Curiosity and debate are essential, Andrea Levy, Derrida, Pallasmaa, Barthes, de Botton and others offer touchstone texts; film, art and architecture sources of inspiration; and each a potential point of departure:

Andrea Levy’s “Small Island”


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”


See also the link to the TV movie of the book:


Further Recommended Reading:

“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


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