CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/30/2017
Design book lovers, rejoice! And make your way to Dumbo, Brooklyn, where Artbook has joined forces with interdisciplinary art/work/think space, Usagi NY, now through December 31.
Set up alongside Usagi's popular storefront gallery space at 163 Plymouth Street, our pop-up bookstore includes gorgeous, gift-worthy titles by the world's most interesting architecture, design and theory-based publishers—from Hatje Cantz's 334-page Up Up: Stories of Johannesburg's Highrises to Spector Books' Frei Otto: Thinking by Modeling, Jovis' Planning Projects in Transition, Mousse Publishing's Kishio Suga: Situations, Phaidon's Pot Book, and staff favorite FUEL title, Holidays in Soviet Sanatoriums. Grab a cup of coffee from the Usagi cafe and take your time at a bookstore table. Our Dumbo pop-up is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the newest and best in design book publishing, just in time for the holidays!
Need more holiday gift ideas? Artbook @ Usagi NY bookbuyer Rick McIntire has put together a Top 10 list for …
… utopians who wish they were dystopians, and vice versa:
Utopia / Dystopia
A Paradigm Shift in Art and Architecture, published by Mousse Publishing
… the movement:
The Movement Of Clouds Around Mount Fuji, Photographed and Filmed by Masanao Abe, published by Spector Books
… all kinds of kids:
All Kinds of Cars by Carl Johanson, published by Flying Eye Books
2G: Amunt: Issue #75, published by Koenig Books
… not quite architects:
Not Quite Architecture: Writing around Alison and Peter Smithson, published by M.I.T. Press
… a cat free internet:
Bread and a Dog, published by Phaidon
… friends you suspect might secretly be robots:
The Machine Question: Critical Perspectives on AI, Robots, and Ethics by David J. Gunkel, published by M.I.T. Press
… friends on your naughty list:
Hell in Japanese Art, published by PIE International
… friends on your nice list:
Redouté. Selection of the Most Beautiful Flowers, published by TASCHEN
… a bright future:
Planet B: Ideas for a New World, published by Koenig Books
Located in the heart of Dumbo, Brooklyn, Usagi's 2800 square foot space was designed by noted Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto. Described as a "shop to showcase multidisciplinary culture," the space contains a coffee and tea bar, a gallery, a library, and - through the end of this month - our pop-up design bookstore! The book selection is based on Usagi's core values of renewal, spring, and togetherness, while the focus of the bookstore is on the transformative power of art, architecture, design, and critical theory, and work which embraces the challenge of changing reality in pursuit of a better future. According to Usagi, the store "brings together dining, retail, and art to provide an optimal environment for cross-disciplinary creativity and inspiration. The modular exhibition space is endlessly reinvented by artists, designers, and architects who express the language of tradition in innovative and exciting ways."
163 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Monday - Friday: 8AM - 6PM
Sunday: 11AM - 6PM
All photographs by Isabelle Baldwin.