Paris: Archaeology and Architecture Press, 1929. Original. Hardcover. Rebound, new half binding in black goat and gilt spine titles, original dark green cloth relaid onto strong boards with original gold cover ornamentation. Approx. 200 pp.; 134 bw plates, 72 pp. of text. Oversize (14" x 18.5") and heavy; will require extra postage. Good+, new binding is strong, page edges fragile and may have light stains or small tears. Ex-lib., with faint small circular stamps, inoffensive. Light discoloration at bottom page edges). Item #127981.1
Original edition. Includes information on the origin and evolution of the skyscraper, including skeleton construction and Classical, Gothic, and modern styles of architecture; Discusses the New York Building Zone Resolution and other city planning acts, and also poses the question "Should construction of skyscrapers be prohibited, encouraged, or simply guided and controlled?" (with thoughts by Thomas Hastings, Henry Curran, Harvey Wiley Corbett, and John Sloan). A fascinating study with architectural renderings, bw photos, drawings, interiors, exteriors; hotels, railroad buildings, performing arts places, business, churches, government buildings, and more in major cities of NY, Chicago, Detroit, Miami, St. Louis, LA, With examples of foreign architecture, used as influence on skyscraper architecture: Eiffel Tower, Butter Tower, works by Le Corbusier; works in Mexico and Honduras; the Neo-American Style; and more. Each plate well-annotated.
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