Dave Mandl’s Recommended Reading List

  1. Archigram: A Guide to Archigram, 1961-1974

  2. Eugène Atget: Atget Paris

  3. Paul Avrich: Anarchist Voices: An Oral History of Anarchism in America

  4. Nicholson Baker: Double Fold

  5. James Bamford: The Puzzle Palace

  6. Gabriele Basilico: Cityscapes

  7. Bernd and Hilla Becher: Industrial Facades

  8. John Beecher: Charles Fourier: The Visionary and His World

  9. Hakim Bey: T. A. Z.

  10. Bob Black: The Abolition of Work

  11. Pierre Bourdieu: Distinction

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

  13. Noam Chomsky: Language and Politics

  14. Pierre Clastres: Society Against the State

  15. Claudia: I, Claudia

  16. Daniel and Gabriel Cohn-Bendit: Obsolete Communism: The Left-Wing Alternative

  17. Chris Cutler: File Under Popular

  18. Guy Debord: The Society of the Spectacle

  19. William Eggleston: 2 1/4

  20. Walker Evans: Polaroids

  21. Paul Feyerabend: Against Method

  22. Jim Fleming and Peter Lamborn Wilson (eds.): Semiotext(e) USA

  23. Mary Mix Foley: The American House

  24. H. W. Fowler: A Dictionary of Modern English Usage

  25. Thomas Frank: One Market Under God

  26. Nelson Goodman: Languages of Art

  27. Benjamin Graham: The Intelligent Investor

  28. Jonathon Green: Days in the Life

  29. Patrick Hamilton: Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky

  30. Doug Henwood: Wall Street

  31. Todd Hido: Outskirts

  32. Richard Hofstadter: Anti-Intellectualism in American Life

  33. Michael Jackson: The New World Guide to Beer

  34. Jane Jacobs: The Death and Life of Great American Cities

  35. Ken Knabb (ed.): The Situationist International Anthology

  36. William Labov: Sociolinguistic Patterns

  37. Paul Lafargue: The Right to Be Lazy

  38. George Lakoff: Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things

  39. Mark Lewisohn: The Beatles: Recording Sessions

  40. John Litweiler: The Freedom Principle: Jazz After 1958

  41. P. M.: bolo'bolo

  42. Jerry Mander: Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television

  43. George Orwell: Down and Out in Paris and London

  44. Vance Packard: The Waste Makers

  45. Eric Partridge: A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

  46. Fredy Perlman: Against His-story, Against Leviathan!

  47. Tom Philips: A Humument

  48. Bart Plantenga: Wiggling Wishbone

  49. Francois Rabelais: The Most Horrific Life of the Great Gargantua

  50. Marcus Rediker: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

  51. Lawrence S. Ritter: The Glory of Their Times

  52. Wilhelm Reich: The Sexual Revolution

  53. Marshall Sahlins: Stone Age Economics

  54. Ron Sakolsky and James Koehnline (eds.): Gone to Croatan: Origins of American Dropout Culture

  55. William Shakespeare: Twelfth Night

  56. Rupert Sheldrake: Dogs that Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home

  57. Cindy Sherman: Untitled Film Stills

  58. Lysander Spooner: No Treason: The Constitution of No Authority

  59. Leslie D. Stroebel et al.: Basic Photographic Materials and Processes

  60. Nasim Nicholas Taleb: Fooled by Randomness

  61. E. P. Thompson: The Making of the English Working Class

  62. B. Traven: The White Rose

  63. Edward Tufte: The Visual Display of Quantitative Information

  64. Raoul Vaneigem: The Revolution of Everyday Life

  65. Various: Theory of the Derive and Other Situationist Writings on the City

  66. Amos Vogel: Film as a Subversive Art

  67. C. S. Walton: Ivan Petrov: Russia Through a Shot Glass

  68. J. C. Wells: Accents of English

  69. Oscar Wilde: The Soul of Man Under Socialism

  70. Howard Zinn: A People's History of the United States

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