Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan and the Skyscraper

Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan and the Skyscraper

by Donald Hoffmann, Hoffmann
     
 

This profusely illustrated work offers abundant insights into the early development of the skyscraper and the influence of two master builders who played key roles in its evolution. Rare photos, floor plans, and renderings document such influential structures as Sullivan's Wainwright Building in St. Louis, Wright's Larkin building in Buffalo and many others.

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This profusely illustrated work offers abundant insights into the early development of the skyscraper and the influence of two master builders who played key roles in its evolution. Rare photos, floor plans, and renderings document such influential structures as Sullivan's Wainwright Building in St. Louis, Wright's Larkin building in Buffalo and many others.

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Architectural historian Hoffman uses photographs, sketches, and floor plans from such structures as Sullivan's Wainwright building in St. Louis and Wright's Price Tower in Bartlesville, OK to explore the evolution of the skyscraper and the contribution of architects to its development. Topics include the use of light, the profit motive behind construction, Sullivan's idealism, and Wright's "anti-skyscraper." A Dover original publication. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486402093
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
01/12/1998
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
9.33(w) x 10.74(h) x 0.24(d)

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