SKETCHBOOK ON THE WORLD
Pen and Ink Travel Sketches
By Terrance J. Brown, FAIA
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The beautiful and skillfully drawn pen and ink illustrations in this volume are travel sketches by the New Mexico architect Terrance J. Brown, FAIA—recognized internationally for his contributions toward promoting cultural sensitivity in his architectural designs for native American communities. The drawings in this volume were sketched during his travels over the past fifty years. They include many drawings of New Mexico and also meticulous drawings of Mayan ruins, emotive illustrations from his Vietnam war journals and classic European sites sketched as a college student traveling in Europe. His eye for detail, for capturing the essence of scenes and settings, and for expressing the qualities of both the man-made tableaus and nature, is remarkable. We believe readers will be inspired by the way he interprets his world with simple ink lines and be encouraged to try their own hand at drawing everyday sights around them.
Terry is more than an architect and artist; he is a humanitarian whose career as an architect has provided creative architectural designs that have positively benefited the lives of thousands of Native Americans across the state of New Mexico and the western hemisphere. The first eight years of his career focused on improving the quality of life, education and the built environment for the rural poor in Central and South America. He is a co-founder of two rural Spanish schools and training centers in Guatemala that funded work in Maya linguistics that were instrumental in helping Maya Indians to develop an alphabet and dictionary in their native languages. Terry specializes in designing health care and educational projects for Native American communities. His work includes award winning Taos-Picuris Pueblos Health Center, Tohatchi Health Center and the Institute of American Indian Arts Museum in Santa Fe. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the recipient of the AIA Edward C. Kemper Award and the Whitney Young Jr. Medal, AIA’s highest award for demonstrating what a single architect can do to make the global community a better place to live.
8 1/2 X 11 Illustrated, Color