All About Love

All About Love
Library Shelf Location 35.PHIL
Publication Date 2016

This book is part of the reading list supplied by Heather Phillipson in her exhibition at BALTIC Heather Phillipson: The Age of Love (19 October 2018 – 31 March 2019)

“The word ‘love’ is most often defined as a noun, yet . . . we would all love better if we used it as a verb,” writes bell hooks as she comes out fighting and on fire in All About Love. Here, at her most provocative and intensely personal, the renowned scholar, cultural critic, and feminist skewers our view of love as romance. In its place she offers a proactive new ethic for a people and a society bereft with lovelessness.As Bell Hooks uses her incisive mind and razor-sharp pen to explore the question “What is love?” her answers strike at both the mind and heart. In thirteen concise chapters, hooks examines her own search for emotional connection and society’s failure to provide a model for learning to love. Razing the cultural paradigm that the ideal love is infused with sex and desire, she provides a new path to love that is sacred, redemptive, and healing for individuals and for a nation. The Utne Reader declared bell hooks one of the “100 Visionaries Who Can Change Your Life.” All About Love is a powerful affirmation of just how profoundly she can.

This is the full reading list (NB. Not all of these are available in BALTIC Library)


Butler, Octavia: Blood Child

Cavell, Stanley; Diamond, Cora;, McDowell, John; Hacking, Ian; Wolfe, Cary: Philosophy and Animal Life

Carrington, Leonora: The Debutante & Other Stories

Carrington, Leonora: Jezzamathatics or introduction to the wonderful process of painting (artist's statement)

Carson, Rachel: Silent Spring

Derrida, Jacques: The Animal that Therefore I Am

Easterling, Keller: Enduring Innocence

Eshun, Kodwo: More Brilliant than the Sun: Adventures in Sonic Fiction

Haraway, Donna: Staying with the Trouble

Hildyard, Daisy - Second Body

Hooks, Bell: All About Love

Howard, Len: Birds as Individuals

Myles, Eileen: Afterglow

Pasarello, Elena: Animals Strike Curious Poses

Rich, Adrienne: Arts of the Possible

Ruocco, Joanna: Multi-Course Small Plates, Craft Lofts, Prix Fixe  

Steyerl, Hito: The Terror of Total Dasein

Two Fingers & Kirk, James T.: Junglist (Backstreet)


Juliette of the Herbs, Dir. Trish Streeten

Heart of a Dog, Dir. Laurie Anderson​

ISBN 9780060959470
Quantity 1
Pages 272p; 13.5 x 1.5 x 20.3 cm
Author bell hooks
Format Paperback
Publisher William Morrow Paperbacks, New York
Related Artist Heather Phillipson
Category Non-art books relating to BALTIC exhibitions
Keyword Reading List for the exhibition 'Heather Phillipson: The Age of Love (19 October 2018 – 31 March 2019)'
Language English

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