Storefront’s Critical Halloween Party Bibliography is a compilation of readings that acts as a resource for individuals interested in investigating the topic of each year’s Critical Halloween event. The bibliography for this year’s theme of “HOLES” focuses in particular on issues of presence/absence, matter, removal, and nothingness.


Holes appear to be made of nothing, and yet can be described by what takes place around, inside, and through them. In art and architecture, holes question our perceptions of matter and space, constructing, revealing, and inviting us to reflect upon what is real…and what is not. Scary.


We invite you to submit your own contributions to the bibliography ON HOLES. To do so, end an email with citations to


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  • Barr, Jeff. 1001 Golf Holes You Must Play Before You Die. London: Ronnie Sellers Productions, 2005.
  • Barrada, Yto.  A Life Full of Holes. Autograph, 2005.
  • Bertamini, M., and Casati, R. ‘Figures and Holes’, in J. Wagemans (ed.), Handbook of Perceptual Organization, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.
  • Bertamini, M., and Croucher, C. J. ‘The Shape of Holes’, Cognition, 2003, pp. 33–54.
  • Bozzi, P. ‘Osservazione su alcuni casi di trasparenza fenomica realizzabili con figure a tratto’, in G. d’Arcais (ed.), Studies in Perception: Festschrift for Fabio Metelli, Milan/Florence: Martelli-Giunti, 1975, pp. 88-110.
  • Buntrock, Dana. ‘Teshima Art Museum by Ryue Nishizawa, Teshima Island, Japan SANAA’, Architectural Review, 2011, Web.
  • Casati, R., and Varzi, A. C. Holes and Other Superficialities, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1994.
  • Dechristofano, Carolyn Cinami. A Black Hole Is Not a Hole. Charlesbridge, MA, 2012.
  • Demos, T.J. Life Full of Holes. Grey Room Inc., and Massachusetts Institute of of Technology, 2006, pp. 72–87.
  • Diedrich, Richard. The 19th Hole: Architecture of the Golf Clubhouse. Images Publishing, 2008.
  • Dimendberg, Edward. Diller Scofidio Renfro: Architecture After Images. University of Chicago Press, 2013, pp. 24, 156.
  • Ende, M. Die unendliche Geschichte: von A bis Z, Stuttgart: Thienemanns. English translation by R. Manheim: The Neverending Story, Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1983; reprinted by Puffin Books, 1985.
  • Gargiani, Roberto. OMA. EPFL Press, 2008, pp. 16.
  • Geach, P., 1968, ‘What Actually Exists’, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society (Supplement), 42: 7–16.
  • Giralt, N., and Bloom, P. ‘How Special Are Objects? Children’s Reasoning about Objects, Parts, and Holes’, Psychological Science, 2000, pp. 503–507.
  • Hoffman, D. D., and Richards, W. A. ‘Parts of Recognition’, Cognition, 1985, pp. 65–96.
  • Hofstadter, D. R., and Dennett, D. C., The Mind’s I. Fantasies and Reflections on Self and Soul, New York: Basic Books.
  • Holl, Steven. Parallax. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2000, pp. 17-18.
  • Hollier, Denis. Against Architecture: the writings of George Bataille. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1989, pp. 23.
  • Jackson, F. Perception. A Representative Theory, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1977.
  • Karmo, T. ‘Disturbances’, Analysis, 1977, pp. 147–148.
  • Lee, Pamela. Object to be destroyed: the work of Gordon Matta-Clark. MIT Press, 2001, pp. 67, 84.
  • Lewis, D. K., and Lewis, S. R. ‘Holes’, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 48: 206–212; reprinted in D. K. Lewis, Philosophical Papers. Volume 1, New York: Oxford University Press, 1983, pp. 3–9.
  • Lewis, D. K. ‘Void and Object’, in J. D. Collins, N. Hall, and L. A. Paul (eds.), Causation and Counterfactuals, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2004, pp. 277–290.
  • Lewis, Paul, Marc Tsurumaki, and David J. Lewis. Manual of Section. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2016, pp. 17–18.
  • Martin, C. B. ‘How It Is: Entities, Absences and Voids’, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 1996, pp. 57–65.
  • Meadows, P. J.‘What Angles Can Tell Us About What Holes Are Not’, Erkenntnis, 2013, pp. 319–331.
  • Miller, K. ‘Immaterial Beings’, The Monist, 2007, pp. 349–371.
  • Moos, Stanislaus von, and Jan de. Heer. Le Corbusier: elements of a synthesis. 010 Publishers, 2009, pp. 344.
  • Nelson, R., and Palmer, S. E. ‘Of Holes and Wholes: The Perception of Surrounded Regions’, Perception, 2001, pp. 1213–1226.
  • Rose, Julian, Stephanie Hanor, and Stephanie Weber. Sarah Oppenheimer. Oakland: Mills College Art Museum, 2016.
  • Sachar, Louis. Holes. Random House Children’s Books, 2011.
  • Simons, P. Parts. A Study in Ontology, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1987.
  • Sorensen, R. Seeing Dark Things. The Philosophy of Shadows, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.
  • Sudjic, Deyan. Norman Foster: A Life in Architecture. The Overlook Press, 2010.
  • Tucholsky, K. ‘Zur soziologischen Psychologie der Löcher’ (signed Kaspar Hauser), Die Weltbühne, March 17, p. 389; now in Gesammelte Werke, ed. by M. Gerold-Tucholsky and F. J. Raddatz, Reinbek bei Hamburg: Rowohlt Verlag, 1960, Vol. 9, pp. 152–153. English translation by H. Zohn: ‘The Social Psychology of Holes’, in Germany? Germany! The Kurt Tucholsky Reader, Manchester: Carcanet Press, 1990, pp. 100–101.
  • Vitruvius, and Morris Hicky Morgan. Vitruvius: The Ten Books on Architecture. Chapter X: Catapults or Scorpiones. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 1914.
  • Wake, A., Spencer, J., and Fowler, G. ‘Holes as Regions of Spacetime’, The Monist, 2007, pp. 372–378.