This bibliography lists publications in which creative practitioners have engaged with the concepts of ‘the archive’ or ‘the library’ and their ethical and ideological implications. You can find all these books in Glasgow School of Art Library – just search our catalogue.

Barker, Ruth (et al.) (2010)  Sim-poze-am. Glasgow: Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art.

Boltanski, Christian (1994)  Lost. Glasgow: Tramway.

Borges, Jorge Luis (1941) The library of Babel, in, Labyrinths: selected stories and other writings. London: Penguin

Cavazzoni, Ermanno (1991)  The nocturnal library

Cockburn, Ken (2007)  For ‘visions’ read ‘meteors’: found poems, and an alphabet, from the John Murray Archive. Edinburgh: National Library of Scotland

Derrida, Jacques (1998) Archive fever: a Freudian impression. Chicago: University of Chicago Press

Dworkin, Craig (2010) The perverse library. York: Information as Material.

Eco, Umberto (1981)  De bibliotheca, in, Hofer, Candida (2005) Libraries. London: Thames & Hudson.

Enwezor, Okwui (2008) Archive fever: uses of the document in contemporary art. New York: International Center of Photography.

Finlay, Alec (ed.) (2001)  Libraries of thought & imagination: an anthology of books and bookshelves. Edinburgh: Pocket Books.

Finlay, Alec (2009)  Mesostic interleaved. Edinburgh: Morning Star

Foucault, Michel (2002) Archaeology of knowledge

Hofer, Candida (2005)  Libraries. London: Thames & Hudson.

Hunt, Ian (1998)  Library relocations: library projects by David Bunn, Pavel Buchler, Mel Jackson and Pamela Golden. London: Book Works

Kermaire, Christine (2007)  World libraries of artist books. Charleroi: Christine Kermaire.

Large, Kelly (2007)  What is comprehension? Strategic Questions.

McMullin, Shauna (2010)  Blue spine book list. Glasgow: Glasgow Women’s Library.

Manguel, Alberto (2009)  The library at night. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Merewether, Charles (ed.) (2006)  The archive. London: Whitechapel Gallery

Orlow, Uriel (2006) Deposits. Berlin: Green Box.

Osthoff, Simone (2009) Performing the archive: the transformation of the archive in contemporary art from repository of documents to art medium. New York: Atropos Press.

Perec, Georges  Brief notes on the art and craft of sorting books, in, Thoughts of sorts. London: Notting Hill Editions, 2011.

Peters, Teresa and West, Janice (eds.) (2011) Memoranda: Maisie Broadhead, Stephen Dixon, Laura Potter, Elaine Wilson. London: Luminous.

Ridout, Lizzie (2007)  Homeward bound, or, An exercise in collecting beginnings. London: British Library.

Rosler, Martha (2008) Martha Rosler library. Liverpool: Liverpool Biennial.

Spieker, Sven (2008) Big archive: art from bureaucracy. Cambridge, MA.: MIT



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