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Today on Cool Stuff in the Mail: Camera Crazy by Christopher D. Salyers and Buzz Poole is an encyclopedic celebration of toy cameras. As Salyers writes, “The most important aspect of the toy camera is the unexpected fun you can have with it.” The book has pages and pages of colorful toy cams cataloged by type (“Novelty Cameras” includes a KFC Chicken Camera and a Nickelodeon Photo Blaster) or cultural movement (Lomography & the Analog Movement, Japanese Camera Culture). There are even some philosophical tidbits on aesthetics and photography. I’ll leave you with one:

It is easy, and fair, to be critical of how the proliferation of photography has forever changed our relationship with the image and how the image informs perspectives of reality. … Toy cameras and the images they produce unapologetically call attention to the schism between object and image, letting us forget about mimetic principles and shutter speeds to enjoy the simple act of creation, triggered by an individual who wants to add something new to the world.

-Intern Bita

So awesome—thanks, NPR!

Our much-anticipated new book CAMERA CRAZY is out later this month! See Pikachu and other novelty cameras in this fun book by Buzz Poole and Christopher D. Salyer.


Join us for a number of NYC book launch events this month and next month. Details on our Tumblr: prestelusa.tumblr.com

Our much-anticipated new book CAMERA CRAZY is out later this month! See Pikachu and other novelty cameras in this fun book by Buzz Poole and Christopher D. Salyer.


Join us for a number of NYC book launch events this month and next month. Details on our Tumblr: prestelusa.tumblr.com

Let’s Get CAMERA CRAZY!

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Prestel’s much-anticipated new book CAMERA CRAZY is out later this month!

CAMERA CRAZY by Buzz Poole and Christopher D. Salyers celebrates the history of toy and novelty cameras, explores how these items spurred international photography movements, and makes clear just how popular they remain these days.

Join us for any or all of the following events celebrating CAMERA CRAZY in NYC over the next few weeks.

October 23, 6pm - 8pm: Launch Party @ NYC Lomography Store- 
41 West 8th Street
Refreshments will be served as Buzz Poole and Christopher Salyers answer questions. Newly released copies of CAMERA CRAZY will also be available for purchase and signing.
October 28, 7pm: Buzz Poole and Christopher D. Salyers talk CAMERA CRAZY @ BookCourt-
163 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY
Buzz and Christopher will discuss the book, answer questions, and sign copies at this release party.
November 4, 7pm - 8pm: Buzz Poole and Christopher D. Salyers talk CAMERA CRAZY @ The Strand-
828 Broadway & 12th Street
The guys will talk about popular models like the Kodak Brownie, which made its debut in 1900 and brought home photography to the masses; the Holga, a fan favorite of fine artists; and more. Buzz & Christopher will also be raffling FREE cameras from their own collection— buy a copy of CAMERA CRAZY as an event ticket in order to win!
November 19, 6pm - 8pm: The New York Public Library hosts CAMERA CRAZY as part of their Design and Style Series @ NYPL-
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 5th Avenue & 42nd Street - South Court Auditorium
Buzz Poole and Christopher D. Salyer will be on a panel talking analog photography, along with Michelle Bates, Christopher Bonanos, Paul Kwiatkowski, Christian Polt, and John Putnam. Copies of the book with be sold and attendees are encouraged to bring their own favorite toy camera to show and tell.

(Image above): 

GAME BOY CAMERA

Manufactured in Japan for Nintendo. Year: 1998.

We’ve got all of your favorites as well as brand new titles here at Dwell on Design (and with a discount too!). We’re here for the duration of the expo (today - Saturday). Come say hi!  (at Dwell on Design NY, 82 Mercer Street )

We’ve got all of your favorites as well as brand new titles here at Dwell on Design (and with a discount too!). We’re here for the duration of the expo (today - Saturday). Come say hi! (at Dwell on Design NY, 82 Mercer Street )

Be sure to follow us on Twitter to follow all of our Dwell on Design NY updates! 


Dwell on Design New York, hosted by Dwell Magazine, is going on in SoHo tomorrow through Saturday. Designers & Books presents a carefully curated book fair at #DonDNY which includes Prestel, Gestalten, and Lars Müller titles. 


Stop by our tables to say hello and to take a look at some new and favored titles. More at: dwellondesign.com/book-fair  (at 82Mercer)

Be sure to follow us on Twitter to follow all of our Dwell on Design NY updates!


Dwell on Design New York, hosted by Dwell Magazine, is going on in SoHo tomorrow through Saturday. Designers & Books presents a carefully curated book fair at #DonDNY which includes Prestel, Gestalten, and Lars Müller titles.


Stop by our tables to say hello and to take a look at some new and favored titles. More at: dwellondesign.com/book-fair (at 82Mercer)

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Just another day at the office. 😍📚 #prestel

Just another day at the office. 😍📚 #prestel

Tags: prestel

#repost from @davidzwirnerbooks!

Copies of our book Jason Rhoades: Four Roads will be available tomorrow @thekitchen_nyc @ 4PM where @icaphiladelphia’s Ingrid Schaffner will give a lecture on #JasonRhoades. This event is hosted by @davidzwirner. 


In addition to the lecture and book launch, Jason Rhoades: PeaRoeFoam is on display @davidzwirner until October 18th!

#repost from @davidzwirnerbooks!

Copies of our book Jason Rhoades: Four Roads will be available tomorrow @thekitchen_nyc @ 4PM where @icaphiladelphia’s Ingrid Schaffner will give a lecture on #JasonRhoades. This event is hosted by @davidzwirner.


In addition to the lecture and book launch, Jason Rhoades: PeaRoeFoam is on display @davidzwirner until October 18th!

Happy Friday!! It’s getting a little spooky here in the office…

Happy Friday!! It’s getting a little spooky here in the office…

David Zwirner is hosting a public lecture by Ingrid Schaffner on Jason Rhoades to coincide with the release of Jason Rhoades: Four Roads and the exhibition Jason Rhoades: PeaRoeFoam at David Zwirner (on view until October 18th!).
Saturday, October 4, 2014, 4 PM, at The Kitchen (512 West 19th Street, New York)
This lecture is free & open to the public, but reservations are encouraged. 
To RSVP and for more information, contact:
Aaron Cator at David Zwirner +1 212 727 2070 or acator@davidzwirner.com
About Ingrid Schaffner - Ingrid Schaffner is Chief Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennslyvania in Philadelphia where she has supervised ICA’s exhibition program since 2000.She was the curator of the critically acclaimed exhibition, Jason Rhoades, Four Roads (September – December 2013), which is currently on view at Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany (through January 2015) and then travels to BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, United Kingdom (February – May 2015) and other venues to be announced. 

More about the exhibition - 
Jason Rhoades: PeaRoeFoam
on view through October 18 at David Zwirner
537 West 20th Street, New York

More about the book - 
Jason Rhoades, Four Roads
published by ICA Philadelphia/Prestel
Texts by Ingrid Schaffner, Martha Buskirk, Chris Kraus, Linda Norden, and Paul Schimmel

(Image above) - Installation view of The Grand Machine / THEAREOLA (2002) at the 2008 Whitney Biennial, New York. Courtesy Estate of Jason Rhoades, Galerie Hauser & Wirth, and David Zwirner, New York/London

David Zwirner is hosting a public lecture by Ingrid Schaffner on Jason Rhoades to coincide with the release of Jason Rhoades: Four Roads and the exhibition Jason Rhoades: PeaRoeFoam at David Zwirner (on view until October 18th!).

Saturday, October 4, 2014, 4 PM, at The Kitchen (512 West 19th Street, New York)

This lecture is free & open to the public, but reservations are encouraged. 

To RSVP and for more information, contact:

Aaron Cator at David Zwirner +1 212 727 2070 or acator@davidzwirner.com

About Ingrid Schaffner - Ingrid Schaffner is Chief Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennslyvania in Philadelphia where she has supervised ICA’s exhibition program since 2000.She was the curator of the critically acclaimed exhibition, Jason Rhoades, Four Roads (September – December 2013), which is currently on view at Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany (through January 2015) and then travels to BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, United Kingdom (February – May 2015) and other venues to be announced. 

More about the exhibition - 

Jason Rhoades: PeaRoeFoam

on view through October 18 at David Zwirner

537 West 20th Street, New York

More about the book - 

Jason Rhoades, Four Roads

published by ICA Philadelphia/Prestel

Texts by Ingrid Schaffner, Martha Buskirk, Chris Kraus, Linda Norden, and Paul Schimmel

(Image above) - Installation view of The Grand Machine / THEAREOLA (2002) at the 2008 Whitney Biennial, New York. Courtesy Estate of Jason Rhoades, Galerie Hauser & Wirth, and David Zwirner, New York/London

"Happiness is a cup of coffee & a really good book."

"Happiness is a cup of coffee & a really good book."

Happy #WheelWednesday! What’s your #PreferredMode of transportation in the city? Let us know and be sure to pick up a copy of New York Bike Style by Sam Polcer to check out more stylish cyclists in NYC! 



@bikenewyork @polcer @preferredmode #Bike #cycle #bicycle #nyc #photography #photos #travel #prestel #publishing #books #wednesday  (at 🚲)

Happy #WheelWednesday! What’s your #PreferredMode of transportation in the city? Let us know and be sure to pick up a copy of New York Bike Style by Sam Polcer to check out more stylish cyclists in NYC!

@bikenewyork @polcer @preferredmode #Bike #cycle #bicycle #nyc #photography #photos #travel #prestel #publishing #books #wednesday (at 🚲)

Don’t forget to stop by the Killer Heels event tonight!

Don’t forget to stop by the Killer Heels event tonight!

We’re one week away from the ULTIMATE ladies night out. Join Prestel, Strand bookstore, and Club Monaco at Club Monaco’s 5th Ave location for the launch of the #KillerHeels exhibit happening now at the Brooklyn Museum! 


We will be joined by Lisa Smalls and Caroline Weber, two contributors of the fabulous #KillerHeels book! 


See you there! 9/24 @ 160 5th Ave btw 20 & 21st Streets. 6:30 - 7:30 PM (at Club Monaco Fifth Avenue)

We’re one week away from the ULTIMATE ladies night out. Join Prestel, Strand bookstore, and Club Monaco at Club Monaco’s 5th Ave location for the launch of the #KillerHeels exhibit happening now at the Brooklyn Museum!


We will be joined by Lisa Smalls and Caroline Weber, two contributors of the fabulous #KillerHeels book!


See you there! 9/24 @ 160 5th Ave btw 20 & 21st Streets. 6:30 - 7:30 PM (at Club Monaco Fifth Avenue)

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Loved seeing the #KillerHeels exhibit last night @brooklynmuseum! We don’t want to give too much away, but how about this for a #Killer entrance? 

Check it out! Over 100 UNREAL heels to look at, and our book of 160+ shoes in the book store. Runs now through February!  (at Brooklyn Museum)

Loved seeing the #KillerHeels exhibit last night @brooklynmuseum! We don’t want to give too much away, but how about this for a #Killer entrance?

Check it out! Over 100 UNREAL heels to look at, and our book of 160+ shoes in the book store. Runs now through February! (at Brooklyn Museum)

Love this portrait from @voguemagazine of Nick Cave with one of his sculptures @jackshainmanny.

Join us @nypubliclibrary tonight 6-8PM to hear Nick Cave himself discuss his new book, Epitome, with @creativetimenyc’s NATO Thompson!

Love this portrait from @voguemagazine of Nick Cave with one of his sculptures @jackshainmanny.

Join us @nypubliclibrary tonight 6-8PM to hear Nick Cave himself discuss his new book, Epitome, with @creativetimenyc’s NATO Thompson!