Archive for September 13, 2007

Brooklyn Book Festival this SUNDAY, September 16

I’ve just received an email announcing this event – which I have neve attended to be fair – but I can tell you attending the larger Book Expo America was an education not to be missed. If you are in the area, take this in:

from the Brooklyn Book Festival website:


The second annual Brooklyn Book Festival on September 16, 2007 is a book lover’s dream come true! The festival presents exciting and innovative fiction and non-fiction programs with author discussions and readings—come early to get a seat! Nearly 100 booksellers and thousands of books will fill beautiful Borough Hall Plaza and Columbus Park. You can hear a poetry slam, participate in a define-a-thon, and have your favorite book signed by the author. Children can hear their best-loved books read at the Target Children’s Pavilion; teenagers will find sports, fantasy, graphic novels and more at the Independence Community Foundation Youth Pavilion. The Brooklyn Book Festival is a best seller! See you there!
—Marty Markowitz


By car from Manhattan: Coming over the Brooklyn Bridge, stay straight on Adams Street. Turn right on Joralemon Street.

By car from New Jersey and Staten Island: Verrazano Bridge to 278West. Take Exit 27/Atlantic Avenue and turn onto Atlantic Avenue. Turn left on Boerum Place. Turn left on Joralemon Street. Public Transportation: 2, 3, 4, 5 to Borough Hall; R to Court Street; A, C, F to Jay Street/Borough Hall

For the latest information about subway service visit

Where to Stay and Eat:
For information about restaurants and accommodations in Brooklyn go to the borough’s official tourism website

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Examining Our World in 3-D: The Art and Science of Stereoscopic Imaging

Examining Our World in 3-D: The Art and Science of Stereoscopic Imaging

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007, 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Held at the Science, Industry & Business Library (SIBL) of the New York Public Libraries
188 Madison at 34th Street, NYC
Admission Free (but seating is limited!)
(212) 592-7000

From the website:
“Get ready to put on your 3-D glasses* as stereoscopic artist and imaging expert Gerry Marks takes us on a visual tour of science and nature from the dawn of photography to the latest digital technology. Pictures found in this library’s collection inspired his career in 3-D and here we’ll see his digital restoration of those remarkable astronomical images. In other stereo ‘treasures’, fossils, embryos, computer imagery, and a half-century of NASA exploration come alive in depth.

Gerald Marks has worked for more than 30 years in New ! York as an independent artist and teacher with a variety of 3D media, and for clients as diverse as MIT, the New York Subway and the Rolling Stones.

*glasses supplied, please return after talk!

Seating for this talk is limited and will be available on a first come first seated basis.”

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DARIUS HIMES to speak at Center for Creative Photography, Tucson on Tuesday, September 18th

The Obvious History: Photography and Books

A Lecture by Darius Himes at the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18th.

This program is offered in conjunction with the current exhibition: Ralph Gibson and Lustrum Press 1970-1985
on view through September 30th.

Darius Himes, editor of photo-eye Booklist, a quarterly magazine devoted to photobooks will discuss the intimate marriage of photography and the book. The past ten years have witnessed the birth of a new area of academic discipline: the history of the photography book. In a presentation that examines the history of the medium, Himes will emphasize publishing activities since 1970. Himes is also a lecturer and writer having written for Blind Spot, BOMB, and American Photo. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Photographic Arts at the College of Santa Fe. He earned his BFA in Photography from Arizona State University, Tempe, and a Master of Arts in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College, Santa Fe campus, and actively pursues his own photographic image-making.

Call the Center at (520) 621-7968 for parking details and other information.

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