Skyscraper Facades of the Gilded Age: Fifty-One Extravagant Designs, 1875-1910

Skyscraper Facades of the Gilded Age: Fifty-One Extravagant Designs, 1875-1910

by Joseph J. Korom

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786470723
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 02/22/2013
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Joseph J. Korom, Jr., retired architect, is a Chicago historian, photographer and artist.

Table of Contents

Preface 1

Introduction 3

1 Ways and Means 7

Basic Questions 14

Traditional Options 19

Options for Tired Eyes 21

2 Hopes and Dreams 28

Monadnock 30

Rooftop Dialogs 33

Building Walls and Mythology 41

3 Togas and Parasols 48

Classicism and the Renaissance 50

Of Myths and Merriment 55

The Beaux-Arts 59

World's Columbian Exposition 62

4 A Time for Funny Hats 101

Variations on a Theme: The Neo-Baroque Skyscraper 102

5 Towers, Dragons and the Stuff of Dreams 153

The Medieval Inspiration 154

The Pious Ones 155

Scary Things 157

The Great Migration 161

The Tower in Madison Square 163

6 Eclectic Explorations 188

American Heroes 190

Conclusion 216

Chapter Notes 217

Bibliography 225

Index 229

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