WorldCat Identities

Walker, Ralph 1889-1973

Overview
Works: 141 works in 179 publications in 1 language and 658 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Illustrator
Classifications: NA737.W26, 720.81
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by Ralph Walker, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Ralph Walker
Ralph Walker : architect of the century by Kathryn E Holliday ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 152 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 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The American Institute of Architects, 1921-1961 by Ralph Walker ( Book )
2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Cincinnati], to [Lafcadio Hearn] by Ellen Freeman ( Book )
11 editions published in 1876 in English and held by 11 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
Ralph Walker, architect, of Voorhees, Gmelin & Walker; Voorhees, Walker, Foley & Smith; Voorhees, Walker, Smith & Smith by Ralph Walker ( Book )
5 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cincinnati, to Ellen Freeman by Lafcadio Hearn ( Book )
9 editions published in 1876 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thanking her for the "exquisite little gift" of flowers. Discussing flowers and quoting Edgar Fawcett's poem "To a Toad."
London, winter 1943 by Ralph Walker ( Book )
1 edition published in 1946 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Humans+materials=architecture by Ralph Walker ( Book )
1 edition published in 1948 in English and held by 4 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
Books in libraries, architect versus librarian : two rounds to a decision. [Papers read at the Club of Odd Volumes, March 21, 1951 by Vernon Dale Tate ( Book )
2 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Notes on the theatre by Ralph Walker ( Book )
1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 2 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 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Cincinnati], to [Henry Watkin] by Ellen Freeman ( Book )
in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thanking him for telling her that she loves "a mere phantom," and begging Watkin to "make him a reality." Suggesting that he give Hearn a sleeping draught so that she may "have him once to look upon." Acknowledging Hearn's faults, but noting that if she could have married him she would have reproduced him without faults. Lamenting that he never loved her, and begging again to see him while he is asleep, noting that she will leave before he wakes. Stating "I cannot do anything in return for you, only give you my kisses, I have no more to give, for he holds fast my love, his hand will be upon me till I am buried in my grave."
[Cincinnati], to Lafcadio Hearn by Ellen Freeman ( Book )
in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inviting him to call at 4 that afternoon so that she may show him Lennie's butterflies
[Boston], to Lafcadio Hearn by James R Osgood ( Book )
1 edition published in 1884 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Suggesting he write to R.H. Stoddard about his poetical use of Hearn's stories
Tokyo, to Little, Brown, and Company by Lafcadio Hearn ( Book )
1 edition published in 1900 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Returning proofs (not included in this collection); thanking them for the French and English books they forwarded to him
[Cincinnati], to [Lafcadio Hearn] by Ellen Freeman ( Book )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Stating that she does not understand his letter, inquiring "my dearest pet are you a coquette?" Asking that he write to her to say that life is not worth living without her. Referencing her cousin's attendance at the 1876 Centennial. Stating that "the only sad thing that can befall a man is when he loses faith in God and woman," praying that he will never lose his faith in her, and expressing confidence that he will not
 
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Alternative Names
Ralph Thomas Walker
Ralph Walker
Walker, Ralph
Walker, Ralph Thomas, 1889-1973
Languages
English (74)