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Tower of Pasadena: The Art and Architecture of St. Andrew Church Hardcover – November 27, 2011
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About the Author
ARTHUR (TRI) FRITZ is writer whose articles have appeared in National Catholic Register, DGA Magazine, You! Magazine and Patch.com. He is the creator and editor of NellieBlyOnline.com, an historical resource website about pioneering investigative journalist Nellie Bly. Tri has a degree in communications from Loyola Marymount University and an MBA from Azusa Pacific University. He lives in Pasadena with his wife and daughter.
DAVID CRANE has documented news stories as a photojournalist for more than 25 years. His images of celebrities, politicians, musicians and sports figures have appeared in Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, and LIFE. A Brooks Institute Scholarship recipient and National Press Photographers Association Photographer of the Year, David takes a candid, documentary style approach to his work, and he has a rare ability to turn life into art.
Top Customer Reviews
Mr. Fritz's text, including a brief history of this Catholic parish's beginnings in 1886 to its development over the next 125 years, is informative and appropriately spare. His explication of the church's footprint is masterful, so much so that a visitor could use the textual prompts in this work as "maps" to, should we say, every nook and cranny of this heavenly edifice. In addition, there are many fascinating "side" stories in this work, including the artistic genius behind making the church's twenty-four columns appear most certainly to be made of marble instead of their actual concrete casts and steel supports along with plaster mixes and the Restoration Committee's attention to detail in having three layers of wallpaper removed from several areas, including the vestibule and a wall behind the Blessed Sacrament altar.Read more ›
This would make a great hostess gift for Pasadena residents--or anyone interested in American church architecture.