Saturday, November 28, 2009

Robert Smithson Personal Library Wish List

There are many books that comprised Smithson's personal library; thus the Wish List represents the books that are the PLL's most wanted. This list will grow and change as Smithson books are acquired.

In accordance with the Library's acquisition policy (and due to Tatransky's detailed cataloguing) I am trying to acquire the same edition of the books if possible. I am also following Tatransky's categories in the following list:

The Elementary Structures of Kinship by Claude Levi-Strauss (Beacon, 1969)
The Trumpet Shall Sound: A Study of "Cargo" Cults in Melanesia by Peter Worsley

Anonyme Skulpturen: Eine Typologie technischer Bauten by Bern and Hilla Becher (Art-Press Verlag, 1970)
Arte Povera by Germano Celant (Mazzotta, 1969)
A Short Account of Early Muslim Architecture by KAC Creswell (Penguin, 1958)
The Great Pyramid: Its Divine Message by D. Davidson and H. Aldersmith
The Necessity of Art: A Marxist Approach by Ernst Fischer (Penguin, 1963)
Heaven and Hell in Western Art by Robert Hughes (Stein and Day, 1968)
Frederick Law Olmstead's New York by Elizabeth Barlow Rogers (Praeger, 1972)

Borges: The Labyrinth Maker
by Ana Maria Barrenechea (New York University Press, 1965)

Poetry and Mathematics by Scott Buchanan (Lippincott, 1962)
Science Fiction: The Other Side of Realism; Essays on Modern Fantasy and Science Fiction,
Thomas D. Clareson, editor (Bowling Green University Popular Press, 1971)
The Reactionaries: A Study of Anti-Democratic Intelligensia by John Harrison (Schocken, 1967)
Leon Bloy
by Rayner Heppenstall (Yale University Press, 1954)
Romantic Image
by Frank Kermode (Oxford Univ Press, 1967)
Newton Demands the Muse: Newton's Opticks and the Eighteenth Century Poets by Marjorie Hope Nicolson (Princeton University Press, 1966)
For a New Novel: Essays on Fiction by Alain Robbe-Grillet (Grove, 1965)
The Rise of Romance by Eugene Vinaver (Oxford University Press, 1971)
The City as Metaphor by David Weimer (Random House, 1966)

The Draught by J.G. Ballard (Penguin, 1968)
The Essence of Laughter, and Other Essays, Journals and Letters by Charles Baudelaire (Meridian, 1956)
The Aleph and Other Stories, 1933-1969 by Jorge Luis Borges (Dutton, 1970)
The Death of the Heart by Elizabeth Bowen (Penguin, 1962)
The Image by Jean De Berg (Grove, 1966)
Confessions of an English Opium-Eater and Suspiria de Profundis by Thomas De Quincey (Doubleday)
Selected Writings of Thomas De Quincey by Thomas De Quincey (Random House, 1937)
Notes From the Underground, Poor People, The Friend of the Family: Three Short Novels by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Dell, 1960)
The Immoralist by Andre Gide (Vintage, 1958)
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Earnest Hemingway
Winner Take Nothing by Earnest Hemingway  (Scribner, 1961)
Selected Writings by Paul Valery (New Directions, 1964)
From Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne
The Aeneid by Virgil (Penguin, 1956)
Candide; or, Optimism by Voltaire (Penguin, 1958)

The Population Bomb
by Paul Ehrlich (Ballantine, 1968)
The Civil War by Harry Hansen (Mentor, 1961)
The Watershed: A Biography of Johannes Kepler by Arthur Koestler (Anchor, 1960)
The Fool: His Social and Literary History by Enid Welsford (Doubleday, 1961)
The Puritan Oligarchy: The Founding of American Civilization by Thomas Jefferson Wertenbaker (Scribner, 1947)
In Flanders Fields: The 1917 Campaign by Leon Wolff (Ballantine, 1958)

The Logical Syntax of Language by Rudolf Carnap (Littlefield, Adams, 1959)
Chinese Characters: Their Origin, Etymology, History, Classification and Signification
by L. Wieger (Dover, 1965)
The Subconscious Language by Theodore Thass-Thienemann (Washington Square Press, 1967)
Maya Hieroglyphic Writing: An Introduction by J. Eric S. Thompson (University of Oklahoma Press, 1960)

The Serial Universe by J.W. Dunne (Faber & Faber, 1955)
Against Entropy by Michael Frayn (Viking, 1967)
Poetry, Language, Thought by Martin Heidegger (Harper & Row, 1971)
Further Speculations by T.E. Hulme (University of Nebraska Press, 1962)
On the Nature of the Universe by Titus Lucretius Carus (Penguin, 1955)
Literature and Technology: The Alien Vision by Wylie Sypher (Random House, 1968)
Thoreau: The Major Essays by Henry David Thoreau (Dutton, 1972)
Investigations by Ludwig Wittgenstein (Anchor, 1966)
A Soviet Heretic: Essays by Yevgeny Zamyatin by Yevgeny Zamyatin (Univ of Chicago Press, 1970)

Myths, Dreams, and Mysteries: The Encounter between Contemporary Faiths and Archaic Realities by Mircea Eliade (Harper, 1957)
Totem and Taboo by Sigmund Freud (Vintage, 1918)
Man and His Symbols by C.G. Jung (Dell, 1964)
Hypnosis: Theory, Practice and Application by Raphael Rhodes (Citadel, 1950)

The Documents of the Vatican II by Walter Abbott, ed. (American, 1966)
The Diary of a Country Priest by Georges Bernanos (Doubleday Image, 1962)
The Book of the Dead: An English Translation of the Chapters, Hymns, Etc., of the Theban Recension, Trans. E.A. Wallis Budge (Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1960)
The Cloud of Unknowing by G.K. Chesterton (Penguin, 1961)
Hebrew Myths: The Book of Genesis by Robert Graves and Raphael Patai (McGraw-Hill, 1963)
The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis (Image, 1955)
Zohar, the book of Splendor: Basic Readings from the Kabbalah, Gershom Scholem, ed. (Schocken, 1968)

Contributions to the Founding of the Theory of Transfinite Numbers by Georg Cantor (Dover)
A Textbook of Mineralogy, with an Extended Treatise on Crystallography and Physical Mineralogy by Edward Salisbury Dana (Wiley, 1958)
The Observer's Book of Common Insects and Spiders by E.F. Linssen and L. Hugh Newman (Warne, 1960)
Islands: Their Lives, Legends, and Lore by Seon and Robert Manley (Chilton, 1970)
The History of Atlantis by Lewis Spence (University, 1968)
Perpetual Motion: Electrons and Atoms in Crystals by Alec Stewart (Anchor, 1965)
Polymorphism and Polytypism in Crystals by Ajit Ram Verma and P. Krishna (Wiley, 1966)

The Deserted Village at Allaire by Alden Cottrell (1960)
Travels in the Congo by Andre Gide (University of California Press, 1962)
The Salton Sea: Yesterday and Today by Mildred de Stanley (Triumph)

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