280 pp
PB 197 x 130 mm
£12.99 / $16.95
Architecture / Politics
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Walking the Streets/Walking the Projects

Adventures in Social Democracy in NYC and DC

Owen Hatherley

Walking the Streets/Walking the Projects takes a walk through the housing projects of New York and Washington DC.

From cultural complexes in Manhattan to New Deal-era public housing developments in Brooklyn, from the social experiment of Roosevelt Island to Communist housing co-operatives in the Bronx, from the union-driven rebuilding of the Lower East Side to DC’s magnificent Metro, these projects prove that Americans could, in fact, plan and build fragments of a better society, which survive and sometimes thrive today in one of the unequal places on Earth. 

In the midst of a housing crisis and the search for new political alternatives, this book asks what a new generation of American socialists might be able to learn from these attempts at building a better world.

OWEN HATHERLEY is one of Britain’s foremost architecture critics. His books include Red Metropolis, Artificial Islands and Modern Buildings in Britain: A Gazetteer.

290 pp
PB 197 x 130 mm
£10.99 / $14.95
Tarot / MBS
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The Pixie and the Sorcerers 

The Untold Story of Pamela Colman Smith, Tarot, and the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn

Caroline Diezyn

An investigation into the unsung tarot deck artist and creator of the Rider Waite Smith deck, Pamela Colman Smith, and her relationship with the secret society, the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.

A member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn alongside people like W.B. Yeats and Maud Gonne, Smith was hired by A.E. Waite to illustrate a new deck of cards of the medieval Italian parlour game tarocchi. Paid a pittance for her work and never properly credited, The Pixie and the Sorcerers seeks to give her the attention she deserves while situating her life and work in the context of the Order and the tarot cards themselves.

CAROLINE DIEZYN is a writer, PhD candidate and artist in Ontario, Canada, whose work focuses on nostalgia, witches, cowboys and tarot in literature.