Past Events

09/27/2022 - 6:00pm

 

A party with Carl Dellatore to launch More Is More Is More, a vibrant collection of maximalist interiors from today's top designers.

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09/26/2022 - 6:00pm

 

"I suspect that few are aware of the accomplishments of Baldwin Lee, who, photographing in the South 30 years ago, produced a body of work that is among the most remarkable in American photography of the past half century." —Mark Steinmetz, Time Magazine

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09/23/2022 - 6:00pm

 

Chrissie Rucker, founder of The White Company, teaches you to harness the power of white and neutral colors to create a truly welcoming home.

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09/22/2022 - 6:00pm


"A surprising gift of a book. A great read. You will never think of a cassoulet in the same way." —Bill Buford, bestselling author of Heat


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09/21/2022 - 6:00pm


The timeless masterpiece from Alessandro Manzoni, the father of modern Italian literature, in the first new English-language translation in fifty years, hailed as “a landmark literary occasion” by Jhumpa Lahiri in her preface to the edition.

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09/20/2022 - 5:30pm


The celebration of the centenary of Leonardo Sciascia's birth begins in New York with the launch of Leonardo Sciascia: The Man and the Writer by Joseph Farrell, in conversation with Valerio Cappozzo, Fabio Finotti, and Gaetana Marrone-Puglia. Presented by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, the Comitato Nazionale Centenario Sciasciano, and the Associazione Amici di Leonardo Sciascia. This event will be held in English.

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Joseph Farrell is Professor Emeritus of Italian at the University of Strathclyde and the author of several works, including a monograph on Leonardo Sciascia, a biography of Dario Fo and Franca Rame, and the biographical study Robert Louis Stevenson in Samoa. His most recent book is Honour and the Sword: The Culture of Duelling. 

Fabio Finotti is "Direttore per chiara fama" of the New York Italian Cultural Institute from January 2021. Previously he served as Director of the Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania where in 2007 he was named the Mariano DiVito Professor of Italian Studies in the Department of Romance Language and where he is now Professor Emeritus. From 2019 to 2021 he also chaired the Interuniversity Program of Italian Studies at Trieste-Udine Universities. He is President of the Antonio Fogazzaro National Edition and a member of the Olympic Academy in Vicenza. He serves on the board of directors of several scientific journals and editorial series. He is the international president of AISLLI-Unesco (International Association for the Studies of Italian Language and Literature). Among his books: Sistema letterario e diffusione del decadentismo nell'Italia di fine Ottocento. Firenze: Olschki 1988; Critica stilistica e linguaggio religioso. Roma: Studium, 1989; Una ferita non chiusa. Misticismo, filosofia, letteratura in Prezzolini e nel primo Novecento. Firenze: Olschki, 1992; Retorica della diffrazione. Bembo, Aretino, Giulio Romano e Tasso: letteratura e scena cortigiana. Firenze: Olschki, 2004; L’Italia allo specchio. Linguaggi e identità italiane nel mondo, (con Marina Johnston), Venezia, Marsilio, 2014; Italia. L'invenzione della patria. Milano: Bompiani, 2016; Antonio Fogazzaro. Viaggio in Svizzera. TV, Biblioteca dei Leoni, 2019.

Gaetana Marrone-Puglia specializes in modern Italian literature and postwar Italian and European cinema. Her principal publications include La drammatica di Ugo Betti (1988); New Landscapes in Contemporary Italian Cinema (1999);  The Gaze and the Labyrinth: The Cinema of Liliana Cavani (2000); Lo sguardo e il labirinto (2003; rev. and enlarged Italian edition); a critical edition of Ugo Betti’s Delitto all’isola delle capre (2006); and  is General Editor of a two-volume Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies (2007). She has also produced award-winning films: Woman in the Wind, starring the late Colleen Dewhurst (1988); a documentary feature on Princeton’s intellectual and social history, Images of a University (1996); and Zefirino: The Voice of a Castrato, a documentary film that traces the artistic evolution of the famed castrati singers (2007). She has been the recipient of the American Association of Italian Studies Presidential Award, the Scaglione Prize by the Modern Language Association of America, the Premio Internazionale Fondazione Rubettino. In 2010, she received the honorary title of “Cavaliere dell’Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana.” She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Society of the Italian Legion of Merit. Her latest book, The Cinema of Francesco Rosi (2020) is the first comprehensive study on the great realist artist of post-war Italian cinema.

Valerio Cappozzo is an Associate Professor of Modern Languages at the University of Mississippi. His research focuses mainly on medieval and modern poetry. He has extensively published scholarly articles, edited books, and book chapters in these two fields. His monograph, titled The Medieval Dream Dictionary. The Somniale Danielis in Literary Manuscripts (Leo. S. Olschki Editore, Florence 2018), presents an edition of the widely circulated dream manual from the ninth century to 1550. He is also a co-author with Jacques Dalarun and Sean Field of A Female Apostle in Medieval Italy: The Life of Clare of Rimini, which is now in press for University of Pennsylvania Press. He has also edited volumes on Giorgio Bassani, on the Italian Risorgimento and on Carlo Michelstaedter, Storia e storiografia di Carlo Michelstaedter (University of Mississippi, 2017). He is the President of the Associazione Amici di Leonardo Sciascia, the vice-President of the American Boccaccio Association and co-Editor-in-Chief of the scholarly journal «Annali d’Italianistica». 

 


09/19/2022 - 6:00pm

 

A groundbreaking study of the trailblazing music of Chicago’s AACM, a leader in the world of jazz and experimental music.

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09/18/2022 - 5:00pm

 

“An accordion and a trumpet. They brought a sold-out house to ecstasy." —Rinus van der Heijden, JazzNu

Rizzoli Music Aperitivo is proud to present the most intimate concert of a rare US tour by Dutch trumpeter Eric Vloeimans and American accordionist Will Holshouser.

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Doors at 4:45 pm. Tickets include a complimentary glass of wine. We ask guests to please wear masks at our events.

09/16/2022 - 6:00pm

 

The latest collection of work by Talia Chetrit riffs insouciantly on themes of life, death, and birth through a variety of visual languages.

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09/15/2022 - 6:00pm

 

“A hybrid romp through modernism, Eva Hagberg’s When Eero Met His Match is both a paean to Aline Louchheim’s tireless work behind the scenes to promote Eero Saarinen and a compelling personal narrative, encompassing the vital, often invisible work of storytellers in shaping America’s love affair with architecture.” —Emily Maloney, author of Cost of Living

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09/14/2022 - 6:00pm

 

From the author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, a rallying cry to get off the couch and out into the world.

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09/13/2022 - 6:00pm

 

"The resulting works are gorgeous, richly imaginative photographs….the project is one that’s profoundly life-affirming, both in its portrayal of the elderly and of our environment." —Artsy.net

The ongoing photography series Eyes as Big as Plates started out in 2011 studying personifications of nature and folkloric explanations of natural phenomena. A decade later it has evolved into a continual search for modern human’s belonging in nature.... The second book in the series features new portraits produced in collaboration with retired wrestling coaches, pub patrons, Sami reindeer herders, Aboriginal uncles, kantele players, librarians, wild boar hunters, and surfers across four continents.

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09/12/2022 - 6:00pm


Lucy Sante, author of eight books including Low Life, the now-classic history of NYC's outlaw underbelly, will be in conversation with photographer Tim Davis about her latest book. An essential history of the New York City region that will reverberate far beyond it, Nineteen Reservoirs is a meticulous account of how New York City secured its seemingly limitless fresh water supply, and why it cannot be taken for granted. 

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09/09/2022 - 6:00pm

 

Rizzoli Electa presents an evening with Katherine Bradford celebrating the publication of her first major survey, featuring more than twenty years of her wholly personal paintings of swimmers, bathers, and superheroes. 

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09/08/2022 - 6:00pm


“Part memoir, part travelogue, part history, Imagine a City is all entrancing. . . . Vanhoenacker’s generous view is a reminder of just how extraordinary the whole mess of air travel still really is.” —Maureen Corrigan, “Fresh Air,” NPR

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09/07/2022 - 6:00pm

 

“There is no end to the pleasure that may be extracted from these . . . books.” —Janet Malcolm, The New York Review of Books

We're delighted to welcome the beloved Alexander McCall Smith, creator of the bestselling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, for an evening of reading, conversation, and signing.

Please note that tickets are required for this event. Ticket options include $5 bookstore vouchers or a copy of A Song of Comfortable ChairsPLEASE REGISTER HERE

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08/24/2022 - 6:00pm

 

Lois Stavsky presents Street Art NYC with three celebrated NYC artists.

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08/23/2022 - 4:00pm


“I’ll remember Elizabeth Finch when most other characters I’ve met this year have faded.” —John Self, The Times

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Julian Barnes joins us (virtually) from England for a conversation about his new novel, Elizabeth Finch. Please note that this is a virtual event. Co-presented by the Avon Free Public Library, Parnassus Books in Nashville, Community Bookstore in Brooklyn, and Left Bank Books in St. Louis. The Zoom link will be sent one day before the event.

08/16/2022 - 6:00pm

 

"The life and times of Edie Sedgwick have been written about extensively, but never before like this. In As It Turns Out, Segwick's sister, Alice Sedgwick Wohl, writes (in the form of a letter to her late brother) about growing up as part of a complicated, grand family, the sister whose free spirit captured millions of imaginations, and the way her truncated life shaped our culture in ways that are still apparent today." —Adam Rathe, Town and Country

Alice Sedgwick Wohl discusses her biography of model, actress, and American icon Edie Sedgwick, in conversation with Lisa Miller.

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08/10/2022 - 6:00pm


“Von Reinhold’s rich and glorious writing . . . reads as though—to put it in their own description of a room draped in candlelight—everything has been smeared with gold oil. . . . It’s more than just the bliss of representation: history here is feeling, not just narrative.” —Skye Arundhati Thomas, Frieze Magazine

LOTE author Shola von Reinhold is in conversation with Marlowe Granados, author of Happy Hour, with readings and drinks, followed by a signing.

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