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Architectural movements and practitioners prior to WWI. The focus is the period from the mid-19th Century up to 1918. Works on any earlier eras that we may have are listed here as well.

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Washburn, Frank (introduction), Riesenbauten Nordamerikas (Skyscrapers in North America), 1930, first edition, 12mo (7.5" x 5"), HB, b/w & ochre pictorial paper (Drawing by Hugh Ferris, SW Bell Telephone building) over boards titled in white, gray cloth spine titled in black, VG / none. Edgewear, some spots on spine & rear tan paper board.

N°15 of the Schaubücher series. 23 pp text + 70 pp of illustrations: 69 b/w photographic images and one elevation diagram. A European look at 64 American Skyscrapers by various contemporary architects, many of which no longer stand today or have since been landmarked if they survived the disastrous urban renewal trends in the U.S. during the 60's & 70. Featured, among several more, are: the Woolworth Building (Cass Gilbert), New York Central building [Grand Central Terminal] (Warren & Wetmore) Equitable Life (Graham, Anderson, Probst & White, the firm of Ernest.R. Graham, successor to Daniel H. Burnham & Co.), Book Tower in Detroit (Louis Kamper Inc.), the NY Evening Post building (Horace Trumbauer), Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce (A.S. Simberg), Tudor City (Fred F French Co.), Hotel New Yorker (Sugarman & Berger), the Sherry Netherland Hotel (Schultze & Weaver), the Paramount Theatre in New York (Rapp & Rapp), The Traymore Hotel (Price & McClanahan) in Atlantic City and University of Pittsburgh (Charles Z. Klauder). Included are numerous other buildings by notable American architects in New York, Detroit, Cleveland, St. Louis, Chicago, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Miami, and Los Angeles.    [Book ID # 1758]

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