Meeting Louis at the Fair: The Projects and Photographs of Louis Clemens Spiering, World's Fair Architect
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Meeting Louis at the Fair: The Projects and Photographs of Louis Clemens Spiering, World's Fair Architect

by Carol S. Porter
     
 

Louis Spiering was one of St. Louis' most intriguing, if not the best known, architects at the turn of the nineteenth century. In a life cut tragically short, Spiering, product of a prominent German-American St. Louis family, graduated from the famed Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, served as an architect for the 1904 World's Fair and designed the world-class Sheldon…  See more details below

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Louis Spiering was one of St. Louis' most intriguing, if not the best known, architects at the turn of the nineteenth century. In a life cut tragically short, Spiering, product of a prominent German-American St. Louis family, graduated from the famed Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, served as an architect for the 1904 World's Fair and designed the world-class Sheldon Concert Hall. One artifact Spiering left behind was his personal journal of photographs from the World's Fair. These snapshots, unseen for nearly a century, reveal the fair's grand undertaking through a young architect's eyes. More than a biography, Meeting Louis brings Spiering to life, as Carol Porter imagines the thoughts of this talented, romantic figure at the dawn of a new century and the exposition that brought "the world to St. Louis."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781891442223
Publisher:
Virginia Publishing Corporation
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Pages:
159
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.50(d)

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