Reading Room

READING ROOM, by Jay Sanders and Dan Torop, presents a selection of books and objects in an unobtrusive and comfortable environment. The books, which have been lent by an ever-expanding group of people, are a motley group rarely encountered on any officially required reading list but at the same time well-loved and necessary. The project was inspired by the generosity of book lender Noah Albert and features the Giclee prints of poet Robert Grenier, and wooden books by Todd Knopke. Jay Sanders curates, writes and puts together publishing projects in New York. Dan Torop studied Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard, and received an MFA in photography from Yale. He lives and works in New York and Pennsylvania.

At Southfirst Gallery, November 4 to December 19, 2004.

 

Reading room items
Author Title Edition Lender
Charlotte 22, editor The New Lemming: Entertainment Guide April 10, 1997, vol. 2, issue 15 Charlotte 22
Charlotte 22, editor The New Lemming: Entertainment Guide April 24, 1997, vol. 2, issue 16 Charlotte 22
Charlotte 22, editor The New Lemming: Entertainment Guide August 13, 1997, vol. 2, issue 23 Charlotte 22
Charlotte 22, editor The New Lemming: Entertainment Guide February 10, 1997, vol. 1, issue 12 Charlotte 22
Charlotte 22, editor The New Lemming: Entertainment Guide July 30, 1997, vol. 2, issue 22 Charlotte 22
Charlotte 22, editor The New Lemming: Entertainment Guide July 9, 1997, vol. 2, issue 21 Charlotte 22
Charlotte 22, editor The New Lemming: Entertainment Guide June 11, 1997, vol. 2, issue 19 Charlotte 22
Charlotte 22, editor The New Lemming: Entertainment Guide June 25, 1997, vol. 2, issue 20 Charlotte 22
Charlotte 22, editor The New Lemming: Entertainment Guide March 24, 1997, vol. 2, issue 14 Charlotte 22
Charlotte 22, editor The New Lemming: Entertainment Guide May 10, 1997, vol. 2, issue 17 Charlotte 22
Charlotte 22, editor The New Lemming: Entertainment Guide May 28, 1997, vol. 2, issue 17 Charlotte 22
Charlotte 22, editor The New Lemming: Entertainment Guide October 24, 1996, vol. 1, issue 6 Charlotte 22
Edith C. Rohde Letters from Alaska: Hazards and Humor of Life in Subrrrbia Charlotte 22
Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird The Secret Life of Plants   Corey McCorkle
Robert A. Monroe Journeys Out of the Body   Corey McCorkle
Anthology Film Archives September to December catalog   Dan Torop
Antoine de Saint Exupéry Wind, Sand, and Stars   Dan Torop
Benoit B. Mandelbrot The Fractal Geometry of Nature   Dan Torop
Benvenuto Cellini Autobiography   Dan Torop
Bernal Díaz The Conquest of New Spain   Dan Torop
Bernard Berenson Rumor and Reflection   Dan Torop
Brian Cantwell Smith On the Origin of Objects   Dan Torop
C. S. Lewis Perelandra   Dan Torop
Donald Keene Anthology of Japanese Literature: from the earliest era to the mid-nineteenth century Dan Torop
Emmet Gowin Changing the Earth   Dan Torop
François Truffaut Jules and Jim   Dan Torop
Franz Kafka The Castle   Dan Torop
Gerd de Vries, editor Hanne Darboven   Dan Torop
Graham Greene A Burnt-Out Case   Dan Torop
Guy L. Steele, Jr. Common Lisp: The Language, 2nd edition   Dan Torop
Haruki Murakami Norwegian Wood   Dan Torop
Henri Bergson Creative Evolution   Dan Torop
Henry Adams The Education of Henry Adams   Dan Torop
Isaac Newton The Principia: Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy Dan Torop
Ishmael Reed Mumbo Jumbo   Dan Torop
Italo Svevo Confessions of Zeno   Dan Torop
Jacob Burckhardt The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy   Dan Torop
Jame Agee A Death in the Family   Dan Torop
Jame Agee Agee On Film, volume 1   Dan Torop
Joan Didion The White Album   Dan Torop
Kevin Hoover The Police Log: True Crime & More from Arcata, California Dan Torop
Kevin Hoover, editor The Arcata Eye V.9 N.6 11.16.04 Dan Torop
Madeleine L'Engle A Wrinkle in Time   Dan Torop
Mark R. Chartrand, Helmut K. Wimmer Skyguide: A Field Guide to the Heavens   Dan Torop
Martin Kippenberger Psychobuildings   Dan Torop
Michael Smith The Big Relay Race   Dan Torop
Orson Scott Card Ender's Game   Dan Torop
P. G. Wodehouse Something New   Dan Torop
Peter Scott and the Wildfowl Trust The Swans   Dan Torop
Philip Jose Farmer The Celestial Blueprint and Other Stories   Dan Torop
Rackstraw Downes In Relation to the Whole: Three Essays from Three Decades Dan Torop
Rainer Maria Rilke Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge   Dan Torop
Raymond Queneau The Blue Flowers   Dan Torop
Reuben Heyday Margolin Patangia   Dan Torop
Richard Brautigan In Watermelon Sugar   Dan Torop
Richard Brautigan Trout Fishing in America   Dan Torop
Robert Byron The Road to Oxiana   Dan Torop
Robert Harbison Eccentric Spaces   Dan Torop
Robert Lawlor Sacred Geometry: Philosophy and Practice   Dan Torop
Rollins Hallucinations of Grandeur   Dan Torop
Samuel R. Delany Stars in my Pocket Like Grains of Sand   Dan Torop
Sergio Larrain Valparaiso   Dan Torop
Stendhal Scarlet and Black   Dan Torop
Stephen Hawking A Brief History of Time   Dan Torop
Theodore Sturgeon More Than Human   Dan Torop
Thomas Mann The Magic Mountain   Dan Torop
Thomas Pynchon Gravity's Rainbow   Dan Torop
Thomas Pynchon Vineland   Dan Torop
Ursula K. Le Guin A Wizard of Earthsea   Dan Torop
Ursula K. Le Guin The Dispossessed   Dan Torop
Ursula K. Le Guin The Left Hand of Darkness   Dan Torop
Ursula K. Le Guin Tombs Atuan   Dan Torop
Vladimir Nabokov Pale Fire   Dan Torop
William Faulkner Intruder in the Dust   Dan Torop
Winsor McCay Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend   Dan Torop
  The Wednesday Hearsay News November 17, 2004 Dan Torop
Knut Hansun Growth of the Soil   Derek Zeitel
Isaac Asimov, Alex Ebel The Moon   Fia Backström
Margaret Cheney Tesla: Man Out of Time   Fia Backström
P. D. Ouspensky In Search of the Miraculous   Fia Backström
  National Geographic January, 2001 Fia Backström
  Scientific American January, 2001 Fia Backström
Andrey Tarkovsky Sculpting in Time   Garnett Puett
Gregory Battock Idea Art   Garnett Puett
Arkady and Boris Strugatsky Roadside Picnic   Hans Soderquist
Jade Dellinger & David Giffels We Are Devo!   Howard Rigberg
Colin McPhee A House in Bali   Jason Kaufman
Allen Ruppersberg The Secret of Life and Death   Jay Sanders
Andy Warhol Andy Warhol's Index (Book)   Jay Sanders
Claes Oldenburg and Emmett Williams Store Days   Jay Sanders
Clark Coolidge & Philip Guston Baffling Means   Jay Sanders
David Antin Tuning   Jay Sanders
Derek Bailey Improvisation: Its Nature and Practice in Music   Jay Sanders
Georges Perec Species of Spaces and Other Pieces   Jay Sanders
Henry, Brancusi, Man Ray, Umbo Sterne Und Stars   Jay Sanders
Jay Sanders, editor Jack Smith & Maria Antoinette   Jay Sanders
John Whitney Digital Harmony: On the Complementarity of Music and Visual Art Jay Sanders
Larry Eigner WINDOWS / WALLS / YARD / WAYS   Jay Sanders
Richard Kostelanetz, Ed. Essaying Essays: Alternative Forms of Exposition   Jay Sanders
Robert Grenier Afternoon Sunshine/April 2004   Jay Sanders
Robert Grenier Red Wood/February 2004   Jay Sanders
Steven Clay and Rodney Phillips A Secret Location on the Lower East Side   Jay Sanders
Tom Phillips A Humument: A Treated Victorian Novel Third Edition Jay Sanders
  reading lamp   Jennifer Bornstein
Gustave Flaubert Sentimental Education   Jennifer Bornstein
Arkon Daraul A History of Secret Societies   Jesse Bransford
Henry Cornelius Agrippa of Nettesheim Three Books of Occult Philosophy   Jesse Bransford
Jacques LaCarriere The Gnostics   Jesse Bransford
Joscelyn Godwin Arktos: The Polar Myth   Jesse Bransford
Joscelyn Godwin, translator The Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz Jesse Bransford
Renato Vesco & David Hatcher Childress Man-Made UFOs 1944-1994: 50 Years of Suppression Jesse Bransford
A. C. Spectorsky, editor The Book of the Mountains   Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Julian of Norwich Revelations of Divine Love   Jessica Jackson Hutchins
J. D. Salinger The Catcher in the Rye 1966, 14th printing Jonas Kyle
J. D. Salinger The Catcher in the Rye 1968, 24th printing Jonas Kyle
J. D. Salinger The Catcher in the Rye 1969, 28th printing Jonas Kyle
J. D. Salinger The Catcher in the Rye 1979, 49th printing Jonas Kyle
J. D. Salinger The Catcher in the Rye 1986, 62nd printing Jonas Kyle
Heinrich von Kleist The Marquise of O— and Other Stories   Justine Kurland
Bucktooth Brother's Day   Kaboom Press
Evil Satan Elf, Tyson Reeder Holy Holly Horror   Kaboom Press
Kenneth R. Castleman Digital Image Processing   Kenneth R. Castleman
Juan Carlos Mena, Óscar Reyes Sensacional De Diseño Mexicano   Livia Corona
F. Scott Fitzgerald The Last Tycoon: An Unfinished Novel   Maika Pollack
Harald Stümpke The Snouters: Form and Life of the Rhinogrades Maika Pollack
Henry Miller Henry Miller's Book of Friends   Maika Pollack
Hon. J. T. Headley and Willis Fletcher Johnson H. M. Stanley's Wonderful Adventures in Africa Maika Pollack
Honoré de Balzac Lost Illusions   Maika Pollack
John A. Hermann and Cecil Robert Borg Retracing Genghis Khan   Maika Pollack
John Bull, John Farrand, Jr., Susan Rayfield The Audubon Society Guide to North American Birds: Eastern Region Maika Pollack
Kobo Abé The Box Man   Maika Pollack
Matt Cook In the Small of my Backyard   Matt Cook
Michel Leiris Brisées: Broken Branches   Nick Piombino
Alain-Fournier The Wanderer   Noah Albert
Alan Levy So Many Heroes   Noah Albert
Albert Murray Stomping the Blues   Noah Albert
Arkady and Boris Strugatsky The Ugly Swans   Noah Albert
Charles Mingus Beneath the Underdog   Noah Albert
Chester Himes Hot Day Hot Night (aka Blind Man with a Pistol) Noah Albert
George Mackay Brown Greenvoe   Noah Albert
Gérard Chaliand Revolutions in the Third World   Noah Albert
Ilya Prigogine and Isabelle Stengers Order Out of Chaos   Noah Albert
Jobst Brandt The Bicycle Wheel   Noah Albert
Karl von Frisch The Dancing Bees: An Account of the Life and Senses of the Honey Bee Noah Albert
Katie Hafner and John Markoff Cyberpunk   Noah Albert
Kobo Abé Inter Ice Age 4   Noah Albert
Pat & Jan Works Parachuting: United We Fall half book Noah Albert
P. E. Salles Gomes Jean Vigo   Noah Albert
Philip K. Dick Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said   Noah Albert
Walt Frazier and Ira Berkow Rockin' Steady   Noah Albert
Stanislaw Lem Memoirs Found in a Bathtub   Noah Albert
Werner Heisenberg Physics and Beyond   Noah Albert
Harold Speed The Practice & Science of Drawing   Patrik Graham
Reuben Margolin The Wheat Field   Reuben Margolin
Reuben Margolin, Dan Torop Labrador, 1995   Reuben Margolin
Heyday Press 30 Years Heyday Books   Rina and Malcolm Margolin
Arthur Rimbaud A Season in Hell and The Drunken Boat   Rob Kar
Ron Jude Landscapes (for Antoine)   Ron Jude
Ellen Takata The Attraction of Windows at the Approach of Autumn Southfirst
Ellen Takata Winter Indoors   Southfirst
Sanyika Shakur, AKA Monster Cody Scott Monster: The Autobiography of an L. A. Gang Member Teneille Haggard
John McPhee The Pine Barrens   Timothy Hutchings
Todd Knopke Crystal   Todd Knopke
Todd Knopke Mirror   Todd Knopke
  Space   Todd Knopke
Timothy C. Bell, John G. Cleary, Ian H. Witten Text Compression   Tom Schmitter
Marguerite Yourcenar Memoirs of Hadrian   Vicky Sambunaris
C. S. Lewis The Magician's Nephew   Zelmira Gainza
Philip Pullman The Golden Compass   Zelmira Gainza