New Stage for a City: Designing the New Jersey Performing Arts Center

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In its first few months of operation, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center has won acclaim from performers and patrons, architecture and music critics. NJPAC is a triumph of collaboration as well as for the architects. Barton Myers Associates, and this book shows how many talented people worked together to fulfill a vision. It celebrates artistry in action and provides an invaluable resource for everyone who wants to understand the complexity of a major performing arts center. ...
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Overview

In its first few months of operation, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center has won acclaim from performers and patrons, architecture and music critics. NJPAC is a triumph of collaboration as well as for the architects. Barton Myers Associates, and this book shows how many talented people worked together to fulfill a vision. It celebrates artistry in action and provides an invaluable resource for everyone who wants to understand the complexity of a major performing arts center.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781875498918
  • Publisher: Images Publishing Group Pty, Limited
  • Publication date: 12/28/1998
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.97 (w) x 12.05 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 9
A tool for urban renewal 10
Building a creative team 14
Collaborating on the design 18
Acoustics and structure 40
Challenge of construction 56
Architecture of the Center 64
The road ahead 105
Excerpts from the Architect Selection Criteria 106
Building program: List of spaces and square-footage summary 107
Performing arts centers designed by Barton Myers Associates 109
Excerpts from a preliminary report on the acoustic design of Prudential Hall 117
Timeline of the NJPAC project 119
Materials and design features 121
NJPAC design and construction team: credits and profiles 122
NJPAC Board of Directors and administration 125
Inaugural year productions and programs 126
Photography credits 128
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