Skyscraper: The Search for an American Style, 1891-1941 : Annotated Extracts from the First 50 Years of Architectural Record
McGraw-Hill, 2003 - Architecture - 297 pages
This work chronicles the skyscraper's emergence and architectural importance. It chronologically details the ascension of the skyscraper as an artform from 1891. It is broken down into six major time frames each characterized by the tallest building of the time. Subcategories tie the architecture to other themes of the time including materials, visionary architecture, commerce, style and philosophy. The text also examines each building in depth - how its inhabitants feel about its interior space, how they function as public cultural artefacts, how their designers conceived of their projects, and how they see them now.
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