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Outtakes from The Greenest Home Exhibition
RISD, BEB Gallery, Providence, RI
March 17 through April 3, 2014

The exhibition will include thermal images from The Greenest Home and student photos of local architecture through an IR camera, map of Belgium at a country-wide scale with vast amounts of Passive House projects, The Greenest Home page spreads on display, three project models, and much more!

Panel Discussion, RISD Architecture Spring Lecture Series
RISD, BEB Gallery, Room 106, Providence, RI
March 17 at 6:30 p.m.

Julie Torres Moskovitz, Fabrica718 (author and moderator)
Laura Briggs, BriggsKnowles A + D
Jordan Goldman, ZeroEnergy Design
Bill Ryall, Ryall Porter Sheridan Architects
David White, Right Environments 

The Greenest Home: Superinsulated and Passive House Design is written by Julie Torres Moskovitz and published by
Princeton Architectural Press.

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.
The organizers will host a discussion on February 25 at 7pm in the East Gallery of Buell Hall at Columbia University, and will be followed by a reception. More here.
February 25 – March 28, 2014Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery, Columbia University

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.

The organizers will host a discussion on February 25 at 7pm in the East Gallery of Buell Hall at Columbia University, and will be followed by a reception. More here.

February 25 – March 28, 2014
Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery, Columbia University

Studio Life—Diane Simpson

"Usually there’s something that hits me that I love about an image. And then I use the drawing process to change it into my own. The way I’m going to construct something really makes a difference in how the form changes. One of the things I struggle with is that I want the final product to be related to my initial source of inspiration in terms of retaining the excitement it gave me, but I don’t want the source to be conveyed literally."

From Studio Life by Sarah Trigg, available now.

ALSO - Don’t miss Simpson’s show at JTT gallery in New York City, up through December 15, 2013:

Diane Simpson
JTT
170a Suffolk Street, New York, NY
212-574-8152

Paul Rand: Defining DesignOctober 27, 2013 - January 26, 2014Museum of Design Atlanta
Paul Rand: Defining Design examine the trajectory of Rand’s career by juxtaposing his iconic designs with discussion of the design principles by which they were informed. In addition, short films, interviews, and Rand’s own writings will further illuminate his thoughts on the design process. The exhibition is curated by Daniel Lewandowski, creator of the website www.Paul-Rand.com.
Designer and author Steve Heller will give a lecture called “Learning from Rand” on November 7th at 7pm in the Hill Auditorium of the Woodruff Art Center and will be followed by a reception at MODA.
For more on Paul Rand, don’t miss Paul Rand: Conversations with Students published by PAPress in 2008.

Paul Rand: Defining Design
October 27, 2013 - January 26, 2014
Museum of Design Atlanta

Paul Rand: Defining Design examine the trajectory of Rand’s career by juxtaposing his iconic designs with discussion of the design principles by which they were informed. In addition, short films, interviews, and Rand’s own writings will further illuminate his thoughts on the design process. The exhibition is curated by Daniel Lewandowski, creator of the website www.Paul-Rand.com.

Designer and author Steve Heller will give a lecture called “Learning from Rand” on November 7th at 7pm in the Hill Auditorium of the Woodruff Art Center and will be followed by a reception at MODA.

For more on Paul Rand, don’t miss Paul Rand: Conversations with Students published by PAPress in 2008.

Robert Indiana: Beyond LoveWhitney Museum of American ArtThrough January 5, 2014
Opening today at The Whitney Museum, this long overdue retrospective promises to go beyond Robert Indiana’s best known work to reveal the emotional poignancy and symbolic complexity of his art. So forgive us as we take one last shot at LOVE. Here’s Robert with the lesser-known blue/green version, taken from the pages of our 2010 book Large Scale: Fabricating Sculpture in the 1960s and 1970s. 

Robert Indiana: Beyond Love
Whitney Museum of American Art
Through January 5, 2014

Opening today at The Whitney Museum, this long overdue retrospective promises to go beyond Robert Indiana’s best known work to reveal the emotional poignancy and symbolic complexity of his art. So forgive us as we take one last shot at LOVE. Here’s Robert with the lesser-known blue/green version, taken from the pages of our 2010 book Large Scale: Fabricating Sculpture in the 1960s and 1970s

Later today Doug Aitken’s “nomadic happening” Station to Station will leave the east coast for the west by train. A changing cast of artists, musicians and creative pioneers will collaborate in site-specific events at station stops and onboard. 

Don’t miss our recent collaboration with Aitken and DFA Records The Sleepwalkers BoxNylon magazine called it “a trippy mishmash of print, audio, and film—kind of like the coolest mystery gift ever." Intrigued?

Casey Reas: Ultraconcentrated Bitforms Gallery, 529 West 20th Street, Chelsea, NYCThrough October 12, 2013
Casey Reas, co-author of our design brief Form+Code, has a solo exhibition opening today at Bitforms Gallery in NYC. Using a variety of materials, his new projects explore the behavior of television signals and entropy. Live video-driven software systems are featured in ULTRACONCENTRATED, as well as c prints, laser-etched anodized aluminum pieces, and an illuminated sculpture created with Form+Code contributorsAranda\Lasch.

Casey Reas: Ultraconcentrated 
Bitforms Gallery, 529 West 20th Street, Chelsea, NYC
Through October 12, 2013

Casey Reas, co-author of our design brief Form+Code, has a solo exhibition opening today at Bitforms Gallery in NYC. Using a variety of materials, his new projects explore the behavior of television signals and entropy. Live video-driven software systems are featured in ULTRACONCENTRATED, as well as c prints, laser-etched anodized aluminum pieces, and an illuminated sculpture created with Form+Code contributorsAranda\Lasch.

Good Benches Press

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Francis Cape’s finely crafted benches and new book have earned some nice praise as of late. Be sure to check out these exhibitions and while you are there sit down, read the book, and take a break from the heat.

"Francis Cape’s latest work is an extraordinary gathering of faith-based furniture—further proof that God actually may be in the details….Mr. Cape tracked down, carefully measured and recorded the benches, emerging from the process with enough knowledge and enthusiasm for a beguiling, informative book….If St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome represents one end of the spectrum of faith-based design, these benches must surely be the other. They form a revealing meditation on design as history and expression…."
The New York Times

"One of New York’s most surprising and rewarding summer gallery exhibitions….[a] highly entertaining book….Even taken purely as objects, the benches are awe-inspiring. Built to endure, often with a bare minimum of materials, they stand as testaments to the ingenuity of anonymous craftsmen.”
The New York Observer

"Francis Cape may be the first person to physically investigate how different designs facilitated different social practices."
Forbes.com

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UTOPIAN BENCHES
Murray Guy Gallery, 453 W 17th Street, Chelsea, NYC
Through Aug. 2

AGAINST THE GRAIN:
Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design
The Museum of Arts and Design2 Columbus Circle, NYC
Through Sept. 15

Folklore Exhibition

Two PAPress authors are featured in the current Folklore group exhibition at the Joshua Liner Gallery (540 West 28th Street, Chelsea, New York). Folklore, curated by Evan Hecox, is a collection of “handcrafted works that celebrate the simple and direct experience of visual enjoyment”. Among the contributors are Nigel Peake, showing drawings of the urban environment from his forthcoming book In the City, and Stephen Powers, whose documentation of his large-scale public art projects A Love Letter to the City will be published in spring 2014. The exhibit is on view through August 2, 2013.

We sat together last night at the Murray Guy Gallery on Francis Cape’s remarkable utopian benches.  The gallery opening was also the launch of our new book We Sit Together: Utopian Benches from the Shakers to the Separatists of Zoar. The benches will be on display until August 2nd so if you are in the neighborhood, stop by and take a load off. 

Only a few days left to catch the Lebbeus Woods exhibit at SFMoMA!

Above, spreads from Lebbeus Woods’s Pamphlet Architecture 15: War and Architecture (1993), Radical Reconstruction (1997), and The Storm and The Fall (2004).

Lebbeus Woods, Architect
exhibition through June 2nd
SFMOMA, tickets here

The Lustigs | Conversation & Exhibition

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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 

‘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

"Sometimes I wonder whether I am painting pictures of words or whether I’m painting pictures with words." —Ed Ruscha

Closing this Saturday, an amazing exhibition by the legendary Ed Ruscha—explictly revolving around the theme of books and language. Don’t miss his foreword in our recently released Sign Painters.

Gagosian Gallery
555 West 24th Street
closes January 12

The new Art Institute of Chicago exhibition Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects is the first exhibition devoted to the Chicago-based group headed by MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang. The custom-made installation, designed by Studio Gang in collaboration with museum curators, echoes the firm’s studio-like environment, allowing visitors to see material samples, full-scale project mock-ups, research materials, digital media, and films.

In this video, Jeanne Gang-whose work was the subject of our recent monograph Reveal-takes us inside the installation of the exhibition.