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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.

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.

Sea Ranch Events — California and Texas

Illustrated presentation by Donlyn Lyndon and Tito Patri
Moderated by Alex Bergtraun
Artefact Salvage & Design, Sonoma, CA
Thursday, March 13th, 5:30 pm
$20 / person
Wine reception and book signing to follow the presentation

Presentation by Donlyn Lyndon
Charles Moore Foundation, Austin, TX
Saturday, March 8th, 10 am – noon
Must RSVP to
$80 / individual (1 book, coffee, lunch)
$95 / couples (1 book, coffee, lunch)
$15 / students (coffee, lunch)

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.

Book Signing | Brown University by Raymond Rhinehart
AIA Bookstore in Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, December 18, 4–7pm

Brown University: The Campus Guide will be available soon from PAPress. Head to D.C. to pick up your advance signed copy!

Focus on Photobooks Seminar with Mary Virginia Swanson
International House Hotel Conference Facility, New Orleans
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, 9am – 4pm
Registration fee: $50 in advance / $60 at door

Multi-artist Booksigning
Contemporary Arts Center
Sunday, December 15, 4pm – 5pm
Mary Virginia Swanson will be signing Publish Your Photography Book

The revised and updated edition of Publish Your Photography Book by Mary Virginia Swanson and Darius D. Himes will be available March 2014.

Prospect Park Book Signing with the Authors!

Brooklyn Museum Shop
Sunday, December 8, 2-4pm

Photos above © Elizabeth Keegin Colley

Launch of New Museums in China … in China!

Join author Clare Jacobson at either of these events for a talk and book signing.

Architect@Work China
Thursday, December 5 at 12:30-1:30pm
China International Exhibition Center, Beijing

RAM Talk
Saturday, December 7, 4-6pm
Rockbund Art Museum, YWCA Building, Shanghai

 Photos above: Chaoyang Urban Planning Museum in Beijing

More California-based events for The Sea Ranch!

You’re invited to attend these events in celebration of the NEW revised edition of The Sea Ranch.

Book Signing with Donlyn Lyndon and Jim Alinder
The Sea Ranch Lodge, CA
November 30, 2:00-4:00 pm

Presentation by Donlyn Lyndon
Museum Lecture Hall at Getty Institute in Los Angeles
December 10, 6:30pm

Edit: POSTPONED to 2014


Joseph Tanney Lecture & Booksigning
Tuesday, November 26 
Trespa Design Center
62 Greene Street, New York

Joseph Tanney, principal and founder of Resolution: 4 Architecture (RES 4), will present a program focusing on THE MODERN MODULAR, a systematic methodology of design that leverages existing methods of prefabrication for residential construction. These efforts offer an option of ‘Mass Customization’ to the single-family housing market, thereby potentially transforming the sub-urban fabric of the American domestic landscape. This fall, Princeton Architectural Press published Modern Modular: The Prefab Houses of Resolution: 4 Architecture by Joseph Tanney and Robert Luntz. The book will be on sale at the event.

In 2003, RES4 won an International Competition for a modern prefabricated home, The Dwell Home.  It has been noted by the Washington Post as the “highest profile modern prefabricated home in America”, and is considered the “Holy Grail” for modern prefab enthusiasts by the Wall Street Journal.

Speaker: Joseph Tanneyfounded Resolution: 4 Architecture with Robert Luntz in New York in 1990. Since its inception, their ten-person office has been internationally published and highly acclaimed, completing projects in the residential, commercial, and public realms. Prior to starting his own practice, Tanney was a student and an employee of both Charles Gwathmey and Peter Eisenman. Tanney has lectured throughout the US, and his firm’s work has been exhibited in museums including the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Hammer Museum in Los Angles, and MOMA in New York.

RSVP here

Holiday Shopping | Pocket Dept. Notebooks




Pocket Dept. will share a table with the Brooklyn Art Library at this year’s annual Brooklyn Night Bazaar — a holiday market that combines local vendors and nightly musical performances.

When • Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. to midnight
November 15 & 16, November 22 & 23

Where • 165 Banker Street, Brooklyn

Next Thursday, November 21, consider playing hooky from work or school and hop on the LIRR to see Louise Fili discuss her work at Farmingdale State College.

Louise’s work will be on display at the Memorial Gallery in Hale Hall until December 20th.

Admission is free!

‘From Russia with Doubt’ | Book Launch, Opening and Discussion with Adam Lerner



Opening reception: Thursday, November 14, 7–9 pm
7–8 pm: conversation about the book with author Adam Lerner and Cabinet magazine’s Sina Najaf
8–9 pm: reception and book signing
Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn, NY

In 2010, Adam Lerner, the director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, did something unheard of in the museum world: he mounted a large exhibition of paintings without first knowing whether they were real or fake. Painted in the Suprematist and Constructivist styles of early twentieth-century Russian avant-garde masters, the 181 canvases had been acquired by amateur collectors Ron and Roger Pollard from a mysterious seller in Germany. The man, who they met on eBay, claimed that the paintings had been found in an abandoned shipping container held in German customs since the 1980s.

This event—which celebrates the publication of From Russia with Doubt, (Princeton Architectural Press)—Lerner’s book on the making of the exhibition and the stakes involved with showing unauthenticated artworks also marks the opening of an exhibition co-organized by MCA Denver and Cabinet featuring a selection of paintings from the Pollards’ collection. The evening will include a discussion with Lerner about the value of inauthenticity and the benefits of not knowing within the modern cultural institution.

Exhibition dates: November 18–29, 2013 (closed Thanksgiving)
Gallery hours: Monday to Saturday, 12–6 pm
Location: Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn (map and directions here)
Organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver and Cabinet

Upcoming Events Screenings of Sign Painters the documentary, followed by signings of Sign Painters the book

Central Library
201 West Mifflin St., Madison, WI
Friday, Nov. 8, 8pm
Faythe Levine and Sam Macon will be in attendance

Virginia Commonwealth University
Academic Learning Commons, Room 1201
1000 Floyd Avenue, Richmond, VA
Thursday, Nov. 14, 7pm
Faythe Levine will be in attendance

UWM Union Theater
2200 East Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 7pm
Faythe Levine and Sam Macon will be in attendance

Studio Life — Miami Panel Discussion & Book Signing

Join author Sarah Trigg and artists Nicolas Lobo, Bhakti Baxter, Christy Gast, and Cristina Lei Rodriguez for a panel discussion, followed by a book signing.

Studio Life: Rituals, Collections, Tools, and Observations on the Artistic Process is a fascinating photographic and written account of Trigg’s visits to 100 artists’ studios across the United States.

Gallery Diet, Miami, FL
October 29, 7:00 pm