Public Architecture: The Art Inside by Mary Voelz Chandler, Curtis Fentress (Hardback, 2010)
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- DescriptionCurtis Fentress is an internationally kwn architect who passionately pursues the creation of sustainable and iconic public architecture. His studio focuses on inspired design for people, incorporating context and culture to create one-of-a-kind buildings for clients and users. This mograph spans the 30-year history of this invative studio, both examining the creative working process and tracing artistic influences from fashion, music, dance, sculpture, fine jewellery and other disciplines. Fentress' portfolio of award-winning designs includes world-class airports, museums, convention centers, courthouses, civic buildings, laboratories, higher education facilities, and office towers.
- Author BiographyCurtis Fentress was born in North Carolina, and graduated with honors from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. After leaving a position with I.M. Pei, Fentress joined the newly formed firm Kohn Pedersen Fox to continue his pursuit of large-scale public projects while striving to bring humanism to civic buildings. In the late 1970s, KPF sent him to Denver as project designer for a 36-story tower in Denver. In 1980, Fentress founded his own firm and later was awarded the opportunity to design Denver International Airport, which propelled him into the international realm. DIA, Incheon International Airport and numerous museums, convention centres and other civic buildings have earned Fentress Architects more than 300 awards for innovation and design excellence. Curtis Fentress, FAIA, RIBA, is the 2010 winner of the American Institute of Architects Thomas Jefferson Award, the highest honour in public architecture worldwide. Mary Voelz Chandler has pursued a long career writing for newspapers and magazines, including more than 20 years as art and architecture critic for the Rocky Mountain News in Denver. Over the past four decades, she has authored five books and has held reporting and editing positions throughout the United States. Her interest in the relationship of art, architecture, preservation and people inspired coverage that has won numerous awards. A native of St. Louis, Mo., Chandler is a graduate of the journalism school at the University of Missouri.
- Author(s)Curtis Fentress,Mary Voelz Chandler
- PublisherOro Editions
- Date of Publication15/10/2010
- Place of PublicationSan Rafael
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintOro Editions
- Content NoteIllustrations (some col.), plans
- Weight3080 g
- Width254 mm
- Height318 mm
- Spine43 mm
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