The Books

Simryn Gill Installation View (books)

Simryn Gill
Installation View

© Tate 2006

The Books

Untitled 2006
Installation made from 123 books

Handy Pocket Guide to Asian Gemstones, Carol Clarke. Hong Kong: Periplus 2004
Blue Monkish, Zai Kuning. Singapore: The Substation 1996
Who are the Reds, E.P. Dark. Sydney: F.H. Johnston 1946
The Color Curtain: A Report on the Bandung Conference, Richard Wright. London: Dennis Dobson 1955
House Decoration in Nubia, Marian Wenzel. London: Gerard Duckworth 1972
Construction Manual of Prefabricated Timber House, Mohd Shukari Midon, Chu Yue Pun, Hilmi Md Tahir, Nor Azian Mohd Kasby. Malaysia: Forest Research Institute 1996
The People of the Leaves, Vivian Meik. London: Philip Allan 1931
Stick and Leaf Insects of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore, Paul D. Brock. Kuala Lumpur: Malayan Nature Society 1999
The Day of the Triffids, John Wyndham. Harmondsworth: Penguin 1954
The Power of Movement in Plants, Charles Darwin. London: John Murray 1880
Wonderful Life, Stephen Jay Gould. London: Penguin 1991
Poisonous Snakes of the World: A Manual for Use by U.S. Amphibious Forces. Washington D.C.: Department of the Navy 1965
It was the Babblers’ Nest, C. Felsinger. Colombo: Lake House Investments 1972
The Observer’s Book of Birds’ Eggs, G. Evans. London: Fredrick Warne & Company 1954
The Shell Collector’s Handbook, A. Hyatt Verrill. New York: Putnam & Sons 1950
The Observer’s Fighting Vehicles Directory World War II, Bart H. Vanderveen. London: Fredrick Warne & Company 1969
Barrack Room Ballads, Rudyard Kipling. London: Methuen 1914
First Charge: A Handbook for Police Officers, Trinath Mishra. New Delhi: Sheridan Book Company, 2006 – Fan-Tan, Marlon Brando and Donald Cammell. New York: Alfred A. Knopf 2005
The Coconut, Edwin Bingham Copeland. London: Macmillan 1931
Malacca Strait and West Coast of Sumatra Pilot, Hydrographer of The Navy. Taunton: Ministry of Defence 1971
Paradise Tales: A Selection of Stories from Air Niugini’s Inflight Magazine. Bathurst: Robert Brown and Associates 1986
We Bought an Island, Evelyn E. Atkins. London: Coronet 1978
Old Goa, S Rajagopalan. New Delhi: Archaeological Survey of India 1987
Tropical Diseases: 50,000 BC to 2,500 AD, Robert Desowitz. London: Flamingo 1998
History of Indian Administration Voulme II, Medieval Period, B.N. Puri, Bombay: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan 1973
The Flora of Delhi, J K Maheshwari. New Delhi: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research 1963
The English Teacher, R.K. Narayan. Mysore: Indian Thought Publications 1955
Home To India, Santha Rama Rao. London: Victor Gollancz 1945
Sylvia Plath. Letters Home. Correspondence 1950 – 1963, Selected and edited with a commentary by Aurelia Plath. London: Faber and Faber 1975
Running in the Family, Michael Ondaatje. London: Picador 1984
Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro. New York: Alfred A. Knopf 2005
Aunts up the Cross, Robin Eakin. Melbourne: Sun Books 1967
Echoes of Celandine, Derek Marlowe. Harmondsworth: Penguin 1973
Gone Fishin’: An Easy Rawlins Novel, Walter Mosley. London: Serpent’s Tail 1998
The Opening up of the World, J.F. Horrabin. London: Methuen 1938
A Pattern of Islands, Arthur Grimble. London: John Murray 1955
Report On The Trial of Xanana Gusmao in Dili, East Timor. Geneva: International Commission of Jurists 1993
The Chronicles of Gujarat, Captain A.C. Elliot ISC. Punjab: Languages Department 1970
A Colour Guide to Kinabalu Park, Susan K. Jacobson. Kota Kinabalu: Sabah Parks Trustees 1996
Sydney’s Phantom Book Shops, Isadore Brodsky. Sydney: University Co-Operative Bookshop 1973
Spiders of Australia, Barbara York Main. Brisbane: The Jacaranda Press 1964
First Studies in Plant Life in Australasia, William Gillies. Melbourne: Whitcombe & Tombs No date
The Asian Highway: A Complete Overland Guide from Australia to Europe, Jack Jackson and Ellen Crampton. Brighton: Angus and Robertson 1979
An Approach to Vedanta, Christopher Isherwood. Hollywood, California: Vedanta Press 1963
Earthworks, Brian Aldiss. London: New English Library 1972
In Good Faith, Salman Rushdie. London: Granta 1990
Purity and Danger, Mary Douglas. Harmondsworth: Penguin 1970
Derek Jarman’s Garden. London: Thames and Hudson 1996
The Nature of the Universe, Fred Hoyle. Oxford: Basil Blackwell 1953
The Varieties of Religious Experience, William James. New York: The Modern Library 1929
A History of British Gardening, Miles Hadfield. Harmondsworth: Penguin 1985
Oriental Despotism, Karl A Wittfogel. New Haven: Yale University Press 1957
How to Cook and Eat in Chinese, Buwei Yang Chao. London: Faber and Faber 1956
Meatless Days, Sara Suleri. London: Collins 1990
Canework, Charles Crampton. Leicester: The Dryad Press 1957
These Poor Hands, B.L. Coombes. London: Victor Gollancz 1939
The Anxiety of Influence, Harold Bloom. New York: Oxford University Press 1997
Generation of Swine: Gonzo Papers Vol.2, Hunter S. Thompson. London: Picador 1988
Why Worry? K. Sri Dhammananda. Kuala Lumpur: Buddhist Missionary Society No date
Granta 58: Ambition. London: Granta 1997
Playing and Reality, D.W. Winnicott. Harmondsworth: Penguin 1974
The Joy of Laziness: How to Slow Down and Live Longer, Peter Axt and Michaela Axt-Gaddermann. London: Bloomsbury 2005
Life the Goal, J Krishnamurti. Eerde, Ommen, Holland: The Star Publishing Trust 1928
Tranquilisation with Harmless Herbs, Eric F.W. Powell. Wellingborough, Northamptonshire: Health Science Press, 1974
Neem Dreams, Inez Baranay. New Delhi: Rupa & Company, 2003
Like a Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan at the Crossroads, Greil Marcus. London: Faber and Faber, 2005
The Art of Shooting, Charles Edward Chapel. New York: A.S. Barnes 1960
Sombrero Fallout: A Japanese Novel, Richard Brautigan. London: Picador 1978
Penguin Modern Poets: Adrian Henri, Roger McGough, Brian Patten: The Mersey Sound. Harmondsworth: Penguin 1967
All Day, All Night, Cath Kenneally. Cambridge: Salt Publishing 2003
The Privacy of the Self, M Masud Khan. New York: International Universities Press  1974
No Visitors Allowed: Short Stories, John Machado. Singapore: Landmark Books 2003
Pleasant Hell, John Dolan. United States and Great Britain: Capricorn Publishing 2005
Nymphenburg, Palace, Park, Pavilions: Official Guide, Luisa Hager and Michael Petzet. Munich: Bavarian Administration of State Owned Castles, Gardens and Lakes 1971
Women Who Think Too Much, Susan Nolen-Hoeksema. London: Piatkus 2003
The Curse of the Pontianak, Ralf Modder. Singapore: Horizon Books 2004
The Ballad of the Sad Café, Carson McCullers. London: Penguin 1963
Nectar in a Sieve: A Novel of Rural India, Kamala Markandaya. Bombay: Jaico Publishing House 1956
A Good Man is Hard to Find: Stories, Flannery O’Connor. London: The Women’s Press 2001
Nymphomania: A Study of the Oversexed Woman, Albert Ellis & Edward Sagarin. London: The Ortolan Press 1965
Difficult Daughters, Manju Kapoor. India: Penguin 2001
Mother Worship: A Gynocritic Study of the Civilisation and Culture. An Indian and World Perspective, Ananda. Delhi: Ajanta Publications 1994
Sex and Repression in Savage Society, Bronislaw Malinowski. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul 1927
Hello My Big Big Honey!: Love Letters to Bangkok Bargirls and Their Revealing Interviews, collected by Dave Walker & Richard S. Ehrlich. Bangkok: Dragon Dance Publications 1992
Freedom Song, Amit Chaudhuri: London, Picador 1999
Kinetic Art, Guy Brett. London: Studio Vista 1968
Hula! New, Easy Self-Teaching Method, Scotty Guletz (South Sea Scotty). Honolulu: South Sea Sales No date
Exasperating Essays: Exercises in the Dialectical Method, D D Kosambi. New Delhi: People’s Publishing House 1957
London Does Not Belong to Me, Lee Kok Liang. Petaling Jaya: Maya Press 2003
Barbarians at the Gate, Leonard Woolf. London: Victor Gollancz 1939
Men Against the Jungle, Ritchie Calder. London: George Allen & Unwin 1954
Invasive Plants: Weeds of the Global Garden, Editors John M Randall & Janet Marinelli. New York: Brooklyn Botanic Garden Publications 1996
British Citizenship Test Study Guide: The Essential Study Guide for the Life in the UK Test, Henry Dillon. London: Red Squirrel Publishing 2006
Drawing at the Zoo, Raymond Sheppard. London & New York: The Studio Publications,1949
Europe, Ken Bolton. Adelaide: Little Esther Books 2005
Tales of the Alhambra, Washington Irving. Granada: Miguel Sanchez 1994
The Karma of Brown Folk, Vijay Prashad. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press 2000
Itinerant Blues, Samuel Wagan Watson. St Lucia: University of Queensland Press 2002
The Noble Savage 3, A Meridian Periodical. Cleveland & New York: The World Publishing Company May 1961
The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God, George Bernard Shaw. London: Constable & Co 1932
Chinese Magic and Superstition in Malaya, Leon Comber. Singapore: Eastern Universities Press 1960
An African Student in China, Emmanuel John Hevi. London: Pall Mall Press 1965
A History of British Serial Killing, Martin Fido. London: Carlton Books 2001
Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad. London: Penguin, 2000 – Your Face Mirrors Fortune, R G Rao. New Delhi: Ranjan Publication 1997
Indian Problems in Malaya: A Brief Survey in Relation to Emigration, K.A. Neelakandha Aiyer. Kuala Lumpur: The India Office 1938
The Surprising Asians: A Hitch – Hike Through Malaya, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and South Vietnam, Frances Letters. Sydney: Angus Robertson 1968
A Guide to Bushwalking, Book 3: Blue Mountains and Heathcote National Park, V. Oerlermans. Helensborough, New South Wales: Cosmorama Press 1979
Prospecting and Mining for Uranium in Australia: Notes for the Guidance of Prospectors, Australian Atomic Energy Commission & Department of National Development 1957
Cambodia in the South East Asian War, Malcolm Caldwell and Lek Tan. New York and London: Monthly Review Press 1973
21 Days: A True Story of a Malaysian Hostage in Sierra Leone, Ganase Jaganathan. Kuala Lumpur: Silverfishbooks 2005
Twenty Two Malaysian Stories, Edited by Lloyd Fernando. Singapore: Heinemann Educational Books 1968
Nine Dayak Nights, W R Geddes. London: Oxford University Press 1961
Three Dances of Oceania, Beth Dean. Sydney: Sydney Opera House Trust 1976
Malaya Must Cost No More Australian Blood, Rupert Lockwood. Sydney: Current Book Distributors 1951
Knots, R.D. Laing. Harmondsworth: Penguin 1971
Explosives, John Read. Harmondsworth: Penguin 1943
The Tin Crisis, Gill Burke. Kuala Lumpur: Institute of Strategic and International Studies 1986
Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury. Frogmore, St. Albans: Panther 1974
The War in the South: The Story of Negri Sembilan’s Guerillas, Shan Ru-hong. Bangkok: Mental Health Publishing 2003
Kim Philby The Spy I Loved, Eleanor Philby. London: Pan Books 1968
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, James Agee & Walker Evans. London: Panther 1969
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