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Worn Stories arrives next week!
What significance do these garments have for Andy Spade (top), David Carr (middle), and Rosanne Cash (bottom)? Find out in Worn Stories, a collection of sartorial memoirs (by Emily Spivack), published by PAPress.
From the Daily Telegraph, filmmaker Glen Milner’s beautifully shot vignette of a book being created using traditional printing methods. The book being printed is Suzanne St Albans’ Mango and Mimosa and the printer is Smith-Settle Printers in Leeds, England. Please excuse us for a minute while we swoon.
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A letter from Paul Rand to Ladislav Sutnar, via @michaelbierut.
For more of the master’s acerbic perspective, pick up a copy of Paul Rand: Conversations with Students and be amazed at the quantity and quality of its contents.
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
The Book of Trees: Visualizing Branches of Knowledge is available now from Princeton Architectural Press!
Robert Dawson (The Public Library) receives Guggenheim Award
The response to our new book The Public Library has been nothing short of ecstatic. We couldn’t be more proud of the book and its author Robert Dawson, who we are thrilled to report, was just awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. Dawson was also just interviewed by Scott Simon on NPR Weekend Edition and the book is popping up everywhere.
Type on Screen:
A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Developers, and Students
Edited by Ellen Lupton
Available May 27
Join us at the Strand, where Steve Powers will sign copies of his book A Love Letter to the City and be interviewed by Sacha Jenkins of Ego Trip magazine — all in celebration of the murals he recently painted on the bookstore’s walls.
Strand Bookstore, Tuesday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Steve Powers’ Love Letter, writ large
A hearty congratulations to PAPress author Lois Weinthal who just received the 2014 Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) Book Award for Toward a New Interior!
It was also a Designers & Books Notable Book of 2011:
"If you are looking for good books on interior design theory, the pickings are quite slim. Lois Weinthals massive 648-page reader redresses this with a carefully curated collection of 48 essays, with texts by Wim Wenders, Le Corbusier, Beatriz Colomina, and (my favorite) Juhani Pallasmaa.”
—Paul Makovsky of Metropolis magazine
A Love Letter to the City by Stephen Powers
Steve’s hand-painted murals cover the walls and roofs and elevated train tracks of cities across the globe, from Brooklyn, Syracuse, and Philadelphia, to Dublin, Belfast, São Paolo, and Johannesburg. See more in the new book, available now!
Did you know: The mural on the cover was painted in Philadelphia the day Michael Jackson died. Do you see Michael Jackson’s name hidden in the fridge magnets?
Diagram 1: Tree of virtues and tree of vices, from Lambert of Saint-Omer, Liber floridus, 1121.
Diagram 2: Genealogical tree of Charles Magius, from Paul Veronese, Codex Magius, 1568–73.
Diagram 3: Werner Randelshofer, Treeviz, 2007.
Diagram 4: Joe Stone, X-Men Family Tree, 2011.
75 Artist Books: The Kaldewey Press, New York
A Catalog Raisonné by Clemens von Lucius
In this abundantly illustrated catalogue raisonné, collector and Kaldewey devotee Clemens von Lucius presents in detail all seventy-five books published by the Kaldewey Press since its founding in 1985 by Gunnar A. Kaldewey.
While few small presses have managed to produce such a large body of work, the Kaldewey Press has earned the reputation as one of the world’s finest publishers of contemporary artist books. 75 Artist Books presents work published in cooperation with artists such as Mischa Kuball, Jonathan Lasker, Heribert C. Ottersbach, Richard Tuttle, and Hans Peter Willberg.
New trailer for The Big Picture by AMC president Josh Sapan, one of our favorite recent books.
Sapan’s book, containing nearly 100 panoramic images, reveals how these “strange and compelling” photos blur the line between fact and fiction—and why, in the early 20th century, Americans couldn’t get enough of them.