Skyscraper The Search for an American Style, 1891-1941

ISBN-10: 0071369708

ISBN-13: 9780071369701

Edition: 2003

Authors: Roger Shepherd

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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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List price: $45.00
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

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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