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10/25/2021 - 6:00pm

 

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About the Book:
In 1947, when Christian Dior’s model spun her wasp-waisted skirt and tipped a hat over one eye, the iconic designer became an instant celebrity. His groundbreaking New Look was quintessentially Parisian—the perfect combi­nation of fanciful and elegant that glorified the female form and seduced his international clientele.
 
Yet it was by mere chance that Dior—hapless in the face of personal and professional tragedy—met a friendly priest who helped him to rebuild his faith and to find the strength to chart his glorious destiny. He went on to upend the downtrodden postwar era with his joie de vivre and his pursuit of a single goal: to make women “not only more beautiful, but happier” through the proportions of his marvelous designs and a color palette that reflected the Parisian sky. Today, the legacy of this witty yet staunchly private man shines on as his intuitive creativity continues to inspire the House of Dior’s designers to reinvent the woman of tomorrow.

 

About the Author:

Marie-France Pochna is an expert on fashion and trends in the luxury market, and a professor and TV producer. She has published biographies on the House of Dior’s founder Mr. Boussac, Gianni Agnelli, and Nina Ricci and is the recognized authority on Dior.
 

10/21/2021 - 6:00pm

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21ST, 6PM EAST

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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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.

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).


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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", Wine generously provided by Feudi di San Gregorio.

 

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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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 Feudi di San Gregorio

10/15/2021 - 6:00pm

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15TH, 6PM

Please join us for an in-person conversation between Ken Pursley of Pursley Dixon Architecture and Jacqueline Terrebonne - Editor in Chief of Galerie, celebrating the publication of debut book "Finding Home. the Houses of Pursley Dixon" 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.

10/14/2021 - 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.

10/13/2021 - 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.
 
 
10/12/2021 - 6:00pm


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12TH, 6 PM EAST

Please join us for an in-person book launch with author Loni Edwards and Emma celebrating the publication of "How to Make Your Dog Famous" , published by Laurence King Publishing. With special guest @Tikatheiggy!

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 Registration will be required (online or in store). 

About the Book:
In this book, Loni Edwards, the human behind the world's most influential pets, breaks down the path to fame. Discover insights into the success of social media's top pups and follow the essential steps on the road to fame - from crafting your brand to advocating for your pup on set. With expert guidance on how to be a good dog parent and make sure your pup is happy and healthy every step of the way, this is your one-stop guide to helping your dog win over hearts, one adorable post at a time. Featuring the stories of more than 40 of the most successful pet influencers.
 
About the Author:
Loni Edwards is a lawyer turned entrepreneur who stumbled into the incredible world of pet influencers via her late fur baby Chlo (@chloetheminifrenchie). She is the Founder and CEO of The Dog Agency (@thedogagency): "The first-and really, only major-management company for social-media celebrity animal clients" (Vogue). She is also the Founder and CEO of PetCon (@ petconofficial): "The event that brings together the world's most influential and social-savvy pets" (Good Morning America). She is a graduate of Harvard Law School, Cornell University, and Phillips Academy Andover, and a director on the board of the Animal Cancer Foundation. She can be found online at @lonidee.
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.
09/23/2021 - 6:00pm

 

POSTPONED

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.

Please Register Here

RIZZOLI IN-PERSON EVENT COVID POLICIES:

In-person events will be presented to a fully vaccinated audience at full capacity. All attendees are required to wear masks. All patrons over the age of sixteen will be required to show proof* of having completed the COVID-19 vaccination series at least 14 days prior to the date of the event.

*Proof of vaccination will be defined as either an original vaccination card or an Excelsior Pass.

 Registration will be required. 

 

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).

09/22/2021 - 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

09/21/2021 - 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

09/16/2021 - 6:00pm


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 6PM

Please join us for an in person event with architect Tom Kligerman in conversation with Dan Rubinstein presenting "As I see it. A life in detours"

About the Book:

  • Presents stories behind the images including exclusive artwork and previously unseen images
  • Endorsed by celebrated interior designer, Kelly Wearstler and Amy Astley, the editor of Architectural Digest
  • QR codes link images to the sites of buildings and evolving video content

“This is the travel photography book for our digital age. Tom's incredible eye for capturing historical detail creates captivating imagery for the ultimate in escapist pleasure.” - Kelly Wearstler, Interior Designer

“A true Renaissance man, Tom shares his vast architectural knowledge, artistic talent, and sense of humor in photographs and watercolors.”
- Amy Astley, editor-in-chief, Architectural Digest

 

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 
Partner, Ike Kligerman Barkley

Thomas A. Kligerman was raised in Connecticut and New Mexico, and spent years in France and England as a student. These experiences sparked his interest in the rich history of domestic architecture, gardens and landscapes. Before co-founding Ike Kligerman Barkley, Tom worked for Robert A. M. Stern Architects and received his Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University and his Master of Architecture from Yale School of Architecture. He is passionate about the design process, and loves studying and creating architectural models. He serves on the boards of a number of charitable and educational institutions. Tom and his family enjoy summer weekends racing sailboats on the coast of Rhode Island.

About the Guest:
Dan Rubinstein is a writer, editor, and consultant based in New York specializing in design, architecture, art, and culture. He was most recently the Home & Design Director at Departures magazine (Meredith), and was previously the Editor-in-Chief of the biannual design magazine Surface. For more than 20 years in media, he has contributed to a variety of publications, such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Monocle, T Magazine, Departures, Architectural Digest, Modern, Cultured, Interior Design, Dwell, Modern, Frame, New York, and others. His first book “This Is Not a House” was published by Rizzoli in 2015. Rubinstein was also a former editor in the interiors department of Condé Nast’s House & Garden

(2003–2006). As a freelance curator, he guest-organized “The Home Front: American Design Now” at the Museum of Arts and Design for three years, which culminated in a physical exhibition titled “After the Museum” in 2013. He has also served as a guest critic and lecturer at design schools such as Parsons, Syracuse University, and the Rhode Island School of Design.


09/15/2021 - 6:00pm


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH, 6PM

Please join us for a in-person event with Laird Borrelli-Persson presenting "Marimekko" in celebration of the 70th Annniversary of the fashion brand.

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Published on the 70th anniversary of the Marimekko brand, this book surveys the classic design collaborations, patterns, and vibrant textiles from the much-loved Finnish lifestyle design house

Marimekko held its first fashion show in 1951, where the clean lines and bright patterns made waves on the Scandinavian fashion scene. By 1960, Jacqueline Kennedy was wearing Marimekko, and the brand established itself as a global presence, frequently being featured in Vogue, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar. Over the past seventy years, Marimekko has created some of the most distinctive patterns in the design industry. Drawing on the wealth of Marimekko’s archives, this volume showcases over one hundred iconic patterns and includes never-before-seen imagery.
 
Four distinct sections guide the reader from the Marimekko philosophy and lifestyle; to its printing factory in Herttoniemi, Finland; on to a rich sourcebook of pattern; and finally to the brand’s ultra-sustainable, super-creative future. In-depth case studies are included throughout, showing how Marimekko collaborates with designers to bring their patterns from sketchbook to final print, and the means by which they are manufactured, from sketchbook to screenprinted fabric. This fully illustrated brand history and design resource is essential reading for any lover of print and pattern.

09/09/2021 - 6:00pm

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 6PM

Please join us for a in-person event, Peter Kayafas will be in conversation with Sasha Wolf, celebrating the publication of PETER KAYAFAS: CONEY ISLAND WATERDANCE

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THIS COLLECTION OF 30 PHOTOGRAPHS by American photographer Peter Kayafas depicts people swimming in the ocean at Coney Island, a location that has long served as a source of inspiration and fascination for artists. Made over the course of many summers in the 1990s and 2000s, and one particular winter during which Kayafas was a member of Coney Island’s legendary Polar Bear Club (the oldest winter bathing club in the United States), the photographs are filled with energy, movement, grace, and a surprising intimacy. Using a waterproof camera, hidden just below the ocean’s surface, Kayafas captures candid snapshots of unsuspecting beachgoers. His focus on the swimmers over a period of two decades provides an extended insight into the elemental relationship people have with water.

Peter Kayafas is a photographer, publisher, curator and teacher who lives in New York City where he is the Director of the Eakins Press Foundation. He is a Guggenheim Fellow (2019), and his photographs have been widely exhibited, and are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art; the Brooklyn Museum of Art; The New York Public Library; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the New Orleans Museum of Art; and the Art Institute of Chicago, among others. He has taught photography at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn since 2000 and is Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Corporation of Yaddo. Peter Kayafas: Coney Island Waterdance (Purple Martin Press, 2021) is his fifth monograph.

 

Sasha Wolf has been a gallery owner and artists' representative in New York City for twenty years. She represents 17 photographic artists, whom she advises and collaborates with on exhibitions, book projects, grant proposals and career goals. Sasha is a frequent reviewer and lecturer for leading art institutions, universities and fairs, and conducts workshops around the country on professional practices and project development. Sasha’s book, PhotoWork: Forty Photographers on Process and Practice (Aperture 2019), is in its 3rd printing. She currently hosts a popular podcast of the same name. Prior to her work in the fine art photography world, Sasha was a writer, director and producer in the film and television industries and an award winning short filmmaker. Her last short film, Joe, was nominated for the Palme d'Or du court métrage at Cannes and has screened all over the world.

09/01/2021 - 12:27pm


The Albrecht Dürer Artists’ Watercolor Pencil has been prized for many years by creative minds all over the world for its exceptional fully water soluble properties. Now it has a big brother: The Albrecht Dürer Magnus. This voluminous 5.3 mm, break resistant lead pencil is ideal for extensive, large-scale drawings and covering large areas quickly. The pencils enable fatigue-free drawing and painting as the shape is gentle on the wrist even for long periods of use. The high-quality water brush is perfect for travelling, used particularly by urban sketchers. 

Fully water-soluble color for unsurpassed watercolor effects, the highly pigmented 3.3mm break resistant lead allows for a soft, intense color laydown. The watercolor artist in your life will be ready to create watercolor works of art with this all-inclusive gift set. Inside you’ll find: 12 Goldfaber Aqua Pencils (Light Cadmium Yellow, Pale Geranium Lake, Beige Red, Light Magenta, Cobalt Blue, Bluish Turquoise, Cobalt Green, Light Blue, Phthalo Green, Grass Green, Permanent Green Olive) Goldfaber Graphite Pencil 2B, Size 6 Paintbrush, PITT artist pen Black Fine, Dust Free Eraser, Sharpener, 20 Page Watercolor Pad.

09/01/2021 - 12:27pm


The Albrecht Dürer Artists’ Watercolor Pencil has been prized for many years by creative minds all over the world for its exceptional fully water soluble properties. Now it has a big brother: The Albrecht Dürer Magnus. This voluminous 5.3 mm, break resistant lead pencil is ideal for extensive, large-scale drawings and covering large areas quickly. The pencils enable fatigue-free drawing and painting as the shape is gentle on the wrist even for long periods of use. The high-quality water brush is perfect for travelling, used particularly by urban sketchers. 

Fully water-soluble color for unsurpassed watercolor effects, the highly pigmented 3.3mm break resistant lead allows for a soft, intense color laydown. The watercolor artist in your life will be ready to create watercolor works of art with this all-inclusive gift set. Inside you’ll find: 12 Goldfaber Aqua Pencils (Light Cadmium Yellow, Pale Geranium Lake, Beige Red, Light Magenta, Cobalt Blue, Bluish Turquoise, Cobalt Green, Light Blue, Phthalo Green, Grass Green, Permanent Green Olive) Goldfaber Graphite Pencil 2B, Size 6 Paintbrush, PITT artist pen Black Fine, Dust Free Eraser, Sharpener, 20 Page Watercolor Pad.

08/26/2021 - 6:00pm

THURSDAY, AUGUST 26TH, 6PM

Please join us for a in-person event with Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, in conversation with Gloria Steinem,  presenting "Strong Women" published by Di Angelo Publications.

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About the book:
We can do it! Strong Women tells the stories of great ladies who changed the world. This book by Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney introduces young readers to important historical figures who are too often overlooked.

About the Author:
Carolyn Maloney started her career as an ESL teacher in East Harlem, New York City. When her program was cut, her colleagues elected her as their advocate to restore funding - and she succeeded, setting an example that has extended throughout her career, first working with the Department of Education and then as a staffer in Albany.

Having gained expertise in the ropes of government in Albany, she returned to run for City Council in a district that spanned East Harlem, South Bronx, Manhattan Valley and Carnegie Hill - and she won. As a City Councilwoman, she fought to clean up government contracts, wrote legislation for public financing of elections, introduced NYS' first LGBTQ+ equality bill, and as the first woman to give birth in the role, fought to pass inclusive paid family leave - all goals she continues to pursue in government today.
Throughout her career, Carolyn has used her voice and position to shine a spotlight on the most important issues of our time - from getting arrested while protesting Apartheid as a city councilwoman to demanding all women and girls - globally - receive true equality and opportunity, to gun control, to demanding accountability for repairs for NYCHA residents, and keeping the Equal Rights Amendment alive and gaining new steam today.
It was her commitment to women's reproductive rights that drove her into Federal office - she filed her papers as soon as the Planned Parenthood v. Casey case put new restrictions on abortion in place. She was elected in a stunning upset victory by unseating an entrenched Republican incumbent who outspent her dramatically - because she had built a coalition of support that stretched throughout her entire district.

Carolyn Maloney has been described by The New York Times as a “prolific” legislator, one of a handful who “stand out for their moxie, kind of the way New Yorkers themselves often do.” 
She has made her mark on Washington by standing on her strong and consistent record. Since every lawmaker in Washington knows where Carolyn stands, she has been able to fight tirelessly for New York, leading the Village Voice to call her “a tiger in the House on every dollar due New York.”

Today, Carolyn's position as a hard-hitting progressive leader is indisputable. She has shown a talent for fostering lasting bipartisan agreement in an increasingly polarized government, without giving up the ideals and causes she's fought for throughout her career: promoting equality, protecting consumers, building infrastructure that serves New Yorkers and the region, extending and protecting healthcare coverage for all, protecting the environment, and working to understand and find solutions for everyday issues like affordable housing and small business support.

Gloria Steinem is a writer, lecturer, political activist, and feminist organizer. She travels in this and other countries as an organizer and lecturer and is a frequent media spokeswoman on issues of equality. She is particularly interested in the shared origins of sex and race caste systems, gender roles and child abuse as roots of violence, non-violent conflict resolution, the cultures of indigenous peoples, and organizing across boundaries for peace and justice. She lives in New York City.

 

08/12/2021 - 5:30pm

THURSDAY, AUGUST 12TH, 5.30 PM ET

Please Join us for a LIVE IN PERSON event with author Florence Spurling, in conversation with Yvonne Watson from Parsons School of Design  presenting Designing Knitted Tetiles —on sale by 08/10 from Laurence King Publishing.

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Designing Knitted Textiles, guides readers through the fundamental skills of machine knitting, while encouraging them to be creative and experimental. It takes a contemporary approach, exploring the countless possibilities of machine-knitted textiles within multiple fashion contexts.

Part 1 offers a practical introduction to the subject, with step-by-steps and detailed information on tools, stitch types, fibres and techniques. Part 2 covers colour, pattern, texture, structure and embellishment, highlighting a range of designs from traditional styles such as Fair Isle to the most intricate lace or unusual 3D effects. Finally, Part 3 delves into the construction elements needed to create garments and accessories.

About the author: Florence Spurling is a British textile designer based in New York, where she runs her own design studio. Florence specializes in knitted textiles, embroidery, and embellishment. She has a Masters from the Royal College of Art, London, and has taught at various institutions including Parsons and Pratt in New York.

06/30/2021 - 12:00pm


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30TH, 12 PM ET

Please Join us for a virtual event with photographer and author Joel Meyerowitz, in conversation with Gus Powell, presenting the new, expanded edition of his classic 1983 photobook, Wild Flowers—out now from Damiani Books. The 2021 edition includes new and unpublished images from Meyerowitz’s archive of street photography, taken over a period of 40 years across streets, parks and cities he has visited or lived in.

 

We will be presenting this event virtually using Zoom. 

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About the book
An expanded large-format edition of Meyorowitz's 1983 photo-bouquet of urban floraThis new and expanded edition of Joel Meyerowitz's widely acclaimed 1983 photobook Wild Flowers features new and unpublished images, and a larger format. For nearly 50 years Meyerowitz has tended his visual garden in the streets, parks and cities that he has visited or lived in. He goes into the streets wide-eyed and passionate, carrying a machine ideally suited to the task of taking it all in. One day, while editing, Meyerowitz stumbled upon a small group of photographs featuring flowers, which he had accumulated without realizing. He began to see that this innocent premise might serve to bring together a variety of his other photographic interests. Thus Wild Flowers was born. With a unique sense of visual humor and an unmatched attention to detail, Meyorowitz invites readers to see the natural beauty in the busy city landscape. Born in the Bronx in 1938, Joel Meyerowitz is best known for his extensive street photography practice. He began capturing everyday scenes on the streets of New York in 1962 and was an early adopter of color film for the genre, advocating for its use when many self-serious career photographers resisted its popularization. He has published 35 books.
 
Born in the Bronx in 1938, Joel Meyerowitz is best known for his extensive street photography practice. He began capturing everyday scenes on the streets of New York in 1962 and was an early adopter of color film for the genre, advocating for its use when many self-serious career photographers resisted its popularization. He has published 35 books.

 

Born in New York in 1974 Gus Powell is the author of The Company of Strangers (2003), The Lonely Ones (2015), Family Car Trouble (2019), and Brooklyn BRIEF (2019). His work has appeared in Aperture, the New Yorker, A Public Space, and Vogue. He is a member of UP Photographers and on the MFA faculty of the School of Visual Arts, New York. He is represented by Sasha Wolf Projects (New York), Lee Marks Fine Art (Shelbyville, Indiana), and Micamera (Milano).

06/22/2021 - 6:00pm

TUESDAY, JUNE 22ND, 6 PM ET


Please join us for a virtual event with translator Ann Goldstein and curatore Marta Barone as they present "Distant Fathers", the singular autobiography from author Marina Jarre, translated into English for the first time.


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DISTANT FATHERS is a singular autobiography that unfurls from author Marina Jarre’s native Latvia during the 1920s and '30s and expands southward to the Italian countryside. In distinctive writing as poetic as it is precise, Jarre depicts an exceptionally multinational and complicated family: her elusive, handsome father—a Jew who perished in the Holocaust; her severe, cultured mother—an Italian Protestant who translated Russian literature. This memoir—likened to Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov or Annie Ernaux’s The Years and now translated into English for the first time—probes questions of time, language, womanhood, belonging and estrangement, while asking what homeland can be for those who have none, or many more than one.

 

Marina Jarre was born in Riga, Latvia,and lived in Italy from 1935 until her death at the age of 90 in 2016. Cultural identity, personal character, psychology, and autobiographical themes are central elements of her novels and stories.

 

Ann Goldstein has translated The Neapolitan Novels and other works by Elena Ferrante, as well as writings by Primo Levi, Giacomo Leopardi, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Anna Maria Ortese. She is a former editor at The New Yorker.

 

Marta Barone is the author of the novel Città sommersa and is overseeing the republication of Marina Jarre's writings in Italy for Bompiani.

Press:

The New York Times features DISTANT FATHERS 9781939931948 by Marina Jarre in its New & Noteworthy column:

"This impressionistic memoir by an overlooked Italian writer — the child of a Christian mother and a Jewish father killed in the Holocaust — is seen as her masterwork." https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/15/books/review/new-this-week.html 

“This is a beautifully ingenious memoir, saturated in the history of the European 20th century, and made all the more compelling by Ann Goldstein’s luminous translation.”
Vivian Gornick, author of Fierce Attachments and The Odd Woman and the City

 

 

“Ann Goldstein’s shimmering translation of Jarre’s prose delivers into English a European masterpiece.”
Benjamin Taylor, author of Here We Are and The Hue and Cry at Our House

 

“Marina Jarre is an original, powerful and incisive writer ... Her works―true, small-scale, essential masterpieces―have found passionate readers and critics and have an indisputable place in Italian literature of the past fifty years.”
―Claudio Magris, author of Danube and Blameless

 

“Marina Jarre’s astonishing work reads like a dreamscape. Here, a Nabokovian memory mingles with meditations on homeland, womanhood, and sexuality. A book both sharp as a blade and glistening like a river in the sun.”
—Lila Azam Zanganeh, author of The Enchanter: Nabokov and Happiness

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