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James Carpenter

James Carpenter

Environmental Refractions
Princeton Architectural Press

By Sandro Marpillero,Contributions by Jrg Schlaich,and Kenneth Frampton


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James Carpenter is an artist and sculptor whose work focuses on developing new glass and material technologies. His interest in architecture has evolved into a unique design practice that ranges from technical glass and materials consulting to designing curtain walls, roofing systems, bridges, and sculptures. In James Carpenter: Environmental Refractions, the artist's first monograph, author Sandro Marpillero explores the unique opportunities afforded by the transparency, reflectivity, and compressive strength of glass. With over 300 images, this book brings to light the work of an exciting designer crossing the boundaries between architecture, engineering, and fine arts. James Carpenter Design Associates, founded in 1978, has worked collaboratively with preeminent architects and engineers in the United States and abroadincluding Norman Foster, Richard Meier, SOM, and Michael Van Valkenburghcreating the artistic complement to many significant buildings. James Carpenter, in collaboration with Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum, have been chosen to design and build an undulating glass dome for the new Penn Station.

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Size: 8-7/10 x 11 in;
Pages: 176 pp;
200 color and 100 B/W images
Format: Hardcover
Publication: August 2006
ISBN: 9781568986081
ISBN10: 1568986084
Sandro Marpillero is an associate professor at Columbia University in New York. Born in Italy, he is an architect and writes regularly for the architecture journals A + U, Casabella, Rassegna, and Lotus International.