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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

May 21 at noon
92nd Street Y, New York
Tickets: $21, available here

The Book of Trees: Visualizing Branches of Knowledge is available now from Princeton Architectural Press!

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.

Steve Powers’ Love Letter, writ large

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

Holiday Shopping | Pocket Dept. Notebooks

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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

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

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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

The Brooklyn Book Festival
Princeton Architectural Press events this weekend

Saturday, Sept 21 at 2:00 p.m.
Brooklyn Public Library, Grand Army Plaza

As part of the festivaljoin David Colley and Elizabeth Keegin Colley, authors of Prospect Park: Olmsted & Vaux’s Brooklyn Masterpiece, for an insider’s look at the history of Prospect Park.

Sunday, Sept 22, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza

Stop by the festival and visit our table (#10, in front of the main stage), where we’ll offer a sampling of local history and craft: copies of Prospect Park and Brooklyn Makers will be for sale.

Prospect Park authors will sign copies of their book at 2 p.m. 

Join us tomorrow in Dumbo for a memorial celebration of Bryan Nash Gill
6–9pm at the Hudson Company

Join us tomorrow in Dumbo for a memorial celebration of Bryan Nash Gill

6–9pm at the Hudson Company

In this rooftop garden on the Upper East Side is a protected pocket playground, where a green wall contains hanging ferns, mint, and blue fanflowers in a seasonal display above a sandbox. Since the green wall sits directly above the children’s sandbox, nontoxic plants were selected, in addition to edibles such as basil, rosemary, sage, thyme, and strawberries.

From Nelson Byrd Woltz: Garden, Park, Community, Farm, available from PAPress here.

Prospect Park, ever the hotspot for cyclists. Photo c. 1890s.
From Prospect Park: Olmsted & Vaux’s Brooklyn Masterpiece, available now from PAPress.

Prospect Park, ever the hotspot for cyclists. Photo c. 1890s.

From Prospect Park: Olmsted & Vaux’s Brooklyn Masterpiece, available now from PAPress.

Join us for a celebration of the life and art of
Bryan Nash Gill

Thursday, September 19 at the Hudson Company

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.

Sign Painters authors are visiting The Strand!

Tuesday, August 13, 7pm
828 Broadway, NYC

Time Out NY says:
"No fans of automated printing, Levine and Macon have documented the resurgence of the hand-painted advertisement. Their new title (and accompanying documentary) deals with the history of lettering with brushes in America.”

Their Strand talk will be followed by two screenings of the film at Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg on August 13 and 14. Unless you’re one of the lucky ticket holders, these are both sold out. But you still may be able to catch a screening near you.

A view of the Oriental Pavilion is framed by the Cleft Ridge Span, the first concrete arch in America. The arch is constructed of Béton Coignet, a prefabricated and reinforced concrete patented by François Coignet in 1855. The intricate and multicolored design of the arch’s forms were intended to showcase the material’s versatility. It was later used in the construction of the domed fountain in the Plaza and at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York.
Find more of the park’s architectural history in Prospect Park: Olmsted & Vaux’s Brooklyn Masterpiece.

A view of the Oriental Pavilion is framed by the Cleft Ridge Span, the first concrete arch in America. The arch is constructed of Béton Coignet, a prefabricated and reinforced concrete patented by François Coignet in 1855. The intricate and multicolored design of the arch’s forms were intended to showcase the material’s versatility. It was later used in the construction of the domed fountain in the Plaza and at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York.

Find more of the park’s architectural history in Prospect Park: Olmsted & Vaux’s Brooklyn Masterpiece.

An American elm shows its exquisite design through the seasons on the Long Meadow.

From Prospect Park: Olmsted & Vaux’s Brooklyn Masterpiece, available now from PAPress.