More Tales from John Law

It’s not published by Furnace Press, but we’re going to plug it anyway: Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society is the new book edited by John Law, author of The Space Between. In the words of Last Gasp: “A template for pranksters, artists, adventurers and anyone interested in rampant creativity, Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society is the history of the most influential underground cabal you’ve never heard of. … The group inspired Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club and Burning Man and helped start pop culture trends including flash mobs, urban exploration, and culture jamming.” Scheduled for early 2013, it also includes two short tales by FP’s Julia Solis.

Here is the book info from Last Gasp.

Newtown Creek

The photographer Anthony Hamboussi and Furnace Press co-founder/editor Paul Parkhill, who collaborated on our book LIC in Context, recently reconnected in print. In May 2010, Princeton Architectural Press released “Newtown Creek” by Anthony Hamboussi, with an afterword by Paul Parkhill. This very attractive new book should also be interesting to readers of our publication Copper on the Creek. And we like this recent review:

“While Hamboussi’s photography is powerful, provocative stuff, it is Paul Parkhill’s afterword – insightful thoughts on industrial New York and urban planning – that puts it all in context.”

To see the entire book review, go here.