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Of Walking On Ice

Werner Herzog

On Photography

Susan Sontag

Duchamp: A Biography

Calvin Tompkins


Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Things One Sees: A Life of Contemporary Artist Robert Irwin

Lawrence Weschler

Just Kids

Patti Smith

Essays On The Blurring of Art and Life

Alan Kaprow

The Coming Insurrection

The Invisible Committee

You Are Not A Gadget

Jaron Lanier

Don Quixote

Miguel de Cervantes

Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings

Jorge Luis Borges

Other Criteria: Confrontations with Twentieth-Century Art

Leo Steinberg

The Information

James Gleick

Believing Is Seeing: Observations on the Mysteries of Photography

Errol Morris

Off the Wall: A Portrait of Robert Rauschenberg

Calvin Tompkins


Toni Morrison

Motherless Brooklyn

Jonathan Lethem

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Jonathan Safran Foer

River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technical Wild West

Rebecca Solnit

A Field Guide To Getting Lost

Rebecca Solnit

Peer Pressure

Brad Troemel

Post Internet

Gene McHugh


Republic, Lost

Lawrence Lessig

One Way Forward: The Outsider’s Guide to Fixing the Republic

Lawrence Lessig

Towards a Philosophy of Photography

Vilem Flusser

Predator: The Remote-Control Air War over Iraq and Afghanistan: A Pilot’s Story

Matt J. Martin, Charles W. Sasser

How To Be Idle

Tom Hodgkinson

The Speech: A Historic Filibuster on Corporate Greed and the Decline of Our Middle Class

Bernie Sanders

Age of Greed: The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America, 1970 to the Present

Jeff Madrick

Debt: The First 5,000 Years

David Graeber

Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power

Steve Coll

The Crisis of Zionism

Peter Beinart

Possibilities: Essays on Hierarchy, Rebellion, and Desire

David Graeber


Secret Knowledge: Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Masters

David Hockney

Circles of Confusion: Film Photography Video Texts 1968 1980

Hollis Frampton

Thinking in Systems: A Primer

Donella Meadows

Into the Universe of Technical Images

Vilem Flusser

Marcel Duchamp: The Afternoon Interviews

Calvin Tompkins

Binding Chaos

Heather Marsh

Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed

James C. Scott

The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York

Robert A. Caro

Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology

David Graeber

Utopia Parkway: The Life And Work Of Joseph Cornell

Deborah Soloman

Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel

Max Blumenthal


Going Dark

Guy McPherson

Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire

Noam Chomsky


John Hersey

Johnny Got His Gun

Dalton Trumbo

Alternative Art, New York, 1965-1985

Julie Ault

T.A.Z.: The Temporary Autonomous Zone

Hakim Bey


Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism and Michael Rockefeller’s Tragic Quest

Carl Hoffman

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Michelle Alexander

The Fire Next Time

James Baldwin

Between the World and Me

Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley

Malcolm X, Alex Haley


Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism

Ha-Joon Chang

Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals

Saul Alinsky

Benjamin Franklin

Edmund S. Morgan

The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza

Max Blumenthal

Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad

Walden & The Essay on Civil Disobedience

Henry David Thoreau


Ways of Seeing

John Berger

World’s End

T.C. Boyle

Healing Back Pain

Dr. John E. Sarno

Portnoy’s Complaint

Philip Roth

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Matthew Desmond

Full House: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin

Stephen Jay Gould

A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico

Amy S. Greenberg


The Creators: A History of Heroes of the Imagination

Daniel J. Boorstin

Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility

James P. Carse


Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

Jared Diamond

Into the Universe of Technical Images

Vilem Flusser


Karl Ove Knausgaard

A Friend Of The Earth

T.C. Boyle

Health Justice Now: Single Payer and What Comes Next

Timothy Faust


H Is For Hawk

Helen Macdonald

American Pastoral

Philip Roth

Healing Night: The Science and Spirit of Sleeping, Dreaming, and Awakening

Rubin Naiman

The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and REsistance, 1917 - 2017

Rashid Khalidi

The Peregrine

J.A. Baker

Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?

Mark Fisher

An Army Like No Other: How the Israeli Defense Force Made a Nation

Haim Bresheeth-Zabner

My Struggle: Book 1

Karl Ove Knausgaard


Toni Morrison

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West

Dee Brown

Metaphors We Live By

George Lakoff, Mark Johnson