A selection of the best books I read this year, including best art and architecture, best book by Ali Smith and most disappointing.
In The Avant-Gardists. The Russian Revolution in Art, 1917-1935 Sjeng Scheijen creates a vivid portrayal of a group of artists who revolutionised art, but who were eventually crushed by the system they initially embraced.
The best books I read this year in various categories, from best aesthetics and philosophy of art to best science fiction, best poetry and most disappointing.
The books of the year in a number of categories: biggest book of the year; best fiction; best book I wish I had read years ago; best book about dinosaurs; best physics; best book about Wittgenstein that is(n't) about Wittgenstein; most useful, most disappointing and more.
Review of Elements of Architecture by Rem Koolhaas and co-authors.
The best books I read in 2017 in various categories: best fiction, best science, best economics, best book about the USA, most useful, most eye-opening.
Some of the best books I read this year including recently published books as well as classics, in a number of categories: best fiction, best science, best book about Claude Lévi-Strauss, best economics and more.
Read this book, even if you're not interested in seashells: you will be after you've read it.
Someone recently asked Tyler Cowen which book he would recommend to a smart person in his thirties who hasn't read much, if he could only recommend one book. Here's my attempt at an answer.
A selection of the best books I read this year in a number of categories: best fiction, best big history, best book I wish I had read years ago, best book by a French academic, best economics and most disappointing.
Second-hand Time is a collection of voices, stories, fragments and witness accounts. They tell of the individual and collective experience of existence in the grinding jaws of history.
A selection of the best books I read in 2014 in various categories, from best fiction and best non-fiction to most fashionable, most eye-opening and the best book about Wittgenstein that is(n't) about Wittgenstein.