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Leeuwen, Thomas A. P., The Skyward Trend of Thought The Metaphysics of the American Skyscraper, Cambridge, MA, The MIT Press, 1988, First American edition, 4to (10.75" x 8.25"), HB, rust-orange cloth boards in light blue dj w/ photo of skyscraper, NF / VG+.

viii + 176 pp. Here professor van Leeuwen elucidates his theory that the American skyscraper grew out of New World myth in which men could create a new order, and makes comparisons between this supposedly new structure and the Towers of Babel and Temples of Jerusalem.    [Book ID # 573]


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