The Projectionist - the movie - at the American Folk Art Museum · Jan 6, 10:15 AM by Archlog
The Projectionist, a film by Kendall Messick, author of the book of the same name, will be screened at the American Folk Art Museum on Sunday, February 13, at 1PM, free with museum admission. More information at the Museum’s website.
Ralph Gardner in the WSJ on True Life · Dec 6, 10:08 AM by Archlog
Ralph Gardner has a piece in today’s WSJ on True Life, the monograph on the work of Steven Harris Architects. “Part of what distinguishes the book and makes it rise high above shelter-magazine fare, besides the beauty and creativity of the architecture, is the way it’s structured: not project by project but by the thing that propels residential architecture and design, or should—the way people actually live,” writes Gardner.
Read this book (and it's not even ours!) · Dec 3, 10:33 PM by Archlog
Just back from a book event sponsored by the highly interesting publisher OR Books (direct-to-consumer, no bookstores, no amazon, all print-to-order and ebooks, low retail prices due to lack of middlemen) for their new book Program or Be Programmed by David Rushkoff. Super-smart, thought-provoking, and essential reading for any of us working or playing in this digital media age.
A Conversation with the Hand-Drawn Map Association · Nov 13, 04:16 PM by Archlog
As part of the exhibit “Nowhere: Selections from the Hand-Drawn Map Association” at the Arcadia University Gallery outside Philadelphia a symposium entitled “Mapping Nowhere: A conversation with the Hand Drawn Map Association” will take place this Wednesday, November 17, at 6:30PM at the University Art Gallery. The exhibit runs through December 19, and is mounted in conjunction with the book featuring the HDMA, From Here to There.
"Five Books" in Assembly Journal · Nov 12, 04:50 PM by Archlog
I was asked by this new magazine to pick five interesting books, which I did based loosely on the theme of good writing about place, the selections and notes can be found here.
Hand Drawn Map exhibit at Arcadia University Gallery · Oct 26, 08:35 AM by Archlog
A New York Memoir · Oct 1, 03:53 AM by Archlog
Although framed as a memoir, this new book by Richard Goodman (author of the Francophile cult favorite French Dirt) contains some of the most evocative writing about Manhattan I’ve ever read. Goodman reads from his book at the New York Academy of Medicine on Tuesday, October 12, at 6PM. It’s free, and a great excuse to visit this landmark building, but registration is required
Van Alen Reading Room · Sep 27, 05:41 PM by Archlog
Attention New Yorkers who want a comfortable place to sit and read the latest architectural journals, domestic and international, and browse the latest architectural book releases: the Van Alen Institute has opened a “Reading Room,” a comfortable space carved out of their loft on W. 22nd St. (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues), for anybody to come and catch up on their reading, for free! There is no cappucino machine (yet) but there is a wireless connection; Van Alen membership not required, but why not join to help support programs like this? It’s about the same cost as a copy of Domus which you just read and didn’t have to buy.
Resdesign the dollar bill and win an iPad · Aug 19, 02:30 PM by Archlog
The Dollar ReDe$ign Project offers just this opportunity, but hurry, deadline is September 30. Print a few extra for yourself before sending your winning entry to the Mint.
Grimaldis to be forced out? · Aug 11, 04:01 PM by Archlog
The Wall Street Journal reports that Brooklyn’s most famous pizzeria (well, OK, one of its most famous, don’t want to start a pizza war here) faces eviction for falling behind on rent and taxes. (And without much sympathy from WSJ readers, check out the comments there!)