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Catalogues and Lists

Partial Contents of my Personal Library (2005)

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Electronic Art: History & Context.

  • Benedikt, Michael. Cyberspace.
  • Bordwell & Thompson. Film Art: An Introduction.
  • Chion, Michel. Audio-Vision.
  • Franke, Herbert W. Computer Graphics, Computer Art.
  • Goodman, Cynthia. Digital Visions.
  • Greene, Rachel. Internet Art.
  • Hall & Fifer. Illuminating Video: An Essential Guide to Video Art.
  • Hankins, Thomas. Instruments and the Imagination.
  • Hulten, Pontus. The Machine: As Seen at the End of the Mechanical Age.
  • Krueger, Myron. Artificial Reality II.
  • Laurel, Brenda. Computers as Theater.
  • Laybourne, Kit. The Animation Book.
  • Leavitt, Ruth. Artist and Computer.
  • Lovejoy, Margot. Digital Currents: Art in the Electronic Age.
  • Lucie-Smith, Edward. Art Tomorrow.
  • Malina, Frank. Kinetic Art: Theory and Practice.
  • Manovich, Lev. The Language of New Media.
  • McCloud, Scott. Understanding Comics.
  • McCullough, Malcolm. Abstracting Craft: The Practiced Digital Hand.
  • McLuhan, Marshall. Understanding Media.
  • Mitchell, William et al. Beyond Productivity: Information Technology, Innovation and Creativity.
  • Mulder, Arjen. Book for the Electronic Arts.
  • Obrist, Hans Ulrich. Do It.
  • Ono, Yoko. Grapefruit: A Book of Instructions and Drawings.
  • Osborne, Peter. Conceptual Art.
  • Pace Wildenstein Gallery. Logical Conclusions: 40 Years of Rule-Based Art.
  • Packer & Jordan. Multimedia: From Wagner to Virtual Reality.
  • Paul, Christiane. Digital Art.
  • Popper, Frank. Art of the Electronic Age.
  • Popper, Frank. Kinetic Art.
  • Reichardt, Jasia. The Computer in Art.
  • Reichardt, Jasia. Cybernetic Serendipity.
  • Reichardt, Jasia. Cybernetics, Art and Ideas.
  • Rheingold, Howard. Virtual Reality.
  • Rush, Michael. New Media in Late 20th-Century Art.
  • Russett & Starr. Experimental Animation.
  • Spiller, Neil. Cyber Reader: Critical Readings for the Digital Era.
  • Tuchman, Maurice et al. The Spiritual in Art: Abstract Painting 1890-1985.
  • Viola, Bill. Writings 1973-1994.
  • Wardrip-Fruin and Montfort. The New Media Reader.
  • Whitney, John. Digital Harmony: On the Complementarity of Music and Visual Art.
  • Wilson, Stephen. Information Arts.
  • Wood, Paul. Conceptual Art.
  • Youngblood, Gene. Expanded Cinema

Design and Design Pedagogy.

  • Alexander, Christopher. The Nature of Order, Book One: The Phenomenon of Life.
  • Berger, John. Ways of Seeing.
  • Chapman & Chapman. Digital Multimedia.
  • Dondis, Donis. A Primer of Visual Literacy.
  • Gelman, Alexander. Subtraction.
  • Hofmann, Armin. Graphic Design Manual.
  • Itten, Johannes. Design and Form: The Basic Course at the Bauhaus and Later.
  • Kandinsky, Wassily. Concerning the Spiritual in Art.
  • Kandinsky, Wassily. Point and Line to Plane.
  • Kepes, Gyorgy. The Nature and Art of Motion.
  • Kepes, Gyorgy. Sign, Image, Symbol.
  • Kepes, Gyorgy. The Man-Made Object.
  • Kepes, Gyorgy. Education of Vision.
  • Kepes, Gyorgy. Structure in Art and in Science.
  • Kepes, Gyorgy. Module, Proportion, Symmetry, Rhythm.
  • Kepes, Gyorgy. Language of Vision.
  • Kirby, Michael. Happenings.
  • Klee, Paul. Pedagogical Sketchbook.
  • Lauer, David. Design Basics.
  • Maeda, John. Design by Numbers.
  • Moholy-Nagy, Sibyl. Experiment in Totality.
  • Thiel, Phillip. Visual Awareness and Design.
  • Wingler, Hans. The Bauhaus.
  • Wong, Wucius. Principles of Two-Dimensional Design.

Information Visualization.

  • Bertin, Jacques. Semiology of Graphics.
  • Gabel & Bruner. Global Inc.: An Atlas of the Multinational Corporation.
  • Harmon, Katherine. You Are Here: Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination.
  • Lombardi, Mark. Preparatory Drawings, 1994-2000.
  • Smith, Dan. The Penguin Atlas of War and Peace.
  • Smith, Dan. The Penguin State of the World Atlas.
  • Tufte, Edward. Envisioning Information.
  • Tufte, Edward. The Visual Display of Quantitative Information.
  • Tufte, Edward. Visual Explanations.
  • V2_Publishing. Making Art of Databases.
  • Wood, Denis. The Power of Maps.

Algorithms, Simulation & Computer Graphics.

  • Bickford, William. A First Course in the Finite Element Method.
  • Bourg, David. Physics for Game Developers.
  • de Berg, van Kreveld, Overmars, & Schwarzkopf. Computational Geometry.
  • Dixon, Robert. Mathographics.
  • Foley, van Dam, Feiner, & Hughes. Computer Graphics: Principles & Practice.
  • Gershenfeld, Neil. The Nature of Mathematical Modeling.
  • Michaelwicz, Zbigniew. Genetic Algorithms + Data Structures = Evolution Programs.
  • Rogers & Adams. Mathematical Elements for Computer Graphics.
  • Schneider & Eberly. Geometric Tools for Computer Graphics.
  • Skeina, Steven. The Algorithm Design Manual.

Sound Art and Technology.

  • Cook, Perry. Music, Cognition, and Computerized Sound.
  • Cox, Christoph. Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music.
  • Duckworth, William. Virtual Music.
  • Johnson, Roger. Scores: An Anthology of New Music.
  • Moore, Richard. Elements of Computer Music.
  • Olson, Harry. Music, Physics and Engineering.
  • Roads, Curtis. Microsound.
  • Roads, Curtis. The Computer Music Tutorial.
  • Roads, Curtis. The Music Machine.
  • Wishart, Trevor. On Sonic Art.


  • Alexander, Christopher. A Pattern Language.
  • Brand, Stewart. How Buildings Learn.
  • Koren, Leonard. Undesigning the Bath.
  • SITE. Architecture as Art.
  • Venturi, Robert et al. Learning from Las Vegas.

Writing Systems and Typography.

  • Bringhurst, Robert. The Elements of Typographic Style.
  • Drucker, Johanna. The Alphabetic Labyrinth.
  • Drucker, Johanna. Figuring the Word.
  • Hofstadter, Douglas. Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies.
  • Hofstadter, Douglas. Metamagical Themas.
  • Rasula & McCaffrey. Imagining Language.
  • Sampson, Geoffrey. Writing Systems.


  • Albers, Josef. Interaction of Color.
  • Finlay, Victoria. Color.
  • Gerstner, Karl. The Forms of Color.
  • Itten, Johannes. The Elements of Color.
  • Rossotti, Hazel. Colour.
  • Silvestrino, Narciso. Idee Farbe.

Artist Monographs.

  • Hainley, Bruce. Tom Friedman.
  • Kayser, Alex. Heads.
  • Maeda, John. Maeda@Media.
  • Popper, Frank. Agam.
  • Tanchis, Aldo. Bruno Munari.

Speech and Psychology.

  • Hinton, Nichols & Ohala. Sound Symbolism.
  • Jakobson, Fant, & Halle. Preliminaries to Speech Analysis.
  • Jakobson & Waugh. The Sound Shape of Language.
  • Koehler, Wolfgang. Gestalt Psychology.
  • Marks, Lawrence. The Unity of the Senses: Interrelations Among the Modalities.

Mechatronics and Robotics.

  • Braga, Newton C. Mechatronics Sourcebook.
  • Braitenberg, Valentino. Vehicles: Experiments in Synthetic Psychology.
  • Branwyn, Gareth. Absolute Beginner's Guide to Building Robots.
  • Brown, Henry T. Five Hundred and Seven Mechanical Movements.
  • Jones, Franklin D. Ingenious Mechanisms for Designers and Inventors, Vols. 1-4.
  • Jones, Joseph et al. Mobile Robots: Inspiration to Implementation.
  • McComb, Gordon. The Robot Builder's Bonanza.
  • O'Sullivan & Igoe. Physical Computing.


  • Cage, John. A Year from Monday.
  • Frankfurt, Harry G. On Bullshit.
  • Goulish, Michael. 39 Microlectures.
  • McMahon, Thomas and Bonner, John. On Size and Life.
  • Seckel, Al. Incredible Visual Illusions.
  • Thompson, D'Arcy. On Growth and Form: The Complete Revised Edition.
  • Tsunetomo, Yamamoto. Hagakure.
  • Warhol, Andy. The Philosophy of Andy Warhol.
  • Warr, Tracey. The Artist's Body.