Reading

This is a list of what have been central books for me while working on this project. I am consequently not listing every title that I have read when working on it, but only those books that have had the most impact on my thinking on culture, aesthetics, modernism, and postmodernism – and that I consider to be essential reading for a better understanding of the themes that this website addresses (even if I not always agree with them). Needless to say, since this project is still very much alive this is a list that is under constant construction and will be expanded regularly.

Adorno, T. (1991) The Culture Industry (London: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group).

Adorno, T. and Horkheimer, M. (1997) Dialectic of Enlightenment (London: Verso Books).

Baudrillard, J. (1983) Simulations (Los Angeles: Semiotext(e)).

Berardi, F. (2011) After the Future (Oakland/Edinburgh: AK Press).

Berman, M. (2010) All That is Solid Melts Into Air: The Experience of Modernity (London: Verso).

Bürger, P. (1984) Theory of the Avant-Garde (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press).

Chion, M. (1994) Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen (Columbia: Columbia University Press).

Cox, C. and Warner, D., eds. (2004) Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music (London: Continuum/Bloomsbury).

Deleuze, G. (2004) Cinema 1: The Movement-Image (London: Continuum/Bloomsbury).

Deleuze, G. (2004) Cinema 2: The Time-Image (London: Continuum/Bloomsbury).

Fisher, M. (2009) Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? (Winchester: Zero Books).

Fisher, M. (2014) Ghosts of My Life: Writings on Depression, Hauntology, and Lost Futures (Winchester: Zero Books).

Fisher, M. (2016) The Weird and The Eerie (Winchester: Repeater Books).

Fisher, M., Eshun, K. and Butt, G., eds. (2016) Postpunk Then and Now (Winchester: Repeater Books).

Freedman, C. (2000) Critical Theory and Science Fiction (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press).

Hughes, R. (1991) The Shock of the New: Art and the Century of Change (London: Thames and Hudson).

Huyssen, A. (1987) After the Great Divide: Modernism, Mass Culture, Postmodernism (Bloomington: Indiana University Press).

Jameson, F. (1992) Postmodernism, or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism (Durham: Duke University Press).

Jay, M. (1996) The Dialectical Imagination: A History of the Frankfurt School and the Institute of Social Research, 1923-1950 (Oakland: University of California Press).

Marx, K. and Engels, F. (2011) The Communist Manifesto (New York: Signet Classic).

Reynolds, S. (2013) Energy Flash: A Journey Through Rave Music and Dance Culture (London: Faber and Faber).

Reynolds, S. (2012) Retromania: Pop Culture’s Addiction To Its Own Past (London: Faber and Faber).

Reynolds, S. (2006) Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984 (London: Faber and Faber).

Russolo, L. (1987) The Art of Noises: A Futurist Manifesto (New York: Pendragon Press).

Shaviro, S. (2010) Post-Cinematic Affect (Winchester: Zero Books).

Srnicek, N. and Williams, A. (2015) Inventing the Future (London: Verso Books).

Storey, J. (2004) Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction, 3rd. edition (Upper Saddle River: New Jersey).