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At Strand Books in NYC on June 26, 2014, Ellen Lupton and her students from MICA spoke about the book they wrote, Type on Screen: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Developers, and Students, available now from Princeton Architectural Press. 

In this provocative new video, Breakthrough! author Alex Cornell imagines what he calls “our drone future.” Cornell describes the project further on his website alexcornell.com: ”The video explores the technology, capability, and purpose of drones, as their presence becomes an increasingly pervasive reality in the skies of tomorrow.”  

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?

Steven Holl walks us through his Sliced Porosity Block in Chengdu, China. The recently completed project is featured in our 2009 book Urbanisms: Working With Doubt.

Video by SpiritofSpace.

Here’s Obsessive Consumption  and What Did I Buy Today? author Kate Bingaman Burt’s talk at TEDxPortland. She opens with “I grew up in a family of artists…” and it just gets better from there.

This video vignette by Kontent Partners is a trailer for the Tom Kundig hardware line produced in partnership between 12th Avenue Iron and Olson Kundig Architects. Warning: It may whet your appetite for some Kundig houses. Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered.

Modular assembly of the Fishers Island House by Resolution: 4 Architecture. More videos from RE4A here.

“Writing About Architecture”: Alexandra Lange’s Compendium on Criticism

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"I interviewed architecture and design critic Alexandra Lange for Surface magazine’s website, SurfaceMag.com. She talked to me about her new book, Writing About Architecture (Princeton Architectural Press), and what it means to be an architecture critic today.”

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One of the surprise hits of our Fall 2012 season is The Disappearance of Darkness: Photography at the End of the Analog Era. Photographer Robert Burley’s moving visual account of the abandonment and destruction of film-based photography has really struck a chord with readers and critics. The Globe and Mail just called it “an elegant, often elegiac book." Watching the book’s recently released trailer, it’s easy to see why.

Generative Design: Visualize, Program, and Create with Processing is a how-to manual on the intersection of design and programming, and a showcase for recent work by graphic designers, sculptors, architects, and other visual artists, including Stefan Sagmeister, THEVERYMANY, Eno Henze, Janne Kyttanen, Golan Levin, Jonathan Puckey, and Marius Watz.

The video comes from Verlag Hermann Schmidt Mainz, publisher of the original German-language edition, Generative Gestaltung. If you enjoy this glimpse into the book, get your hands on the beautiful English-language edition, available only from PAPress.

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. 

Pedro E. Guerrero talks with art critic Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
The late Pedro Guerrero speaking at the Julius Shulman Institute last April on the occasion of the opening of his career retrospective.

Wood Prints | Bryan Nash Gill video on marthastewart.com

Bryan Nash Gill, author of Woodcut, is featured in a video on Martha Stewart’s site. He takes us to his studio in Connecticut to show some of the process behind his prints. Click on the still below to see the video.

Bryan is also featured in the October issue of Martha Stewart Living as part of “The Makers Series”.

Instant: The Story of Polaroid, coming October 2012