Here is a list of books that I currently own and will attempt to read for my first semester, Fall 2010 (not including a whole other long list of books that I'm expecting to add). The books in bold are ones that I've already read, studied, and have made notes:
Ades, Dawn. Photomontage. 3rd ed. London: Thames and Hudson, 1996. Print.
Barnet, Sylvan. A Short Guide to Writing about Art. 10th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2011. Print.
Barthes, Roland. Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography. New York: Hill and Wang, 1981. Print.
Baudrillard, Jean. Simulacra and Simulation. Trans. Sheila F. Glaser. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 1994. Print.
Baudrillard, Jean. Simulations. Trans. Paul Foss, Paul Patton, and Philip Beitchman. New York: Semiotext[e], 1983. Print.
Bell, Cory. Modern Art: a Crash Course. Leicester: Silverdale, 2003. Print.
Berger, John. Ways of Seeing. London: British Broadcasting, 1977. Print.
Berger, Maurice. Labyrinths: Robert Morris, Minimalism, and the 1960s. 1st ed. New York: Harper & Row, 1989. Print.
Bidaut, Jayne Hinds, and John Wood. Animalerie. Austin: University of Texas, 2004. Print.
Burton, Tim, Ron Magliozzi, Jenny He, and Glenn D. Lowry. Tim Burton. 1st ed. New York, NY: Museum of Modern Art, 2009. Print.
Burton, Tim. The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories. 1st ed. New York: HarperCollins, 1997. Print.
Buster, Kendall, and Paula Crawford. The Critique Handbook: a Sourcebook and Survival Guide. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007. Print.
Carter, Keith. Keith Carter: Photographs, Twenty-five Years. 2nd ed. Austin, TX.: University of Texas, 1997. Print.
Clark, Kenneth. Animals and Men: Their Relationship as Reflected in Western Art from Prehistory to the Present Day. 1st ed. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc, 1977. Print.
Charlesworth, Bruce, Charles Hagen, Trudy Wilner. Stack, and Charles Stainback. Private Enemy, Public Eye: the Work of Bruce Charlesworth. New York: Aperture, 1989. Print.
Cotton, Charlotte. The Photograph as Contemporary Art. 2nd ed. London: Thames & Hudson, 2009. Print.
Finn, David. How to Look at Photographs: Reflections on the Art of Seeing. Ed. Beverly F. Herter. New York: H.N. Abrams, 1994. Print.
Frizot, Michel. A New History of Photography. Trans. Susan Bennett and Helen Atkins. Köln: Könemann, 1998. Print.
Grosenick, Uta, and Burkhard Riemschneider, eds. Art Now: 81 Artists at the Rise of the New Millennium. 2nd ed. Köln: Taschen, 2005. Print.
Grundberg, Andy. Crisis of the Real: Writings on Photography. 3rd ed. New York: Aperture, 2010. Print.
Hacker, Diana, Nancy I. Sommers, Thomas Robert. Jehn, and Jane Rosenzweig. A Writer's Reference. Trans. Marcy C. Van Horn. 6th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2007. Print.
Hirsch, Robert. Seizing the Light: a Social History of Photography. 2nd ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2009. Print.
Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments ; NKJV, New King James Version. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1991. Print.
Jarrell, Randall, and Maurice Sendak. The Animal Family. 1st ed. China: HarperCollins, 1996. Print.
Jones, Terry, and Brian Froud. Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book. 10 3/4 Anniversary ed. London: Pavilion, 2005. Print.
Lester, Paul M. Visual Communication: Images with Messages. 2nd ed. Australia: Wadsworth Pub., 2000. Print.
Levinthal, David, and Eugenia Parry. Modern Romance: David Levinthal. Los Angeles: St. Ann's, 2000. Print.
Lipkin, Jonathan. Photography Reborn: Image Making in the Digital Era. New York: Abrams, 2005. Print.
Lucie-Smith, Edward. The Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Art Terms. 1st ed. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1984. Print.
Lux, Loretta, and Francine Prose. Loretta Lux. New York: Aperture, 2005. Print.
Orwell, George. Animal Farm. 15th ed. New York: Harcourt, Brace and, 1963. Print. A Signet Classic.
Orwell, George, Michael Kort, Ariel Dorfman, Kurt Vonnegut Jr, Maurier Daphne Du, Osip Mandelstam, and Margaret Atwood. Animal Farm: and Related Readings. Trans. Clarence Brown and W.S. Merwin. Evanston, IL: McDougal Littell, 1997. Print.
ParkeHarrison, Robert, and W. S. Merwin. The Architect's Brother. 3rd ed. Santa Fe, NM: Twin Palms Pub., 2007. Print.
Preziosi, Donald. The Art of Art History: a Critical Anthology. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2009. Print.
Ritchin, Fred. After Photography. New York: W.W. Norton, 2009. Print.
Silverstein, Shel. The Giving Tree. 1st ed. New York: HarperCollins, 1992. Print. 40th Anniversary Edition.
Sonit, Rebecca. "Detroit Arcadia: Exploring the Post-American Landscape." Harper's Magazine July 2007: 64-73. Web. 09 Aug. 2010.
Sontag, Susan. On Photography. 1st ed. New York: Picador, 2001. Print.
Sontag, Susan. Regarding the Pain of Others. New York: Picador, 2003. Print.
Squiers, Carol. The Critical Image: Essays on Contemporary Photography. Seattle: Bay, 1990. Print.
Stallabrass, Julian. High Art Lite: British Art in the 1990s. 1st ed. London: Verso, 1999. Print.
Staller, Jan, and Luc Sante. On Planet Earth: Travels in an Unfamiliar Land. 1st ed. New York: Aperture Foundation, 1997. Print.
Stangos, Nikos. Concepts of Modern Art: from Fauvism to Postmodernism. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Thames and Hudson, 1994. Print.
Staniszewski, Mary Anne. Believing Is Seeing: Creating the Culture of Art. New York: Penguin, 1995. Print.
Tagg, John. The Burden of Representation: Essays on Photographies and Histories. 6th ed. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota, 2005. Print.
Tenneson, Joyce. A Life in Photography, 1968-2008. 1st ed. New York: Bulfinch Book, 2008. Print.
Trachtenberg, Alan. Classic Essays on Photography. 4th ed. New Haven, CT: Leete's Island, 1980. Print.
Wells, Liz, ed. Photography: a Critical Introduction. 2nd ed. London: Routledge, 1998. Print.
Wells, Liz, ed. The Photography Reader. 2nd ed. London: Routledge, 2004. Print.
Weschler, Lawrence. Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder. New York: Vintage, 1996. Print.