Architectural Record, Volume 49

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Record and Guide, 1921 - Architecture
 

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Page 140 - In the four quarters of the globe, who reads an American book, or goes to an American play, or looks at an American picture or statue...
Page 197 - ... orchard, or brightly neat poultry farm. Through the varied country the new wide roads will run, here cutting through a crest and there running like some colossal aqueduct across a valley, swarming always with a multitudinous traffic of bright, swift (and not necessarily ugly) mechanisms; and everywhere amidst the fields and trees linking wires will stretch from pole to pole.
Page 140 - American painting or statue ? What does the world owe to American physicians or surgeons ? What new substances have their chemists discovered ? What new constellations have their astronomers discerned ? Who drinks out of American glasses ? Who eats from American plates ? Who wears an American coat, or lies down to sleep in an American blanket ? * The first quarter of the present cen
Page 52 - ... voluntary adoption of its pursuit at a time and in a country offering no inducement to such a career, but they are still more evident from the unpropitious social circumstances and local influences amid which he was born and bred. He was the son of a member of the Society...
Page 197 - Each district, I am inclined to think, will develop its own differences of type and style. As one travels through the urban region, one will traverse open, breezy, "horsey...
Page 309 - ... J. Wiley, known for his decorative work in the New Haven Railroad station at New Haven, the Woolworth building in New York, and the Fine Arts building at Oberlin College. Mr. Wiley has chosen as a subject for the decoration of the seven arches Shakespeare's Seven Ages. The mosaic is executed of grds flambe, which is to say that the tesserae are of enameled baked clay and not of glass.
Page 256 - ... tables with pie-crust edges of the same quality are to be found, all traceable to Philadelphia. Who the cabinetmaker was, or whether there was more than one, is not known, but a dressing table...
Page 366 - Modern school houses; being a series of authoritative articles on planning, sanitation, heating and ventilation...
Page 309 - I'oeuvre, and as such has been in a position to dictate the nature and character of the decorations entering into the making of the finished library. "Too often the work of decorating our public buildings is an after-thought coming long after the completion of the edifice and made possible by appropriations granted several years apart.
Page 309 - Gilbert, having a fac,ade consisting of seven arches to decorate in a building designed to endure perhaps for centuries, has wisely resorted to mosaic as the one medium wherewith to obtain not only permanency but also a high decorative effect requisite in an architectural ensemble consisting for the most part of white marble. "To the great advantage of the population of Detroit and those visitors who may come to view the Detroit Public Library, Mr. Gilbert has been given such authority over the execution...

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