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The Book of Trees
Lectures by author Manuel Lima

April 24 at 7pm
Strand Books, New York
Free with purchase of the book or Strand giftcard

May 21 at noon
92nd Street Y, New York
Tickets: $21, available here

The Book of Trees: Visualizing Branches of Knowledge is available now from Princeton Architectural Press!

Need gift ideas for Easter?

PAPress has you covered with fun and useful stationery items: 
Bird Watching Journal
Nested Notes Stickies
Nests & Eggs Notecards

Type on Screen:
A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Developers, and Students

Edited by Ellen Lupton
Available May 27

Reserve a copy from PAPress now!
Shop locally
Pre-order from Amazon

Our friends at Abrams & Chronicle Books were at the London Stationery Show last week, and they sent us this great news:
The Pattern Box was named runner-up in this year’s Stationery Awards in the category of Social Stationery. We couldn’t be more proud of our collaboration with New York’s Textile Arts Center.
Get yours here, and be sure to stock up on stamps!

Our friends at Abrams & Chronicle Books were at the London Stationery Show last week, and they sent us this great news:

The Pattern Box was named runner-up in this year’s Stationery Awards in the category of Social Stationery. We couldn’t be more proud of our collaboration with New York’s Textile Arts Center.

Get yours here, and be sure to stock up on stamps!

explore-blog says:

Heart, be still! Legendary graphic designer Louise Fili (yes, her) partnered with Princeton Architectural Press on this gorgeous new set of Perfetto Pencils inspired by 1930s Italian pencil boxes… A design dream come true.

We agree. Very proud of our new collaboration with Ms. Fili.

explore-blog says:

Heart, be still! Legendary graphic designer Louise Fili (yes, her) partnered with Princeton Architectural Press on this gorgeous new set of Perfetto Pencils inspired by 1930s Italian pencil boxes… A design dream come true.

We agree. Very proud of our new collaboration with Ms. Fili.

Don’t miss “Message and Means: Muriel Cooper at MIT”
Message and Means presents the work of graphic designer, teacher, and researcher Muriel Cooper over the span of her four decades at MIT. Cooper’s works crossed the traditional boundaries of print and digital environments to introduce a new era of production for architecture and design fields. The exhibition is organized by David Reinfurt and Robert Wiesenberger with Mark Wasiuta.
The organizers will host a discussion on February 25 at 7pm in the East Gallery of Buell Hall at Columbia University, and will be followed by a reception. More here.
February 25 – March 28, 2014Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery, Columbia University

Don’t miss “Message and Means: Muriel Cooper at MIT

Message and Means presents the work of graphic designer, teacher, and researcher Muriel Cooper over the span of her four decades at MIT. Cooper’s works crossed the traditional boundaries of print and digital environments to introduce a new era of production for architecture and design fields. The exhibition is organized by David Reinfurt and Robert Wiesenberger with Mark Wasiuta.

The organizers will host a discussion on February 25 at 7pm in the East Gallery of Buell Hall at Columbia University, and will be followed by a reception. More here.

February 25 – March 28, 2014
Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery, Columbia University

How a Brooklyn brownstone became a low-energy passive house

"It’s a ‘machine for living’. The air within the house changes once every three hours with the ventilation system".

Nice article in The Financial Times where Julie Torres Moskovitz, designer of the passive house in Park Slope, Brooklyn, discusses her energy-efficient home. Torres Moskovitz is also the author of The Greenest Home: Superinsulated and Passive House Design, available now.

Pattern Papers: Stationery Set 

This set of writing sheets (pattern one side, blank on verso), envelopes, and stickers features designs by Shanan Campanaro (Eskayel), Brittany Keats Cerullo, and Kindah Khalidy. Selected to mix, match, complement, and clash, these patterned papers are enclosed in a portfolio envelope. Curated by the Textile Arts Center.

In late 2008, after the real estate crash, architect Dennis Wedlick decided to design, with his staff and collaborators, an economically feasible and sustainable home that could serve as a prototype for home buyers. Thus the Hudson Passive Project was born, a 1,650-sq-ft model residence in Claverack, New York.

From The Greenest Home: Superinsulated and Passive House Design, available from PAPress here.

Nice little Riso-printed pamphlet by PAPress designer Benjamin English. Text originally from The Encyclopedia of Jazz, by Leonard Feather. This self-published booklet is for “educational purposes only”.

How To Be A Graphic Designer Without Losing Your SoulFor those who want to make a living creating meaningful, expressive work.
Graphic Design ThinkingExplores a variety of fool-proof methods to sharpen a designer’s conceptual tools—from quick strategies to comprehensive research methods. Interesting case studies show innovative design solutions at work.
Designing for Social ChangeThe perfect gift for designers looking to use their unique skills to help others.
Breakthrough!A lively compilation of unconventional strategies from overcoming the most universal of all design struggle—creative block.
The Designer SaysA compendium of quotable lines from more than a hundred of the industry’s leading design minds throughout history.
Excellent holiday gifts from Princeton Architectural Press!

How To Be A Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul
For those who want to make a living creating meaningful, expressive work.

Graphic Design Thinking
Explores a variety of fool-proof methods to sharpen a designer’s conceptual tools—from quick strategies to comprehensive research methods. Interesting case studies show innovative design solutions at work.

Designing for Social Change
The perfect gift for designers looking to use their unique skills to help others.

Breakthrough!
A lively compilation of unconventional strategies from overcoming the most universal of all design struggle—creative block.

The Designer Says
A compendium of quotable lines from more than a hundred of the industry’s leading design minds throughout history.

Excellent holiday gifts from Princeton Architectural Press!

The Architect SaysA collection of quotable lines from more than a hundred of the industry’s leading architects throughout history.
Model MakingPhysical architecture models have remained relevant in our age of digital rendering and virtual tours. presents the nuts and bolts of model making, this primer is a must-have for any budding architect. 
A Guide to Archigram 1961–74The brain-child of a group of young British architects, the Archigram Group pioneered a brand of architecture that was visionary, utopian and grounded in social need. As advocates of an industry overhaul, they predicted today’s information revolution years before it happened. This is their story.
Le Corbusier Redrawn: The HousesAs the only collection of rendered original drawings of all twenty-six of the legendary architect’s residential work, Le Corbusier Redrawn: The Houses allows readers to experience the houses spatially through plans, sections, and elevations of exterior forms and interior spaces.
The Pocket Dept. NotebooksVintage inspired set of soft cover notebooks designed to fit every pocket from your back pocket to your messenger bag.
Excellent holiday gifts from Princeton Architectural Press!

The Architect Says
A collection of quotable lines from more than a hundred of the industry’s leading architects throughout history.

Model Making
Physical architecture models have remained relevant in our age of digital rendering and virtual tours. presents the nuts and bolts of model making, this primer is a must-have for any budding architect. 

A Guide to Archigram 1961–74
The brain-child of a group of young British architects, the Archigram Group pioneered a brand of architecture that was visionary, utopian and grounded in social need. As advocates of an industry overhaul, they predicted today’s information revolution years before it happened. This is their story.

Le Corbusier Redrawn: The Houses
As the only collection of rendered original drawings of all twenty-six of the legendary architect’s residential work, Le Corbusier Redrawn: The Houses allows readers to experience the houses spatially through plans, sections, and elevations of exterior forms and interior spaces.

The Pocket Dept. Notebooks
Vintage inspired set of soft cover notebooks designed to fit every pocket from your back pocket to your messenger bag.

Excellent holiday gifts from Princeton Architectural Press!

One of our favorite comics in You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack by Tom Gauld, published this year by Drawn & Quarterly

One of our favorite comics in You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack by Tom Gauld, published this year by Drawn & Quarterly

Next Thursday, November 21, consider playing hooky from work or school and hop on the LIRR to see Louise Fili discuss her work at Farmingdale State College.

Louise’s work will be on display at the Memorial Gallery in Hale Hall until December 20th.

Admission is free!

40 Years Later:
The 
Sydney Opera House

In 1957, Danish architect Jørn Utzon was the unlikely winner of an international competition to design the Sydney Opera House in Australia, which finally opened in 1973. Forty years later, the bold design is still considered an architectural masterpiece. October marks the 40th anniversary of the Opera House with festivities being held all over Australia to embrace the milestone.

At PAPress, we’re celebrating with the release of a new book on the architect. Jorn Utzon: Drawings and Buildings, by Michael Asgaard Andersen, will be released in December and dives deep into the highly diverse projects that the visionary architect took on, including the revered Opera House but also his lesser-known work. In Architect magazine, Thomas de Monchaux writes, “in its methodical synthesis of Utzon’s few built and many unbuilt works, in its application of underreported facts to well-worn legend, Andersen’s work is instantly indispensable.”