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What book are you coveting?

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 19:25
by Colin
A sister thread to 'what book are you reading?', this is for books you've got your eye on and would dearly like to get. It doesn't have to be something rare/expensive/unjustifiable, but it can be.

At the moment mine is Homage to Caledonia, which the guy I sit across from at work has been reading me excerpts from. It's about Scots who went to fight in the Spanish Civil War. I well want a go on it when he's finished.

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Re: What book are you coveting?

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 22:08
by This Is Helena
Oooh, good thread. This one is (very) expensive but it is a book I know I would enjoy.

The Ingmar Bergman Archives

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http://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalog ... chives.htm

I don't think I could ever get bored of reading about Bergman or ever get bored of watching his films.

Re: What book are you coveting?

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 23:11
by Dan
The Production of Space by Henri Lefebvre
The Practice of Everyday Life by M De Certeau
The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard

Price For All Three: £48.43 :(

Re: What book are you coveting?

Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 03:16
by gogogadgetpop
Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life
This book is so gorgeous. It's huge and has almost every illustration Charley Harper ever produced. It's $400 dollars and comes with a limited edition screenprint.

Re: What book are you coveting?

Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 08:02
by linus
thanks to alongwalkhome I now covet this:

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Re: What book are you coveting?

Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 22:54
by this clump of trees
imperialism and unequal development by samir amin & andre gunder frank
dynamics of global crisis by amin, arrighi, frank, wallerstein
the long twentieth century by giovanni arrighi
marxism and other western fallacies & anything else by ali shariati

Re: What book are you coveting?

Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 00:13
by Martijn
Mark Mazower's Dark Continent. Because the book --on Europe in the 20th century-- is said to be amazing. It's not sold out or anything, I just like to dream of having it one day. :)