Skyscraper: The Search for an American Style 1891-1941

Skyscraper: The Search for an American Style 1891-1941

by Roger Shepherd

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071369701
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 09/16/2002
Series: Reflections of Our Century Ser.
Pages: 297
Product dimensions: 7.61(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents

PrefacePrologue: The Sky-Scraper Problem: A Question of Style Modern Architecture—A Conversation Architectural Record Through 75 Years By Way of Introduction Chapter 1: New Conditions/New Forms: The Promise of Function Skeleton Construction: The New Method of Constructing High Buildings Iron Construction in New York City: Past and Future Chapter 2: Brave New World: An Architecture for Our Time Last Words About the World's Fair Modern Architecture The "Sky-Scraper" Up-To-Date Architectural Appreciations—No. II: The "Flatiron" or Fuller Building Chapter 3: Between Two Worlds: The Education of the Architect The Evolution of a Skyscraper A Beaux-Arts Skyscraper—The Blair Building, New York City A Rational Skyscraper Chapter 4: The Commercial Problem: An Image of the People The Economy of the Office Building The Art of High Building The First Concrete Skyscraper (and more...)

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