RIBA Publishing is launching a monthly book club, showcasing the work of authors and architects in a relaxed lunchtime, interactive seminar, on the last Friday of the month.
The inaugural event will take place on Friday 25th January 2019, from 1pm to 2pm, and will bring together two of the leading proponents of Postmodernism: Sir Terry Farrell and Adam Nathaniel Furman, co-authors of Revisiting Postmodernism, after an introduction by RIBA President Ben Derbyshire.
Taking place in the new Bar at 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD, attendees will be able to purchase Revisiting Postmodernism at the discounted price of £25. Tickets to attend the event are available here: bit.ly/2RAhh2f
The hugely successful Revisiting Postmodernism invites readers to re-examine the postmodern movement of architecture and its ongoing relevance today. Richly illustrated, it offers a wide-ranging and engaging account of the complex and influential cultural phenomenon, and considers what constitutes postmodernism with focus on its influence on architecture and design practices.
Helen Castle, Publishing Director at the RIBA, commented:
“We are delighted to be introducing this new programme of events. With a unique specialist bookshop and publishing department at the RIBA, we are intent on developing a dynamic culture of books.”
“The printed book is making a comeback. As containers for the dissemination of ideas and design thinking, books cannot be beaten. Through the book club we are keen to put members and students directly in touch with exciting authors and architectural ideas.”
Subsequent events will include Richard Murphy discussing Carlo Scarpa’s exaltation of the Brion Family Cemetery in Venice, the Canova Museum and various Biennale Pavilions in February, while Mark Swenarton’s Cook’s Camden: The Making of Modern Housing will feature during the third instalment in March.
Tickets are between £5 and £10, with discounts available for RIBA Members and Friends of RIBA, and are expected to sell very quickly. Find out about all three upcoming events here: architecture.com/bookclub