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    Skyscraper The Search for an American Style, 1891-1941

    ISBN-10: 0071369708
    ISBN-13: 9780071369701
    Author(s): Roger Shepherd
    Description: This work chronicles the skyscraper's emergence and architectural importance. It chronologically details the ascension of the skyscraper as an artform from 1891.
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    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 297
    Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
    Weight: 2.090
    Language: English

    This work chronicles the skyscraper's emergence and architectural importance. It chronologically details the ascension of the skyscraper as an artform from 1891.

    Shepherd is a multifaceted artist and designer whose projects include low-income housing, book design, videos, murals, garden design, and Web design. He holds the Henry & Louise Loeb Chair of Fine Arts at Parsons School of Design, where he teaches in the architecture department and directs the BFA and MFA programs in painting and sculpture.

    Preface
    Prologue: The Sky-Scraper Problem: A Question of Style
    Modern Architecture - A Conversation
    Architectural Record Through 75 Years
    By Way of Introductionp. 3
    New Conditions/New Forms: The Promise of Functionp. 8
    Skeleton Construction: The New Method of Constructing High Buildingsp. 13
    Iron Construction in New York City: Past and Futurep. 21
    Brave New World: An Architecture for Our Timep. 30
    Last Words About The World's Fairp. 35
    Modern Architecturep. 39
    The "Sky-Scraper" Up-to-Datep. 51
    Architectural Appreciations - No. II: The "Flatiron" or Fuller Buildingp. 65
    Between Two Worlds: The Education of the Architectp. 70
    The Evolution of a Skyscraperp. 75
    A Beaux-Arts Skyscraper - The Blair Building, New York Cityp. 83
    A Rational Skyscraperp. 87
    The Commercial Problem: An Image of the Peoplep. 92
    The Economy of the Office Buildingp. 97
    The Art of High Buildingp. 107
    The First Concrete Skyscraperp. 115
    The Schlesinger & Mayer Building: An Attempt to Give Functional Expression to the Architecture of a Department Storep. 121
    Another View - What Mr. Louis Sullivan Stands Forp. 124
    Truth, Goodness, and Beauty: The Fine Art of Architecturep. 126
    A Plea for Beautyp. 129
    Some Recent Skyscrapersp. 135
    The Larkin Building in Buffalop. 147
    Architecture in the United States III: The Skyscraperp. 155
    The Crown of the Skyscraperp. 162
    Additions to Chicago's Skyline: A Few Recent Skyscrapersp. 165
    The New Architecture: The First American Type of Real Valuep. 173
    The Towers of Manhattan and Notes on the Woolworth Buildingp. 181
    Subject to Change: The Expanding Changep. 190
    Twenty-Five Years of American Architecturep. 193
    The Chicago Tribune Competitionp. 199
    The American Radiator Building, New York City: Raymond M. Hood, Architectp. 205
    Lessons Soon Forgotten: The Passing of a Prophetp. 210
    Louis Sullivan - An Old Masterp. 213
    The Evolution of an Architectural Design: The Tribune Building Tower Chicagop. 221
    Restless Object: The Search for Something Morep. 226
    The Park Avenue Building, New York City: The Evolution of a Stylep. 231
    Economics of the Skyscraperp. 239
    American Architecture Today - Part I: The Search for "Something More"p. 245
    In the Cause of Architecture VII: Sheet Metal and the Modern Instancep. 251
    St. Mark's Tower: St. Mark's in the Bouwerie, New York Cityp. 257
    Advantage in Magnitude: Apotheosis of the Tall Buildingp. 258
    The Economic Design of Office Buildingsp. 263
    What is the Rockefeller Radio City?p. 273
    Metropolitan Life Insurance Company: New Home Office Building in New York Cityp. 277
    Epilogue: The International Style Twenty Years Afterp. 281
    Recommended Readingp. 291
    Indexp. 292
    Photo Creditsp. 297
    Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

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