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The architecture of New York City : histories and views of important structures, sites, and symbols

Author: Donald M Reynolds
Publisher: New York : Macmillan ; London : Collier Macmillan, ©1984.
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This introduction to the architecture of New York city presents a compendium of histories and views of more than eighty major structures, sites, and symbols, from the seventeenth century to the early 1980s.
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Reynolds, Donald M.
Architecture of New York City.
New York : Macmillan ; London : Collier Macmillan, ©1984
(OCoLC)560640774
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald M Reynolds
ISBN: 0026024004 9780026024006
OCLC Number: 10277793
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 339 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Contents: Seventeenth century : Dutch beginnings --
Eighteenth century : Georgian architecture and a revolution --
The Federal style --
Nineteenth century : Greek revival --
Temples of commerce and houses of industry --
Churches : from temple fronts to statue columns --
Cast-iron buildings, their legacy, and the Palazzo style --
The tallest building in the world, 1913-30 : the Woolworth building --
Fashionable dwellings --
Theaters --
The New York port comes of age --
Art deco skyscrapers --
Rockefeller center : innovation in urban planning --
Graves, gardens, and parks --
The picturesque point of view : Fronthill castle, firehouses, and the seventh regiment armory --
"O harp and altar" : the Brooklyn Bridge.
Responsibility: by Donald M. Reynolds.

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This introduction to the architecture of New York city presents a compendium of histories and views of more than eighty major structures, sites, and symbols, from the seventeenth century to the early 1980s.

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