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Know where to find some Guastavino tile work? Take a photo and upload it to PalacesForThePeople.com, 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!
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 City. Then 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.
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.
Graphic Design Internship
Princeton Architectural Press, East Village, New York City
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.
From Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography by John Comazzi.
Erik Sanko & Jessica Grindstaff’s Tribeca Apartment, New York City
Photographs by Bilyana Dimitrova
"Sometimes I wonder whether I am painting pictures of words or whether I’m painting pictures with words." —Ed Ruscha
555 West 24th Street
closes January 12
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
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.
Just in — advance copies of Brooklyn Makers by Jennifer Causey. This beautiful book chronicles the thriving community of artisans producing handmade goods in Brooklyn, including Lotta Jansdotter, Lena Corwin, Mast Brothers Chocolate, Clam Lab, Shabd, Erin Considine, Morris Kitchen, and many more!
Available October 2012.
Diana Center at Barnard College, New York City