Cincinnati Book Publishing (CBP) announces publication of Cincinnati’s Terrace Plaza Hotel: An Icon of American Modernism by University of Cincinnati DAAP graduate Shawn Patrick Tubb. Cincinnati Art Museum director Aaron Betsky wrote the foreword, which aptly describes the Terrace Plaza’s leadership position in the Modernist art and architecture movement in the U.S. after World War II.

The manuscript won CBP’s 2013 Young Voices Publication Award, which was sponsored by Judge Mark and Sue Ann Painter. Sponsors for the print edition are Erica Stoller of Esto Photgraphics, the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation, and FotoFocus. Book sales benefit the Cincinnati Art Museum and Cincinnati Preservation Association.

While the Terrace Plaza Hotel was celebrated in its time, its significance has been all but forgotten in our own. Tubb reintroduces the young designers, famous artists, and ingenious builders who collaborated to produce this radically new mixed-use complex. The star is pioneering woman architect Natalie de Blois, who waited 60 years to be recognized for her work. The story of her first-time, CPA-sponsored visit to Cincinnati is a moving one.
Books will be available for purchase and autograph by the author at The Booksellers on Fountain Square, November 9, noon until 2 p.m. and at the CPA Annual Member Meeting on November 10, at Clifton Cultural Arts Center. Autographed books may be purchased at the Cincinnati Art Museum and Contemporary Arts Center, and from the publisher.

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