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

Boehmer, Elleke (et. al.) (2017) The global histories of books: methods and practices. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Boltanski, Christian (1994)  Lost. Glasgow: Tramway

Borges, Jorge Luis (2000) The library of Babel, in, Labyrinths: selected stories and other writings. London: Penguin

Cavazzoni, Ermanno (2010)  The nocturnal library. An Rudha: Vagabond Voices

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

Derrida, Jacques (2005) Paper machine. Stanford University Press

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

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

Eliot, Simon & Rose, Jonathan (2009) A companion to the history of the book. Wiley-Blackwell

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

Finkelstein, David & McCleery (2002) The book history reader. London: Routledge

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

Foucault, Michel (2002) Archaeology of knowledge. London: Routledge

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

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

Lyons, Martyn (2011) Books: a living history. London: Thames & Hudson

Manguel, Alberto (2011) A reader on reading. Yale University Press

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

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

Petroski, Henry (2000) The book on the bookshelf. New York: Vintage

Pyne, Lydia (2016) Bookshelf. London: Bloomsbury

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 Press

Suarez, Michael F. & Woodhuysen, H. R. (eds.) (2013) The book: a global history. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Turkle, Sherry (2007) Evocative objects: things we think with. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press

Watson, Rowan, James, Elizabeth & Bryant, Julius (2015) Word and image: art, books and design from the National Art Library. London: V&A


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