The Creative Independent


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When we started TCI, we selected a small number of books to be in a lending library in our office, each of which somehow reflected our ethos. These are those books.

Voyage Around My Room Xavier de Maistre, 1794, 2016
The Artist’s Way Julia Cameron, 1992
Sober 21 The Creative Independent, 2021
PRESENCE, Issue 1: IN THE MIST various, 2020
Software for Artists Book: Building Better Realities Various, 2020
Urgency Reader 2: Mutual Aid Publishing During Crisis Paul Soulellis, 2020
Sci-Fi Sundays Selects Sarah Hotchkiss, 2020
I Trust My Guitar (Etc.), No. 2 Rachel Aggs, 2014
I Trust My Guitar (Etc.), No. 1 Rachel Aggs, 2011
DIY Guitar For Beginners Rachel Aggs, 2017
Midwinter Day Day Cortney Cassidy, 2019
Suddenly Photography by Allen Frame and anonymous found photographs and drawings, 2020
ScarJo Christine Smallwood (words), Mark Sussman (words), Chris Santa Maria (art), 2015
Princess of the Apocalypse Harmony Tividad, 2020
On feeling healthy The Creative Independent, 2019
Worksheet: On using the internet mindfully The Creative Independent, 2019
On finding your voice The Creative Independent, 2019
El Caracol (Spanish) The Creative Independent, 2019
El Caracol (English) The Creative Independent, 2019
How do you use the internet mindfully? The Creative Independent, 2018
On dealing with creative anxiety The Creative Independent, 2018
On making a living as an artist The Creative Independent, 2018
Hyperobjects for Artists Laura Copelin, Peyton Gardner and Timothy Morton, 2018
The Dada Painters and Poets: An Anthology Robert Motherwell, 1989
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions Edwin A. Abbott, 1884, 1984
Peter Fischli & David Weiss: How to Work Better Nancy Spector, Nat Trotman, 2016
Vegetation Francis Ponge, 1987
Draw It with Your Eyes Closed: The Art of the Art Assignment Paper Monument, n+1, 2012
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World Cal Newport, 2016
Grapefruit: A Book of Instructions and Drawings Yoko Ono, 1964, 2000
Exercises in Style Raymond Queneau, Barbara Wright, 1947, 1981
Individuals: Post-Movement Art in America Walter Abish, Laurie Anderson, David Askevold, Vito Acconci, Robert Horvitz, Nancy Wilson Kitchel, Alvin Lucier, Bernadette Mayer, Adrian Piper, Alan Sondheim, 1977
Daily Rituals: How Artists Work Mason Currey, 2013
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life Anne Lamott, 1995
Tell Them I Said No Martin Herbert, 2016
Marcel Duchamp: The Afternoon Interviews Calvin Tompkins, Paul Chan, 2013
Unoriginal Genius: Poetry by Other Means in the New Century Marjorie Perloff, 2010
The Wave in the Mind, Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader, and the Imagination Ursula K. Le Guin, 2004