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 Modern Nature, an exhibition that explores our interaction and fascination with plants in relation to aspects of social change, personal well-being and scientific research. Titles marked with an asterisk * are held in Outset Study.

Title Author Year Selected by ISBN URL
Cosmos, Sketch of a Physical description of the universe Alexander von Humboldt Alberto Baraya Link
Views of Nature Alexander von Humboldt Alberto Baraya Link
The Invention of Nature: The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science * Andrea Wulf Alberto Baraya Link
Ocean Flowers: Impressions from nature Edited by Carol Armstrong & Catherine de Zegher Simryn Gill
The Language of Plants * Monica Gagliano Christine Ödlund Link
Thus Spoke the Plant Monica Gagliano Christine Ödlund Link
Brilliant Green Stefano Mancuso Christine Ödlund Link
The Revolutionary Genius of Plants - A New Understanding of Plant Intelligence and Behaviour Stefano Mancuso Christine Ödlund Link
Aspects of Form - A Symposium on Form in Nature and Art * Lancelot Law Whyte Christine Ödlund Link
Music and the Making of Modern Science Peter Pesic Christine Ödlund Link
Iter Lapponicum - Lapland Journey- Lachesis Lapponica Carl von Linné Christine Ödlund Link
William Morris on Art and Socialism * Edited by Norman Kelvin David Thorpe Link
Selections from the works of Gerrard Winstanley * Edited by Leonard Hamilton David Thorpe Link
The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing Viktor Timofeev Link
Ecology without Nature: Rethinking Environmental Aesthetics * Timothy Morton Viktor Timofeev Link

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