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To compliment our issue of book reviews, we asked for summer reading recommendations from the members of the L.A. Forum Board of Directors, past and present. We requested picks related to visual and urban issues, as well as whatever might make it to a poolside table. Had better luck with the latter.

Vision and Visuality
Hal Foster. ed.
Bay Press 1988 (reviewed in this issue)

Visual Display: Culture Beyond Appearances
Lynne Cooke and Peter Wollen. eds.
Bay Press 1995 (reviewed in this issue)

Modernity and the Hegemony of Vision
David Levin. ed.
University of California Press 1993

Perspective as Symbolic Form
Panofsky
Zone

The Projective Cast
Robin Evans
MIT 1994

Compulsive Beauty
Hal Foster
MIT Press 1994 (now in paperback)

Techniques of the Observer
Jonathon Crary
MIT/October

Painting as Model
Yve-Alain Bois
MIT/October 1991

Visual Culture
Chris Jenks, ed.
Routledge 1995

Sites and Stations, Provisional Utopias
Stan Allen and Kyong Park, eds.
Lusitania 1996

The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
Edward Tufte
Graphics Press 1983

Vision and Painting: The Logic of the Gaze
Norman Bryson
Yale 1983

Visual Aesthetics
Delucio-Meyer
Harper+Row 1973

With Downcast Eyes
Martin Jay
UC Press 1994

Theories of Vision from AI-Klndi to Kepler
David C. Lindberg
University of Chicago 1976

JOHN CHASE:

Depth Takes a Holiday
Sandra Tsing-lowe
Putnam 1996

SYLVIA LAVIN:

The EloquenceofColor
Jaqueline Lichtenstein

Picture Theory
Herbert Mitchell

next issue of OCTOBER on Visuality

White Walls, DesignerDresses
Mark Wigley

Window Shopping: Onema and the
Pastmodern
Ann Freidberg
UC Press 1993

Visual Culture Anthology
Bryson, Holly and Moxey, eds.
University of New England 1994

JOHN DUTTON:

The books by my bed, besides assorted
magazines, newspapers, and catalogs
are as follows:

L’amour omdes villes
Bruno Fortier

Paloce Walk
Naguib Mahfouz

Artful Science
Barbara Maria Stafford

Inspector Imoomnishi Investigates
Seicho Matsumoto

PG Wodehouse, The Nation magazine,
The New Yorker, a Pat Barker novel,
Primary Colors – nothing yet of architectural
interest.

AARON BETSKY:

As to bedside reading, you might be disappointed – no architecture. Jeffrey Meikle’s cultural history of plastic, Russel Banks’ Bred to the Bone, Richard Dawkins’ The Blind Watchmaker, and a stack of novels waiting for a good airplane flight, where they must fight it out with a stack of New York Review of Books.

ANDREW LIANG:

Here is a sneak peek of the titles you guys will be choosing from:

The Art of the Motor
Paul Virilio
Julie Rose, trans.
University of Minnesota Press 1996

Towards Paradise on Earth: Modern
Space Conception in Architecture
Lise Bek
Odense University Press 1996

The Revolution of Everyday Life
Raoul Vaneigem
Left Bank Books/Rebel Press 1996

Mies van der Rohe In Hell
Robin Zander
Nielsen Editions 1996

Analogous and Digital
OtI Aicher
Ernst & Sohn 1996

CHRISTIAN HUBERT:

Well, a big part of summer can be taken up reading the Aubrey-Maturin novels by Patrick O’Brian, along with the companion dictionary A Sea of Words. A new novel is supposed to come out this year, so soon it will be time to reread the previous eighteen volumes. On the lighter side: The Caveman’s Valentine and Pluto, Animal Lover. Which reminds me, Frans de Waal, Peacemaking Among Primates, can come in handy when you’re thinking of asking “what’s so funny about peace, love, and understanding?”

PAT MORTON:

First of all, The Baseball Almanac, complete with career stats for all active major leaguers. Then, Adom Bede by George Eliot. Colonial Desire: Hybridity In Theory, Culture and Race by Robert J.C. Young. No architecture books, you might notice. That’s work.

ROBIN MITCHELL:

Film Architecture, From Metropolis to Blade Runner
Prestel 1996

Bunker Architecture
Paul Virilio 1994

BARBARA BESTOR:

Circus Americanus
Ralph Rugoff
Verso 1995

Lustmord: The Writings and Artifacts of Murderers
Brian King, ed.
Bloat Publishing 1996

also, the new Eames book.

MING FUNG:

Celluloid Architecture
James Sanders

MIKE DAVIS

Aztecs
Inga Glendinnan

Evolution of the Solar System
Ross Taylor

A Different Shade of Green
Ward Moore

Circus Americanus
Ralph Rugoff
Verso
1995

NEIL DENARI

That’s Blaxploitation – Roots of the Baadassss’ Tude
Darius James (aka Dr. Snakeskin)
St. Martin’s Griffin 1995

Experience
Ed. Sean Perkins
Booth-Clibborn 1995

Warren Commission Report
Random House 1990
101 Un-Useless Japanese Inventions
Keri Kawakami 1995
Continues

THE FORUM ALSO RECOMMENDS:

Kant after Duchamp
Thierry do Duvo
MIT Press 1996

Design Writing Research
Ellen Lupton & J. Abbot Miller
Kiosk 1996

Fellow Readers:
Robin Kinross
Hyphen 1995

Cool Memories II,1987-9O
Jean Baudrillard
Chris Turner, trans.
Duke University Press 1996

Stud: Architectures of Masculinity
ed. Joel Sanders
Princeton Architectural Press 1996

Modern Art in the Common Culture
Thomas Crow
Yale University Press 1996

The Cyborg Handbook
ed. Chris Hables Gray
Routledge 1995

Building the Workingman’s Paradise
Margaret Crawford
Verso 1996

Project Blue Book
Chris Wilder
ed. Cornelia Lauf
Imschoot uitgevers, Gent 1996

Red Light – Inside the Sex Industry
Sylvia Plachy & James Ridgeway
Powerhouse Books 1996

Hot Rods by Ed “Big Daddy” Roth
Ed Roth & Tony Thacker
Motorbooks 1996

The Unabomber Manifesto
F.C. Jolly Roger Press 1995

Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder
Lawrence Wechsler
Pantheon 1996

City of Bits
William J. Mitchell
MIT Press 1996

Personal and Environmental Saftey
Lab Safety Supply
Janesville, Wisconsin 1995

and, of course, the Forum’s own Publication List:

Swimming to Suburbia
Craig Hodgetts
(out of print)

3SmmWorks
GrantMudford
Gary Paige, ed.
(out of print)

The Ecology of Fantasy
Margaret Crawford
available

Recombinant Images in Los Angeles
Central Office of Architecture
available

Los Angeles Boulevard
Douglas Suisman
(out of print)

33-06-E6
Aaron Belsky
Princeton Architectural Press

ARCHINFO
Douglas Macleod
available

Experimental Architecture in Los Angeles
Aaron Betsky, John Chase, and Leon Whiteson, eds.
Based on the Forum’s ‘Out there Doing it’
lecture series
Rizzoli

Los Angeles and the L.A. School
Marco Conzatti
available

Building Paranoia
Steven Flusty
available

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