Artists and curators taking part in Drawing Room's exhibition programme are invited to compile ‘reading lists’ that inform and expand the themes explored in their work.  This list has been compiled for A Slice through the World: Contemporary Artists’ Drawings a group exhibition that celebrates the sustained power of drawing in the digital age, presented jointly by Drawing Room and Modern Art Oxford. Titles marked with an asterisk * are held in Outset Study.

Title Author Year Selected by ISBN URL
Trisha Brown: Choreography as Visual Art * Susan Rosenberg ruby onyinyechi amanze Link
The Poetics of Space * Gaston Bachelard ruby onyinyechi amanze Link
Marlene Dumas: Sweet Nothings, Notes and Texts, 1982-2014 * Edited by Mariska Van Den Berg ruby onyinyechi amanze Link
One Day Pina Asked [Film] Directed by Chantal Akerman Milano Chow Link
Safe [Film] Directed By Todd Haynes Milano Chow Link
The Sympathizer Viet Thanh Nguyen Karl Haendel Link
Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China Evan Osnos Karl Haendel Link
(((Semitism))): Being Jewish in America in the Age of Trump Jonathan Weisman Karl Haendel Link
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History Elizabeth Kolbert Karl Haendel Link
Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets Svetlana Alexievich Karl Haendel Link
The Underground Railroad Colson Whitehead Karl Haendel Link
Marx, Capital, and the Madness of Economic Reason * David Harvey Karl Haendel Link
A Fine Mess: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer, and More Efficient Tax System T.R. Reid Karl Haendel Link
Digital and Other Virtualities: Renegotiating the Image * Edited by Antony Griselda Pollock and Mieke Bal David Haines Link
Interdisciplinary Encounters: Hidden and Visible Explorations of the Work of Adrian Rifkin * Dana Arnold David Haines Link
Letters to a Young Poet Rainer Maria Rilke David Haines Link
Masters of Reality * Steve Rushton David Haines Link
Our Lady of the Flowers Jean Genet David Haines Link
The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety Alan Watts David Haines Link
Thinking through Painting: Reflexivity and Agency Beyond the Canvas By Peter Geimer et al. David Haines Link
Gravity and Grace * Simone Weil Ian Kiaer Link
The Literary Absolute: The Theory of Literature in German Romanticism * Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe and Jean-Luc Nancy Ian Kiaer Link
Girl with Curious Hair David Foster Wallace Ian Kiaer Link
Old Masters * Thomas Bernhard Ian Kiaer Link
The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing Ian Kiaer Link
Does Writing Have a Future? * Villem Flusser David Musgrave Link
Drone Theory * Gregoire Chamayou David Musgrave Link
The King Donald Bartheleme David Musgrave Link
Kitchen Table Translation Edited by Madhu Kaza Wura Natasha Ogunji Link
Swallow the Fish Gabrielle Civil Wura Natasha Ogunji Link
The Paper Camera Youmna Chlala Wura Natasha Ogunji
Unexplained Presence * Tisa Bryant Wura Natasha Ogunji Link
The Colour of Pomegranates [Film] Directed By Sergei Parajanov Wura Natasha Ogunji Link
A book of Migrations Rebecca Solnit Kathy Prendergast Link
Invisible Cities Italo Calvino Kathy Prendergast Link
Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe Kapka Kassabova Kathy Prendergast Link
Istanbul Orhan Pamuk Pamuk Kathy Prendergast Link
Wind, Sand and Stars Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Kathy Prendergast Link
The Atlas William T. Vollman Kathy Prendergast Link
The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson's Envelope Poems Jen Bervin et al. Kathy Prendergast Link
Colour: Travels Through the Paintbox Victoria Finlay Kathy Prendergast Link
Flights Olga Tokarczuk Kathy Prendergast Link
The Pursuit of Power 1815-1914 Richard J. Evans Kathy Prendergast Link
I am David Ann Holm Kathy Prendergast Link
Heidi Johanna Spyri Kathy Prendergast Link
Dont log off [Radio podcast] BBC Radio 4, 2012-present By Alan Dein Kathy Prendergast
Crossing Continents [Radio podcast] BBC Radio 4, 2007-present Kathy Prendergast
Marketa Lazarová [Film] Directed by Frantisek Vlácil Kathy Prendergast Link
The Lives of Others [Film] Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck Kathy Prendergast Link
Pilgrims [Artists’ book] Markéta Luskačová Kathy Prendergast Link
Media Crisis Peter Watkins Massinissa Selmani Link
L'âne mort Chawki Amari Massinissa Selmani
L'effacement Samir Toumi Massinissa Selmani
Le plus petit zoo du monde Thomas Gunzig Massinissa Selmani Link
Louise Michel en Algérie Clotilde Chauvin Massinissa Selmani Link
Pour un nouvel art politique Dominique Baqué Massinissa Selmani Link
The war game [Television drama] BBC, 1965 Directed by Peter Watkins Massinissa Selmani Link
Blow out [Film] Directed by Brian De Plama Massinissa Selmani Link
Mollement un samedi matin [Film] Directed by Sofia Djama Massinissa Selmani
The Reading Lesson [Film] Directed by Johan Van der Keuken Massinissa Selmani
The Waves Virginia Woolf Lucy Skaer Link
Daybook: The Journal of an Artist * Anne Truitt Lucy Skaer Link
The Animal Side * Jean Christophe Bailly Lucy Skaer Link

Titles marked with an asterix * are held in the Outset Study library