PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH
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"...the Murray and Franklin show..."

                              -- ELLE Brasil May 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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REVIEWS

 

DEZEEN JUNE 14, 2018

"Please Do Not Touch makes you realise how theatrical modernism truly was and still is"                 

 

        NEW YORK TIMES APRIL 10 2018                "Written as dueling monologues, the book offers a lively cultural history of Manhattan at the turn of the millennium. It is a love story — to the city, to the designers they featured and to each other — and it is very funny."   -PENELOPE GREEN

 

GOTHAM MAY/JUNE 2018

"Visually striking and creatively capitvating"                                           -LAUREN EPSTEIN

   

              ARCH DIGEST  APRIL 2018                        "...giddy delight..."  -MAYER RUS

 

    CURBED APRIL 2 2018   "A most compelling memoir" -KELSEY KEITH

 

        SURFACE APRIL 3 2018                        "Thoroughly entertaining" -AILEEN KWUN

 

AMAZON READER REVIEWS

"A cornucopia of wonders. This exquisitely produced book is filled with history, culture, design, autobiography, humor and a little leg-pulling too. My only regret is that I didn’t receive my copy in the depths of winter because this is a book to snuggle up with, to cure cabin fever, and to relish when no other responsibilities call."  -                                    -ANN M. ALTMAN

 

AVENUE MAGAZINE Spring 2018

"Please Do Not Touch is full of fun and absurdities--a double self-inflicted spoof..."                                 -Asher Edelman

 

 

 

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A witty and revealing memoir of the mid-1990s, when high design became art and there was no more exclusive club for high design than MOSS.

For almost twenty years the SoHo design gallery MOSS was the place where design, art, money, and glamour mixed. Murray Moss, the impresario behind the shop, and his partner, Franklin Getchell, were the leading arbiters of good taste and the new--launching the careers of now-established designers such as Studio Job and Maarten Baas while bringing back into fashion eighteenth-century porcelain and Tupperware. By mixing high and low MOSS shifted the design conversation from the galleries of MoMA to a storefront in SoHo. Please Do Not Touch is their witty insider confessions of that exciting time.
Natural storytellers, Moss and Getchell effortlessly weave entertaining and revealing tales that take the reader behind the scenes of MOSS's famous opening night parties and spectacular projects and partnerships with never-before-seen photographs from their personal archives. A memoir by two legends of modern design, Please Do Not Touch is sure to become a "bible" for cognoscenti and students alike--transporting lovers of modern design back to the time when high design first broke all barriers.

 

 

 

 

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APRIL 23

AT THE RIZZOLI BOOKSTORE  

 BEEN THERE. DID THAT.

 

MAY 6

RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN MUSEUM

 BEEN THERE. DID THAT.

 

JUNE 19

 CHICAGO!

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