Tuesday, December 04, 2012

"Enamored with Place" Book Event with Author Wendy Bertrand, Dec. 15th, 2-4pm!

Florey's Books welcomes author and architect Wendy Bertrand as she discusses her book "Enamored with Place: As Woman + As Architect"

***Saturday, Dec. 15th, 2-4pm***

About the Book:

Lyrical, insightful, and pleasantly avant-garde, this is the story of an intensely creative and ambitious young woman who discovered her love for place, for design, for building - that is, for architecture - even before she knew the word. It is an easy-to-read account chronicling the life and times of one of the few female to enter the field of architecture in th early '60s. As a single mother, Wendy Bertrand accepted the job security over the potential glamour, prestige, or celebrity of private practice, where architectural stars shine. She tells us how she pursued a career while continuing to value her perspective and insight as a woman, a mother, and someone who cares passionately about social equity. Her love of place infuses every aspect of her personal and professional life.

She tells us of her adventures in travel, education, marriage, childbirth, motherhood, and work. This everyday architect worked in the traditionally male-valued US Navy from 1973 to 1991, and within her civilian job she found ways to add humanistic features to that institutional military engineering culture. She took pride in public service while creating opportunities to improve workplace norms. In effect, the management and design decisions she embraced continue to challenge cultural convention in the workplace today. She reflects on how what she knows now could influence thw way our culture goes about the making of place.

This is also a story about a woman coming into her own as she matures, enjoys the fiber arts, and embraces the elements of her life that have enduring value.

Learn more at her site:



We hope to see you!

***Saturday, Dec. 15th, 2-4pm***

Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 8pm every day (Dec. 1st-24th)