The Rules of Abstraction, a BBC4 documentary by the artist and writer Matthew Collings, shown last week and still available at the time of writing, was an accessible introduction to the enigmatic world of abstract art.
Gerry Hassan’s Caledonian Dreaming argues that the ills of Scottish society for which independence is proposed as the cure have as much to do with Scotland’s own failings as the interventions of unwanted British governments.
As Scotland’s independence referendum approaches I thought I would review some of the better books and essays I’ve read about it over the past few months. One of those is Yes: The Radical Case for Independence by James Foley and Pete Ramand.
Merz to Emigré and Beyond by Steven Heller, first published in 2003 and republished this summer, is a richly illustrated chronicle of the radical magazines, newspapers and journals published during the 20th century.