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 Vanessa Baird for If ever there were an end to a story that had no beginning, the first UK survey of renowned this Norwegian artist. Titles marked with an asterisk * are held in Outset Study

Title Author Year Selected by ISBN URL
The World of Pooh A.A. Milne, illustrated by E.H. Shepherd
Grimms Eventyr (Grimm’s Adventure/Grimm’s Fairytales) Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm
Madeline and the Gypsies Ludwig Bemelmans
Babar’s Travels Jean de Brunhoff
Der Strummelpeter: Nach der Urfassung neu gezeichnet und in Holz geschnitten von Fritz Kredel (Der Strummelpeter: redrawn from the original version and cut into wood by Fritz Kredel) Heinrich Hoffman
Further Adventures of the Family from One End Street Eve Garnett
Balthus Stanislas Klossowski de Rola
Gustave Courbet Patrick Bade
Skinnvotten Alf Prøysen
Tredve (Thirty: short stories) Ingeborg Bachmann
Reisen til nattens ende (Journey to the end of the night) Louis Ferdinand Celine
Charleston: A Bloomsbury House and Garden Quentin Bell and Virginia Nicholson
Adolf in Blunderland James Dyrenforth and Max Kester, illustrated by Norman Mansbridge
Har Dyrene Sjael? (Do animals have souls?) Th. Kittelsen
Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut
Kravløs ulykke Peter Handke
Portraits and Dreams: Photographs and Stories by Children of the Appalachians, 1976–1982, 2009–2018, updated and expanded edition Wendy Ewald
Fragmenter av kjærlighetens spark (A Lover’s Discourse: Fragments) Roland Barthes
Goya Obra Grafica Completa Rafael Casariego
Edvard Munch samlede malerier: catalogue raisonné: 1898-1908 Gerd Woll
Van Eyck in Detail Annick Born, Maximiliaan P. J. Martens
L.S Lowry Michael Leber
Hvad er Livet? satirekunstneren (What is life? The Satirist) Theodor Kittelsen
Eventyrbok for De Sma Asbjornsen Og Moe
Grey Rabbit Finds a Shoe Alison Uttley, pictures by Margaret Tempest
Anatomy for artists: Being an explanation of surface form Eugene Wolff
Influencing Attitudes and Changing Behavior Philip G. Zimbardo and Ebbe Ebbesen
Illustrated Marquis De Sade David Mountford
Brian Wildsmith’s Favourite Nursery Rhymes Brian Wildsmith
Daumier John Berger
Goya: Les Caprices Jean-Pierre Dhainault
The Yellow Wallpaper Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Norske Folkeeventyr Illustrated by Erik Werenskiold

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