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POP Survey #1 - What book should every art student read?

That's "POP" for popular! Here’s the place on our website where surveys asking your opinions or suggestions will appear from time to time. We want to hear from you - - whether you’re a student, staff or faculty member.

I think every art student should read . . .

Editor's Note: Often only titles were given. We have done the best we could to identify the correct author. If we have erred please let us know at: refer@mica.edu. Thank you!

  • 101 Things I Learned in Architectural School
    by Matthew Frederick
    Decker Call Number - - NA2000 .F74 2007 Stacks
  • Alice in Wonderland
    by Lewis Carroll
    Decker Call Number - - Fiction
  • ... an autobiography of the student's favorite artist
  • Art and Fear
    [no author given, however, Decker Library owns 2 books with this title]
    Art and Fear
    by Paul Virilio
    Decker Call Number - - BH202 .V5713 2003 Stacks
    - - and - -
    Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking
    by David Bayles
    Decker Call Number - - N71 .B37 1993 Stacks
  • Artists Book Guide
    [no author given]
    Decker Call Number - - n/a
  • Bright Shiny Morning
    by James Frey
    Decker Call Number - - Fiction
  • Hard Times
    by Charles Dickens
    Decker Call Number - - Fiction
  • Harry Potter
    by J. K. Rowling
    Decker Call Number - - Fiction
  • History of Modern Art
    by H.H. Arnason
    Decker Call Number - - N6490.A752 2010 Quarto
  • I Am Legend
    by Richard Matheson
    Decker Call Number - - Fiction
  • JPod
    by Douglas Coupland
    Decker Call Number - - Fiction
  • Learning from Las Vegas
    by Robert Venturi
    Decker Call Number - - NA735.L3 V4 Quarto
  • Letters to a Young Poet
    by Rainer Maria Rilke
    Decker Call Number - - PT2635 .I65 Z53 1962 Stacks
  • Nine Stories
    by J. D. Salinger
    Decker Call Number - - Fiction
  • Seing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees
    by Lawrence Weschler
    Decker Call Number - - N6537.I78 W38 Stacks
  • The Art of… (Studio Ghibli Library series). For example:
    The Art of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind: Watercolor Impressions
    by Hayao Miyazaki
    Decker Call Number - - N7359 .M59 A4 2007 Quarto
  • The Bible Decker Call Number - -BS191.5 .A1 2005 .C65 Stacks
  • The Dynamics of Architectural Form
    by Rudolf Arnheim
    Decker Call Number - -NA2760.A74 Stacks
  • The Fellowship of the Ring
    by J.R.R. Tolkien
    Decker Call Number - - Fiction
  • The Life of Forms in Art
    by Henri Focillon
    Decker Call Number - - N67.F63 L5 Stacks
  • "The Metamorphosis”
    by Franz Kafka
    (in Kafka’s Selected Short Stories)
    Decker Call Number - - Fiction
  • The Poetics of Space
    by Gaston Bachelard
    Decker Call Number - - B2430 .B233 P6 1994 Stacks
  • The Shape of Content
    by Ben Shahn
    Decker Call Number - - N7445 .S53 Stacks
  • Species of Spaces and Other Places
    by Georges Perec
    Decker Call Number - - n/a
  • The Story of Art
    by Ernst Hans Gombrich
    Decker Call Number - - N5300 .G643 1995 Stacks
  • The Twilight Saga: New Moon
    by Stephenie Meyer
    Decker Call Number - - Fiction
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being
    by Milan Kundera
    Decker Call Number - - Fiction
  • There's a Rainbow in My Closet
    by Patti Stren
    Decker Call Number - - n/a
  • Ways of Seeing
    by John Berger
    Decker Call Number - - N7430.5 .W39 1972 Stacks
  • A Whole New Mind
    by Daniel Pink
    Decker Call Number - - BF408.P89 2006 Stacks
  • Where the Wild Things Are
    by Maurice Sendak
    Decker Call Number - - PZ7 .S45 WH 1991 Stacks