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What's About to Happen in Architecture and Design Book Publishing

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 5 - 10pm

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There are many important changes and challenges rippling through the world of architecture and design book publishing. This program will consist of a panel of top editors and executives from leading publishing companies talking about the changes they see coming (or would like to see coming) in how architecture and design books are conceived, created, designed, and sold.

Free and open to the public, with RSVP.

The evening begins at 5:00 PM with a pop-up architecture and design book fair. The panel discussion is from 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM. A reception and the continuation of the book fair follows from 8:30 PM until 10:00 PM.

The panel discussion will address “What's About to Happen in Architecture and Design Book Publishing.”

The panel participants are:

  • Will Balliett, President and Publisher of Thames & Hudson Inc.
  • John Donatich, Director of Yale University Press
  • Pamela Horn, Head of Cross-Platform Publishing, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
  • Kyle May, Editor in Chief, CLOG

Moderated by Steve Kroeter: Editor in Chief, Designers & Books

This program is presented jointly by Designers & Books and The Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography at Cooper Union.


Located in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, at 41 Cooper Square (on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets)

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.