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    Skyscraper The Search for an American Style, 1891-1941

    ISBN-10: 0071369708
    ISBN-13: 9780071369701
    Edition: 2003
    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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    Copyright Year: 2003
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
    Publication Date: 9/25/2002
    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.

    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
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