Description - Cesar Pelli: Life in Architecture by Michael J. Crosbie

This new monograph celebrates the creative accomplishments of one of the world's most influential architects, Cesar Pelli. The book surveys this extraordinary body of work in terms of the AIA's Gold Medalist's design, architecture, and planning, tracing Pelli's motivation as a leading designer and teacher, and the evolution of his work over the span of half a century. More than 50 projects from around the globe - museums, theatres, offices, laboratories, airports, cultural centres, civic works and master plans - are presented in rich full colour with insights from Pelli that delve into the design and construction of these landmarks from a practice that has thrived for nearly 40 years. This compendium of Pelli's life in architecture offers a unique perspective into this master architect's contribution to contemporary design and building, and its continuing impact on the world's architectural scene. AUTHOR: Michael J. Crosbie, Ph.D., FAIA, is Professor of Architecture at the University of Hartford. He is the editor-in-chief of Faith & Form: The Interfaith Journal on Religion, Art, and Architecture. Dr. Crosbie is the author of more than 20 books on architecture, and has edited and contributed to approximately 20 others. The author of hundreds of articles on architecture, design, and practice, Dr. Crosbie is a frequent contributor to international print and online publications, and lectures on architecture throughout the United States and abroad. A registered architect, Dr. Crosbie was the Walton Visiting Critic at The Catholic University of America School of Architecture and Planning in 2015. SELLING POINTS: . Showcasing one of the world's leading architects, Cesar Pelli, this book is beautifully packaged and designed, and richly illustrated with insightful commentary from Michael J. Crosbie, Ph.D., FAIA . Projects featured include retail and mixed-use projects, libraries and museums, academic buildings, research centres, residences and master plans . This book is a highly inspirational reference title for those in the architecture, urban planning and design industries 1,000 colour images

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