September 21, 2017 - Storefront for Art and Architecture - New York Architecture Book Fair
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September 21, 2017
September 21, 2017

Storefront for Art and Architecture

New York Architecture Book Fair
June 16–23, 2018

Storefront for Art and Architecture
97 Kenmare St
New York, NY 10012
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New York Architecture Book Fair
June 16–23, 2018

Storefront for Art and Architecture
97 Kenmare St
New York, NY 10012
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Storefront for Art and Architecture presents the first edition of the New York Architecture Book Fair. The book fair will take the form of a series of salons in private libraries, an exhibition at Storefront’s gallery space, and a network of pop-up architecture book collections in partnership with local bookstores and cultural organizations.

Leading up to the book fair, Storefront launches a ten-month series of discussions and programs aimed at reflecting upon the last 35 years of architecture and book production in a global context.

With an archeological and projective twist, the project seeks to celebrate and evaluate both existing and missing volumes of a history still in the writing.

Programming includes:

Architecture Books / Yet to be Written / 1982-2017-2052
Saturday, September 23, 2017, 1–6pm
The Great Hall at the Cooper Union

In partnership with the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union

Reflecting upon the monographs, history and theory books, edited volumes, essays, and compilations that comprise our libraries and bookstores, one wonders: which architecture books have we produced that constitute the foundations of our contemporaneity?

Architecture Books / Yet to be Written / 1982-2017-2052 asks seminal voices in the discipline and profession to examine the recent history of architecture and book production. Each speaker will select and present a book published over the last 35 years that is fundamental to the understanding of contemporary architecture culture, as well as a “book yet to be written.”

As part of the event, Storefront presents BOOKS-NOW, a selection of recently published architecture books. Signed copies will be available for purchase. For the most recent list of books, visit

Participants in order of appearance: Anthony Vidler, Rafael Viñoly, Sanford Kwinter, Beatriz Colomina, Harry Cobb, Diana Agrest, Eyal Weizman, James Wines, Joan Ockman, Reinier de Graaf, Richard Meier, Peggy Deamer, Enrique Norten, Kenneth Frampton, Spyros Papapetros, Amale Andraos, Daniel Libeskind, Bernard Tschumi, Ana Miljacki, Thom Mayne, Marion Weiss, Nader Tehrani, Mark Wigley, and Elizabeth Diller.

For a full schedule, please click here.

Sunday, September 24, 2017, 1–2pm
MoMA PS1 (as part of the New York Art Book Fair)

In partnership with Printed Matter

A conversation between a group of emerging and established architects and critics kicks off the series of discussions leading up to the New York Architecture Book Fair.

Participants: Benjamin Aranda, Craig Buckley, Kersten Geers, James Graham, Lydia Kallipoliti, Dominic Leong, and Christian Wassman

Moderated by Alexandra Cunningham and Eva Franch

Global Survey
October 2017–August 2018

In partnership with the New York Public Library

Storefront invites nominations of books by international academics, practitioners, and scholars in a new Global Survey of Architecture Books. The survey will unveil volumes from many cultural contexts that contribute to a better understanding of local and global modes of knowledge production.

A final selection of 100 books, chosen by an international jury, will be displayed at Storefront for Art and Architecture’s gallery space in June 2018 as part of the New York Architecture Book Fair. The books will also be featured an upcoming publication called The Book of Architecture Books.

A larger selection of books will be exhibited in a reading room at the New York Public Library during the fair.

Salon Collections
December 2017–June 2018

In partnership with e-flux Architecture and the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation

A series of seven private salons will be held in the homes of prominent New York City based architects. Each event will explore a selection of books from the host’s personal library, open to audiences for the first time. The salons will be structured as informal conversations with invited guests.

Events will be recorded and made available in the form of podcasts and a series of essays.

Confirmed hosts include: Henry Cobb, Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley, Liz Diller and Ricardo Scofidio, Cynthia Davidson and Peter Eisenman, Steven Holl, Bernard Tschumi.

Bookstore Network
June 2018

In partnership with local bookstores, museums, and cultural organizations

During the fair, bookstores and museums across New York City will display pop-up collections of architecture books in their spaces.

Get involved
Learn more: architecturebookfair [​at​]
Support the project or become a member: jk [​at​]

Project team
Curator: Eva Franch i Gilabert
Associate Curator: Carlos Mínguez Carrasco
Development and Outreach: Jinny Khanduja
Project Producer: Max Lauter
Graphic Design: Pentagram
Interns: Mariam Abd El Azim, Estefania Acosta, Asia Bazdireva, Akiva Blander, Kate Chen, Lafina Eptaminitaki, Justine Frances Flora, Yuki He, Yu-Yang Huang, Yuki Ito, Juan Carlos Javier, Bon hae Koo, Amela Parcic, Luca Smith Senise, Darcy Spence, Peter Talbot, Ann Mirjam Vaikla, Connie Wang

About Storefront for Art and Architecture
Founded in 1982, Storefront for Art and Architecture is a nonprofit organization that advances innovative and critical ideas that contribute to the design of cities, territories, and public life. Storefront’s exhibitions, events, competitions, publications, and projects provide alternative platforms for dialogue and collaboration across disciplinary, geographic, and ideological boundaries.

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