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The American skyscraper : cultural histories

Author: Roberta Moudry
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This volume examines the various dimensions of the skyscraper in its American urban context. Focusing on the major skyscraper cities of New York and Chicago between 1870 and 1960, the studies in this volume address many of the major aspects of the skyscraper through a diversity of disciplines, including planning and public policy, art and architectural history, labor and business history, and American  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roberta Moudry
ISBN: 0521624215 9780521624213
OCLC Number: 56752831
Description: xvi, 281 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: The beaux-arts architect and the skyscraper : Cass Gilbert, the professional engineer, and the rationalization of construction in Chicago and New York / Gail Fenske --
Law makes order : the search for ensemble in the skyscraper city, 1890-1930 / Keith D. Revell --
The female "souls of the skyscraper" / Lisa M. Fine --
Type and building type : newspaper/office buildings in nineteenth-century New York / Lee E. Gray --
Chicago's fraternity temples : the origins of skyscraper rhetoric and the first of the world's tallest office buildings / Edward W. Wolner --
The corporate and the civic : Metropolitan Life's home office building / Roberta Moudry --
The Chicago Tribune tower competition : publicity imagines community / Katherine Solomonson --
The heights and depths of urbanism : Fifth Avenue and the creative destruction of Manhattan / Max Page --
Built languages of class : skyscrapers and labor protest in Victorian public space / Sarah Watts --
The skyscraper ensemble in its urban context : Rockefeller Center / Carol Herselle Krinsky --
The shadow of the skyscraper : urban photography and metropolitan irrationalism in the Stieglitz circle / Antonello Frongia --
The skyscraper, gender, and mental life : Sophie Treadwell's play Machinal of 1928 / Merrill Schleier --
The sublime and the skyline : the New York skyscraper / David E. Nye.
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Focuses on the various histories that intersect around and within the skyscraper.  Read more...

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The American Skyscraper creates a systematic review of the meaning, experience, and relation of the skyscraper to the city and its people.' Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians

 
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