Curiosity and debate are essential, Derrida, Pallasmaa, Barthes, Perec, and de Botton offer touchstone texts; film, art and architecture: sources of inspiration; each offering a diverse point of departure:

Alain de Botton’s “Art of Travel”


“Roland Barthes on Rolands Barthes”


Follow the link to a pdf copy of the book: “Agro” is on page 46: Roland_Barthes_on_Roland_Barthes

Derrida’s “The Truth of Painting”

Truth in Painting

Please read the final essay “Restitutions of the truth in Pointing”

Follow the link to a pdf copy of the essay: derrida-truthinpointure

Pallasmaa’s “The Eyes of the Skin”


James Corner’s “The Landscape Imagination”


Raymond Williams’ “The City and Country”


Further Recommended Reading:

“Fairy Tales”, Angel Carter

“Species of Spaces”, George Perec

“Invisible Cities”, Italo Calvino

“Mysteries” and  “Pan”, Knut Hamsun

“Food and Multiculture: A Sensory Ethnography of East London”, Alex Rhys-Taylor

“Planetary Gentrification”, Loretta Lees, Hyun Bang Shin, Ernesto Lopez-Morales

“The Road Home” Rose Tremain

 “The Middle Passage” VS Naipaul

“The Fountainhead” Ayn Rand

Culture:City”, Wilfried Wang

 “Ways of Seeing” John Berger


“Wings of Desire”, Wim Wender

“The Fountainhead”, King Vidor/Ayn Rand

“O Brother where art thou”, Coen brothers/Homer

“Rear Window” Alfred Hitchcock

“Carlo Scarpa”, Murray Grigor

                        “Architecture in 23 Episodes”

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