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Inventing the Skyline: The Architecture of Cass Gilbert

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Cass Gilbert's pioneering buildings injected vitality into skyscraper design, and his "Gothic skyscraper," epitomized by the Woolworth Building, profoundly influenced architects during the first decades of the twentieth century. Now the full breadth of Gilbert's achievements is visible in one lavishly illustrated volume.

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Cass Gilbert's pioneering buildings injected vitality into skyscraper design, and his Gothic skyscraper, epitomized by the Woolworth Building, profoundly influenced architects during the first decades of the twentieth century. Now, as the New-York Historical Society mounts a major exhibit documenting his architectural career, the full breadth of Gilbert's achievements is visible in one lavishly illustrated volume.

Architect of the Broadway Chambers Building, the US Custom House, the Minnesota State Capitol, the St. Louis Art Museum, and large-scale projects like the city plan for New Haven, Connecticut, Gilbert is most famous for his skyscrapers — symbols of our national genius and unrestraint — monuments of the Beaux Arts City Beautiful aesthetic he embraced throughout his career.

Containing essays by major Gilbert scholars, Inventing the Skyline documents fascinating details about the buildings: the color scheme of the main entrance of the Minnesota State Capitol, made to resemble the Byzantine tomb of Galla Placidia in Ravenna; the controversy that erupted over the use of female nudes on the relief of the Essex County Courthouse; and the ill-fated plans for the George Washington Bridge as a Beaux Arts monument with elaborate plazas, fountains, and sculptures.

Table of Contents

Cass Gilbert in practice, 1882-1934 / Sharon Irish — From sketch to architecture : drawings in the Cass Gilbert office / Mary Beth Betts — Cass Gilbert : twelve projects / Mary Beth Betts — The architect as planner : Cass Gilbert's responses to historic open space / Barbara S. Christen — Cass Gilbert's skyscrapers in New York : the twentieth-century city and the urban picturesque / Gail Fenske.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780231118736
Editor:
Heilbrun, Margaret
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Editor:
Heilbrun, Margaret
Author:
Gilbert, Cass
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Architectural drawing
Subject:
Individual Architect
Subject:
Eclecticism in architecture
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Individual Architects & Firms - General
Subject:
New-York Historical Society
Subject:
Eclecticism in architecture -- United States.
Subject:
Architecture-Architects
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
no. 5
Publication Date:
20040731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9.76x8.12x.96 in. 1.96 lbs.

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Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Architects
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History and Social Science » US History » General

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"Synopsis" by , Cass Gilbert's pioneering buildings injected vitality into skyscraper design, and his Gothic skyscraper, epitomized by the Woolworth Building, profoundly influenced architects during the first decades of the twentieth century. Now, as the New-York Historical Society mounts a major exhibit documenting his architectural career, the full breadth of Gilbert's achievements is visible in one lavishly illustrated volume.

Architect of the Broadway Chambers Building, the US Custom House, the Minnesota State Capitol, the St. Louis Art Museum, and large-scale projects like the city plan for New Haven, Connecticut, Gilbert is most famous for his skyscrapers — symbols of our national genius and unrestraint — monuments of the Beaux Arts City Beautiful aesthetic he embraced throughout his career.

Containing essays by major Gilbert scholars, Inventing the Skyline documents fascinating details about the buildings: the color scheme of the main entrance of the Minnesota State Capitol, made to resemble the Byzantine tomb of Galla Placidia in Ravenna; the controversy that erupted over the use of female nudes on the relief of the Essex County Courthouse; and the ill-fated plans for the George Washington Bridge as a Beaux Arts monument with elaborate plazas, fountains, and sculptures.

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