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…is the awesome 1974 book by my heroes Lawrence and Anna Halprin, with Jim Burns and Paul Baum, which I can’t believe I am just discovering now – as I prepare for a series of workshops at home in LA and in Northern California produced by the Graham Foundation in conjunction with their soon-to-open exhibition ..

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…the beautifully designed book edited by Nancy Holt and published six years after his death in 1979 by New York University Press (kindly presented to me last night by my friend who found it at Logos Books & Records, the very awesome Santa Cruz bookstore – with a surprisingly extensive knitting section by the way ..

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…The Story of the Angeles National Forest‘ is the title of this charming 48-page booklet by W.W. Robinson and illustrated by Irene Robinson, published by the Title Insurance and Trust Company in 1946, which I picked up after seeing it prominently displayed at my new favorite neighborhood bookstore – Alias Books East in Atwater Village, ..

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…Petite Mort: Recollections of a Queer Public (2011) and We Who Feel Differently (2012) – by artist-activist friend, and contemporary queer culture instigator, raconteur, organizer, and editor – arrived in the mail today, which I look forward to reading, and then adding to our little library at next months Sundown Schoolhouse of Queer Home Economics ..

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…or “Reconquering the Streets” by Nicolas Soulier is the great looking book about strategies for re-humanizing and re-claiming our urban roads, with examples from Europe and around the world – including a few Edible Estates pages – which just showed up in the mail this morning, but now it needs to come out in English so ..

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…is the book by Susan Morgan that finally takes on the legacy of this influential woman – often overlooked in the supposedly manly era of testosterone fueled modern architecture – which I’ve been hearing about and anticipating for a while, and it just came out in March as the first book by L.A.’s East of ..

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…the 2011 show by Creative Time surveying socially engaged art since 1991, arrived this morning in lovely book form from MIT Press – including a couple of pages on Sundown Salon with cute pics from the kiddie salon, and some other favorites and friends, like Mildred’s Lane, Celine Condorelli, Mark Dion, HaHa, Suzanne Lacy, Rick ..

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…established in 2010 by recent Portland Maine transplant friends whom I first met at Mildred’s Lane just before their momentous move west – is one of the more recent exciting indications of a new Detroit – a beautifully design storefront space that also functions as a place for events and exhibitions, currently featuring the work ..

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…the super charming 2004 survey of hand made homes (adobe, bark, barns, bottles, camps, canvas, floating, geodesics, green-roofs, mobile, mud, sandbags, straw, stone, tiles, timber, tiny, tipis, thatch, treetops, yurts…) from all over – including up close and personal profiles of the builders – is the book I just picked up by Lloyd Kahn which I am extremely jazzed about, representing for me ..

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…is the title of the Hilary Moore and Joshua Kahn Russell authored booklet from PM Press that I was seduced into buying at Skylight Books in Los Feliz this evening – mostly because of it’s engaging simple loose sketchy illustrations about a heavy dark complicated topic – and I look forward to digging in…

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…is the awesome new book – I just borrowed from my brother for some inspiring travel reading – by Peter Goodfellow from Princeton University Press all about the crazy brilliant things that birds build which make even the most sophisticated human architect look pretty primitive in c..

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…the 1971 book by Benjamin Zablocki that just arrived in the mail (along with a pile of others – which will provide perfect plane reading on lots and lots of long long upcoming flights – ordered from a wishlist which gradually grew from sources I no longer recall) recounts his experiences visiting the Bruderhof – the intentional ..

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…came just as I was beginning to think that this town was all casinos and slot machines, just before my talk at the Nevada Museum of Art for the Art + Environment Conference, as I wandered around the corner to find the super cute inviting sophisticated food co-op – The Great Basin Community Food Co-op – ..

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…on Canal St. Martin in my new favorite Paris neighborhood of Bellevue is a welcome find this afternoon – again biking my way to all corners of town – where contemporary art, design, photography materials are a welcome jolt of inspiration in a town otherwise shuttered for the month, and I wish every neighborhood had ..

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