The Fusion of Architecture & Art: The Judaic Work of Kenneth Treister

 
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In this rare view of six projects, award-winning architect and artist Kenneth Treister expresses the importance of uniting architecture and art to create sacred spaces. His poetic sensibility combines with the vast wingspan of his creative vision to produce exceptional works for those interested in Judaism, architecture and art.The impressive photographic skills of architectural photographer Laszlo Regos allow us to share in the beauty of these rich spaces. There is also a compelling Foreword by the world-renowned scholar and author Rabbi Yitz Greenberg. This book includes: Temple Israel’s award wining Gumenick Chapel; the restoration of Temple Emanu-El; the hand-carved murals at Beth David Congregation: the Synagogue at Miami’s Jewish Home; the University of Florida’s Judaica Suite at the Smathers Libraries; and his most important work, Miami Beach’s Holocaust Memorial.

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KENNETH TREISTER 1-06-2015 Kenneth Treister, FAIA, has spent a lifetime creating art In addition to being an international architect and a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects. He is an accomplished painter, sculptor, photographer, author and lecturer. Kenneth Treister’s art has been exhibited in galleries and fine art museums throughout the world. He is a member of Real Academia de Belles Arts de Sant Jorge, Barcelona, Spain, established in 1849 by Elizabeth II as the Provincial Academy of Fine Arts. He was awarded the Silver Medal and The Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Institute of Architects, Miami and in 2013 the Gold Medal from the American Institute of Architects, Florida, their highest honor. Triester has lectured at Universities in the United States, Chile, China, Israel, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, and Bali to name a few. He was an adjunct Professor of Architecture at the University of Miami and the University of Florida. He has been published in over fifty professional journals. He has written nine books on art and architecture: Chinese Architecture, Urban Planning and Landscape Design, University of Florida, Press, 1987; A Sculpture of Love and Anguish, SPI Books, 1993; Habaneros, The People of Havana, Ediciones Universal, 1997; Chapel of Light, Jewish Ceremonial Art in the Sophie & Nathan Gumenick Chapel, Union of American Hebrew Congregations Press, 2,000; Cherubim & Palm Trees, The Judaic Art of Temple Emanu-El, KTAV Publishing House, 2003; Havana Forever, A Pictorial and Cultural History of an Unforgettable City, University Press of Florida, 2009; Maya Architecture, Temples in the Sky, University Press of Florida, 2013; Easter Island’s Silent Sentinels, University of New Mexico Press, 2013; Bok Tower Gardens, America’s Taj Mahal, Rizzoli, 2013; The Fusion of Architecture & Art; The Judaic Work of Kenneth Treister, Books and Books Press, 2015.

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