Date:March 23, 2017
Praise for Major’s Poor Richard series; Volume 3 is Now Available
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – Reviewers praised the first two volumes of Mark David Major’s Poor Richard series of almanacs for architects and planners as “worthwhile” and “thought-provoking,” which “readers will love” in “following both Benjamin Franklin and Ambrose Bierce” (Planning Magazine and Portland Book Review). Major was born and raised in the South St. Louis neighborhood of Tower Grove and attended Collinsville Senior High School on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River. He is a graduate of Clemson University in South Carolina with Bachelor of Arts degrees in History and Design (Architecture) and University College London in the United Kingdom with Master of Science and Doctorate of Philosophy degrees in Architecture.
The third and final volume, Poor Richard, Yet Another Almanac for Architects and Planners (Forum Books, 2017) is now available in print and digital format, exclusively on Kindle devices for the latter. Once again, Major’s Poor Richard offers common sense proverbs, astute observations, and general rules of thumb about architecture, urban design, town planning, and much more. Major blends original ideas with adapted wisdom in an easy-to-read manner designed to spark deeper thought about hearth and home, streets and cities, and people and society. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the future of the built environment. Poor Richard’s witticisms are often eloquent, sometimes biting, occasionally opaque in the absence of reflection, and always insightful. They offer a valuable resource for the entire year. A clarion call and warning for everyone involved in the creation of our built environments to embrace their better angels and reject the worse demons of human nature. In his Foreword to third volume, Andy Boenau (author of Emerging Trends in Transportation) argues that Major’s Poor Richard series of almanacs for architects and planners ““will do more for some readers than four years of higher education.”
Poor Richard, Yet Another Almanac for Architects and Planners is 148 pages with black and white illustrations published by Forum Books, available for purchase from these online booksellers.
Kindle Store: https://www.amazon.com/Richard-Another-Almanac-Architects-Planners-ebook/dp/B06WLJV6YC
Visit the Major’s Architecture and Urbanism blog at www.outlaw-urbanist.com or the Author’s Website at www.markdmajor.com for more information, including other titles by Mark David Major.
Poor Richard, Yet Another Almanac for Architects and Planners (Volume 3)
by Mark David Major with Foreword by Andy Boenau
Paperback, English, 148 pages
Forum Books, 2017