Storefront Books

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Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York has followed their announcement of the White House Redux competition, with the launch of a curated micro-bookshop this past Wednesday. A fascinating concept, “…its shelves will comprise a careful selection of books recommended by artists, architects, writers, filmmakers and other key figures who have helped shape Storefront’s unique identity over the past 25 years.

If the external facade of the gallery and store has piqued your curiosity, Archidose details the concept designed by starchitect Steven Holl and artist Vito Acconci on a mere $45,000 budget.

Storefront Books contains three sections as described below.

Storefront Books CURATED stocks a unique selection of books selected by key figures from Storefronts past and present. Each protagonist has been asked to submit a booklist of + – 10 books.

Toyo Ito
Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa/SANAA
Pedro Reyes
Beatriz Colomina
Vito Acconci
Eyal Weizman
Frederic Tuten
Hans Ulrich Obrist
Steven Holl
Matthew Stadler
Dan Graham

Storefront Books CCA KITAKYUSHU is an Artists’ book series, published by the Centre for Contemporary Art Kitakyushu in Japan. It contains a collection of more than 50 titles by international renowned artist. Each book has been produced to be a work of art in it self. Storefront will be the only retailer in the US of this rare collection.

Storefront Books FEATURED contains publications such as books, catalogues, magazines etc. that have featured at Storefront exhibition events or book launches. Most of these books are signed first editions.”

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