Abbott, Edwin Abbott. Flatland: A Romance in Many Dimensions. London: Seeley, 1884. Reprint, New York: Dover, 1952.
On the surface, Flatland is a quaint story about A. Square, resident of the two-dimensional Flatland, exploring different lands of different dimensions. The book, moreover, is an analysis on the effects of different perspectives within different spaces, and how those perspectives conform or disconnect to the worldview of others. [CR]
Campbell, Joseph. The Hero with a Thousand Faces. 2nd ed. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1972.
Campbell explores the commonality between different themes throughout many different mythologies. The main theme is the hero’s journey, or the main character’s development from inexperienced youth to wise master. How this journey is portrayed is analyzed through the difference perspectives. [CR]
Gravett, Paul. Graphics Novels: Everything You Need to Know. New York: Collins Design, 2005.
Gravett analyzes the effectiveness of the medium of graphic novels through his exploration of thirty of the most prolific ones. Through those examples, the author discusses different themes, influences from outside of the United States, and even how to view graphic novels. [CR]
Latour, Bruno. Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.
As the title of the book implies, Latour introduces the concept of Actor-Network-Theory, where objects participate in the construction of social objectives. Latour argues for this viewpoint as opposed to the one where the social is just a collection of viewpoints applied to certain situations. [CR]
Shlain, Leonard. Art and Physics: Parallel Visions in Space, Time, and Light. New York: Morrow, 1991.
Although art and physics may seem diametrically opposed, Shlain explores in his book that they are more connected than people will acknowledge. He analyzes the development of both throughout history, revealing how art has often predicted the trajectory of the development of physics. [CR]