Just a few brownstones down from 37 East 7th Street you will find McSorley’s Old Ale House, established in 1854. Artist Istvan Banyai captures much of its essence in his illustration “Tis the Season,” as seen on the cover of the December 9th New Yorker magazine. For more on it’s creation, including an alternate version featuring Winnie The Pooh, visit the New Yorker Online.
Focus on Photobooks Seminar with Mary Virginia Swanson
International House Hotel Conference Facility, New Orleans
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, 9am – 4pm
Registration fee: $50 in advance / $60 at door
Contemporary Arts Center
Sunday, December 15, 4pm – 5pm
Mary Virginia Swanson will be signing Publish Your Photography Book
The revised and updated edition of Publish Your Photography Book by Mary Virginia Swanson and Darius D. Himes will be available March 2014.
Prospect Park Book Signing with the Authors!
Brooklyn Museum Shop
Sunday, December 8, 2-4pm
Photos above © Elizabeth Keegin Colley
Launch of New Museums in China … in China!
Join author Clare Jacobson at either of these events for a talk and book signing.
Thursday, December 5 at 12:30-1:30pm
China International Exhibition Center, Beijing
Saturday, December 7, 4-6pm
Rockbund Art Museum, YWCA Building, Shanghai
Photos above: Chaoyang Urban Planning Museum in Beijing
Studio Life—Diane Simpson
"Usually there’s something that hits me that I love about an image. And then I use the drawing process to change it into my own. The way I’m going to construct something really makes a difference in how the form changes. One of the things I struggle with is that I want the final product to be related to my initial source of inspiration in terms of retaining the excitement it gave me, but I don’t want the source to be conveyed literally."
From Studio Life by Sarah Trigg, available now.
ALSO - Don’t miss Simpson’s show at JTT gallery in New York City, up through December 15, 2013:
Happy Thanksgiving from Princeton Architectural Press!
From Yours in Food, John Baldessari, 2004
More California-based events for The Sea Ranch!
You’re invited to attend these events in celebration of the NEW revised edition of The Sea Ranch.
Book Signing with Donlyn Lyndon and Jim Alinder
The Sea Ranch Lodge, CA
November 30, 2:00-4:00 pm
Presentation by Donlyn Lyndon
Museum Lecture Hall at Getty Institute in Los Angeles
December 10, 6:30pm
Kathryn Bigelow and Steven Spielberg in The Filmmaker Says
Quentin Tarantino and Francis Ford Coppola in The Filmmaker Says
The Selfies of the Early 20th Century
"The view that the panorama provides is at once fact and fiction: you can’t possibly see that much at once, but look! There we are, every one of us, recorded for posterity. We were there, together."
"The new panoramic camera was a perfect complement to other early-twentieth-century interests: voluntary associations and advocacy groups; professional organizations; urban life; large-scale public spectacles."
"In one of the book’s weirder vignettes, Oklahoma field hands pose, leaning on pitchforks, while ominous steam-powered harvesting machinery belches smoke behind them."
—New York Times
"There is a wild sense of possibility and optimism that is conveyed in these photographs.”
The Big Picture is available now!
American Newspaper Publishers Association
Location unknown, ca. 1908
"In 1775 there were thirty-one newspapers being published in the thirteen colonies; sixty years later, the number was twelve hundred. By the beginning of the twentieth century, the world of print resembled today’s online news landscape in its sheer breadth, variety, and diversity of voices, including the now-iconic “yellow journalists” and the “muckrakers” who exposed society’s ills." —Arianna Huffington
“Adam Lerner has probably written the most provocative story of our time about goofballs trafficking in modern art.”
—Mark Mothersbaugh, artist, musician and composer, cofounder of the new wave band Devo.
Artist unknown, n.d.
Oil on canvas, 31.5 x 25.5 inches
“An incredible story, Adam Lerner’s book beautifully illuminates the mysterious possibility of objects and the people and histories that they connect us to. A must read for anyone who loves art, spy novels, and the ineffable act of looking.”
—Dana Schutz, Artist
Artist unknown. In the style of László Moholy-Nagy, n.d.
Oil on canvas, 27.5 x 20.75 inches
Pets from Southern Makers
Cat Marsha, keeping watch on some gorgeous textiles from Proud Mary (Harper Poe) in Charleston, South Carolina.
Addie the greyhound is usually the first one to greet visitors to Moran Woodworked Furniture in Charleston, South Carolina.
Becca Barnett runs the taxidermy business Sisal and Tow out of her Charleston apartment. Bull terrier Bruce takes it all in stride.
Anna Louise and Isaiah Perkinson run Flying Cloud Farm in Fairview North Carolina, where they live with their two daughters and five dogs: Okra, Poppy, Rocket, Sparkles, and Massey.
Brown Parcel Press, a traditional letterpress business in Sparta Georgia, shares space with Three Centuries Farm, which produces heritage pigs and free-range eggs.
One of our favorite comics in You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack by Tom Gauld, published this year by Drawn & Quarterly