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THE GREENEST HOME BOOK PARTY!
Wednesday, June 5
Panel Discussion, 6–7 pm
in Kellen Auditorium
Laura Briggs, Jared Della Valle, Karin Klingenberg, Tim McDonald, and David White; moderated by Julie Torres Moskovitz
Signing and reception, 7–8 pm
in the lobby
Sheila Johnson Design Center
Parsons New School for Design
2 West 13th Street, New York
Julie Torres Moskovitz is the founding principal of the collaborative design firm Fabrica 718 in Brooklyn. She retrofitted New York City’s first certified Passive House in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
Thursday, May 23, 5:30 – 7:15 pm
31 West 57th Street, New York City
Just in time for summer, Francesca Cigola introduces us to the best sculpture parks across the United States. Join us for a book signing and celebration!
Francesca Cigola is an Italian architect and writer based in New York City.
Theater of Architecture Discussion
Hugh Hardy, Jim Houghton, Charles Renfro, Michael Sorkin
Introduced by Joe Melillo
A discussion on the occasion of the publication of Hugh Hardy’s book Theater of Architecture, which uses a variety of his projects to explore his thesis that the profession of architecture’s “true strength lies in the building of communities… by enhancing experience.” This panel will use the experiential aspects of theater design as a starting point for a discussion of architecture in the broadest sense, particularly the use of public space.
Hugh Hardy is the founder of H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture.
Jim Houghton is the founding artistic director of Signature Theatre Company in New York.
Charles Renfro is a principal of Diller Scofidio + Renfro.
Michael Sorkin is a critic, author, and founder of Michael Sorkin Studio. Sorkin is also the Director of the Graduate Urban Design Program at the City College of New York.
Joe Melillo is the executive producer of the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Thursday, May 16, at 7:00 pm
BAM Fisher Hillman Studio
321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn
Tickets available here.
(pictured: Harvey Theater, Brooklyn Academy of Music, H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture; photo: Durston Saylor)
On his French identity card, legendary architect Le Corbusier listed his profession as “Homme de Lettres” (Man of Letters). Celebrated for his architecture, which numbers fewer than sixty buildings, Le Corbusier also wrote more than fifty books, hundreds of articles, and thousands of letters.
Le Corbusier, Homme de Lettres is the first in-depth study of Le Corbusier as a writer as well as an architect. Featuring more than two hundred archival images from Le Corbusier’s life and work, this groundbreaking book examines his many writing projects from 1907 to 1947, as well as his letters written to two mentors: Charles L’Eplattenier and William Ritter. In Le Corbusier, Homme de Lettres author M. Christine Boyer focuses on the development of his writing style as it morphed from romantic prose to aphorisms and telegraphic bulletins.
For each of his books, Le Corbusier was meticulous about the design of the page layout, the form of the type, the impact of the ideas, and even the promotional material. As a man of letters, Le Corbusier expected to contribute to the cultural atmosphere of the twentieth century. Le Corbusier, Homme de Lettres shows for the first time how his voluminous output books, diaries, letters, sketchbooks, travel notebooks, lecture transcriptions, exposition catalogs, journal articles reflects not just a compulsion to write, but a passion for advancing his ideas about the relationship between architecture, urbanism, and society in a new machine age.
This Thursday AIGA/NY and MAD present “A Conversation with Elaine Lustig Cohen & Steven Heller”—the lecture is sold out—but it coincides with the exhibition “The Lustigs: A Cover Story” at the AIGA National Headquarters, so be sure not to miss. Elaine Lustig Cohen was part of the recent Designers & Books Fair program “Learning from Experience: Four Graphic Designers in Conversation.” Above, a 1956 cover design from the book By Its Cover published in 2005.
A Conversation with Elaine Lustig Cohen & Steven Heller
An AIGA/NY Event
The Theater at MAD, 2 Columbus Circle
Thursday, January 17, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
The Lustigs: A Cover Story
AIGA National Design Center Gallery, 164 Fifth Avenue
Ends February 15
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
This Saturday at the Designers & Books Fair, PAPress presents a panel discussion with two renowned veteran designers—Tom Geismar (1–2) and Elaine Lustig Cohen (3–4) and two celebrated young designers—Prem Krishnamurthy of Project Projects (5–6), and Hilary Greenbaum, Design Director of the Whitney Museum (7–8)—talking about issues pertinent to the arc of a career such as starting out to staying relevant to recognizing and enjoying success. Moderated by School of Visual Arts D-Crit Chair Alice Twemlow.
Saturday, October 27, 3:00 – 4:30pm
Designers & Books Fair
Fashion Institute of Technology
Discounted tickets here
Author John Comazzi will discuss the life and career of Balthazar Korab, the subject of his recent book Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography.
The lecture will be illustrated by images from Korab’s portfolio of commissioned architectural photographs. Works featured will include Saarinen’s TWA Terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York; the Miller House in Columbus, Indiana; Mies van der Rohe’s S. R. Crown Hall; Le Corbusier’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University; Louis Kahn’s Kimball Art Museum; and Salk Institute among many others.
The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Please join us at the first-ever Designers & Books Fair, where we’ll be showing off our latest Fall 2012 titles. A special feature of the Fair will be programming that will include presentations, panel discussions and book signings, and PAPress will be participating in a number of ways:
Come check out our newest titles, plus a selection of backlist titles, all at a substantial discount.
Two renowned veteran designers—Elaine Lustig Cohen and Tom Geismar—and two celebrated young designers—Prem Krishnamurthy, founding principal of Project Projects, and Hilary Greenbaum, Design Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art—in a discussion moderated by School of Visual Arts D-Crit Chair Alice Twemlow. They’ll address a variety of issues of interest to designers of all ages and career levels—more info here. This program is organized by PAPress for the D&B Fair.
Saturday, October 27 | 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
PAPress publisher Kevin Lippert will be taking part in this spirited panel discussion on what it takes to get a design book published today.
Sunday, October 28 | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
At the Princeton Architectural Press booth:
Manuel Lima will sign copies of his book Visual Complexity
Saturday, October 27 | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Andrew Shea will sign copies of his book Designing For Social Change
Saturday, October 27 | 2:00 – 3:00 pm
In Katie Murphy Amphitheatre:
Jessica Helfand will sign copies of Reinventing the Wheel
Sunday, October 28 | 12:00 – 12:30 pm
We look forward to seeing you around the fair this weekend!
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.
We are proud to announce the launch of Lawrence Halprin’s Skyline Park, the first in our new Modern Landscapes series. Join author Ann Komara and series editor Charles Birnbaum for a conversation on the park’s conception, construction, and use before its redesign in 2003—and the launch of the Modern Landscapes series. Lawrence Halprin’s Skyline Park showcases the acclaimed landscape designer’s urban renewal effort for downtown Denver in the 1970s.
The Modern Landscapes series is produced with The Cultural Landscape Foundation and focuses on mid-century works that have been demolished or have undergone a significant transformation.
Book & Series Launch Event:
Lawrence Halprin’s Skyline Park
Van Alen Books
Thursday, October 25, 7pm
Last weekend at the Printed Matter NY Art Book Fair, our friends (and authors) of The Electric Information Age book and album assembled in performance mode as The Masses (DJ/composer Daniel Perlin, designer/musician Adam Michaels, and historian/performer Jeffrey Schnapp, with live keyboards by Shannon Harvey).
The set was tight, rhythmic, and diverse, syncing up nicely with their inspirations—experimental paperbacks from the late 1960s and early 1970s which aimed to bring the ideas of contemporary thinkers like Marshall McLuhan and Buckminster Fuller to the masses. These small books were spliced and collaged into a pulsating video which was projected behind the band.
Additionally, Inventory Books introduced a very cool tote bag with some custom pockets for the book and LP.
Celebrate the history and future of instant photography at the Impossible Project’s New York City space. There are two reasons to rejoice: the Impossible Project is wrapping up a very successful Kickstarter campaign for their awesome Impossible Instant Lab and launching the beautiful special edition of Christopher Bonanos’ Instant: The Story of Polaroid.
Celebrate the Past and Future of Instant Film
Impossible Project NYC Space (425 Broadway)
Thursday, October 4, 6–9pm
Thanks to everyone who came out to the NY Art Book Fair last weekend. We love getting out of the office to meet lots of wonderful people and see lots of amazing books. Thanks also to all the exhibitors, some of which came from far and wide to show off their printed wares.
In case you missed the fair, we were giving out these posters, which feature artwork from some of our new and upcoming titles. For more info about Sign Painters, Brooklyn Makers, or the Sleepwalkers box, have a click.
“The sun never knew how great it was until it hit the side of a building.”
—Louis Kahn (1901–74)
If there’s one thing architects like doing more than designing buildings, it’s talking about architecture.
In The Architect Says Laura S. Dushkes collects some of the most colorful quotes from more than one hundred of history’s most opinionated design minds. Paired like guests at a dinner party—an architect of today might sit next to a contemporary or someone from centuries ago—these quotations convey a remarkable range of viewpoints.
You may not be able to literally join that imaginary dinner party, but if you’re in Seattle on Tuesday you can come close when Secret Garden Bookshop hosts a launch party for Laura and The Architect Says.
Secret Garden Books
Tuesday, October 2 at 7pm