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Public Architecture: The Art Inside

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Fentress Architects is an international design firm that passionately pursues the creation of sustainable and iconic public architecture. This monograph spans the 30-year history of the Denver-based firm and examines the creative working process, tracing artistic influences and references to fashion, poetry, music, dance, and related disciplines. Fentress is internationally known for his innovative, award-winning design portfolio of international airports, national museums, world-class convention centers, ...

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Overview

Fentress Architects is an international design firm that passionately pursues the creation of sustainable and iconic public architecture. This monograph spans the 30-year history of the Denver-based firm and examines the creative working process, tracing artistic influences and references to fashion, poetry, music, dance, and related disciplines. Fentress is internationally known for his innovative, award-winning design portfolio of international airports, national museums, world-class convention centers, courthouses and government buildings, high-rise office and mixed-use towers, laboratories, higher education facilities, and luxury multi-family residences.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780982622605
  • Publisher: ORO Editions
  • Publication date: 1/25/2011
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 10.20 (w) x 12.70 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author


Curtis 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 centers 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 honor 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.

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