Late Spring 2018 Princeton Architectural Press

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    The Complete Works of Percier and Fontaine Charles Percier, Pierre-Francois-Leonard Fontaine, Barry Bergdoll
    9781616896980 Hardcover ARCHITECTURE / History On Sale Date:August 21, 2018
    $145.00 CAD 9.38 x 12.38 x 1.63 in | 2280 gr | 444 pages Carton Quantity:6 Canadian Rights: Y Princeton Architectural Press
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      Known as "Napoleon's architects," Charles Percier (1764–1838) and Pierre Fontaine (1762-1853) were not only Emperor's official government architects, but two of the most celebrated teachers at the legendary Ecole des Beaux-Arts, responsible for developing the highly influential neoclassical Empire, or Directoire, style of design
      In addition to their renovations to the Louvre and the Tuileries, and construction of the Arc de Tromphe de Carttousel, they are best known for Empress Josephine's house at Malmaison, where they effectively invented the profession of interior design by crafting every detail including all the furnishings. This book collects the entire printed output of these two important architects and archeologists of Roman architecture, four volumes condensed into one, and serves as the definitive editionon their work.The Collected Works of Percier and Fontaine is introduced by critic and historian Barry Bergdoll, and published in association with the Institute for Classical Art and Architecture.
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      Charles Percier (1764–1838) and Pierre François Léonard Fontaine (1762–1853) were a highly influential pair of French architects and interior designers, credited with developing the neoclassical Empire style of design during the Napoleonic era.

      Barry Bergdoll is Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University. He served as Philip Johnson Chief Curator at the Museum of Modern Art from 2007 to 2013. He has published widely on modern architectural history, and art history.
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      "The Complete Works of Percier and Fontaine encapsulates the team's particular genius, an aesthetic mode first known as style républicain but which became known as style Empire once it was adopted by Napoléon and his extended family. The appropriately imperial volume-gold lettering on a jet-black dust jacket-gathers together all Percier and Fontaine designs that were published between 1798 and 1812, engravings of tea tables, boiseries, friezes, beds, and ceilings that ravished Europe's sensibilities as swiftly as Napoléon's army invaded its countries..The 441-page book, part of Princeton Architectural Press's Classic Reprint Series and expertly scanned from originals, contains scores of engravings, beginning with Roman palaces and houses that the pair sketched on a youthful trip in the 1790s to a plan to revamp Paris's 17th-century Palais-Royal in 1829." - Architectural Digest Online

      "This luxurious volume gathers together all of Percier and Fontaine's designs that were published between the years 1798 and 1812, while he was in the service of Napoleon, during the Consulate and Empire. The influence of the design-duo, who were responsible for many of Napoleon's palaces and public monuments as well as for the decorations and costumes for the "Sacre" in 1804 [Napoleon's consecration ceremony as Emperor], went far beyond the French Empire, explains Professor Barry Bergdoll (of Columbia University) in his introduction to the collection."
      - Napleon.org
      "The substantial and definitive tome pulls together four separate volumes, reproducing the pair's entire written output along with numerous extravagant illustrations. While a full appreciation of the monograph text requires reading knowledge of French, their vibrant images offer universal appeal."- Architect's Newspaper

      "Three folio volumes and a final double folio (all dating from 1798 to 1838) are compressed here into a quarto with fine-grained detail intact. The volume is intended for historians, architects, and others involved in, or who enjoy, traditional design. The plans and elevations facilitate same-scale comparisons, and some oblique views offer insight. The book covers large and small post-antique palaces and churches in Rome and elsewhere in Italy, in France, and a few in Germany, Russia, and Spain. Percier and Fontaine are most noted as Napoleon's architects, and they created many precisely engraved interiors and furnishings for him and others of the era. Few survive today, so these original renderings are welcome. Also welcome are the complete original layouts of villas and urban complexes that have subsequently been mauled or truncated. Included are several colored plates, the original publications' information about the buildings, and a useful introduction by Barry Bergdoll (Columbia Univ.). The book joins the canonic three-volume Edifices de Rome moderne, by Percier's student Paul Letarouilly (1840; published in English translation by Princeton Architectural Press in 1984), which has more post-antique Roman buildings and more extensive details. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals."
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    California Contemporary The Houses of Grant C. Kirkpatrick and KAA Design Grant Kirkpatrick
    9781616896584 Hardcover ARCHITECTURE / Individual Architects & Firms On Sale Date:May 01, 2018
    $88.00 CAD 10.38 x 12.38 x 1.13 in | 2020 gr | 256 pages Carton Quantity:6 Canadian Rights: Y Princeton Architectural Press
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      The stunning houses of Grant Kirkpatrick and his firm, KAA Design, exemplify why so many of us look to Southern California as the pinnacle of sophisticated modern living. Two dozen magnificent custom homes,modern in style, are built of sensuous materials and sited to make the most of nature, views, and sunlight. This collection of visionary residences, shown in gorgeous photographs and colorful drawings, represents the California Dream, by an architect chosen by celebrities including TomHanks and Rita Wilson, Matt Damon, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, for their personal retreats. Kirkpatrick offers his reflections on these beautiful projectsand the design strategies behind their creation.
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      Grant Kirkpatrick, a native son of Southern California, writes and speaks frequently on Southern California as a hotbed for design. His work has been extensively published in design magazines such asArchitectural Digest,House Beautiful,New York Times,L.A. Times,Coastal Living,Sunset magazine, and theRobb Report. His outdoor furniture is available through Design Within Reach, as well as a line of prefab homes.
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      "When it comes to reinterpreting iconic California architectural style, Los Angeles architect Grant Kirkpatrick and his KAA Design firm are experts."
      - Architectural Digest
      "The architect of choice for many discerning celebrities...Grant C. Kirkpatrick designs buildings like one of his midcentury brethren, paying close attention to everything from the way a house will be sited on a lot to the plush materials used from floor to ceiling. Two dozen custom-designed homes that welcome in sunlight and accentuate gorgeous vistas, and the architect's thoughts behind them are featured in this book."
      - Luxe Interiors + Design
      "In his new monograph, Grant Kirkpatrick explains what a house is to him and why that influences his archi­tectural designs. "To me, a house that is open to nature is a friendly house, a lived-in house. Call me a native Californian, but I can't imag­ine living any other way," he says. Illustrated beautifully in this tome is this guiding principle of his: working with nature makes it is possible to create something extraordinary."
      - California Homes
      "Architect Grant C. Kirkpatrick has delighted clients, including Tom Hanks and Matt Damon, with his unique brand of modern living. After 30 years and hundreds of custom residences, he showcases [his] designs in California Contemporary"
      - C California Style & Culture
      "A beautiful coffee-table book for anyone who loves contemporary design and architectural masterpieces."
      - Library Journal
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    Printing Architecture Innovative Recipes for 3D Printing Ronald Rael, Virginia San Fratello
    9781616896966 Paperback ARCHITECTURE / Methods & Materials On Sale Date:May 01, 2018
    $42.95 CAD 7.13 x 8.63 x 0.5 in | 450 gr Carton Quantity:30 Canadian Rights: Y Princeton Architectural Press
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      Although 3D printing promises a revolution in many industries, primarily industrial manufacturing, nowhere are the possibilities greater than in the field of product design and modular architecture. Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, of the cutting-edge San Francisco–based design firm Emerging Objects, have developed remarkable techniques for "printing" from a wide variety of powders, including sawdust, clay, cement, rubber, concrete, salt, and even coffee grounds, opening anentire realm of material, phenomenological, and ecological possibilities to designers. In addition to case studies and illustrations of their own work, Rael and San Fratello offer guidance for sourcing alternative materials, specific recipes for mixing compounds, and step-by-step instructions for conducting bench tests and setting parameters for material testing, to help readers to understand the process of developing powder-based materials and their unique qualities.
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      Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello are professors at University of California, Berkeley and San Jose State University, respectively. Their firm, Emerging Objects, has been instrumental in developing new materials for powder-based 3D printing. Rael is the author of Earth Architecture and Borderwall as Architecture.
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      "3-D printing and the world of architecture and design are natural fits for each other, as the technology allows for rapid prototyping and model-making at a low cost. Printing Architecture runs readers through a series of case studies, from small household items all the way up to complex 3-D printed structures, to give ground-up examples of how the technology will change the design field."
      - The Architect's Newspaper
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    Tippet Rise Art Center Peter Halstead, Cathy Halstead
    9781616896492 Hardcover ART / Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions On Sale Date:June 05, 2018
    $88.00 CAD 12.38 x 9.25 x 1.13 in | 1670 gr | 224 pages Carton Quantity:8 Canadian Rights: Y Princeton Architectural Press
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      Of the many large-scale sculpture and art parks in the world, including Marfa, Storm King, Tickon, Yorkshire, Ekebergparken, Hakone, and Foundation Maeght, none is more ambitious in vision, nor in a more spectacular setting, than Tippet Rise, a 10,260-acre arts venue in south-central Montana. Nestled in the mountains north of Yellowstone National Park, the sprawling arts venue, opened in 2016 by philanthropists Peter and Cathy Halstead, celebrates the union of land, art, architecture, and music, bringing concerts by world-renowned musicians and large-scale sculpture by artists like Alexander Calder, Patrick Dougherty, Mark di Suvero, Ensamble Studio, and Stephen Talasnik to a breathtaking destination. Tippet Rise Art Center is the first book on this unique arts venue: with over two hundred stunning color plates, itís the next best thing to an actual visit, which should be on the to-do list of every art, architecture, and music lover.

      This landmark monograph includes essays by the founders, statements by the featured artists, and poems by Peter Halstead.
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      Tippet Rise Art Center co-founders Peter Halstead, a poet, photographer, and pianist, and Cathy Halstead, a painter and philanthropist, are the Trustees of the Tippet Rise Foundation and Trustees of the Sidney E. Frank Foundation.
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      "With captivating photos of the landscapes, the sculptures and the musicians who have performed there, accompanied by poetry and descriptions by the Halsteads, the book offers a new way to experience Tippet Rise."
      - Deseret News
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    One-Track Mind Drawing the New York Subway Philip Ashforth Coppola, Ezra Bookstein, Jeremy Workman
    9781616896744 Hardcover DESIGN / Graphic Arts On Sale Date:May 01, 2018
    $35.95 CAD 8.25 x 6.38 x 1 in | 460 gr Carton Quantity:28 Canadian Rights: Y Princeton Architectural Press
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      For decades, Philip Ashforth Coppola has meticulously documented the New York City subway in a series of extraordinary drawings, detailing the terracotta mosaics, faience, and tile patterns that millions of riders pass by every day. Coppola's drawings are what Hyperallergic calls "the most encyclopedic history of the art and architecture of the New York City subway system." Along with Coppola's intricate ink drawings are anecdotes he assembled through painstaking research involving hundreds of hours poring through microfilms to discover the names behind the artisanship of what is rightly called New York's largest public art work—its legendary subway system.
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      Jeremy Workman, a New York-based filmmaker, directed "One Track Mind," a documentary about Philip Ashforth Coppola, in 2005.

      Ezra Bookstein, a filmmaker, producer, and sculptor living in Brooklyn, is author ofThe Smith Tapes: Lost Interviews with Rock Stars & Icons, 1969–1972.
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      "One-Track Mind: Drawing the New York Subway is the perfect companion for preoccupied New Yorkers who overlook the faiences, terra-cotta mosaics and other gewgaws originally inspired by the City Beautiful movement, and nowadays a productive diversion for riders impatiently awaiting overdue trains."
      - The New York Times
      "For the last 40 years, Coppola has meticulously documented every subway station in New York, drawing every mosaic mural, sign, and detail...After decades of obsessively documenting the subway system, Coppola is finally getting his due. Princeton Architectural Press is publishing the first commercial version of his drawings for the general public in a volume called One-Track Mind: Drawing the New York Subway. The book pays homage to Coppola's labor of love and presents a selection of his sketches of the most iconic art in the New York City subway system." - FastCo.Design
      "Coppola's work revels in New York's Gilded Age, when the subway was still considered groundbreaking and its artistry was something marveled at openly. In the book's introduction, [editors] Workman and Bookstein write that they hope it "can also remind New Yorker and visitor alike that there is beauty all around us. You just have to look."
      -City Lab

      "Coppola has single-handedly documented a monumental public subway system, a project that took hundreds of professionals and artisans to create. One-Track Mind demonstrates just how impressive one man's private life-time passion can be. It is a classy tribute to a dedicated and determined artist."
      - New York Journal of Books

      "Artist [Philip Ashforth] Coppola (Silver Connections) documents the mosaics and architectural elements adorning New York City's subway stations in painstaking detail in this impressive homage to New York City's subway stations...This small art book is an outstanding appreciation of one of the city's most begrimed environments and a reminder to take some time and appreciate one's surroundings." - Publisher's Weekly
      "Architecture and underground interest, well, underground-beneath Gotham's streets. Collected here for your perusal, Philip Ashforth Coppola's intricate drawings celebrate our subway's decorative elements, from overlooked mosaics and terra-cotta plaques to faience medallions and cornices."
      - Time Out New York
      "A cross between an artist and an archeologist, [Philip Ashforth Copolla] has documented the New York City subway with historical descriptions, specifications, and detailed black and white line drawings that cover typography, terra cotta mosaics, faience, and tile patterns-all of which are rarely noticed by the millions of riders passing by every day-but are well illustrated in this book."
      - Design Issues
      Winner, 2019 New York City Book Award

      "While beauty and efficiency are probably not what most New Yorkers think of when they imagine the subway, one must admit that the stations aren't boring. And Coppola aims to prove it, one mosaic at a time." - Atlas Obscura
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    Redstone Diary 2019 Home Julian Rothenstein
    9781616897031 Calendar NON-CLASSIFIABLE On Sale Date:July 10, 2018
    $36.95 CAD 6.82 x 9.42 x 0.58 in | 460 gr Carton Quantity:30 Canadian Rights: Y Princeton Architectural Press
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      For those fortunate enough, home evokes a sense of solace, belonging, and warmth. For others, home is a place of confinement, unpredictability, or even fear.
      Many cling to routines that revolve around their physical dwellings. They create private lives at home that sustain their public beings. Attitudes toward home
      are constantly in flux, and rarely ambivalent. Routine is arguably a facet of home-building, and daily reflection with Redstone's Home diary provides just
      that. Artists and writers at home include Ed Ruscha, Paul Cézanne, Marjolaine Ryley, Carl Sandburg,Tiffany Watt Smith, and Steve Martin.
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      Julian Rothenstein is the publisher of Redstone Press, an editor, and a designer. He lives in London, England.
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    9781616896638 Hardcover PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes On Sale Date:May 01, 2018
    $58.00 CAD 8.25 x 10.38 x 0.88 in | 970 gr Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y Princeton Architectural Press
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      Witness the power of nature.

      More than 85 thrilling photographs: These beautiful photographs of stormfronts, tornados, lightning storms, and pitch-black skies engulf the viewer's imagination and never fail to impart the awe-inspiring power of our constantly shifting weather and climate. Seaman's work is a potent reminder that there is no art more dramatic, in scale or emotion, than that created by nature.

      "I wasn't born a storm chaser. Like so many things in my life it came out of left field, without a warning or sign." Camille Seaman is a TED Senior Fellow whose TED Talk on her photographs of supercell storms has garnered more than 1,600,000 views. She has received a National Geographic Award, and her photographs appear in publications includingTime,The New York Times, andMen's Journal.

      "A cloud can be beautiful, terrible, or both — the embodiment of the sublime."The Big Cloud features an introduction by Alan Burdick, author and science editor forThe New Yorker.

      If you likedMelting Away: A Ten Year Journey through Our Endangered Polar Regions, you'll loveThe Big Cloud
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      Camille Seaman is a TED Senior Fellow whose 2013 TED Talk on her photographs of supercell storms has garnered more than 1,500,000 views. Her previous book wasMelting Away: A Ten-Year Journey through Our Endangered Polar Regions. She has received a National Geographic Award, and her photographs have appeared in publications includingTime, theNew York Times andMen's Journal.

      Alan Burdick is staff writer at The New Yorker, which he joined in 2012, first as a senior editor, then as the editor of Elements, their science-and-tech blog. His  first book,Out of Eden: An Odyssey of Ecological Invasion, was a National Book Award finalist and won the Overseas Press Club Award
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      "Equal parts terrifying and beautiful, gathering storm clouds force the reader to stop, look - and breathe - in a new book by photographer Camille Seaman. It's easy to imagine you are the one alone on the roads in June in Minnesota and across the Plains states, supercells swirling, contorting and swallowing the sky, a witness to nature's force. Seaman puts the reader squarely in her shoes. Some photos bear no description other than a timestamp of their month, year and state. With others, Seaman is spare with her words, describing the storm's structure or impact. Still, words never get in the way, allowing her photos to gather power, page to page."
      - Minneapolis Star Tribune

      "The brooding skyscapes, rendered in grays, blacks, and dark browns, capture moments of immense natural turmoil--a huge wedge tornado, crackling laceworks of lightning, opaque supercell clouds that resemble giants' feet bestriding the plains. The images impart a sense of profound human frailty in the face of nature's fury."
      - Natural History Magazine
      "The Big Cloud" pulls back from the storms, effectively displaying the gigantic physics at work in the churning atmosphere; some of the best photos show the towering skies with tiny, seemingly insignificant homes far of in the distance. Seaman knows the buildings provide context for the vast forces up above."
      -The Oklahoman

      "The Big Cloud is a catalog of beautiful, ominous portraits of severe weather."
      - Mental Floss
      "Over the course of 176 pages, more than 100 of Seaman's photographs demonstrate the power of nature. Each storm has its own personality exemplified by the rich colors and amorphous shape of the clouds. Through her expert lens, each photograph appears as a landscape painting, literally showing the calm before the storm."
      - My Modern Met

      "In total, Seaman spent seven years searching for gathering clouds in some of America's stormiest states: Nebraska, South Dakota, Kansas. Her photographs, now brought together in the new book The Big Cloud, are an spectacular document of nature's power. They show clouds thick and ominous, or funnel-shaped, hovering over a rural landscape or spiked with lightning."
      - Atlas Obscura

      "In her new book, "The Big Cloud," Seaman continues her exploration of nature by capturing the heavenly beauty and darkest dangers of these vast, constantly transforming bodies. Whether a half-mile-long wedge tornado, a fluffy cumulus field or multitiered shelf clouds, her subjects required an extreme amount of patience." - Los Angeles Times
      "A photographer captures dramatic images of supercell thunderstorms, tornadoes and other weather phenomena in a new book."
      - The Wall Street Journal

      "Captivating photographs of storm clouds by Camille Seaman show nature's power. From melting icebergs at both poles to stormy states across America, Seaman showcases the beauty, terror, and fragility of nature in her digital and film images."
      - Colossal

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