The Monacelli Press

The Monacelli Press The Monacelli Press is an independent leading publisher of books on architecture, the fine arts, interior design, landscape architecture, photography, fashion and graphic design.

Even in our rapidly changing world, books remain uniquely suited to conveying ideas in a substantial and beautiful way. As a leading independent publisher of illustrated books for more than twenty years, The Monacelli Press has challenged the conventions of publishing to produce provocative, inspiring, and essential titles on architecture, visual art, design, landscape architecture, photography, and applied arts. Since the publication of its inaugural title—S,M,L,XL by Rem Koolhaas and Bruce Mau, a groundbreaking monograph that remains unsurpassed in its influence on design publishing—under the guidance of publisher Gianfranco Monacelli the press has produced more than 500 books in collaboration with prominent figures in diverse practices, including Robert A.M. Stern, Rafael Moneo, OverUnder, Piet Oudolf, Kate Orff, Richard Pare, and Marian Bantjes, among many others. The applied arts imprint Monacelli Studio was launched in 2015, adding art instruction, photography technique, and crafts to the publisher’s roster. Its authors represent the leading artists and instructors in their fields, including Juliette Aristides, Steven B. Reddy, J. C. Amberlyn, Roberto Osti, Robert Zeller, Mario Andres Robinson, and Brenda Tharp. The Monacelli Press is committed to its role in presenting the newest ideas from essential practitioners and thinkers of our time.

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We're delighted to share the announcement that Phaidon has acquired The Monacelli Press.https://wp.me/paCA7U-F9
02/04/2020

We're delighted to share the announcement that Phaidon has acquired The Monacelli Press.
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Mona Hajj Interiors shares her 2020 design predictions over at 1stdibs.
01/03/2020
16 Designers Look to the Year Ahead

Mona Hajj Interiors shares her 2020 design predictions over at 1stdibs.

“I think 2019 was a great year for experimentation,” Bryan O’Sullivan says, referring both to his own studio’s work and to that of his colleagues. “There are so many great people out there delivering amazing, inspiring work, and I hope to see even more of that in the year ahead.” What do...

What is the role of sustained visual inquiry into the physical city today?Join the discussion on January 7th with CODEX ...
01/02/2020
Urban Omnibus: Portfolios panel discussion - The Architectural League of New York

What is the role of sustained visual inquiry into the physical city today?

Join the discussion on January 7th with CODEX NEW YORK author Stanley Greenberg and others at Architectural League of New York. Click below for more information and to RSVP.

An event exploring the role of photography in understanding the contemporary city.

"The proximity Carucci permits us feels almost undeserved and the elegance with which she carries it all out is a feat t...
12/27/2019
Book Review: Midlife — Musée Magazine

"The proximity Carucci permits us feels almost undeserved and the elegance with which she carries it all out is a feat to be reckoned with."

Click below to read Musée Magazine's full review of MIDLIFE.

The element of drama Carucci invites into her photos aestheticize familiar familial tropes to tell a story of the triumphs and challenges of life and love.

Thrilled to see MIDLIFE on LensCulture's favorite photo books of the year!
12/23/2019
Favorite Photobooks of 2019 | LensCulture

Thrilled to see MIDLIFE on LensCulture's favorite photo books of the year!

A very subjective, eclectic list of favorite photobooks from 2019 — personal recommendations from photography experts around the world

Read an excerpt from HOTEL CHELSEA: Living in the Last Bohemian Haven over at The Guardian.
12/23/2019
Bohemian rhapsody: inside New York’s Chelsea Hotel

Read an excerpt from HOTEL CHELSEA: Living in the Last Bohemian Haven over at The Guardian.

The Chelsea Hotel has been home to cultural icons from Janis Joplin to Andy Warhol. As controversial renovations continue, Colin Miller photographs the hotel’s last remaining apartments and their residents

12/18/2019
Robert A.M. Stern Architects

Excited to announce the release of Robert A.M. Stern Architects: BUILDINGS AND PROJECTS 2015-2019 this week - a survey of their most recent work and the eighth book in the series. Learn more: https://bit.ly/34B5SFf

Our new book—“Robert A.M. Stern Architects: Buildings and Projects 2015–2019”—is out today!!! This is the eighth book in the series that surveys our recent work. Link in bio! [📷: Peter Jakubowski] @monacellipress @pentagramdesign @peteraaron
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Thank you Elephant Magazine for including MIDLIFE on this year's list of favorite art books of 2019!
12/18/2019
Cats, Seances and LSD: Our Favourite Art Books of 2019 - ELEPHANT

Thank you Elephant Magazine for including MIDLIFE on this year's list of favorite art books of 2019!

As the year draws to a close and we contemplate the arrival of a shiny new decade, it's time to take a look back at the art books that stood out for us this year.

12/17/2019
MASS Design Group

On sale today: the first monograph from MASS Design Group highlights the first decade of designing, researching, and advocating for an architecture of justice and human dignity.

Buy now: https://bit.ly/34xWYIu

We began confronted with the idea that we had a difficult choice between Justice or Beauty, and came to commit to the hope and belief that we could have both, Justice and Beauty. But in the end, we have learned that the search for Beauty is the search for Justice. Justice is Beauty.

Our first monograph goes on sale December 17. Follow the link for more information about how to get an exclusive signed copy through the end of the year. https://buff.ly/35bcw62

Happy to see Elinor Carucci's MIDLIFE on the list from photo-eye!
12/16/2019
2019 Favorite Photobooks — Day Ten

Happy to see Elinor Carucci's MIDLIFE on the list from photo-eye!

Books 2019 Favorite Photobooks — Day Ten We've asked internationally renowned experts and artists from the photobook world to choos...

Fast Company shares an inside look at the forthcoming monograph JUSTICE IS BEAUTY by MASS Design Group (on sale December...
12/13/2019
The world’s most beautiful architecture is also the most equitable

Fast Company shares an inside look at the forthcoming monograph JUSTICE IS BEAUTY by MASS Design Group (on sale December 17)

“Justice is Beauty” tells the story of MASS Design Group’s work building everything from hospitals in Rwanda to a memorial in the American South.

Tonight! Don't miss Bill Fox's author event at Nevada Museum of Art.
12/12/2019

Tonight! Don't miss Bill Fox's author event at Nevada Museum of Art.

Tonight: Author Bill Fox discusses his new book, "Michael Heizer: The Once and Future Monuments," with Alan Rapp of The Monacelli Press. You don't want to miss this engaging discussion on one of America's greatest, and often least accessible, artists. Register now to reserve your seat: https://www.nevadaart.org/event/william-l-fox-on-michael-heizer-the-once-and-future-monuments/

[Image: U.S. 50 at Spooner Summit, Nevada, the source location of the granite rocks used by Heizer for "Displaced/Replaced Mass No. 1" (1969). Photo by Owen Gump, 2017. Archive collections of the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art.]

City Book Review recommends gifting these books for the interior design/architecture buff in your life, including EHRLIC...
12/12/2019
For the Interior Designer - City Book Review

City Book Review recommends gifting these books for the interior design/architecture buff in your life, including EHRLICH YANAI: OUTSIDE-IN, A ROMANCE OF EAST AND WEST, NEW YORK CONTEMPORARY and DESIGNING A GARDEN. Click below for the full list!

The Way of the Woodshop: Creating, Designing & Decorating with Wood The Way of the Woodshop: Creating, Designing & Decorating with WoodBy Aleksandra ZeeShop Class as Soulcraft meets Norwegian Wood in this gorgeously illustrated DIY guide for aspiring woodworkers of all levels.“There’s just somet...

Thrilled to see KieranTimberlake's FULLNESS and MASS Design Group's JUSTICE IS BEAUTY on Architectural Record's holiday ...
12/10/2019
Holiday Roundup of Architecture Books 2019

Thrilled to see KieranTimberlake's FULLNESS and MASS Design Group's JUSTICE IS BEAUTY on Architectural Record's holiday book roundup!

RECORD’s editors each chose books from a wide range of monographs, manifestos, and histories. While some publications are more suited to practicing professionals and students, and others to clients and interested laypeople, these commentaries are meant to guide readers in their choices. Click thro...

"Their book, 'HOTEL CHELSEA: Living in the Last Bohemian Haven', opens a window into this world, featuring the quirky dé...
12/10/2019
Take a look inside the last bohemian apartments of Manhattan's storied Hotel Chelsea

"Their book, 'HOTEL CHELSEA: Living in the Last Bohemian Haven', opens a window into this world, featuring the quirky décor and style of these New York aesthetes with their equally colorful and eccentric lives." Newsweek

One of New York's most storied landmarks, the Chelsea was once home to such cultural icons as Arthur Miller, Jackson Pollock, Janis Joplin, Patti Smith and Andy Warhol.

"I have always appreciated Carucci’s willingness to look closely at things that others either turn away from or keep pri...
12/09/2019
Book Reviews — Strange Fire

"I have always appreciated Carucci’s willingness to look closely at things that others either turn away from or keep private: family and all of its accompanying complexities, sex and intimacy, pregnancy and parenting, and the reality of bodies. In this context, MIDLIFE feels especially poignant, as it explores all of these issues through the lens of aging, sharing a story that is universal yet so seldom told."

Thank you Strange Fire Collective for this terrific review of MIDLIFE by Elinor Carucci (on sale now)

Thomas Hickey and Edward Yedid of GRADE will be in conversation with Galerie Magazine's Jacqueline Terrebone about their...
12/06/2019
December 12: NYC – Thomas Hickey and Edward Yedid | Monacelli Press

Thomas Hickey and Edward Yedid of GRADE will be in conversation with Galerie Magazine's Jacqueline Terrebone about their new book NEW YORK CONTEMPORARY at Moise Safra Center in NYC on December 12. Click below for more info.

Date: Thursday, December 12th Time: 5:00-7:00PM Location: Moise Safra Center, The Banquet Hall, 130 East 82nd Street, New York, NY 10028

"It seems like every door that opens enters into a whole different world.” Associated Press
12/06/2019
Bohemia lives on at New York City's famed Hotel Chelsea

"It seems like every door that opens enters into a whole different world.” Associated Press

When Colin Miller and Ray Mock set out to document the remaining inhabitants of Hotel Chelsea, the bohemian haven where Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Patti Smith, William S. Burroughs and others...

City Book Review recommends gifting MIDLIFE (Elinor Carucci Official Page), BEGINNING DRAWING ATELIER and FIGURE DRAWING...
12/05/2019
For the Art Lover - City Book Review

City Book Review recommends gifting MIDLIFE (Elinor Carucci Official Page), BEGINNING DRAWING ATELIER and FIGURE DRAWING ATELIER (Juliette Aristides) to the art lover in your life.

Maestrapeace: San Francisco’s Monumental Feminist Mural Maestrapeace: San Francisco's Monumental Feminist MuralBy Juana Alicia Twenty-nineteen marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Maestrapeace, the monumental and fabulously detailed mural that adorns two sides of the Women’s Building in San Fra...

Come see William L. Fox at Nevada Museum of Art for a discussion about his new book MICHAEL HEIZER: THE ONCE AND FUTURE ...
12/04/2019
William L. Fox on "Michael Heizer: The Once and Future Monuments" | Nevada Museum of Art

Come see William L. Fox at Nevada Museum of Art for a discussion about his new book MICHAEL HEIZER: THE ONCE AND FUTURE MONUMENTS on December 12.

Michael Heizer is among the greatest, and often least accessible, American artists. As one of the last living figures who launched the Land Art movement, his legacy of works that are literally and metaphorically monumental has an incalculable influence on the world of sculpture and environmental art...

Exciting news for Elinor Carucci Official Page fans in Belgium!
12/03/2019

Exciting news for Elinor Carucci Official Page fans in Belgium!

To celebrate the publication of my book, my solo show, Midlife, will open this Saturday at Gallery FIFTY ONE in Belgium and will be up till February 1st. This is my third show with the gallery.

Thanks to Roger Szmulewics, to The Monacelli Press and to Ilford Imaging

Don't miss this #GivingTuesday offer from MASS Design Group whose first monograph releases December 17.
12/03/2019
MASS Design Group

Don't miss this #GivingTuesday offer from MASS Design Group whose first monograph releases December 17.

This #GivingTuesday, consider making an investment in the next 10 years of MASS. If you donate $200 or more, we'll send you an exclusive autographed copy of our monograph, JUSTICE IS BEAUTY.

"The two books offer two different ways of absorbing KieranTimberlake's work: as finished buildings captured in their be...
12/02/2019
KieranTimberlake

"The two books offer two different ways of absorbing KieranTimberlake's work: as finished buildings captured in their best light or as designs being worked out by the architects."

Read the full review of FULLNESS now on A Daily Dose of Architecture Books.

KieranTimberlake: Fullness Stephen Kieran, James Timberlake The Monacelli Press , October 2019 Two-volume hardcover and paperback w/sl...

"The book beautifully captures around half of the remaining residents and their apartments, many of which feature layers...
11/27/2019
Inside Some Of The Last Bohemian Apartments In The Hotel Chelsea

"The book beautifully captures around half of the remaining residents and their apartments, many of which feature layers of fabrics, art, wallpaper, textures, and a life *lived*—a maximalist aesthetic you might expect to find there, and a storied tapestry you would never find at a regular hotel." Gothamist

A rare look inside the remaining apartments.

JUSTICE IS BEAUTY by MASS Design Group releases December 17!
11/27/2019
MASS Design Group

JUSTICE IS BEAUTY by MASS Design Group releases December 17!

Celebrating the first ten years of MASS, our monograph, JUSTICE IS BEAUTY, comes out on December 17th. Thank you to all of our partners, supporters, friends, and team members that have made our first 10 years possible. And special thanks to OverUnder and The Monacelli Press for their work on our book. ⠀

This #GivingTuesday, consider making an investment in the next 10 years of MASS. Between now and the end of the year, your donation of $200 or more includes an exclusive autographed copy of our monograph. Link in bio.
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Publisher Gianfranco Monacelli conceived the venture as a distinct and stimulating voice in the visual arts to reinterpret and challenge the conventional boundaries of the field, to bring forth the best, most provocative, and the most substantive of what the finest creative minds—and eyes—have to offer. The Monacelli Press has published more than 250 books since it was established in 1994, books that are distinctive for both content and visual presentation. S,M,L,XL, by Rem Koolhaas and Bruce Mau, is unsurpassed in its influence on design publishing—it is the book to which all architectural monographs are compared. New York 1880, New York 1960, and New York 2000, by Robert A. M. Stern and his editorial team, are similarly unmatched in their exhaustive presentations of the history of New York City. The Press is also known for studies of historic and contemporary artists and architects; for perceptive photodocumentation of places and events; for exceptional volumes on traditional and contemporary interior design; for energetic collections of graphic and product design. The wide variety of subjects—Counterpoint: Daniel Libeskind in Conversation with Paul Goldberger; Harlem, Lost and Found, an evocative portrait of the Harlems of yesteryear; Towards a New Museum, the acclaimed study by Victoria Newhouse; Paris/New York: Design Fashion Culture 1925-1940, copublished with the Museum of the City of New York; Eric Fischl: 1970-2000; Crossing Boundaries: A Global Vision of Design, by famed interior designer Vicente Wolf; Adrian: Silver Screen to Custom Label—is a testament to the incisive and insightful approach of The Monacelli Press.

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