The moment from which I derive the greatest professional satisfaction is when someone walks into a house for the first time and says, "you nailed it!" That's the architecture of joy.
Mark P. Finlay
Once a young explorer content among the trees and nature of his boyhood home in Northbrook Illinois, Mark Finlay's passion for beauty and design drove him from the Chicago suburb to eventually work with the renowned architectural firm of Kevin Roche and John Dinkeloo. His wealth of experience grew over time, as a part of the team that completed some of the iconic works of Eero Saarinen. Branching out, Finlay started his own firm in 1984. After 35 masterful years, completing works of artful design around the country, Mark P. Finlay Architects offers us Country Houses: The Architecture of Mark P. Finlay.
This beautiful monograph invites readers into Finlay's artistic world, unveiling how his keen insights lead to creation of the most personal and memorable of spaces: a home. Alongside stunning photography, this distinctive and thoughtful volume delivers 12 of Finlay's finest works, all which have pushed creative boundaries. (April 1, 2018; ISBN: 9781864707298; IMAGES PUBLISHING).
Leafing through this selection from Southport architect Mark Finlay’s three-plus decades of work, you might get the feeling that he’s an architectural chameleon. And, it turns out, that’s a perfectly fitting metaphor.
New England Home
Finlay’s 30-year career is explored in the architect’s first tome. He discusses how he is able to design intimacy into his homes, despite their size and grandeur, in locations ranging from Virginia and South Carolina to the Rocky Mountains. His respect for tradition and knowledge of classical American architecture is evident no matter where the foundation is laid. (Images Publishing, May 2018)
Business of Home by Editor at Large
Journey into the wondrous world of architect Mark P. Finlay whose Connecticut firm has dotted the country with some of its prettiest residences. This monograph, arriving in May showcases a dozen works in pastoral locations displayed alongside descriptions and original sketches.
Distinctive and thoughtful volume delivers 12 of Finlay’s finest works, all which have pushed creative boundaries
Ocean Home Magazine
Dream Houses – Southport architect and design visionary Mark Finlay has created a stunning coffee-table book, Country Houses: The Architecture of Mark P. Finlay, from Images Publishing, release date: May 15. This beautiful monograph invites readers into Finlay’s artistic world, unveiling how his keen insights lead to creation of the most personal and memorable of spaces: a home. His best works are featured from Connecticut to New Hampshire to South Carolina, all of which push creative boundaries.
Country Houses: The Architecture of Mark P. Finlay highlights 12 of his projects and gives the reader a detailed architectural account of how they came to be. These are not the type of homes that are on your typical home tour, so it’s as if Mark has ushered us past the gates and granted us access to a world most of us only dream of. Finlay does not strive to have a style attributed to him, but rather wants each home to reflect it’s owners.
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