“History, the Humanities, and the Human”
History and Human Flourishing
Edited by Darrin M. McMahon
(New York: Oxford University Press, 2022)
Edited by David Richardson and Sal Randolph
(New York: Dispersed Holdings, 2021)
“Broadsheets and Walls” (on Marine Hugonnier)
Thyssen-Bornemisza Commissions Book
Edited by Eva Ebersberger
(Vienna: TBA21 2020)
“A Few Words about Not Reading”
(With Alyssa Loh)
Edited by David Richardson and Sal Randolph
(New York: Dispersed Holdings, 2020)
“Induced Attention” / “Induzierte Aufmerksamkeit”
EXPLAINED AWAY: Nora Turato’s Pool 3
edited by Fabian Flueckiger
(Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, 2019)
“Sea Cliff and the Sublime: A Conversation”
Architecture of Nature: Nature of Architecture
edited by Diana Agrest
(ORO Editions, 2019).
“The Problem of…: Reflections and Dejections” (English); “Parlayan Burun Problemi: Yansımalar ve Sapmalar” (Turkish)
Produce: The Compendium of an Event
edited by Süreyyya Evren
(Istanbul: Zeynep Öz, 2018)
“What the Work Knows” (title essay)
What the Work Knows
edited by David Bowen
(Minneapolis, MN: McKnight, 2017)
“The Nebulous and the Infinitesimal”
Architecture Is All Over
edited by Esther Choi and Marrikka Trotter
(New York: Columbia Books on Architecture and the City, 2017).
“To the Landlords Who Misunderstood”
The Home Show
edited by Asad Raza
(Ghent: Herman Minne/Graphius, 2017)
Fueling Culture: 101 Words for Energy and Environment
edited by Imre Szeman, Jennifer Wenzel and Patricia Yaeger
(New York: Fordham University Press, 2017)
“The Trivium, 2AM“
edited by Eugene LeMay and Ysabel Pinyol
(Jersey City: MANA, 2016).
“Adult Swim: How John C. Lilly Got Groovy (and Took the Dolphin with Him), 1958-1968”
edited by David Kaiser and W. Patrick McCray
(Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2016).
“The Composition of Place” / “Τ(ρ)όποι Λατρείας. Τάσος Βρεττός”
Wor(th)ship, Tassos Vrettos
edited by Nadja Argyropoulou and Yorgos Tzirtzilakis
Benaki Museum, Athens, 2015.
Matthew Day Jackson: Total Accomplishment
edited by Andreas Beitin and Martin Hartung
(Karlsruhe: Distanz/ZKM, 2014)
“Sea Thirst and Fear”
The Drought (exh. cat.)
Bigert and Bergstöm
Castello di Barletta (ITA)
Stockholm Design Lab, 2013.
“The Beast in the Bestiary” (English version; click here for Italian version)
The Encyclopedic Palace. 55th International Art Exhibition: La Biennale di Venezia, edited by Massimilliano Gioni
“In Lies Begin Responsibilities”
More Real?: Art In The Age Of Truthiness, edited by Elizabeth Armstrong
“Self Recording Seas” (English); “Mers autoenregistreuses” (French)
Oceanomania: Souvenirs of Mysterious Seas—From the Expedition to the Aquarium (exh. cat.)
Nouveau Musée National de Monaco; April 12–September 30, 2011
(London: Mack, 2011).
“Fabled Land” and “Traversing Space” (two chapters)
Mapping Latin America: Space and Society, 1492–2000, edited by Karl Offen and Jordana Dym
(Chicago: University of Chicago Press, October 2011).
“The Falling Sky”
Wild Sky (exh. cat.)
Edith Russ Site for Media Art, Oldenburg, Germany; May 27–August 14, 2011.
NB: The text is in German and English; the German begins on p. 96 (the seventh page of the PDF) and is followed by the English on p. 100 (the eleventh page of the PDF).
“Looking at the Surface”
Liquid Door, by Isola and Norzi
(New York: Art in General, 2010).
“The Thin Film: Vannevar Bush and Vision by Incision”
The Slice: Cutting to See
Catalog of an exhibition on the history and theory of the cross-sectional view.
Architectural Association, London, November–December 2010; co-curated by Burnett and Christopher Turner.
A Little Common Place Book
(Brooklyn: Cabinet Books and Proteotypes, 2010).
A reprint of Common Place Book Formed Generally Upon the Principles Recommended and Practiced by John Locke, Esquire (Hamilton and Co., 1797).
“Epistemology and Little Bits of Paper”
The Marvelous Museum—Orphans, Curiosities & Treasures: A Mark Dion Project, by Mark Dion et al.
(San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2010).
“Where Are We?”
Lost Souls, by Lena Herzog
(Millbrook, NY: de.MO, 2010).
“Drawn from the Sea”
Sea Marks: Drawing Papers 89, edited and introduced by Nina Katchadourian
(New York: The Drawing Center, 2010).
The Imperial Map: Cartography and the Mastery of Empire, edited by James Ackerman
(Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009).
“Masters of the Universe” (with Jonathan D. Solomon)
Models, edited by Emily Abruzzo, Eric Ellingsen, and Jonathan D. Solomon
(New York: 306090 Books, 2007).
“‘The Very Pelvis of the World’: Science and the Pursuit of Whales”
Objects in Transition: An Exhibit at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, edited by Giaenrico Bernasconi, Anna Maerker, and Susanne Pickert
(Berlin: MPI, 2007).
“Matthew Fontaine Maury’s ‘Sea of Fire’: Hydrography, Biogeography, and Providence in the Tropics”
Tropical Visions in an Age of Empire, edited by Felix Driver and Luciana Martins
(Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005).
“Robert H. Schomburgk and the Boundaries of Guyana”
Robert H. Schomburgk: Essays in Honor of an Explorer and Natural Scientist, edited by
(Georgetown, Guyana: S.H. Press and the Ministry of Culture, 2004).
Of Maps and Men: In Pursuit of a Northwest Passage, by John Delaney
(Princeton: Rare Books, 2004), exhibition catalogue for the Leonard L. Milberg Gallery.
“Robert H. Schomburgk”
The Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century British Scientists, edited by Bernard Lightman
(London: Thoemmes Press, 2004).