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Friday, October 11, 6–8pmThe Cooper Union, 7 East 7th St, 2nd FloorJoin the Anyone Corporation and AA Publications for a party to celebrate the releases of two books: O-14: Projection and Reception by Reiser + Umemoto, and A Question of Qualities: Essays in Architecture by Jeffrey Kipnis, the latest title in the Writing Architecture Series. The authors will be joined by the editors and contributors to discuss, at the suggestion of Kipnis’s title, what they consider to be those very qualities that distinguish architecture.
Book sales by Van Alen Books.

Friday, October 11, 6–8pm
The Cooper Union, 7 East 7th St, 2nd Floor

Join the Anyone Corporation and AA Publications for a party to celebrate the releases of two books: O-14: Projection and Reception by Reiser + Umemoto, and A Question of Qualities: Essays in Architecture by Jeffrey Kipnis, the latest title in the Writing Architecture Series. The authors will be joined by the editors and contributors to discuss, at the suggestion of Kipnis’s title, what they consider to be those very qualities that distinguish architecture.

Book sales by Van Alen Books.

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PIN–UP InterviewsPIN–UP Interviewsis a compilation of over 50 of the most fascinating interviews from PIN–UP magazine since its first issue was published in October 2006. Serious, yet accessible, and featuring the elegant and modern aesthetic PIN–UP’s readers have come to expect, there is no comparable compilation found today with such a stunning array of contemporary design talent collected in one place.

PIN–UP Interviews
PIN–UP Interviewsis a compilation of over 50 of the most fascinating interviews from PIN–UP magazine since its first issue was published in October 2006. Serious, yet accessible, and featuring the elegant and modern aesthetic PIN–UP’s readers have come to expect, there is no comparable compilation found today with such a stunning array of contemporary design talent collected in one place.

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Tuesday, 7pm

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Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas

Rebecca Solnit, Rebecca Snedeker

Like the bestselling Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas, this book is a brilliant reinvention of the traditional atlas, one that provides a vivid, complex look at the multi-faceted nature of New Orleans, a city replete with contradictions. More than twenty essays assemble a chorus of vibrant voices, including geographers, scholars of sugar and bananas, the city’s remarkable musicians, prison activists, environmentalists, Arab and Native voices, and local experts, as well as the coauthors’ compelling contributions. Unfathomable City plumbs the depths of this major tourist destination, pivotal scenes of American history and culture and, most recently, site of monumental disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill. Join authors and project co-directors Rebecca Solnit and Rebecca Snedeker for a tour through their latest book.

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Thursday, 7pm

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Jaqueline Tyrwhitt: A Transnational Life in Urban Planning and Design

Ellen Shoshkes, Karen A. Phillips

Jaqueline Tyrwhitt’s life story is truly a gap in the planning and urban design literature: while largely unacknowledged, she played a central role in twentieth-century design history. Author Ellen Shoshkes provides a full and insightful appraisal of the British town planner, editor, and educator who was at the center of the group of people who shaped the post-war Modern Movement. Join us for a conversation on how Tyrwhitt willingly worked behind the scenes on ideas that transcended national and disciplinary boundaries, and how she developed lines of thought that led to the concept of sustainable development in the 1970s, the international Healthy City Movement in the 1980s, and the revival of ecological urbanism today.

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Thursday, 7pm

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Contested Spaces: Abortion Clinics, Women’s Shelters and Hospitals

Lori Brown

Contested Spaces examines the relationship between space, defined physically, legally and legislatively, and how these factors directly impact the spaces of abortion. Analyzing how various political entities shape the physical landscapes of inclusion and exclusion to reproductive healthcare access, the book questions what architecture’s responsibilities are in respect to this spatial conflict. Join author Lori Brown for an interdisciplinary conversation on how architecture’s role might be redefined within social and spatial practices, and what design’s potential impact might be.

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The Images of ArchitectsValerio Olgiati asked architects to send him important images that show the basis of their work: images that are in their head when they think, images that show the origin of their architecture.  This volume presents a poetic collection of “musées imaginaires” compiled by 44 of today’s most innovative designers.

The Images of Architects
Valerio Olgiati asked architects to send him important images that show the basis of their work: images that are in their head when they think, images that show the origin of their architecture.  This volume presents a poetic collection of “musées imaginaires” compiled by 44 of today’s most innovative designers.

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Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern LandscapesDesigned to accompany the landmark MoMA exhibition, this new book is structured as an atlas, with topographical entries allowing for the discovery of the major sites and cities where Le Corbusier worked. Featuring essays by an international range of curators, scholars, and critics, as well as a trove of archival images and materials, this lavishly illustrated volume presents a wholly unique way to explore the life and work of the visionary architect.

Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes
Designed to accompany the landmark MoMA exhibition, this new book is structured as an atlas, with topographical entries allowing for the discovery of the major sites and cities where Le Corbusier worked. Featuring essays by an international range of curators, scholars, and critics, as well as a trove of archival images and materials, this lavishly illustrated volume presents a wholly unique way to explore the life and work of the visionary architect.

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Thursday, 7pm

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NYC 2040: Housing the Next One Million New Yorkers

Jesse M. Keenan, Vishaan Chakrabarti

NYC 2040: Housing the Next One Million New Yorkers examines the physical and equitable implications of housing future generations of New York City residents. Using simulations to measure both the quantitative and qualitative implications of development, authors Keenan and Chakrabarti test a working hypothesis that certain zones within NYC have the potential for hyper-urbanized development, with greater levels of density and intensity of use. The research presented in this book attempts to provide an empirical platform for informing design, planning, and development decisions for the future of housing in New York. Join Keenan and Chakrabarti at Van Alen Books to celebrate the new release.

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Works that Work, Issue 2Described as “a kind of National Geographic of design,” the second issue of the new magazine Works That Work looks at inventions as deceptively simple as the shipping container and as staggeringly complex as an intercontinental aircraft, technologies that are closing the gaps between continents and cultures at an ever-increasing rate.

Works that Work, Issue 2
Described as “a kind of National Geographic of design,” the second issue of the new magazine Works That Work looks at inventions as deceptively simple as the shipping container and as staggeringly complex as an intercontinental aircraft, technologies that are closing the gaps between continents and cultures at an ever-increasing rate.

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Thursday, 7pm

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Constitutional Modernism

Timothy Hyde, Jorge Otero-Pailos

How does architecture make its appearance in civil society? How did architectural modernism function as a political and social instrument? Constitutional Modernism pursues these questions by exploring architecture, planning, and law as cultural forces in mid-century Cuba. Author Timothy Hyde’s analysis of the complex entanglements between these disciplines reconstructs how architects joined with other professionals and intellectuals in efforts to establish a stable civil society, from the promulgation of a new Cuban Constitution in 1940 up until the Cuban Revolution. Join Hyde in conversation with architect and theorist Jorge Otero-Pailos.

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