A book signing celebrating the recent publication of Vanishing Cincinnati, a compilation of the work of local artists David and Barbara Day, takes place noon to 3 p.m. Dec. 15 at Park + Vine. Copies of Vanishing Cincinnati are available for purchase and signing. Book signing is held in conjunction with Park + Shine: A Mini Craft Show.
About David and Barbara Day
For almost 50 years, the husband and wife partners of David Day, Designer & Associates, have worked as professional designers in Cincinnati. They have directed restorations of many Cincinnati landmarks, including the old Enquirer Building, 617 Vine Street. Their practice and studio is in the Pendleton Art Center, Over-the-Rhine.
The Days’ freehand working drawings for clients and contractors have become collectors items in their own right. Now many of these renderings, along with the Days’ original drawings, which were completed independently of commissioned projects, have been collected in Vanishing Cincinnati.
About Vanishing Cincinnati
The images and stories here reconnect us with the city’s century of greatness, from 1850 to 1950, when the urban fabric was tightly woven with an eclectic mix of residential neighborhoods, parks, shops, and entertainment, all nestled within embracing hilltops, and with a street-level infrastructure that was both functional and inspirational. The city’s extraordinary diversity of architecture, old and new, side by side, brings the fourth dimension of time into an equation that ennobles and enriches the Queen City.
The Day’s freely drawn images in Vanishing Cincinnati breathe life into the idea that careful preservation of these venerable structures brings longevity and cultural richness to the heart of the city. It can happen here. It did happen here. And now, with the resurgence of creativity of all kinds in Downtown and Over-the-Rhine, it is happening again.