Lyrical, evocative, and keenly observed, Urdang’s memoir is an act of fierce witness, where life, love, death, family, history, memory, loss, and uncertainty are deeply explored. “My South Africa!” Urdang writes. “How could I have imagined for one instant that I could return to its beauty, and not its pain?” Indeed, beauty and pain suffuse these pages.
Book Launch: A Breed Apart: Reflections of a Young Refugee by Miriam Hoffman — in conversation w/ Avi Hoffman, feat. Lisa Gutkin & Eleanor Reissa
This intellectual and emotional journey describes author Miriam Hoffman’s experience as a young refugee girl growing up in a post-war DP (Displaced Person) refugee camp in Ulm, Germany, after the destruction of World War II.
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Join author and photographer Mihaela Noroc for a talk and slideshow, Q&A, and book signing for her new book, The Atlas of Beauty: Women of the World in 500 Portraits. This stunning collection, based on the author’s enormously popular online photography project, features portraits of 500 women from more than 50 countries, accompanied by revelatory captions that capture their personal stories.
Book Launch: By the Skin of Our Teeth: The Art and Design of Morning Breath by Jason Noto & Doug Cunningham — in conversation w/ Julian Alexander
Filled with dozens of full-color images, By the Skin of Our Teeth is an invaluable display of Morning Breath’s provocative, imaginative, and original style—a combination of the dream-like and the quotidian—that has captured the attention of artists, designers, and pop culture lovers everywhere.
PowerHouse Books presents the book launch for Skin Deep: Looking Beyond Tattoos by photographer Steven Burton. For decades now tattoos have been potent symbols of the Los Angeles gang-life scene. Skin Deep uniquely highlights the impact tattoos have on the way a person is perceived by showing what each participant might look like without them.