Seen it, read it:
- The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces by William H. Whyte (1980) - This is a witty documentary of NY's public plazas and park spaces and how people use the space and interact in them. It becomes clearly identifiable that people like to sit in the sun, will sit where there are places to sit, and participate in watching other people.
- Colors magazines - Issues 35 & 77 - I borrowed these from Richard Ross' library. These issues related to the topics of MAMMA and the sea, respectively. There are very good visuals in these magazines and I can see why Richard lent them to me.
- Chapter of "Walking in the City" by Michel de Certeau from his book The Practice of Everyday Life - Space is not the same as place. And to respect the lifestyle of the minimalist, I will omit theory jargon here.
- An Anecdoted Topography of Chance by Fluxus artist Daniel Spoerri - What a humorous and charming book.
- The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography by Katherine Harmon - I recommend this to anyone: lots of images of different artists' approaches to map-making.
- Bregtje van der Haak's Lagos: Wide & Close: An Interactive Journey into an Exploding city (2005)
Yet to finish:
- Placing Words: Symbols, Space, and the City by William J. Mitchell
- Calvino's Invisible Cities
- Assorted texts for Colin Gardner's 245 Theory class
- what it means to be avant-garde by David Antin
Calvino's Difficult Loves