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powerHouse Books is an independent publisher of art and photography books founded in 1995 by Daniel Power, based near the Brooklyn waterfront of DUMBO in The powerHouse Arena.[2]

PowerHouse Books
PowerHouse Books Logo.jpg
Founded1995
FounderDaniel Power
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationBrooklyn
DistributionPenguin Random House Publisher Services[1]
Publication typesBooks
Nonfiction topicsphotography
Official websitewww.powerhousebooks.com
Interior of powerHouse Arena Bookstore, 2019
Photobooks – by Max Kozloff (ed), Christoph Bangert, Mark Cohen, Larry Fink, Jeff Mermelstein, and Michael Spano – from powerHouse (among unrelated Pelicans)

The powerHouse Arena also serves as a gallery, bookstore, and event space often used to promote artists working with the publisher.[3]

DetailsEdit

powerHouse primarily focuses on photography. Prominent photographers published by the firm include Jack Pierson, Ron Galella, Helen Levitt, Danny Lyon, and the cooperative Magnum Photos.[4][5][6][7] In November 2008, the book Yes We Can: Barack Obama's History-Making Presidential Campaign by Scout Tufankjian sold out its initial print of 55,000 a month before its official December release, prompting powerHouse to print 22,000 more copies.[8]

It also publishes artists known for work in other fields. It partnered with Charlie Ahearn on Wild Style: The Sampler, a behind-the-scenes look at Ahearn's 1982 Wild Style, considered the first hip hop film.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Penguin Random House Publisher Services | Current Clients". Retrieved 2017-11-14.
  2. ^ Reid, Calvin (10 July 2006). "PowerHouse sets up shop in Brooklyn". Publishers Weekly. Reed Business Information. Archived from the original on 1 December 2008. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  3. ^ Deahl, Rachel (1 December 2008). "PowerHouse Sees Green with Event Space". Publishers Weekly. Reed Business Information. Archived from the original on 11 December 2008. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  4. ^ Goldberg, Vicki (24 December 1995). "Photography View; Intimate Snapshots from the Underground". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 December 2008.
  5. ^ Gefter, Philip (10 June 2007). "36 Hours in New York". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 December 2008.
  6. ^ Banks, Eric (10 June 2005). "When a Neighborhood Fell, and Barely Made a Sound". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 December 2008.
  7. ^ "Best Sellers". The New York Times. 1 December 2001. Retrieved 18 December 2008.
  8. ^ Andriana, Lynn (18 November 2008). "PowerHouse Sells Out First Printing of Obama Book". Publishers Weekly. Reed Business Information. Archived from the original on 26 November 2009. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  9. ^ Wignall, James (2 October 2007). "A walk on the wild side". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 December 2008.

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