Archive for the ‘books’ Category

Book list for the our book shop at the PMA!

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Here is a list of the books that will be available in the bookshop section of our installation!

In our book shop you will find shelves stocked with new and used books and magazines. These books will be for sale, but commerce is not the point. Our aim is to define a cultural space and to position the books as objects of discussion, exploration, explanation and departure.

The books we’ve chosen cover a wide range of topics: music, film, urban affairs, photography, fiction, philosophy, cycling, etc.. They are a living, breathing reading list that encourages the contemplation of different world-views and are an important source of inspiration for us. We hope that by sharing these books, we can demonstrate the direct link between being excited by the work of others and producing one’s own work.

Download the list here: Megawords_booklist

Hamburger Eyes Zines

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

We just received a fresh shipment of new zines from SF’s one and only Hamburger Eyes, come check out the new Zine Shop every friday afternoon at 319 n.11th st. #2I

Now Reading – Design as Art by Bruno Munari

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

“A designer is a planner with an aesthetic sense. “

Now reading – Capitalism Inside an Organization

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

This short text was written by former Enron Executive Vice President Pravin J. Jain. It was published by Portland’s Publication Studio. Publication Studio prints and binds books on demand using simple methods, clean design and basic materials. The books cover is made from a manila file folder, and the text pages are high quality laser prints. The paper is crisp and white, and the type is black and sharp.

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From “Soft City” by Jonathan Raban

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

“For better or worse, [the city] invites you to remake it, to consolidate it into a shape you can live in. You, too. Decide who you are, and the city will again assume a fixed form around you. Decide what it is, and your own identity will be revealed, like a map fixed by triangulation. Cities, unlike villages and small towns, are plastic by nature. We mould them in our images : they, in their turn, shape us by the resistance they offer when we try to impose our own personal form on them. In this sense, it seems to me that living in a city is an art, and we need the vocabulary of art, of style, to describe the peculiar relation between man and material that exists in the continual creative play of urban living. The city as we imagine it, the soft city of illusion, myth, aspiration, nightmare, is as real, maybe more real, than the hard city one can locate in maps and statistics, in monographs on urban sociology and demography and architecture.”

Now Reading – Bunker Archaeology

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Paul Virillio, 1975