop, C. (2005). Installation art: A critical history. London: Tate.

Heathfield, A., & Etchells, T. (2014). While you are with us here tonight. London: Live Art Development Agency.

Le Maitre, B., Saba, C.G., Hediger, V. & Noordegraaf, J., (2013) Preserving and Exhibiting Media Art: Challenges and Perspectives. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

Lippard, L.R. (1973) Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object from 1966 to 1972. London: Studio Vista.

Marincola, P. (2006). What Makes a Great Exhibition? Philadelphia: Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative

Miessen, M. (2007). The violence of participation. New York: Sternberg Press.

Morgan, J., & Wood, C. (2007). The world as a stage. London: Tate.

Morris, C., (2012) Materializing Six Years: Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art.Cambridge, Massachusetts; Brooklyn, New York: The MIT Press; Brooklyn Museum.

Steedman, M. (2011). Gallery as community: Art, education, politics. London: Whitechapel Gallery.

Stern, N. (2013). Interactive art and embodiment: The implicit body as performance. Canterbury: Gylphi.

Suderburg, E. (2000). Space, site, intervention: Situating installation art. Minneapolis; London: University of Minnesota Press.


Clarke, S.E.B. & O’Mahony, M. (2002) Techno Textiles: Revolutionary Fabrics for Fashion and Design. London: Thames & Hudson.

Jenss, H. (2016). Fashion studies: Research methods, sites and practices. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Melchior, M. R., & Svensson, B. (2014). Fashion and museums: Theory and practice. London: Bloomsbury.


Accardi, M. T., & Vukovic, J. (2013). Feminist pedagogy for library instruction. Sacramento, California: Library Juice Press.

Amerika, M. (2011). Remixthebook. Minneapolis, Minn; Bristol: University of Minnesota Press; University Presses Marketing [distributor].

Amerika, M. (2007). Meta/data: A digital poetics. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.

Bartel, J.(2004). From A to zine: Building a winning zine collection in your library. Chicago: American Library Association.

Day, R. E. (2014). Indexing it all: The subject in the age of documentation, information, and data. Cambridge, Massachusetts; London, England: The MIT Press.

Museum Studies

Pollock, G. (2007). Encounters in the virtual feminist museum: Time, space and the archive. London: Routledge.

Pollock, G., & Zemans, J. (2007). Museums after modernism: Strategies of engagement. Malden, Mass; Oxford: Blackwell.

Putnam, J. (2001). Art and artifact: The museum as medium. London: Thames & Hudson.

Serota, N. (2000). Experience or interpretation: The dilemma of museums of modern art. London: Thames & Hudson.

Performance Art

Berghaus, G. (2005). Avant-garde performance: Live events and electronic technologies. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Bishop, C. (2012). Artificial hells: Participatory art and the politics of spectatorship. London: Verso.

Heathfield, A., & Jones, A. (2012). Perform, repeat, record: Live art in history. Bristol: Intellect.

Hill, L. & Paris, H. (2004) The Guerilla Guide to Performance Art. (New ed.) London: Continuum.

Hinchcliffe, D., Calow, J., & Mansfield, L. (2014). Speculative strategies in interdisciplinary arts practice. London: Underwing Press.

Johnson, D. (2015). The art of living: An oral history of performance art. Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.


Lewis, A. (2016). So you want to publish a magazine?. London: Laurence King Publishing.

Schwab, M. & Borgdorff, H., (2014) The Exposition of Artistic Research: Publishing Art in Academia. Leiden: Leiden University Press