WorldCat Identities

Walker, Ralph 1889-1973

Overview
Works: 154 works in 217 publications in 2 languages and 761 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Illustrator
Classifications: NA737.W26, 720.81
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ralph Walker
Ralph Walker : architect of the century by Kathryn E Holliday( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first book dedicated to the career of one of New York's most successful and prolific yet forgotten architects. Ralph Walker shaped New York's skyline during the Roaring Twenties, from the iconic Barclay-Vesey Telephone Building at 140 West Street to the luxurious Irving Trust bank tower at 1 Wall Street in the heart of the city's financial district. Walker was a master of modern ornament, using his skills as a designer to "humanize" the skyscraper and the city itself. In 1957, a New York Times headline proclaimed Walker "architect of the century," an honor bestowed by his fellow architects celebrating his "brilliance" as a philosopher and a humanitarian. Walker shaped the Chicago and New York World's Fairs of the 1930s and became an outspoken advocate for his vision of a humane American city. Across the fifty years of his practice, Walker remained dedicated to defining a modern architecture from the dramatic towers of the dense city to the serene landscapes of the suburbs. Ralph Walker: Architect of the Century is the first monograph to present this forgotten vision of twentieth-century architecture
The fly in the amber; [comments on the making of architecture by Ralph Walker( Book )

2 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Institute of Architects, 1921-1961 by Ralph Walker( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On art, literature and philosophy by Lafcadio Hearn( Book )

1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Cincinnati], to [Henry Watkin] by Ellen Freeman( )

in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Referencing her relationship with Lafcadio Hearn, and asking for advice. Noting that Hearn has refused to see her since his visit to them in the country, and expressing confusion about this
Cincinnati, to [Ellen Freeman] by Lafcadio Hearn( )

13 editions published in 1876 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thanking her for the "exquisite little gift" of flowers. Discussing flowers and quoting Edgar Fawcett's poem "To a Toad."
More letters from Basil Hall Chamberlain to Lafcadio Hearn : and letters from M. Toyama Y. Tsubouchi and others by Basil Hall Chamberlain( Book )

1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ralph Walker, architect, of Voorhees, Gmelin & Walker; Voorhees, Walker, Foley & Smith; Voorhees, Walker, Smith & Smith by Ralph Walker( Book )

7 editions published in 1957 in English and French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London, winter 1943 by Ralph Walker( Book )

2 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Cincinnati], to [Lafcadio Hearn] by Ellen Freeman( )

in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thanking him for accompanying them the previous day. Sending a book written by her favorite cousin and asking that he not write a letter of thanks, stating "I have already taken up too much of your time."
Humans+materials=architecture by Ralph Walker( Book )

3 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Cincinnati], to Lafcadio Hearn by Ellen Freeman( )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stating "unless you get news you may have their Florida tour," noting that "they thought to give it to the Gazette but you can have it if you wish." Mentioning an invitation, noting "if you have a wife, I gladly extend my invitation to her."
Fragments by Ralph Walker( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vagrants by Ralph Walker( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architect and the industrial arts : an exhibition of contemporary american design( Book )

1 edition published in 1929 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Screaming egos, fragile ids by Ralph Walker( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The branch : 1949 1959 : series of thoughts from Walkerburn at Christmas by Ralph Walker( Book )

2 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Institute of Architects, 1921-1961 by Ralph Walker( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Statement to delegates to the AIA national convention, July, 1958, concerning opposition to the extension of the Capitol East Front, Washington by American Institute of Architects( Book )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Ralph Thomas Walker

Ralph Thomas Walker Amerikaans architect (1889-1973)

Ralph Thomas Walker architecte américain

Ralph Thomas Walker arquitecto estadounidense

Ralph Walker

Walker, Ralph

Walker, Ralph Thomas.

Walker, Ralph Thomas 1889-1973

رالف توماس واکر معمار آمریکایی

رالف ووكر مهندس معماري أمريكي

Languages
English (93)

French (1)