From March 2012
Paul Klein suggested:
-The Girl with A Gallery, Lindsay Pollock, now Art in America Editor
-Philip Guston, a Memoir, Musa Meyar
Wesley Kimler suggested
-of particular interest: Stephen Beyst Luc Tuymans : A Misunderstanding
-Jed Perl, Laissez Fair Aesthetics
-Perl, St. Gerhard Of The Sorrows/
-John Currin Beyond Belief/ Bullshit Heaven
Jason Foumberg suggested:
-Franz Schulze, "Fantastic Images: Chicago Art Since 1945"
-Diane Grams, "Producing Local Color: Art Networks in Ethnic Chicago"
-Phonebook 1, 2, and 3 (each contains essays), published by Green Lantern Press
-haven't read it yet but may be of interest: Mary Jane Jacob, "Chicago Makes Modern"
-"The State of Art Criticism," edited by James Elkins
-"Sacred Spaces and Other Places: A Guide to Grottos and Sculptural Environments in the Upper Midwest," by Jim Zanzi and Lisa Stone
-James Yood, "Second Sight: Printmaking in Chicago"
-Art in Print (new digital magazine on printmaking)
-Lynne Warren, "Alternative Spaces:A History in Chicago
--Art in Chicago: 1955-1995" MCA
Philip von Zweck suggested:
-For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn't there by Anthony Huberman
-The Ignorant Schoolmaster: 5 lessons in intellectual emancipation by Jacques Ranciere (I know, I know this is totally hip- but it is for a reason, good shit)
-Frozen Tears edited by John Russell
Aaron Delehanty suggests:
-What is Contemporary Art, E-Flux Journal
-Landscape Theory (the Art Seminar) by Rachel Z. DeLue and James Elkins
-Vaclav Havel’s Disturbing the Peace-- if you want to uncover a powerful method for how creative thinking can lead (wo)men
-Formulas for Painters, by Massey (ever want to make all kinds of paint?)
Everything you ever wanted to know
Bill Ayers suggests:
-Gwendolyn Brooks' poem "Dedication to Picasso"
-Haki Madhubuti's poem "Art"
-Jane Kramer's provocative book Whose Art is It?
Jeff Zimmermann suggests
-Ross King, Michelangelo and the Popes Ceiling. Real story of a huge undertaking. Great history
-Victoria Finlay, Color - ever hear that Indian yellow comes from cow's piss after they've eaten rotten mangoes in India? Yeah, that was a lie to protect their secret. Great stories of where we get our colors
Daniel Tucker suggests
-Not to tute my own horn but..I recommend things ive written for the Belgian magazine -H-Art - a 5 part series entitled “Critical Culture in Chicago” (read articles 1, 2, 3, 4, 5).
-and interviews Rebecca and I have done at
-5 questions about art in chicago
-and the Trashing the Neoliberal City catalog
Duncan MacKenzie suggests:
-For the professional stuff... I would look at Ed Winkleman's blog
-and that book Art/Work is pretty damn useful.
Brandon Alvendia suggests:
-Here's my suggested website. Super fun and historical Chicago discussion archive.
Rebecca Zorach suggests:
-Never the same
Jim Duignan suggests:
-Pedagogy of the Oppressed
EC Brown suggests:
Bad at Sports had a post discussing Other Peoples Pixels and website options:
-I myself had posted a web-primer for artists, about 8 years ago. Too much
of it is outdated, but I suppose a page or two might still have some useful information.
Holly Sabin of Hinge Gallery suggests:
-Sarah Thornton's Seven Days in the Art World
-Modern Painters Magazine has great reviews and interesting articles
Bert Stabler suggests
The Monstrosity of Christ: Paradox or Dialectic?
Serendipities: Language and Lunacy, rEco, Umberto
Saint Paul: The Foundation of Universalism, Badiou, Alain
Soul on Ice, Cleaver, Eldridge
The Problem of Pain , Lewis, C.S.
Michelle Grabner suggests:
-Uncreative Writing: Managing Language in the Digital Age
Kenneth Goldsmith, 272 pages, 27 illus.ISBN: 978-0-231-14991-4
Shannon Stratton suggests:
-Art/Work is the one book I know about and used in a class once.
-Of course our PHONEBOOK might be useful too (as far as being a comprehensive listing of opportunities in the country)
Your itinerant art worker, Conrad Freiburg would suggest a tasting of:
-Zizek's In Defense of Lost Causes, (which ruined my life)
-Dostoevsky's the Idiot, (which helped me remember the best people
appear as idiots to most the world)
-Coyne and Knutsen's The Urban Homestead (for self-reliance)
-and though it is not a book, the list of logical fallacies listed at the Skeptic's Guide to the Universe.