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NEW

YORK

ARCHITECTURE+ DESIGN

BOOK
CLUB

Join New York’s only architecture and design book club (that we know of!)

The New York Architecture + Design Book Club, organized by Head Hi and the design journal Untapped, is a lively public program and book subscription series that explores remarkable new titles in the field.  The books’ authors and industry experts lead a discussion at each quarterly gathering, which seeks to build deeper connections between people, ideas, and the world in which we live.

HOW IT WORKS

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

UPCOMING EVENTS

Join us on Thursday, July 25 from 6-8pm!

 

The second title for the 2024 New York Architecture + Design Book Club subscription and quarterly event series is American Modern: Architecture; Community; Columbus, Indiana (Monacelli Press) with contributions by Matt Shaw and photographs by Iwan Baan.

The definitive book on one of the foremost modernist cities and architecture destinations in the USA: Columbus, Indiana. The midwestern city of Columbus, Indiana, is more than a mecca of modern architecture; it is an example of how design can help foster a remarkable community. The dozens of buildings and projects by legendary architects - from mid-century titans such as Eero Saarinen and I. M. Pei to contemporary practitioners Deborah Berke and IwamotoScott - remain integral to its urban fabric. This book explores Columbus's optimistic program of bold new architecture and landscapes, initiated by the legendary industrialist J. Irwin Miller and local leaders, and the generations-long quest to develop the ideal American city through design excellence.
 

This is the first in-depth history of Columbus, Indiana, demonstrating the unique convergence of civic, industrial, and social forces that produced the pre-eminent laboratory of architectural modernism in the USA. It presents a rich showcase of outstanding, generation-spanning architects and is published in association with Landmark Columbus Foundation, the civic organization behind the progressive preservation and promotion of the city's architectural heritage, as well as the producer of the acclaimed program Exhibit Columbus, a two-year cycle of events that uses the context of Columbus to host conversations around innovative ideas and then commissions site-responsive installations in a free, public exhibition.

The book was published by Monacelli Press in July 2024 and designed by Studio Lin.

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EVENT GUESTS

For the event on July 25th, we are thrilled to host author Matt Shaw and designer Alex Lin of Studio Lin in conversation with landscape architect Sara Zewde of Studio Zewde.

UNTAPPED BOOK REVIEW

Ahead of each event, Untapped publishes a review of the featured book, written by a leading design critic. We are pleased to announce the review for American Modern will be written by architecture critic Ian Volner.

Questions about how the book club works? Email us at hello@headhi.net.

PAST NEW YORK ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN BOOK CLUB PICKS

2024

Minerva Parker Nichols, In Search for a Forgotten Architect

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2023

The Advanced School of Collective Feeling

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A Dark, A Light, A Bright The Designs of Dorothy Liebes

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Touch Wood: Material, Architecture Future

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Stephen Burks Shelter in Place

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ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS

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Head Hi is an organization dedicated to art and design specializing in publications and cultural programming with an espresso bar located in Fort Greene, Brooklyn by the Navy Yard. We feature a curated selection of publications from around the globe. Working with local and international artists, designers, publishers, community members and organizations in various fields, Head Hi is a space for exploration and interaction that hosts talks, book launches, art shows, music performances and other events.

www.headhi.net

@headhi_ny

 

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Untapped is a new design journal that looks back to look forward. Their stories identify the most important knowledge about improving the built environment, and contextualize it for today and tomorrow. 

 

We believe that both the near and distant past hold valuable insights for architects and designers. People have already solved, or are making headway on, many of the challenges the industry currently faces—but such achievements are often overlooked among an excess of data or in the pursuit of innovation, or when they are presented in convoluted ways. Our stories unpack and add a fresh critical perspective to those achievements, explaining why they’re significant and how they can be useful right now. 

 

Untapped is not anti-innovation. We believe that the most efficient path to progress begins with building on what we know. This is the information that the journal is dedicated to gathering, making sense of, and reflecting on, and that we can’t afford to forget. 

 

Collectively, Untapped’s stories form an encyclopedia of ideas: a gateway to knowledge that serves as a timeless, ever-growing resource for all.

www.untappedjournal.com
@untappedjournal

 

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