The Metropolis of Tomorrow [NOOK Book]

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The metropolis of the future — as perceived by architect Hugh Ferriss in 1929 — was both generous and prophetic in vision. Largely an illustrated essay on the modern city and its future, Ferriss' book incorporated his philosophy of architecture. Includes powerful illustrations of towering structures, personal space, wide avenues, and rooftop parks. 59 illustrations.

Hugh Ferriss was America's most celebrated architectral artist, famous for his dramatic charcoal ...

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The Metropolis of Tomorrow

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Overview


The metropolis of the future — as perceived by architect Hugh Ferriss in 1929 — was both generous and prophetic in vision. Largely an illustrated essay on the modern city and its future, Ferriss' book incorporated his philosophy of architecture. Includes powerful illustrations of towering structures, personal space, wide avenues, and rooftop parks. 59 illustrations.

Hugh Ferriss was America's most celebrated architectral artist, famous for his dramatic charcoal renderings which stand among the century's great architectural drawings.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
In this 1929 volume, Ferriss presented his vision of how he believes the cities of tomorrow (which now are those of today) would look. Ferriss's specialty was skyscrapers, and the 108 illustrations here feature monstrous buildings, many of which came to fruition. Though basically black-and-white drawings of buildings, the plates are often extremely beautiful.
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Princeton Architectural Press should be applauded for rescuing this book and making it available to a wide audience. Scott Gutterman, Architectural Record

A book like this lives or dies by the quality of the drawings. And here Ferris's dark, chiaroscuro renderings retain their atmospheric impact. Howard Mansfield, Small Press

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486139449
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 2/15/2012
  • Series: Dover Architecture
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • File size: 21 MB
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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Cities of Today 15
Pt. 2 Projected Trends 59
Pt. 3 An Imaginary Metropolis 109
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