Maybe not read, but purchased over the last twelve weeks. Lockdown makes you buy stuff – it makes me buy stuff – second hand books. In order
- Have a Bleedin’ Guess by Paul Hanley. Took ten weeks to arrive – something happened somewhere along the line and they had to re-order. I liked that fact. The cover design is clearly taken from the Blast! manifesto.
- Two Paul Nash books. Who needs two to look at? And paint a version of the street a bit “like” Paul Nash? Clearly not me, as I have failed to do this so far.
- Scum manifesto.
- Society of the spectacle.
- The above two I had lost my copies of.
- A situationist reader.
- George Orwell essays. Haven’t read them yet.
- Book of Michael Jacksons’ On The Wall exhibition at the NPG which was cheap because his reputation is, well, in tatters. It’s a good book, though.
- Shack Chic about South African township homes; and the amazing decor they have.
- Egon Schiele landscapes. Also, reputation a bit tattery. But his landscapes are great.
After all this – was I a bourgoise idiot for buying “landscape” books?
And 11. I started reading books I already had. Prime of Miss Jean Brodie; Ducks Newburyport; The Shock Doctrine.