Sunday, 5 August 2012

Non fiction book club

I joined a non-fiction book club yesterday. I'm really looking forward to reading books and discussing them over brunch.

Some non fiction books which I want to read are (text and links Guardian UK news site):
The Shock of the New by Robert Hughes (1980)
Hughes charts the story of modern art, from cubism to the avant garde
The Story of Art by Ernst Gombrich (1950)
The most popular art book in history. Gombrich examines the technical and aesthetic problems confronted by artists since the dawn of time
Ways of Seeing by John Berger (1972)
A study of the ways in which we look at art, which changed the terms of a generation's engagement with visual culture
Mythologies by Roland Barthes (1972)
Barthes gets under the surface of the meanings of the things which surround us in these witty studies of contemporary myth-making
Orientalism by Edward Said (1978)
Said argues that romanticised western representations of Arab culture are political and condescending

From the Ruins of Empire by Pankaj Mishra
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/aug/05/ruins-empire-pankaj-mishra-review?INTCMP=SRCH

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