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.

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
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