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Malo from 1973-1980 Larry from 1974-1981

From Terminal Bar by Sheldon Nadelman and Stefan Nadelman, available October 2014. Reserve a copy here!

left: Malo from 1973–1981
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right: Larry from 1974–1981
"Larry lived on the Lower East Side. He drank beer."

Some nice words for our book: Manhattan Classic

“If you’re a real estate hound, Manhattan Classic: New York’s Finest Prewar Apartments is either a twist of the knife or a handy resource, depending on your point of view and your bank account.”
New York Times

“A whirlwind tour of more than 80 of the most lavish homes in the city.” 

“In Manhattan Classic: New York’s Finest Prewar Apartments, New York City architect Geoffrey Lynch presents photo-heavy histories on 84 of Manhattan’s ritziest apartment buildings. His lens is a historic one; Lynch is looking to tell the story of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century golden age of New York architecture and the architects that shaped it.”

“Geoffrey Lynch has tracked down the best examples of New York’s very particular breed of stately homes, with sumptuous photography and plans for the armchair snooper to peruse.”

“The residential buildings Geoffrey Lynch has chosen for this beautifully laid-out book meet the definition of ‘classic’ in every way. Of enduring worth, they have stood the test of time. Here’s to the architects and builders, and to the lucky New Yorkers who get to live within those gracious walls.”
Charles Osgood, CBS News

BuzzFeed celebrates Type on Screen by Ellen Lupton with a What Font Are You? quiz.

Join us in New York City:
Ellen Lupton talks type— 
with Javier Lopez, Chris Clark, and Young Sun Compton
June 26, 7 p.m. / Strand Books
Purchase of Type on Screen or $15 gift card required

Know where to find some Guastavino tile work? Take a photo and upload it to, and don’t forget to tweet it with the #Guastavino hashtag! Through Sept. 7, The Museum of the City of New York is holding an exhibition on Rafael Guastavino called Palaces for the People: Guastavino and the Art of Structural Tile, curated by G. Martin Moeller Jr. and John Ochsendorf, and you can help uncover Guastavino’s spaces!

For more information on the work of Guastavino, pick up a copy of Ochsendorf’s book, Guastavino Vaulting: The Art of Structural Tile, and check out this article in the New York Review of Books! More info on the exhibition in the New York Times.

Discussion - free and open to the public
April 11, noon-2 p.m.
Butler Library, Room 523, Columbia University

Guastavino’s Palaces for the People: from archive to exhibition

The speakers will discuss the history of the Guastavino archive, from its last-minute discovery and rescue by Columbia University professor George R. Collins to the creation and design of the exhibition, Palaces for the People. 

• John Ochsendorf, MIT: 
The Guastavino Company and the exhibition, Palaces for the People

• Janet Parks, Avery Library, Columbia University: 
The Guastavino Archive: from acquisition to exhibition

• Chysanthe Broikos, National Building Museum: 
Nature of Architectural Exhibitions

• Daniel Fouad, C&G Design: 
Designing for architectural exhibition

Thanks to everyone who came out to Strand Books last night. We sure packed the place! To celebrate the completion of the 5-panel mural on the 12th Street wall of the Strand, Stephen Powers chatted with Ego Trip magazine’s Sacha Jenkins about Powers’ beginnings as a graffiti writer, magazines, community art around the world, and other artists. Afterward, Powers signed copies of A Love Letter to the CityThen a bunch of us at PAPress went on a basement scavenger hunt in search of Stephen Powers’ little paintings hiding between the stacks. Have you found them all yet?

New York City: A love letter to The Strand

Stephen Powers, author of A Love Letter to the City, will be painting a “love letter to the indie bookstore” mural on the 12th Street exterior wall of The Strand Bookstore in New York City on March 18th. Stop by during the day and watch the process. All are welcome at the launch party on March 25th in the Strand’s rare book room!

Mural Painting Begins
Tuesday, March 18
The Strand Bookstore

Book Launch Party
Tuesday, March 25 at 7pm
The Strand Bookstore

A Love Letter to the City is available now. Also check out I Paid the Light Bill Just to See Your Face notecards. Photos above are of Stephen Powers painting inside the Strand in February 2014, courtesy of Emily Simpson.

Definitions Series
R. Buckminster Fuller: World Man

Panel Discussion with Daniel Lopez-Perez
Special Guests Stan Allen and Alejandro Zaera-Polo
Storefront for Art and Architecture
Tuesday, February 25, 7–9pm

As part of Storefront’s Definition Series, inviting architects and critics to propose definitions of a specified term that has something to do (or not) with a publication, R. Buckminster Fuller: World Man will be a conversation about some of the key terms that constitute the body of Fuller’s World Man Lecture, and book. “Prime Design, Automation, Law of Conservation of Energy, Wealth, Universe, System, Total Challenge…” are amongst a few of the terms and definitions that are put forth providing an abstract but suggestive outline of Fuller’s “geometry of thinking.” Books will be on sale at the event.

Stan Allen is an architect and George Dutton ’27 Professor of architectural Design at the Princeton University School of Architecture, where he served as dean from 2002 to 2012. His practice, SAA/Stan Allen Architect, has realized buildings and projects from single family houses to urban master plans, in the United States and abroad. The extensive catalog of architectural and urban strategies he developed to respond to the complexity of the modern city is presented in Points and Lines: Diagrams and Projects for the City (1999), and his essays are collected in Practice: architecture, technique and representation (2009). His most recent book is Landform Building: Architecture’s New Terrain (2011).

Alejandro Zaera-Polo is dean of the Princeton university School of Architecture. The internationally renowned architect and scholar previously served as dean of the Berlage institute in Rotterdam, occupied the Berlage Chair at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, and held the Norman R. Foster Visiting Professorship of Architectural Design at Yale University. Widely published in leading journals, such as El Croquis, Quaderns, and A+U, his essays are collected in The Sniper’s Log: An Architectural Perspective of Generation – X (2012). The award-winning work of Zaera-Polo’s firm, AZPA, includes the Yokohama International Port Terminal in Japan, distinguished by its dramatic form and innovative use of materials.

Daniel López-Pérez is an Assistant Professor of Architectural Design and a founding faculty member of the Architecture Program at the University of San Diego. López-Pérez received a Ph.D. in the History and Theory of Architecture at Princeton University, a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design (with Honors) from Columbia University, and an AA Diploma from the Architectural Association. A Fuller Scholar, López-Pérez is currently completing the manuscript of a book entitled From Spheres to Atmospheres, R. Buckminster Fuller’s Spherical Atlas, 1944–1980.

R.Buckminster Fuller: World Man, edited by Daniel Lopez-Perez, documents Fuller’s never-before-published 1966 Kassler lecture at the Princeton University School of Architecture. 

a fascinating new book.” —The Dirt (ASLA blog)

R. Buckminster Fuller: World Man was named one of the best books of 2013 by Architect magazine.

Lots of snow today in New York City!A view here from Prospect Park: Olmsted & Vaux’s Brooklyn Masterpiece.

Lots of snow today in New York City!
A view here from Prospect Park: Olmsted & Vaux’s Brooklyn Masterpiece.

Graphic Design Internship
Princeton Architectural Press, East Village, New York City
Details here.

Graphic Design Internship

Princeton Architectural Press, East Village, New York City

Details here.

New Amsterdam Theatre, New York, NY
Restoration in 1997 (interior decay shot from 1992).

From Theater of Architecture, by Hugh Hardy.
Coming this spring from Princeton Architectural Press.

Esteemed architectural photographer Balthazar Korab died Tuesday, he was 86. More posts on Korab here and here.

From Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography by John Comazzi.

Erik Sanko & Jessica Grindstaff’s Tribeca Apartment, New York City
Photographs by Bilyana Dimitrova

From To Each His Home: Inspired Interiors as Unique as Their Owners

"Sometimes I wonder whether I am painting pictures of words or whether I’m painting pictures with words." —Ed Ruscha

Closing this Saturday, an amazing exhibition by the legendary Ed Ruscha—explictly revolving around the theme of books and language. Don’t miss his foreword in our recently released Sign Painters.

Gagosian Gallery
555 West 24th Street
closes January 12

Brooklyn Makers | NYC Launch

Join us in Brooklyn tonight and tomorrow for two great events celebrating the launch of Brooklyn Makers by Jennifer Causey!

Tonight (11.13) at the Brooklyn Makers Book Launch at West Elm in DUMBO, guests will be able to pick up a signed copy of the book, meet some of the featured makers, and get an exclusive opportunity to shop their crafts in person. On hand will be: Shabd, Odette New York, MCMC Fragrances, Clam Lab, Bellocq Tea Atelier, Saipua, and The Jewels of New York

Tomorrow (11.14) at Word Bookstore in Greenpoint, Jen Causey talks about what inspired her to write Brooklyn Makers and how the book came together. Meet Jen, purchase an autographed book, and enjoy treats from Ovenly.

West Elm Brooklyn: Book Launch  
Tuesday, November 13, 6-8pm
75 Front Street, Brooklyn, NY

Word Bookstore: Book Signing 
Wednesday, November 14, 7pm
126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY

Free Lecture | The Public Side of Paula Scher

Designer Paula Scher (Pentagram) has been the graphic steward of The Public Theater since 1994, creating images that speak to contemporary audiences with emotional impact and appeal. Scher will discuss her creative process and lead visitors through an installation chronicling some of her most striking work.

The Public Theater
Sunday, October 21, 2:30pm
New York City

Tickets to this event are free but not available online. 
Please call 212-967-7555 to reserve.

Her most recent book Paula Scher MAPS was published in 2011.