mike bartoli

books i've read in reverse chronological order since january 2018

On the Clock

Passage & Place

The Wretched of the Earth

Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream

The Art of Richard Diebenkorn

Chandelier Does Tokyo

The Brutality of Fact: Interviews with Francis Bacon

Demotivational Training

Bernadette Corporation: 2000 Wasted Years

Memphis: Objects, Furniture, and Patterns

Sea Ranch...Diary of an Idea

Picasso and American Art

The Man in the High Castle

The Disappointment Artist

Introducing Lacan

Open All Night

The Body Artist

True Tales from Another Mexico

Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom

Uncommon Places: The Complete Works

The Inner World of Farm Animals

Retromania: Pop Culture's Addiction to Its Own Past

Violence: Six Sideways Reflections

Non-Places: An Introduction to Supermodernity

Punk Ethnography: Artists & Scholars Listen to Sublime Frequencies

Down, Out, and Under Arrest: Policing and Everyday Life in Skid Row

Great Jones Street

Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk

This is not a T-shirt

Universal Principles of Design

Practical Recommender Systems

Red Star

Venture Deals

Zine Yearbook 9

The Debt Resistor's Operations Manual

Face to Face: A Collection of Drawings & Political Cartoons

Introduction to Civil War

The Making of the Indebted Man: An Essay on the Neoliberal Condition

Mickey Muenning: Dreams and Realizations for A Living Architecture

Radical Suburbs: Experimental Living on the Fringes of the American City

Civilization and Capitalism 15th-18th Century, Vol. 1: The Structures of Everyday Life

What Is to Be Done?


Preliminary Materials for a Theory of the Young-Girl

Ogilvy on Advertising

Mismatch: How Inclusion Shapes Design

Stories of Your Life and Others

Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste

Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future

Understanding Power: The Indispensable Chomsky

To Our Friends

The Brand Gap

Feminism is for Everybody: Passionate Politics

Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung

American Prison: A Reporter's Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment

The Culture of Narcissism: American Life in An Age of Diminishing Expectations

The Mirror of Production

Super Normal: Sensations of the Ordinary

Reengineering Retail: The Future of Selling in a Post-Digital World

High Growth Handbook

Platform Capitalism

Debt: The First 5,000 Years

The Great Reset: How New Ways of Living and Working Drive Post-Crash Prosperity

Retail Disruptors: The Spectacular Rise and Impact of the Hard Discounters

The Coming Insurrection

Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life

Tadao Ando: Complete Works

The Conquest of Bread

The Coffee Roaster's Companion

Coming Up Short: Working-Class Adulthood in an Age of Uncertainty

Learning SQL

REST in Practice: Hypermedia and Systems Architecture

literally show me a healthy person


K-punk: The Collected and Unpublished Writings of Mark Fisher

Designing Design

Practical Monitoring

Site Reliability Engineering: How Google Runs Production Systems

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

Silicon City: San Francisco in the Long Shadow of the Valley


Convenience Store Woman

The Japanese Garden

Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America


My Year of Rest and Relaxation

Belonging: A Culture of Place

Non-Stop Inertia

The Lean Startup

Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

Welcome to the Desert of the Real: Five Essays on September 11 and Related Dates


Babbling Corpse: Vaporwave and the Commodification of Ghosts

Specters of Marx

Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work

Ghosts of My Life: Writings on Depression, Hauntology and Lost Futures

The Fall

Ansel Adams: Classic Image Essays

The Weird and the Eerie

Wisconsin Death Trip

Naked City

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

On Photography

Measure What Matters

The Tourist: A New Theory of the Leisure Class

Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age


The Society of the Spectacle

The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America

Street-Fighting Mathematics: The Art of Educated Guessing and Opportunistic Problem Solving

Agglomeration Economics

Understanding Tree Law

Oakland, Hub of the West

What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia

The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy

The Dog's Mind: Understanding Your Dog's Behavior

Consider the Lobster and Other Essays

The Corrosion of Character: The Personal Consequences of Work in the New Capitalism

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

The Gulf War Did Not Take Place

The Poetics of Space

Zero Bugs and Program Faster

Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?

Free Software, Free Society: Selected Essays

The Sum of Small Things: A Theory of the Aspirational Class

Be Here Now

Dark Entries: Bauhaus and Beyond

Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams

How Not to Die

Wabi-Sabi: For Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers

Tokyo Totem

Travels with Charley: In Search of America

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Deer Hunting with Jesus: Dispatches from America's Class War

In Praise of Shadows

Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism

The Anarchist's Guide to Travel

Making A Killing: The Political Economy of Animal Rights

For colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf

Pieces of Intelligence: The Existential Poetry of Donald H. Rumsfeld