Franklin

Skyscraper fac╠žades of the Gilded Age : fifty-one extravagant designs, 1875-1910 / Joseph J. Korom, Jr.

Author/Creator:
Korom, Joseph J.
Publication:
Jefferson, North Carolina ; London : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2013]
Format/Description:
Book
vi, 234 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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Subjects:
Facades -- United States.
Skyscrapers -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Skyscrapers -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Decoration and ornament, Architectural -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Decoration and ornament, Architectural -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Architecture and society -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Architecture and society -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Summary:
"This book about the design of America's most extravagant early skyscrapers includes biographies of noted architects and the aristocrats who financed America's first skyscrapers, discusses the influences of European aesthetic values in America--and scandals, rogues, and class distinctions. Interpretations by contemporary critics are sprinkled throughout the text"--Provided by publisher.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-228) and index.
ISBN:
9780786470723 (softcover : alk. paper)
0786470720 (softcover : alk. paper)
OCLC:
830989479