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Buffalo Architecture: A Guide

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For its size, the city of Buffalo, New York, possesses a remarkable number and variety of architectural masterpieces from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries: Adler and Sullivan's Prudential building, H. H. Richardson's massive Buffalo State Hospital, Richard Upjohn's Sr. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, five prairie houses by Frank Lloyd Wright, and building by Daniel Burnham, Albert Kahn, and the firms of McKim, Mead, and White, and Lockwood, Green and Company, among others.These structures by prominent "outsiders" served to spur the efforts of local architects, builders, and craftsmen, and all of them built within the context of the city-wide park and parkway system designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. In addition, the city and its environs exhibit representative works by more recent architects, among them Eero and Eliel Saarinen, Walther Gropius, Marcel Breuer, Paul Rudloph, Minoru Yamasaki, and the firm of Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill.Buffalo's rich architectural and planning heritage has attracted the attention of several prominent historians, capable of the challenge of evaluating its significance. Reyner Banham is one of the world's leading authorities on the theory and practice of architecture, and he has written extensively on design in the industrial age (and Buffalo's innovative manufacturing plants and grain elevators are important exemplars of such design). Charles Beveridge, whose essay covers the park and parkway system, is editor of the Olmsted papers at The American University. And Henry Russell Hitchcock is the dean of American architectural historians, and the organizer of a 1940 exhibition on Buffalo's built environment.Their essays are followed by seven sections that delineate the city's neighborhoods, each provided with a map, neighborhood history, and a full complement of photographs with descriptive building captions. An eighth section, "Lost Buffalo," describes demolished buildings, chief among them Wright's great Larkin administration building, while the remaining sections venture out of town, wxploring Erie and Niagra Counties, other parts of Western New York, and southern Ontario.

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For its size, the city of Buffalo, New York, possesses a remarkable number and variety of architectural masterpieces from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries: Adler and Sullivan's Prudential building, H. H. Richardson's massive Buffalo State Hospital, Richard Upjohn's Sr. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, five prairie houses by Frank Lloyd Wright, and building by Daniel Burnham, Albert Kahn, and the firms of McKim, Mead, and White, and Lockwood, Green and Company, among others.

Synopsis:

Buffalo's rich architectural and planning heritage has attracted the attention of several prominent historians, whose work here is accompanied by over 250 illustrations and photographs.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262520638
With:
Hitchcock, Henry-Russell
With:
Hitchcock, Henry-Russell
Author:
Corp, Buffalo Architecturalguidebook
Author:
Buffalo, Architectural Guideboo
Author:
Corporation, Buffalo Architectural Guidebook
Author:
Banham, Reyner
Author:
Beveridge, Charles
Author:
Hitchcock, Henry-Russell
Publisher:
Mit Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Buildings
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
North America
Subject:
United States - Mid Atlantic - New York
Subject:
U.S. Architecture - General
Subject:
Buffalo (n.y.)
Subject:
Buffalo (N.Y.) Guidebooks.
Subject:
Buffalo
Subject:
General Architecture
Subject:
Buffalo (N.Y.) Buildings, structures, etc.
Subject:
Architecture - New York (State) - Buffalo -
Subject:
Travel-New York
Subject:
Travel - U.S. - General
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Buffalo Architecture
Series Volume:
v. 35
Publication Date:
19811031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.9 x 5 x 0.6 in

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"Synopsis" by , For its size, the city of Buffalo, New York, possesses a remarkable number and variety of architectural masterpieces from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries: Adler and Sullivan's Prudential building, H. H. Richardson's massive Buffalo State Hospital, Richard Upjohn's Sr. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, five prairie houses by Frank Lloyd Wright, and building by Daniel Burnham, Albert Kahn, and the firms of McKim, Mead, and White, and Lockwood, Green and Company, among others.
"Synopsis" by , Buffalo's rich architectural and planning heritage has attracted the attention of several prominent historians, whose work here is accompanied by over 250 illustrations and photographs.
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