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Words and lettering by Oz Cooper, from a booklet On Old Style and Modern Types (1927). Taken from baseline magazine, issue 22, 1996.
Oculus Book Talk with Michael Bell, Dr. William F. Carroll, Jr., Billie Faircloth, Sylvia Lavin, and George Middleton
July 1, 6 - 8 p.m.
The Center for Architecture
Free for AIA members and students, $10 for non-members
Permanent Change: Plastics in Architecture and Engineering is available now!
Big congratulations to Andrea Cochran—she has been honored with the 2014 Design Medal, presented by the American Society of Landscape Architects. The Design Medal recognizes an individual landscape architect who has produced a body of exceptional design work at a sustained level for a period of at least ten years. Also, a belated congrats for winning the 2014 National Design Award for Landscape Architecture, presented by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. In 2009, Princeton Architectural Press published the monograph Andrea Cochran: Landscapes.
Book Talk: Ellen Lupton’s Type on Screen
Strand Books, NYC
June 26, 7:00–8:00pm
Ellen will discuss her new book Type on Screen, the digital-age companion to her bestselling Thinking with Type. Some of her students (and collaborators) from MICA, including Christopher Clark, Javier Lopez, and Young Sun Compton will share their own work!
Join us! Details here.
With renewed support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Pamphlet Architecture announces its 2014 competition.
To promote and foster the development and circulation of architectural ideas, Pamphlet Architecture is again offering an opportunity for architects, designers, theorists, urbanists, and landscape architects to publish their projects, manifestos, ideas, theories, ruminations, insights, and hopes for the future of the designed and built world. With far-ranging topics including the alphabet, algorithms, machines, and music, each Pamphlet is unique to the individual or group who authors it. This call for ideas seeks projects that possess the rigor and excitement found throughout the rich history of Pamphlet Architecture.
More information and submission guidelines at pamphletarchitecture.org
Beach Houses: Andrew Geller — back in print!
Geller’s inspired vacation homes fuse functional living, playful shapes, and an abiding love for sun and sand. Modest in scale but bursting with optimistic energy, they are icons of carefree leisure and breezy summer fun. Check out more in Beach Houses — now available in paperback.
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!
Need gift ideas for Easter?
Type on Screen:
A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Developers, and Students
Edited by Ellen Lupton
Available May 27
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!
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.
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.