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Pavilion Living

Architecture, Patronage, and Well-Being (Hardcover in slipcase)

310 pages
Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers Llc
Pavilion Living, Architecture, Patronage, and Well-Being, looks at the architecture of three recently completed pavilions by Peter Zimmerman Architects on the gardens of a large private house on Philadelphia’s Main Line, and the associated characteristics that accompany these beautifully conceived and carefully built structures. Located on a portion of what was once the extensive property of the Ardrossan Estate, an early 20th-century Georgian Revival mansion by Horace Trumbauer, the new pavilions accompany one of the next generation of houses that can now be seen on the rolling hills of the historic manor.

The owners who commissioned the pavilions have taken on the responsibility of maintaining the land and character of the property as serious patrons of art, architecture, and landscape. Yet these new buildings also enhance the landscape, providing richer experiences in closer connection to nature, celebrating in fresh and harmonious ways the property’s extraordinary history and the family’s desire to enjoy the simple pleasures of life outdoors. To be sure, Pavilion Living is a story that encompasses architecture, patronage, and the art of benessere (well-being) with the aim of serving designers and homeowners seeking similar solutions to meaningful outdoor living.
Author Bio
Victor Deupi is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Miami School of Architecture. His research focuses on the early modern Spanish and Ibero-American world, mid-20th-century Cuba, and contemporary architecture. His books include Architectural Temperance (2015), Transformations in Classical Architecture (2018), Emilio Sanchez in New York and Latin America (2020), Cuban Modernism, with Jean-Francois Lejeune (2021), Emilio Sanchez Revisited, with LnS Gallery (2021), and Stables and Wineries of the World, both with Oscar Riera Ojeda (2021). Pavilion Living is his fifth book with Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers.

Peter Zimmerman is the Owner and a Principal of Peter Zimmerman Architects, Inc. Founded in 1982, the firm specializes in custom, residential architecture. Mr. Zimmerman provides design leadership in the firm while maintaining hands on involvement in all projects. In addition to the national recognition awarded to Peter Zimmerman Architects Inc. over the past 40 years, as part of his graduate studies, Mr. Zimmerman was awarded a grant from the prestigious Graham Foundation for the Continued Arts and served as editor of the Harvard Architectural Review. Specialties: Residential Architecture, Comprehensive Property Planning, Restoration, Renovations and Additions and Conservation Easements.

Julieann Shanahan is a financial professional with over 20 years’ experience having worked in Vanguard's Investment Strategy Group, GE Capital, and Neuberger Berman. Her first job in finance was in Milan, Italy, working for an Italian family office where she developed a profound love of Italian culture and patrimony. Currently, she serves various philanthropic organizations including the Episcopal Academy Board of Trustees, and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation Board of Advisors. She has completed numerous renovation projects and remains an avid traveler to this day. This is her first book.

Jeffrey Totaro has had a life-long interest in design and construction. Before becoming a photographer, he worked as an architect and structural engineer for a prominent Philadelphia firm. During his education and early career, his strong interest in design was coupled with an interest in photographing architecture and interiors. A self-taught photographer, Jeffrey transitioned to professional photography in 1996 and has since built an impressive portfolio of commercial, residential, and institutional photography for leading firms in Philadelphia, Boston, New York, Washington DC and elsewhere around the country. Jeffrey’s education and professional experience as an architect and engineer make him well-suited to photograph the built environment. His photographs capture design intent, structural complexity, and architectural detail to best illustrate each projects significance. He values a collaborative relationship with clients and considers it an essential part of the process for successful photography. Responsive and understanding, Jeffrey’s patience and commitment to capturing the essence of a design is evident in the images he produces. His meticulous attention to detail throughout the photographic process includes advance scouting of locations, careful arrangement of views for elegant and clean compositions, technical proficiency and creativity in the appropriate use of lighting, and the latest in high-resolution digital technology.

Oscar Riera Ojeda is an editor and designer based in the US, China, and Argentina. Born in 1966, in Buenos Aires, he moved to the United States in 1990. Since then, he has published over three hundred books, assembling a remarkable body of work notable for its thoroughness of content, timeless character, and sophisticated and innovative craftsmanship. • Oscar Riera Ojeda’s books have been published by many prestigious publishing houses across the world, including Birkhäuser, Byggförlaget, The Monacelli Press, Gustavo Gili, Thames & Hudson, Rizzoli, Damiani, Page One, ORO editions, Whitney Library of Design, and Taschen. • Oscar Riera Ojeda is also the creator of numerous architectural book series, including Ten Houses, Contemporary World Architects, The New American House and The New American Apartment, Architecture in Detail, and Single Building. • His work has received many international awards, in-depth reviews, and citations. He is a regular contributor and consultant for several publications in the field. • In 2001 Oscar Riera Ojeda founded ORO Editions, a company at which he was responsible for the completion of nearly one hundred titles. In 2008 he established his current publishing venture, Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers, a firm with fifteen employees and locations across three continents.