Skyscraper Facades of the Gilded Age

Skyscraper Facades of the Gilded Age

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qThis book about the design of America's most extravagant early skyscrapers includes biographies of noted architects and the aristocrats who financed America's first skyscrapers, discusses the influences of European aesthetic values in America--and scandals, rogues, and class distinctions. Interpretations by contemporary critics are sprinkled throughout the textq--Provided by publisher.Actually eight buildings were constructed from 1891 to 1919 to house all of the companya#39;s home office operations. ... In 1916, the twenty-two-story Baltimore Gas 86 Electric Company Building was completed to their designs. ... 64. Matthew Weinreb and Fiona Biddulph, Metropolitain: A Portrait ofParis (London: Phaidon Press, 1994), 186-187. ... Douglas Keister, Stories in Stone:A Field Guide to Cemetery Symbolism and Iconography (New York: MJF Books/Gibbs Smith, 2004 ), 15-16.

Title:Skyscraper Facades of the Gilded Age
Author:Joseph J. Korom, Jr.
Publisher:McFarland - 2013-02-22


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