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Masterpieces of American Architecture: Museums, Libraries, Churches and Other Public Buildings (Dover Books on Architecture)by Edward Warren Hoak
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From the golden age of American architecture comes this splendid survey, documenting scores of masterpieces built between 1900 and 1930. Designs of the highest quality and most originality, chosen by a jury of distinguished architects, represent the greatest achievements in memorials, museums, churches, and more. Each structure is introduced with notes from its architect; more than 260 illustrations include plans, sections, exterior and interior details, and photographs. A sampling of featured buildings (and architects) include: Lincoln Memorial (Henry Bacon), Boston Public Library (McKim, Mead & White), Tribune Tower (John Mead Howells and Raymond M. Hood), Woolworth Building (Cass Gilbert), and The Temple of the Scottish Rite (John Russell Pope).
Book News Annotation:
This volume contains accurate representations of 18 outstanding American buildings constructed between 1900 and 1930 (memorials, museums, libraries, churches, public buildings, hotels, and office buildings) in their final state of completion. Each photograph is accompanied by analytic drawings made from the architect's blueprints as well notes from the architect describing the history, purpose, structure, problems, solutions, and other pertinent facts. The book contains 260-plus b&w photographs and drawings. Originally published in 1930 under the title Masterpieces of Architecture in the United States (Charles Scribner). Oversize:9.25x12.25<">.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Splendid survey of buildings from 1900 to 1930 features works by McKim, Mead & White; Pope; Platt; Gilbert; others. The Boston Public Library, Lincoln Memorial, Woolworth Building, many more. 189 photos. 77 black-and-white illustrations.
From the golden age of American architecture comes this splendid survey, documenting scores of masterpieces built between 1900 and 1930. More than 260 illustrations include plans, sections, exterior and interior details, and photographs. A sampling of featured buildings include Lincoln Memorial, Boston Public Library, Tribune Tower, and Woolworth Building.
Table of Contents
"PREFACE, by Paul P. Cret"
PART I - MEMORIALS
"THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL, Washington, D. C. Henry Bacon, Architect"
"THE LIBERTY MEMORIAL, Kansas City, Missouri. H. Van Buren Magonigle, Architect"
PART II - MUSEUMS
"THE DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS, Detroit, Michigan. Paul P. Cret and Zantzinger, Borie and Medary, Associated Architects"
"THE BUILDING FOR THE FREER COLLECTION, Washington. D. C. Charles A. Platt, Architect"
PART III - LIBRARIES
"THE BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY, Boston, Massachusetts. McKim, Mead and White, Architects"
"THE PUBLIC LIBRARY BUILDING, Indianapolis, Indiana. Paul P. Cret and Zantzinger, Borie and Medary, Associated Architects"
"THE DETROIT PUBLIC LIBRARY, Detroit, Michigan. Cass Gilbert, Architect"
PART IV - CHURCHES
"THE CHURCH OF ST. VINCENT FERRER, New York City, New York. Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, Architect"
"THE MADISON SQUARE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, New York City, New York. McKim, Mead and White, Architects"
PART V - PUBLIC BUILDINGS
"THE NEBRASKA STATE CAPITOL, Lincoln, Nebraska. Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, Architect"
"THE PAN-AMERICAN UNION BUILDING, Washington, D. C. Albert Kelsey and Paul P. Cret, Associated Architects"
"THE TEMPLE OF THE SCOTTISH RITE, Washington, D. C. John Russell Pope, Architect"
PART VI - HOTELS
"THE SHELTON HOTEL, New York City, New York. Arthur Loomis Harmon, Architect"
"THE HOTEL TRAYMORE, Atlantic City, New Jersey. Price and McLanahan, Architects"
PART VII - OFFICE BUILDINGS
"THE BARCLAY-VESEY BUILDING, New York City, New York. McKenzie, Voorhees and Gmelin, Architects"
"THE BUSH BUILDING, New York City, New York. Helmle and Corbett, Architects"
"THE TRIBUNE TOWER, Chicago, Illinois. John Mead Howells and Raymond M. Hood, Associated Architects"
"THE WOOLWORTH BUILDING, New York City, New York. Cass Gilbert, Architect"
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