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Upcoming Events

09/21/2021 - 6:00pm


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST, 6PM

Please join us for an in-person event with author and architect Tom Kligerman in conversation with Dan Rubinstein celebrating the publication of "As I see it. A Life in Detours"

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This book is a celebration of the power of the smartphone camera combined with Thomas A. Kligerman's unique eye. Tom is a New York architect who adores travel and the different cultures of the world, recording vibrant details and evocative scenes on his device as he journeys from India to New Mexico, from Beaux-Arts monuments to rustic barns, from ocean to mountaintop.

The images have been curated into dynamic pairs that spark a conversation about the world and the different ways of seeing it. They are accompanied by Tom's reflections, and those of his Instagram followers, in a series of captions, comments and mini essays.
More inspiration from the digital world come in the form of QR codes, used throughout the book to transport readers from the printed page to sites in the online universe, in a magical mystery tour of stimulating experience. Readers will never know what to expect or what they will find.

This book is a child of the pandemic, a time when people could only dream of traveling or relive past experiences, as Tom has done, from his camera roll. It rejoices in both the potential of new media and the physical pleasure given by a beautifully made and structured book, a new take on the notion of armchair travel – exuberant, witty and expert.

About the Author
Thomas A. Kligerman is an accomplished architect based in New York City. He was raised in a New England college town before moving to the high desert of New Mexico. Tom is an extensive traveler, having lived in France, England and most recently at The American Academy in Rome as a visiting scholar. From Japan to Cuba and Iceland to India he continues to make his way around the world. His work combines traditional and modern design and has been published in two monographs, Ike Kligerman Barkley: Houses and The New Shingled House. When not traveling, he enjoys cycling, water coloring, classic cars, cocktails and spending time with his family escaping to the coast of Rhode Island

09/22/2021 - 10:10am

 

SEPTEMBER 22nd, 6pm East

What better way to celebrate the arrival of Fall than to draw pumpkins and gourds? Artist Franz Spohn will lead a creative expedition through the array of interesting shapes, colors and patterns in the autumn fields of Cucurbitaceae, armed with Faber-Castell’s wide array of vibrant and rich Albrecht Durer Watercolor Pencils, Watercolor Markers, and Pitt Artist Pens. Franz will demonstrate botanic illustration techniques and explain the quality characteristics of Faber-Castell’s premium products that make them ideal for this genre. Franz will also mention the importance of paper selection to appropriately match the techniques with materials.  A thoroughly pleasant way to enjoy the hours of Fall’s beautiful and colorful bounty!

This event is TICKETED.

You can purchase a ticket for the event here.

First 50 Registrants will receive a sample Packet containing:

o   FC567499  Pitt Artist Brush Pen Black

o   FC167401  Pitt Artist Brush Pen White

o   FC167448  Pitt Artist Brush Pen Ice Blue

o   Albrecht Durer Watercolor Marker (assorted color)

o   FC117618 Albrecht Durer Watercolor Pencil Scarlet Red

o  FC117667 Albrecht Durer Watercolor Pencil Permanent Green

 GIVEAWAY

We’re giving away three Faber-Castell Watercolor Art Prize Packs. Each is perfect for exploring and perfecting your watercolor art skills.

Package 1:
24 Count Set of Albrecht Durer Watercolor Pencils valued at $70!

Albrecht Durer Watercolor Pencils contain the highest quality pigments of unsurpassed lightfastness and brilliance.  Thick 3.8 mm break-resistant and fully water-soluble leads can be easily blended when wet and become permanent when dry for rich watercolor effects.

Package 2:
12 Count Studio Gift Box Pitt Artist Pens valued at $52!

Pitt Artist Pens with brush tip and produce a line of 1 to 5 mm. They offer odorless, permanent and waterproof ink that will not bleed through paper. The India inks are lightfast and acid free. Used by artists worldwide.

Package 3:
Albrecht Durer Watercolor Markers: 5Ct. Urban Sketching and 5Ct. Plein Air. A $64 value!

Highly pigmented artist’ marker with two tips. Water-based, water-soluble ink. Soft brush tip for all-over color and sturdy fiber tip for outlines. Does not bleed through paper.

How to Enter:
To enter the giveaway you must just register to the event at this link. Rizzoli Bookstore 

Deadline:
Friday, September 24, 11:59 PM

Eligibility:
All entrants must have a shipping address located in the U.S. to be eligible. Selections will be randomly made on Tuesday, September 28 and winners will be notified by email.

About the Artist:
Franz Spohn is presently Professor Emeritus from Edinboro University where he taught printmaking and illustration for 20 years. Franz has illustrated children’s books and book covers and has exhibited his prints, drawings and assemblages in numerous galleries and museums. Franz is internationally recognized for his work in using candy as an art medium and is know for the large scale, community participant murals that are constructed of gumballs. The murals, ongoing projects and artwork can be viewed on Instagram: @spohnfranz and @sirgumballs.

 


Suggested Supply List (optional):

In addition to the samples provided, participants may wish to purchase:

o   FC160310  Albrecht Durer Watercolor Markers 10 Ct.

  FC117524  Albrecht Durer Watercolor Pencils 24 Ct.

o   FC167146  Pitt Artist Pens 12 Ct.

o   FC185105  Artist Water Brush

09/23/2021 - 6:00pm

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD, 6PM

Please join us for an in-person event with Winka Dubbeldam founding partner of Archi-Tectonics NYC, LLC presenting "Strange Objects. New Solids and Massive Forms”,  published by Actar, Spain.

 

A panel discussion moderated by Ferda Kolatan Associate Professor at Weitzman Architecture University of Pennsylvania, will follow with book designer Jonathan Jackson of WSDIA, editor Julia van den Hout from Original Copy and Dubbeldam will follow. A small reception will conclude the event.

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About the Book:
The object as solid, having three dimensions, is not just a different formal trend, but a paradigm shift; a reconceiving of how the architectural object is produced and experienced, changing the very concept of objectivity and meaning of architecture. This book celebrates the potential of the strange object, which finds its origin in the proto-space―the moment between the becoming of the idea and the ultimate shape it takes; the state of the still obscure and ‘uninhibited’ object outside the established framework of signification. As seen through an examination of 10 projects by Archi-Tectonics, this strange object is proof of the very capacity of the object to generate new habits and meanings.


For close to a century, modernism was the norm, presented to culturally aware citizens as the expression of modern life. It arrived hand in hand with medical advances, mass standardization, and a shared ideal of what the ease and speed of the modern lifestyle could offer. Only in the early years of the 21st century did our widespread allegiance begin to shift away from modernism and towards a new social realm. The digital revolution introduced online societies, niche cultures, and digital design. Digital manufacturing facilitated opportunities of surface patterning and the fabrication of one-off special building components, removing the constraints of standardization in the construction industry and celebrating the experimental. Testing designs through prototypes allows for a much more informed decision-making process. The focus is on precise, rigorous research and development, rather than representational models.

Now, after nearly two decades of implementing digital tools, we have reached a new platform where digital design and robotic production are the norm, and by extension, digital craft and integral design are as the future. This has been particularly important in the rethinking of advanced digital design processes. As showcased and examined in Strange Objects, New Solids and Massive Forms, from the earliest projects and regardless of scale, Archi-Tectonics has valued performance over form, design intelligence over style. Through prototypes and mock-ups, process documentation and testimonials, the book presents 10 current and recent projects that celebrate the particular and singular over the ideal and universal.

With Contributions of Manuel DeLanda, Jonathan Jackson

About the Author:
Winka Dubbeldam, MArch, MsAAD, is the founder and partner of the WBE certified New York firm Archi-Tectonics NYC, LLC with offices in the US, the Netherlands and China. Dubbeldam is widely known for her award-winning work, recognized as much for its design excellence as for its use of smart building systems, sustainable materials, and innovative structures. Archi-Tectonics recently won the Asian Games Design Competition in Hangzhou China [2018], with a 116-acre park, five buildings and two stadiums, under construction to open in 2022. The Asian Games Design recently won the PLAN Award 2020, and the A+ Award by Architizer. The 512GW Townhouse won the RTF Award 2020 [Rethinking The Future] and INSCAPE won the THA 2019 Hospitality Award.

Dubbeldam is also the Chair and Miller Professor at the Weitzman School of Design’s Department of Architecture  [2013-..] and Director of the Advanced Research and Innovation [ARI] lab, both at the University of Pennsylvania, where she has gathered an international network of innovative research and design professionals.  She was named one of the Design Intelligence 30 Most Admired Educators 2015. Currently, Dubbeldam is the External Examiner at the Bartlett UCL London, Juror for the PLAN Awards, and the Chair of the Panel of Jurors for the “Project of the Year Award 2020” by the Architecture of Israel Quarterly with the European Union [2020].

The work is published in numerous international architecture and design periodicals, as well as in the three monographs; Winka Dubbeldam, Architect (010 Publishers, Rotterdam, 1996), AT-INdex (Princeton ArchitecturalPress, NYC, 2006), and Archi-Tectonics (DAAB publishers, 2010).

09/28/2021 - 6:00pm

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH, 6PM

Please join us for an in-person event with Arnold Lehman, in conversation with Maxwell Anderson, presenting "SENSATION: The Madonna, the Mayor, the Media, and the First Amendment"


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About the book: 

Death and bomb threats over an art exhibition! A major battle with the mayor of New York City and the New York Times! In retrospect, Arnold Lehman, the Director of the Brooklyn Museum, and his colleagues had not been prepared for the huge controversy surrounding the staging in 1999–2000 of SENSATION: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection. The show, which drew on the contemporary art collection of Charles Saatchi and featured the provocative work of such artists as Damien Hirst, Jake and Dinos Chapman, and Marc Quinn, swept the museum to international attention for six months. It has taken Lehman two decades to fully absorb and reflect on events, and this book – illustrated with some of the best-known artworks from SENSATION, as well as archival imagery – is his very personal account of what happened. While 175,000 people saw the exhibition and millions read and heard about it daily, they never knew of the threats and challenges that kept the museum staff awake at night. Mayor Rudy Giuliani expressed outrage at Chris Ofili’s painting The Holy Virgin Mary (1996), a black Madonna with a breast composed of elephant dung, set against a background featuring images cut out from pornographic magazines. When Giuliani rescinded the museum’s municipal funding and attempted to evict it from its city-owned building, the museum sued the city and the mayor for violating its First Amendment rights. The city’s most conservative media and ultra-religious groups inflamed the conflict. The situation for Lehman become even more difficult when the New York Times accused the museum of wrongdoing in high-profile but often inaccurate investigative reports. In a tale as gripping as a fictional thriller, SENSATION is the inside story of one the biggest controversies in art history.

The inside story of the bitter battle between the Brooklyn Museum and the mayor and city of New York and the New York Times

 

Features works by such artists as Jake and Dinos Chapman, Damien Hirst, Ron Mueck, Chris Ofili, Marc Quinn and Jenny Saville

 

A fascinating and revealing read for anyone interested in contemporary art
 
About the Author:
Arnold Lehman is Director Emeritus of the Brooklyn Museum of Art and Senior Advisor at Phillips auction house.
 
Max Anderson earned an A.B. with highest distinction in art history at Dartmouth College (1977), and A.M. (1978) and Ph.D. (1981) degrees from the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University. Former president of the Association of Art Museum Directors, he served for seven years as a curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1981-87), followed by almost thirty years as the director of five art museums, including the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Dallas Museum of Art.
Max has served since 2016 as President of Souls Grown Deep Foundation and Community Partnership, which is dedicated to promoting the work of Black artists from the South, and supporting their communities by fostering economic empowerment, racial and social justice, and educational advancement
He is the author of dozens of articles and books, and was knighted by both the Italian and French Republics.
10/13/2021 - 6:00pm

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13TH, 6PM

Please join us for an in-person event with Workstead Design celebrating the publication of "Workstead: Interiors of Beauty and Necessity", published by Rizzoli International Publications

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Brooklyn-based design studio Workstead masterfully combines traditional inspiration with contemporary elegance. Workstead designs one-of-a-kind interiors and pieces that balance beauty with necessity, and this book presents a special blend of their tour-de-force historic renovations and innovative yet elegant new constructions. Over the past decade, the multidisciplinary design firm has earned rapid and wide acclaim for both their residential interiors as well as for larger-scale projects, such as the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn and the Rivertown Lodge in Hudson, New York. In all their projects, Workstead considers both clients and community, working with local artisans to create meticulously crafted modern interiors, architecture, and furniture designs inflected by history. As T: The New York Times Style Magazine put it, Workstead "are known as sophisticated pack rats who surround themselves with objects that have a story to tell, " and described their collective design philosophy as "a cozy, updated version of early Americana, with wood plank floors and a mix of vintage and refined custom-built furniture pieces that are almost Scandinavian in their restraint."
 
 
 
 
About the Author:

Founded in 2009 by Stefanie Brechbuehler, Ryan Mahoney, and Robert Highsmith, Workstead is a design studio based in Brooklyn, New York. David Sokol is a New York–based writer and editor specializing in architecture and design. He contributes regularly to Architectural Record, Cultured, Dwell, and other publications, and is the author of Hudson Modern.
 
 
10/14/2021 - 6:00pm

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14TH, 6PM

Please join us for an in-person event with author and photographer John Dolan celebrating the publication of "The Perfect Imperfect" published by Damiani

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About the Book:

An intimate exploration of the American wedding, an enduring public ritualThis book is an unexpected deep dive into the tenderness and truth of weddings. For 342 Saturdays, John Dolan has quietly pursued emotional and revealing art inside the wedding day itself. He has aimed his camera at tiny moments of deep meaning: evocative, joyful, unscripted, perfectly imperfect scenes at the start of a marriage. The wedding is one of society's last and lasting ceremonies--universal in its presence, comprehensive in its emotion. Dolan's candor, his respectful discretion and his gentle but shrewd and powerful observation combine to make a book that transcends weddings and enlightens us on the human condition.Dolan has influenced a generation of contemporary wedding photographers, redefining the genre over 30 years of work. He is an artist who chose weddings as his subject, fascinated by the complexity of this shared ritual. His work has been widely published and celebrated in major magazines and sought after by a variety of thoughtful clients from Johnny Cash to Gwyneth Paltrow. Dolan is based in New York, the Berkshires and Ireland, or wherever his next wedding takes him, finding beauty and truth below the surface of the occasion.

10/15/2021 - 6:00pm

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15TH, 6PM

Please join us for an in-person event with Ken Pursley and Craig Dixon of the architectural firm Pursley Dixon celebrating the publication of their debut book "Finding Home" published by Rizzoli International Publications.

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About the Book:

In their first book, acclaimed architects Ken Pursley and Craig Dixon explore how to create gracious homes with welcoming entryways, soulful interiors, inviting porches, and ebullient gardens.
 

Founded on the simple principle “Build beautiful things,” the architectural team of Pursley Dixon, like populist architects Bobby McAlpine and Jeff Dungan, is known for blending elements of tradition with a modern lifestyle. In Finding Home, they share 15 stunning houses in three distinct styles: rustic mountain escapes, dreamy retreats by the water, and elegant houses in town. Each house has its own thoughtful visual narrative, but all are connected on an innate and authentic level by their sense of proportion, attention to detail, and a marvelous affinity with nature, displayed in their soothing neutral palettes, oversize windows that bring the outdoors in, and natural materials such as rough-hewn stone and unfinished wood. Little touches of humanity await discovery, such as a sleeping nook perched right out into the highest branches of a tree. These eccentricities and secrets add to the distinctly Southern sense of warmth and refuge these homes provide, homes whose open interiors and majestic porches easily accommodate family and gatherings.
 
Featuring their own interior design work as well as that of acclaimed decorators such as Suzanne Kasler, Phoebe Howard, and Circa Interiors, Finding Home is about creating houses of inherent beauty that will spark an emotional connection to last a lifetime.

About the Auhtor:
Recipients of the Veranda / ADAC Architecture Firm of the Year award and the Southern Living Home of the Year Award, Pursley Dixon Architecture’s work has been featured in numerous publications including House Beautiful, Milieu, Traditional Home, Veranda, Garden & Gun, and Southern Living.

Jacqueline Terrebonne is the editor-in-chief at Galerie magazine. She has worked for Architectural Digest, Gourmet, and Martha Stewart. She lives in New York City.

Suzanne Kasler and her award-winning projects have been published in major lifestyle magazines including Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Milieu, Traditional Home, and Veranda. Her interior design studio is based in Atlanta. She has produced signature home furnishings and textile lines for Hickory Chair, Lee Jofa, Visual Comfort, La Cornue, and Ballard Designs and has three best-selling books published by Rizzoli.

10/18/2021 - 6:00pm

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 18TH, 6PM

Please join us for an in-person event with author Robert Camuto in conversation with Jeffrey Porter celebrating the publication of "South of Somewhere: Wine, Food and the Soul of Italy".

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About the Book:

South of Somewhere begins and ends in American writer Robert Camuto's maternal ancestral town of Vico Equense, Italy--a tiny paradise south of Naples on the Sorrento Peninsula. It was here in 1968, at ten years old, that the author first tasted Italian life, spending his own summer of love surrounded by relatives at the family's seaside pizzeria and restaurant. He fell in love with a way of living and with the rhythms, flavors, and aromas of the Southern Mediterranean. Fifty years later, Camuto returns to Vico, connecting with family members and a new generation. A lot has changed: the old family restaurant has been razed and the seaside has been developed with hotels and restaurants, including a famous two-Michelin-starred restaurant in a medieval tower now owned by a younger cousin. Though there are more foreign visitors, the essentials of beauty, food, family bonds, and simplicity have not changed. And here Camuto finds hope that this way of life can continue. Camuto's fine-grained storytelling in this series of portraits takes us beyond the usual objective views of viniculture nto the elusive and magical world of Italian "South-ness." While on one level able to create an instructive narrative about Southern Italy's twenty-first-century wine and cultural renaissance, Camuto's unswerving eye juxtaposes the good and the bad--immeasurable beauty and persistent blight, anti-mafia forces and corruption, hope for the future and fatalism--in a land that remains an infinite source of fascination and sensory pleasure.


About the Author:

Robert Camuto is a prize-winning American author and journalist who has lived in Europe for 20 years, where he has immersed himself in the food and wine traditions of Italy and France. A contributing editor for Wine Spectator since 2008, Camuto has written many cover stories and writes a twice-monthly column for winespectator.com called Robert Camuto Meets…. South of Somewhere is his third book and second from Italy, following his critically acclaimed: Palmento: A Sicilian Wine Odyssey (2010). He lives with his family in Verona, Italy. 

 

Advance Praise 

“Robert Camuto’s South of Somewhere is close to my heart. Each chapter is about experiencing the joy and perseverance of incredible iconic winemakers, such as Italy’s Mezzogiorno, who have preserved lesser-known native grapes through heroic efforts. In this book Robert brilliantly brings them to life. We are so fortunate to bear witness to this living history of Italian wine today.”—Shelley Lindgren, owner-wine director of A16 restaurants

“A delicious, thirst-inspiring romp full of remarkable personalities, their wine-soaked cellars, and one delectable meal after another. Camuto does it tastefully!”—Kermit Lynch, wineconoclast, author, and importer

“Robert Camuto’s multifaceted take on Southern Italy’s many allures is unique and fascinating in that he engages not only the gustatory and oenological pleasures of the region but also its more elusive and near-magical ‘southern-ness.’”—Matthew Gavin Frank, author of Flight of the Diamond Smugglers

 


Jeffrey Porter:

Originally from Texas, Jeffrey’s passion for wine started while at the University of Texas at Austin. He began his career at Central Market in Austin, one of the city’s premier wine shops. After graduating, Jeffrey moved to California, where he worked as a salesperson for a wholesaler in the San Francisco Bay Area - but his passion for restaurants and service drew him further north. His sommelier career began in Napa Valley, where he worked at Tra Vigne Ristorante in St. Helena. He joined the Bastianich Hospitality Group in 2009 at Osteria Mozza under the auspice of James Beard Award winning chef Nancy Silverton. In 2011 he moved to New York to become the wine director for Del Posto, and soon thereafter, in 2014, he became the Beverage Operations Director, overseeing the beverage programs for Babbo, Del Posto, Esca, Lupa, Otto, Babbo Pizzeria, and others. In 2019, Jeff left the Bastianich group and began his consulting career and a web series about wine, life, and culture called Sip Trip. Jeff has most recently opened his own import and distribution business, Volcanic Selections. Apart from Jeff’s day job, he is a passionate advocate & practitioner of BBQ in all of its guises & glories. 

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10/19/2021 - 6:00pm

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19TH, 6PM

Oz archeologist, Gabriel Gale, will be in conversation with preeminent Oz historian, John Fricke discussing how Gale brought to life all the creatures and inhabitants from L. Frank Baum’s beloved series, many illustrated here for the first time: wicked witches and their armies, mythical beasts, elemental fairies, robots, insects, one-legged and two-sided people, and many more sky, land, sea, and underground creatures.

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About the Book:

In this must-have book for all fans of Oz big and small, artist and visionary Gabriel Gale brings to vivid life all the creatures from L. Frank Baum's beloved series, from the iconic characters in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to many others that are visualized here for the first time. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was the best-selling American children's book of the twentieth century, and the classic 1939 movie of this quintessential American fairy tale left a permanent mark on the hearts and imaginations of devoted fans throughout the world. In THE ART OF OZ: WITCHES, WIZARDS, AND WONDERS BEYONE THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD artist and Oz archeologist Gabriel Gale brings to life all the creatures and inhabitants from L. Frank Baum's beloved series, many illustrated here for the first time: wicked witches and their armies, mythical beasts, elemental fairies, robots, insects, one-legged and two-sided people, and many more sky, land, sea, and underground creatures. THE ART OF OZ also debuts the first-ever "Google Map" of the Land of Oz!Gabriel Gale has mapped the country and animated all the creatures he found there. He has sketched Emerald City the buildings and habitats of the enchanted Land. Through spectacular illustrations, in original and precise style, Gale portrays each character in detail, often with attention to anatomy, structure, size and scale. Gale's fantastical, vivid, and delightful renderings are also accompanied by excerpts and drawings from the fourteen books in Baum's Oz series and the most famous inhabitants of Oz--Professor H.M. Woggle-Bug, T.E., Dorothy, the Cowardly Lion, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, Toto, Glinda the Good, and the Wizard--add context to this magical endeavor This is the perfect book for the whole family to share and for anyone entranced by the fantasy and everlasting magic of Oz

About the Author:

Gabriel Gale is an architect and artist whose enchantment with the Oz books began in childhood. In 2017 and 2018, he published two books in his three-book series Ages of Oz, which launched his own conception of a 1,000-year Oz universe based on the characters and intentions of L. Frank Baum’s original books. 

 

John Fricke is a preeminent Oz historian; his past books include two about the entire Oz phenomenon and two about the famous MGM Wizard of Oz film.

10/28/2021 - 6:00pm


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28TH, 6PM

Please join us for an in-person event with photographer David Godlis in conversation with musician, writer, and record producer Lenny Caye, celebrating the publication of "Godlis Miami", published by Real Art Press.

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About the Book:

 In January 1974, David Godlis, then a 22-year-old photo student, took a ten-day trip to Miami Beach, Florida. Excited to visit an area he had frequented a decade earlier as a kid, Godlis set his sights on an area of art deco hotels, a Jewish retiree enclave on the expansive beaches facing the Atlantic Ocean. These retirees, all dressed up in their best beach outfits, would spend their days on lounges and lawn chairs, playing cards amid the sunshine and palm trees.

Godlis shot 60 rolls of black-and-white film in just ten days, making his way up and down the beaches, photographing what he didn’t know then was essentially the end of an era. The area he photographed in 1974 is now the infamous South Beach. This volume reproduces this account of a vanished Miami Beach for the first time.

About the Author:

David GODLIS (born 1951 in New York City), is one of the most seasoned and important street photographers of his generation. The veteran artist picked up his first camera in 1970, becoming enamored with the street work of Robert Frank, Diane Arbus, Garry Winogrand, and Lee Friedlander, amongst others. Godlis stumbled into the burgeoning punk scene at CBGB on the Bowery in the mid 1970s. And after seeing Brassai’s photographs of Paris in the 1930s, he began to photograph that scene with long handheld exposures under the Bowery streetlights. It was this technique that secured now-iconic grainy black and white photographs of the 1970s punk bands at CBGB, including The Ramones, Television, Richard Hell, and Blondie, documented in his first book History Is Made At Night. From the late 1980s until today he has been the unofficial official photographer for the Film Society of Lincoln Center, covering the New York Film Festival for the last 30 years. Meanwhile, he continues to document the streets of New York. His  book Godlis Streets was named one of  Best Art Books of the Year in 2020 by The New York Times.

Lenny Kaye is a musician, writer, and record producer. He has been a guitarist for poet-rocker Patti Smith since her band’s inception more than thirty years ago, and is the co-author of Waylon, the life story of Waylon Jennings. He has worked in the studio with such artists as Suzanne Vega, Jim Carroll, Soul Asylum, Kristen Hersh, and Allen Ginsberg. His seminal anthology of sixties’ garage-rock, Nuggets, has long been regarded as defining a genre.

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