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 by the curators of FIGURE/S: drawing after Bellmer, an exhibition that explores the body as a site of oppression, liberation and troubling pleasures through the work of modern and contemporary artists. Titles marked with an asterisk * are held in Outset Study.

Title Author Year Selected by ISBN URL
The Doll * Hans Bellmer and Malcolm Green Michael Newman (Co-Curator)
Behind Closed Doors: The Art of Hans Bellmer * Therese Lichtenstein Michael Newman (Co-Curator)
Hans Bellmer * Michael Semff and Anthony Spira Michael Newman (Co-Curator)
Hans Bellmer: The Anatomy of Anxiety * Sue Taylor Michael Newman (Co-Curator)
Death, Desire and the Doll: The Life and Art of Hans Bellmer Peter Webb and Robert Short Michael Newman (Co-Curator)
The Drawings of Hans Bellmer * Alex Grall, edited by Constantin Jelenski Michael Newman (Co-Curator)
Dark Spring Unica Zürn, translated by Caroline Rupprecht Michael Newman (Co-Curator)
The Man of Jasmine * Unica Zürn, translated by Malcolm Green Michael Newman (Co-Curator)
The House of Illnesses Unica Zürn, translated by Malcolm Green Michael Newman (Co-Curator)
A History of Engineering Drawing Peter Jeffrey Booker Michael Newman (Co-Curator)
Oblique Drawing: A History of Anti-Perspective, (Writing Architecture) Massimo Scolari and James S. Ackerman Michael Newman (Co-Curator)
Engineering and the Mind’s Eye Eugene S. Ferguson Michael Newman (Co-Curator)
The Fourth Dimension and Non-Euclidean Geometry in Modern Art Linda Dalrymple Henderson Michael Newman (Co-Curator)
The Marquis de Sade and the Avant-Garde * Alyce Mahon Michael Newman (Co-Curator)
The Atrocity Exhibition * J. G. Ballard Michael Newman (Co-Curator)
Crash J. G. Ballard Michael Newman (Co-Curator)
Lacan at the Scene Henry Bond Michael Newman (Co-Curator)
The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis Jacques Lacan Michael Newman (Co-Curator)
The Sinthome: The Seminar of Jacques Lacan, Book XXIII Jacques Lacan Michael Newman (Co-Curator)
'The Ball-Joint and the Anagram: Perversion and Jouissance in Hans Bellmer' [book chapter] In 'Perversion Now!'' Edited by Diana Caine and Colin Wright Michael Newman Michael Newman (Co-Curator)
'The Impossible Relation: Blanchot, Bellmer…and Zürn - Fragments of a Lecture' [book chapter] In 'It’s Moving from I to It' Edited by FormContent, Pieternel Vermoortel et. al. Michael Newman Michael Newman (Co-Curator)
'Double-Formed Monster' [book chapter] In 'The Enigma of the Hour', pp.68-72 Edited by Simon Moretti and Goshka Macuga Michael Newman Michael Newman (Co-Curator)
Hans Bellmer * Michael Semff and Anthony Spira Kate Macfarlane (Co-Curator)
The Sadeian Woman: An Exercise in Cultural History* Angela Carter Kate Macfarlane (Co-Curator)
Crash J. G. Ballard Kate Macfarlane (Co-Curator)
The Atrocity Exhibition * By J. G. Ballard Kate Macfarlane (Co-Curator)
The Doll * Hans Bellmer Kate Macfarlane (Co-Curator)
The Erotic Doll: A Modern Fetish * Marquard Smith Kate Macfarlane (Co-Curator)
Hans Bellmer: The Anatomy of Anxiety * Sue Taylor Kate Macfarlane (Co-Curator)
Everybody: A Book about Freedom Olivia Laing Kate Macfarlane (Co-Curator)
The Pornographic Imagination * [Book chapter] In 'Styles of Radical Will' Susan Sontag Kate Macfarlane (Co-Curator)
A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, And Socialist – Feminism in The Late Twentieth Century [essay] In 'Simians, cyborgs, and women: the reinvention of nature' Donna Haraway Kate Macfarlane (Co-Curator)
The Marquis de Sade and the Avant-Garde* Alyce Mahon Kate Macfarlane (Co-Curator)
Le macchine celibi / the bachelor machines * Harald Szeemann et al. Kate Macfarlane (Co-Curator)
Surrealism: Desire Unbound * Jennifer Mundy Kate Macfarlane (Co-Curator)
The Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic of Power Audre Lorde Kate Macfarlane (Co-Curator)
Anatomy of Permutational Desire: Perversion in Hans Bellmer and Oshii Mamoru * [journal article] In 'Mechademia: Second Arc, Vol. 5, Fanthropologies' (2010), pp. 285-309 Livia Monnet Kate Macfarlane (Co-Curator)
Hans Bellmer * Peter Webb and Robert Short Kate Macfarlane (Co-Curator)
Bellmer * Alain Jouffroy Kate Macfarlane (Co-Curator)
The Body Inscribed: Paul Chan’s Sade Project [Journal article] In 'Parkett: Kerstin Brätsch, Paul Chan, Sturtevant, Andro Wekua' Vol. 88 – 2011 Alan Gilbert Kate Macfarlane (Co-Curator)
Perversion, Abstraction and the Limits of the Human: on the Art of Paul Chan at Greene Naftali New York [Journal article] In 'Text Zur Kunst', March 2010, Issue No. 77 Yates Mckee Kate Macfarlane (Co-Curator)
Venus in Furs * Leopold Sacher-Masoch Kate Macfarlane (Co-Curator)
Eroticism Death & Sensuality * Georges Bataille Kate Macfarlane (Co-Curator)
Richard Hamilton, Sigfried Giedion: reaper * Carson Chan Kate Macfarlane (Co-Curator)
Perversion Now! * Edited by Diana Caine and Colin Wright Kate Macfarlane (Co-Curator)
The Marquis de Sade: the complete, Justine, philosophy in the bedroom and other writings * Marquis de Sade Kate Macfarlane (Co-Curator)
The Marquis de Sade: the 120 days of Sodom and other writing * Marquis de Sade Kate Macfarlane (Co-Curator)
Marquis de Sade, letters from prison * Richard Seaver Kate Macfarlane (Co-Curator)
Manga * Amano Masanao Kate Macfarlane (Co-Curator)

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