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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
The Book of Trees: Visualizing Branches of Knowledge is available now from Princeton Architectural Press!
The love letters continue! Stephen Powers is painting his love letter to Tokyo. Photos courtesy of Stephen Powers, Marc Jacobs, and lalala.
Need gift ideas for Easter?
Type on Screen:
A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Developers, and Students
Edited by Ellen Lupton
Available May 27
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANNE LAMOTT!
Anne Lamott is an acclaimed novelist and non-fiction writer, as well as a passionate political activist, public speaker, and writing teacher. But, it’s her tireless support of public libraries that we would like to spotlight and celebrate today. In that spirit, we are proud to present Anne’s moving contribution to our just released book The Public Library: A Photographic Essay.
In Salinas, word went out. This is how many tribal stories begin: word goes out to the people of a community that there is a great danger or that a wrong is being committed. This is how I first found out that the governor planned to close the public libraries in Salinas, making it the largest city in the United States to lose its libraries because of budget cuts.
Without getting into any mudslinging about whether or not our leaders are clueless, bullying, nonreading numbskulls,let me just say that when word went out that the three libraries—the John Steinbeck, the Cesar Chavez, and El Gabilan—were scheduled for closing, a whole lot of people rose up as one to say, This does not work for us. Salinas is one of the poorest communities in the state of California, in one of the richest counties in the country. The city and the surrounding area serve as the setting for so many of Steinbeck’s great novels. Think farmworkers, fields of artichokes and garlic, faded stucco houses stained with dirt, tracts of ticky-tacky housing, James Dean’s face in East of Eden, strawberry fields, and old gas stations.
Now think about closing the libraries there, closing the buildings that hold the town’s books, all those stories about people and wisdom and justice and life and silliness and laborers bending low to pick the strawberries. You’d have to be crazy to bring such obvious karmic repercussions down on yourself. So in early April, a group of writers and actors fought back, showing up in Salinas for a twenty-four-hour “emergency read-in.”
How well do you know the inner-workings of your bicycle?
The Bike Deconstructed: A Grand Tour of the Modern Bicycle by Richard Hallett is available now.
April is National Landscape Architecture Month!
It’s also the month that The American Society of Landscape Architects New York announces the winners of their Annual Design Awards. We are thrilled to report that this year’s winners include James Corner Field Operations.
On May 20th, we will publish The Landscape Imagination: Collected Essays of James Corner 1990–2010. In his follow up to the acclaimed Recovering Landscape, Corner discusses two decades of projects, including Tongva Park & Ken Gensler Square, the High Line and Fresh Kills Park in NYC, University of Puerto Rico Botanical Garden in Puerto Rico, Qianhai Water City in China, and competition entries for parks in Helsinki, and Toronto.
Know where to find some Guastavino tile work? Take a photo and upload it to PalacesForThePeople.com, and don’t forget to tweet it with the #Guastavino hashtag! Through Sept. 7, The Museum of the City of New York is holding an exhibition on Rafael Guastavino called Palaces for the People: Guastavino and the Art of Structural Tile, curated by G. Martin Moeller Jr. and John Ochsendorf, and you can help uncover Guastavino’s spaces!
Discussion - free and open to the public
April 11, noon-2 p.m.
Butler Library, Room 523, Columbia University
Guastavino’s Palaces for the People: from archive to exhibition
The speakers will discuss the history of the Guastavino archive, from its last-minute discovery and rescue by Columbia University professor George R. Collins to the creation and design of the exhibition, Palaces for the People.
• John Ochsendorf, MIT:
The Guastavino Company and the exhibition, Palaces for the People
• Janet Parks, Avery Library, Columbia University:
The Guastavino Archive: from acquisition to exhibition
• Chysanthe Broikos, National Building Museum:
Nature of Architectural Exhibitions
• Daniel Fouad, C&G Design:
Designing for architectural exhibition
A very revealing interview with the architect appears in our 2011 book of conversations with leading Japanese architects and designers Matter in the Floating World.
Here is just one gem from the discussion:
"I believe the strength of a material has nothing to do with the strength of a building. Even a paper tube structure can be made to withstand an earthquake that a concrete building cannot outlive."
Happy Birthday Mies van der Rohe!
He was born on this day in 1886. From our own Conversations with Mies van der Rohe are his Lake Shore Drive apartment buildings under construction in Chicago and the master himself staring out through a just completed window.
Thanks to everyone who came out to Strand Books last night. We sure packed the place! To celebrate the completion of the 5-panel mural on the 12th Street wall of the Strand, Stephen Powers chatted with Ego Trip magazine’s Sacha Jenkins about Powers’ beginnings as a graffiti writer, magazines, community art around the world, and other artists. Afterward, Powers signed copies of A Love Letter to the City. Then a bunch of us at PAPress went on a basement scavenger hunt in search of Stephen Powers’ little paintings hiding between the stacks. Have you found them all yet?
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.
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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 email@example.com
$80 / individual (1 book, coffee, lunch)
$95 / couples (1 book, coffee, lunch)
$15 / students (coffee, lunch)