Acanthus Press

Acanthus Press "...Acanthus is the most reliable source of the books we always wanted and seldom found: articulate, authoritative, thorough, beautifully designed and impeccably produced..."
-Stanley Abercrombie, FAIA
Former Editor-in-Chief
Interior Design
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10/23/2015

which reminds us to remind you to check out our home page for the two new fall titles from Acanthus....

09/08/2014

This from a librarian at U. Maryland. "The University of Maryland's Dean of Libraries abruptly announced this summer the closure of the Art Library and Architecture Library..." Just like that. P**f.

06/26/2014

Potterton Books in the D&D building is closing its doors. They say they are looking for a new space. How many dedicated design bookstores are left in your home town? NYC now has none.

05/12/2014

AWARD!!! The Victorian Society of New York has awarded Michael Kathrens and Acanthus Press with its 2014 Publications award for Great Houses of New York Volume 2.

Deborah Buck interviewed in the Huffington Post. Don't miss it! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-richter/fabulous-ficti...
05/12/2014
Fabulous Fictional Females Once Framed in Retail Window Find Permanent Home Between Pages Of...

Deborah Buck interviewed in the Huffington Post. Don't miss it! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-richter/fabulous-fictional-female_b_5296330.html

Many decorators have a list of dream clients. Some are lucky enough to work with those people, while some ... just keep dreaming. Painter, Designer, Curator and Bon Vivant Deborah Buck didn't sit around and wait for her dream clients. Instead she inv...

04/29/2014

PARTY: Meet Deborah Buck at the book launch for her "Windows of Buck House: Fabulous Fictional Females" at the Madeline Weinrib showroom, 126 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor (at 18th St) Tuesday, May 6, 6 to 8:30 PM. RSVP [email protected].

Rizzoli Bookstore under a dark cloud. Please sign the petition to landmark the building in which it is housed before the...
01/22/2014
The Mayor of New York: Bill DeBlasio: Preserve New York City Architectural Heritage

Rizzoli Bookstore under a dark cloud. Please sign the petition to landmark the building in which it is housed before they close the store and tear down the building.

https://saverizzoli.wordpress.com/

https://www.change.org/petitions/the-mayor-of-new-york-bill-deblasio-preserve-new-york-city-architectural-heritage

From the NYT It is time to stop the Developers from ruining New York. New York is a unique place and for the past 10 years we have been witnessing a...

07/26/2013
AAQ

Art & Architecture Quarterly / East End has just been released. Acanthus authors Anne Surchin and Gary Lawrance are contributors. Read it here:
http://www.aaqeastend.com/content/

ART & ARCHITECTURE QUARTERLY / EAST END ARTICLES INTERVIEWS PROFILES COLLECTIBLES RETROSPECTIVE EAST END BEYOND AAQ PORTFOLIO AAQ PORTFOLIO / ART AAQ PORTFOLIO / ARCHITECTURE AAQ PORTFOLIO ...

It's time to visit the historic houses of the Hamptons again. Gary Lawrance and Anne Surchin have added four new chapter...
07/19/2013
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It's time to visit the historic houses of the Hamptons again. Gary Lawrance and Anne Surchin have added four new chapters and new and archival color photography to their classic work, Houses of the Hamptons 1880-1930.
http://www.acanthuspress.com/

05/17/2013

Great Houses of New York, Volume 2, is now shipping. Members of the ICAC and the Victorian Society receive a 25% discount when ordering from the Acanthus site. (but you have to know the code--write us if you've forgotten it)

05/17/2013

More praise for Sam Watters' Gardens for a Beautiful America, as it was recognized with The Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries' Annual Literature Award in the general book category for 2012. “The council was impressed by this gorgeous and informative book.” --Gretchen Wade, Harvard Botany Libraries

Can't wait to see this!
03/06/2013
Cast-Iron Marvels by Henri Labrouste at MoMA

Can't wait to see this!

Following its ceremonious debut at the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine in Paris last year, “Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light” arrives at the Museum of Modern Art in New York on March 10. The solo exhibition, spanning 200 works ranging from original drawings and watercolors to film...

Highlights from the new book "Racecourse Architecture" on Architects and Artisans blog.
02/20/2013
Architecture for the Sport of Kings | Architects and Artisans

Highlights from the new book "Racecourse Architecture" on Architects and Artisans blog.

That’s the number of U.S. tracks included as case studies in “Racecourse Architecture,” the new 272-page book by Paul Roberts and Isabelle Taylor. It’s the first-ever comprehensive survey of racecourse buildings around the world.

We are pleased to have our book, Gardens for a Beautiful America: Photographs by Frances Benjamin Johnston, nominated fo...
02/14/2013
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We are pleased to have our book, Gardens for a Beautiful America: Photographs by Frances Benjamin Johnston, nominated for the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries Annual Literature Award!

FEBRUARY 2013NEWS: Gardens for a Beautiful America: Photographs by Frances Benjamin Johnston has been nominated for the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries Annual Literature Award "Reading this book and learning more about Frances Benjamin Johnston has made me want to learn more about…

Last Wednesday architect and author, Charles Warren, gave a sold-out talk at the Institute of Classical Architecture and...
02/01/2013
New York Public Library Threatened

Last Wednesday architect and author, Charles Warren, gave a sold-out talk at the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art in New York calling to preserve the original library stacks. If you didn't have a chance to attend, you can read about it here.

The plan for inserting a circulating library into the 42nd Street main branch of the New York Public Library by Foster + Partners adds a different character to the Carrère and Hastings' building of 1897.

SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, January 30, 6:30 pm. The plan to remove millions of books from the New York Public Library’s c...
01/23/2013
Institute of Classical Architecture & Art — Programs

SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, January 30, 6:30 pm.
The plan to remove millions of books from the New York Public Library’s century old building at 42nd Street and 5th Avenue has caused an outcry from writers and scholars, but little has been said about the book stacks that will be destroyed once the books are gone. Charles Warren, architect and one of the four authors of the masterful volume, Carrere & Hastings, Architects, will discuss the history and construction of the stacks and the reasons they should remain at the center of one of New York’s most celebrated civic buildings.

Advancing the practice and appreciation of the classical tradition in architecture, urbanism, and the allied arts.

01/09/2013
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GREAT HOUSES OF NEW YORK, Volume 2, is coming this April. In this new volume, Michael Kathrens continues to explore the most elegant New York town houses, built for the city's business and social elite between 1880 and 1940.
Visit our website for a sneak peek!

MICHAEL KATHRENS is an independent scholar specializing in American residential architecture and interior decoration of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He is the author of American Splendor: the Residential Architecture of Horace Trumbauer(Acanthus Press 2002, 2012), Great Houses of New York...

11/29/2012
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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE from Acanthus Press. Specially priced gift sets for the hard-to-please on your list.
For the Overworked: The Architecture of Leisure Gift Set
For the One Who Has Everything: The Collector's Editions Gift Set
For the Social Butterfly: Architects and Patrons Gift Set
For the Old Hollywood Nostalgist: Houses of Los Angeles Set
Happy shopping!

Our new, freshly redesigned website is up and we're celebrating with special offers! REGISTER NOW and receive a discount...
11/14/2012
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Our new, freshly redesigned website is up and we're celebrating with special offers! REGISTER NOW and receive a discount code valid now through the end of the year. Just the thing to start the holiday shopping.

From New York to Los Angeles, from St. Paul to Miami, Acanthus Press seeks to publish the undiscovered, the under-appreciated, the rare, and the exceptional.

10/17/2012
Charles Warren: SAVING THE LIONS' CAGE: NYPL'S MULTI-STORY STACKS

The New York Public Library's plan to remove millions of books from its century-old building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street has elicited a roar from many writers and scholars. But there has been little comment about the historic value of the remarkable book stacks that will be destroyed once the shelves are emptied. This construction of steel and iron, like a skyscraper frame threaded with curtain-walls of books, is the innovation at the core of the Library's ingenious organizational scheme. The characters involved in its invention and construction include a celebrated surgeon, an unsung engineer, a Southern foundryman, and several of the most important architects of the era.

Architect and author Charles Warren discussed the history and construction of the stacks and their integral role in one of New York's most celebrated civic buildings.

The New York Public Library's plan to remove millions of books from its century-old building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street has elicited a roar from many wr...

October 26, 7 pm in New York. Picturing The American Garden: talk and book signing with Sam Watters.
10/11/2012
Institute of Classical Architecture & Art — Programs

October 26, 7 pm in New York. Picturing The American Garden: talk and book signing with Sam Watters.

Advancing the practice and appreciation of the classical tradition in architecture, urbanism, and the allied arts.

Happy Archtober! New York is celebrating the Architecture and Design month! Check out the exciting programs and exhibiti...
10/02/2012
Calendar | Archtober

Happy Archtober! New York is celebrating the Architecture and Design month! Check out the exciting programs and exhibitions taking place throughout the month.

Everything you always wanted to know about Horace Trumbauer but were afraid to ask.
09/26/2012
Author Q&A with Michael C. Kathrens: American Splendor

Everything you always wanted to know about Horace Trumbauer but were afraid to ask.

Architectural and interior design historian Michael C. Kathrens discusses the newly revised edition of his bookAmerican Splendor: The Residential Architecture of Horace Trumbauer(December 2011, Acanthus Press; originally published 2002), which brings the work of one of America’s most influential re...

Join us on September 27 at the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art for a talk and book signing of AMERICAN SPLEN...
09/19/2012
Institute of Classical Architecture & Art — Programs

Join us on September 27 at the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art for a talk and book signing of AMERICAN SPLENDOR: The Residential Architecture of Horace Trumbauer, with Michael Kathrens. Details below.

Advancing the practice and appreciation of the classical tradition in architecture, urbanism, and the allied arts.

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