D. B. Dowd

Book Signing Event

The Five Pagodas Spartan Holiday No.2

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
6:00 to 8:00 pm.


A book signing event to celebrate the publication of Spartan Holiday No. 2, The Five Pagodas. D.B. Dowd’s illustrated serial combines journalistic reportage, memoir and history. The Five Pagodas follows Shanghai Pictorial, Dowd’s award-winning Spartan Holiday No.1, published in 2012.

Copies of both issues will be available for purchase via Square. Spartan Holiday sells for $12.95; students with ID will pay $9.95. Cash will not be accepted.


The School of the Visual Arts
132 West 21 Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
Room 201E, 2nd floor
NYC, NY 10011


Due to security considerations at the School of the Visual Arts, attendees must preregister for the event. Please send names of those coming to

D.B. Dowd teaches design and American culture
studies at Washington University in St. Louis.