John Law
Thursday, March 5, 2009, 7:00 p.m.



book release party for
The Space Between
published by Furnace Press

The Space Between is a collection of three stories inspired by the author's lifelong obsession with bridges. An avid urban adventurer and bridge historian, the author shares his passion for these engineering marvels while delving into their potential to fuel our dreams, fears, and nightmares. Part dreamscapes, part adventure tales, these narratives take the reader on an exploration of bridges to inspire their contemplation on a structural as well as metaphysical level.

John Law was raised in the Midwest and dreamed about bridges from a very young age. He attended the first Suicide Club initiation a year after his arrival in San Francisco in 1976 and through his apprenticeship in that saturnalian cabal came to know many of the world's greatest bridge spans. It is his great good fortune to be affiliated with singular organizations such as Survival Research Labs, Dark Passage, Laughing Squid, the Cacophony Society, PeopleHater, Seemen, Circus Redickuless, S.F. Cyclecide, and The Madagascar Institute to name a few. He currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and enjoys a good cigar.

Furnace Press
was co-founded in 2005 by two Brooklyn-based arts groups, Ars Subterranea and Place in History. Both organizations focus on city architecture with a view towards the obscure and neglected: urban decrepitude, industrial ruins, disjointed neighborhoods. Furnace Press is intended as a means to communicate this interest both in documentary form and through artistic interpretations.

Each Furnace Press publication is produced under the auspices of either Ars Subterranea or Place in History. More information on these organizations can be found at the following websites:

Ars Subterranea:
The Society for Creative Preservation

Place in History