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November 30, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In-Person: An Evening with Laura Paresky Gould & James Voorhies


November 30, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Books & Books presents…


in conversation with

James Voorhies


Seeing Differently: Miami Color Theory

(Tra Publishing, $40.00)

Thursday, November 30th, 7:00 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables


Books & Books is thrilled to present an evening with Laura Paresky Gould & James Voorhies discussing her engaging book: Seeing Differently: Miami Color Theory (Tra Publishing, $40.00).

This event is FREE and open to the public and books will be available for purchase the night of the event! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.

About the Book:

Learn to see differently and develop mindful awareness through Laura Paresky Gould’s colorful, minimal photographs of Miami.

In Seeing Differently: Miami Color Theory, graphic designer, photographer, and artist Laura Paresky Gould depicts the vibrant beauty of Miami while teaching engaging lessons about seeing and art. Photography can be meditation with your eyes open.

This multi-hued catalog of shapes, shadows, and architectural gems of Miami showcases over 160 images, includes insightful quotes from famous photographers, and a foreword by Silvia Cubina, executive director of The Bass, Miami Beach’s contemporary art museum.

Seeing Differently is inspired by the three-part video series on digital photography Paresky Gould created for The Bass, and a compilation of her sophisticated smartphone images posted on her Instagram account, @miamicolortheory, where she explores the art of Minimal Photography, the Seven Elements of Art, Five Composition Techniques, and The Practice of Seeing. @miamicolortheory was awarded “Best Instagram” by the Miami New Times. Paresky Gould’s @miamicolortheory photos were featured on Apple’s Instagram on two separate occasions.


About the Author:

Laura Paresky Gould is a graphic designer, animator, photographer and fine artist. Since January 2021 she has been photographing Miami in bright, saturated colors found in architecture and inanimate objects, using just an iPhone. She posts these images daily on her Instagram @miamicolortheory, which has garnered attention worldwide.

Prior to @miamicolortheory, Gould designed internationally award-winning motion graphics for Nike, E! Entertainment Television, CBS, and NBC earning her numerous accolades.

Her photographs have appeared in numerous national publications, including The New York Times, USA Today, The Miami Herald, Elle, Esquire, Vogue, and more.

She graduated from Duke University and received a master’s degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. SEEING DIFFERENTLY is her first book.

About the Moderator:

James Voorhies, Curator, The Bass, and author of Postsensual Aesthetics: On the Logic of the Curatorial (MIT Press, 2023) and Beyond Objecthood: The Exhibition as a Critical Form since 1968 (MIT Press, 2017). Prior to The Bass, he served as director of the Tony Smith Foundation in New York, and before that curator and director of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University.