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Studio Life — Theaster Gates

In 2009 Gates (a Chicago artist and urban planner) acquired an abandoned two-story house and expanded his major community organization, Dorchester Projects. A work in progress, the structure houses a library, slide archive, and soul-food kitchen. On the second floor of the house, Gates installed a library purchased from Prairie Avenue Bookstore, an important art, design, and architecture bookstore in the South Loop of Chicago that had gone out of business: 

"I recall going in the store as it was having its final days sale—folks were mournful. It seemed my abandoned building would be the perfect home for the collection… It’s a fountain of amazing knowledge about the built environment."

More on Theaster Gates in the New York Times and in Studio Life.

David Tribby, “Marina City” (2013)
For a historical look at the towers, be sure to check out Marina City: Bertrand Goldberg’s Urban Vision by Igor Marjanovic and Katerina Ruedi Ray, published in 2010.
David Tribby, “Marina City” (2013)

For a historical look at the towers, be sure to check out Marina City: Bertrand Goldberg’s Urban Vision by Igor Marjanovic and Katerina Ruedi Ray, published in 2010.

architectureofdoom:





Transparent City#6, Michael Wolf, 2007(Marina City Towers, Chicago, Bertrand Goldberg, 1959-64)






For more on the towers, check out Marina City: Bertrand Goldberg’s Urban Vision, by Igor Marjanovic and Katerina Ruedi Ray, published in 2010.

architectureofdoom:

Transparent City#6, Michael Wolf, 2007
(Marina City Towers, Chicago, Bertrand Goldberg, 1959-64)

For more on the towers, check out Marina City: Bertrand Goldberg’s Urban Vision, by Igor Marjanovic and Katerina Ruedi Ray, published in 2010.

‘Woodcut’ is going to Chicago!

Later this month artist Bryan Nash Gill brings his stunning woodcut prints to the Chicago Botanic Garden. If you’re a fan of the book (or the new notecards) don’t miss this chance to see each arboreal ring up close. Just don’t touch—since we’re his publisher, we’d like to remind you that’s what the book (and the new notecards) are for. Enjoy the art and maybe buy an original print, too! Proceeds from work sold at the exhibition benefit the Garden.

Woodcut: Bryan Nash Gill
Chicago Botanic Garden, Joutras Gallery
January 19 – April 14