Monthly Archives: August 2012

Join us for ADBC #3 on August 23: Mark Lamster on W.G. Sebald’s Austerlitz

Superscript invites you to the third meeting of ADBC, the Architecture and Design Book Club, with our special guest Mark Lamster.

On Thursday, August 23 join Superscript and author Mark Lamster for a discussion of W.G. Sebald’s text Austerlitz (2001), the story of an architectural historian in post-WWII Europe who finds the keys to his mysterious childhood memories through buildings, objects, and the urban landscape. “[Sebald] is an addiction and once buttonholed by his books, you have neither the wish nor the will to tear yourself away.”–Anthony Lane, The New Yorker

Superscript will be hosting the third edition of ADBC in the storefront lounge of WeWork’s landmarked building in Soho. We’ll have copies of the text available, but feel free to B.Y.O. Book! We also have several copies of Austerlitz available to giveaway to guests, courtesy of Random House. Be one of the first three to email a suggested reading for our next book club to, and you’ll receive a free copy of Austerlitz in advance of August 23 (copies available as of August 14).

Guest: Mark Lamster, author, Design Observer columnist, and Associate American Editor of The Architectural Review.

Text: W.G. Sebald, Austerlitz

Venue: The Lounge at WeWork Soho, 154 Grand Street @ Lafayette Street

Date: Thursday, August 23, 2012

6:30pm Introduction
6:45-7:30pm Discussion, Q&A
7:30pm Drinks reception

ADBC is a free and public book club. We invite anyone to drop in and join our informal conversations in different venues around the city.

Special thanks to:
Random House