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Cass Gilbert, life and work : architect of the public domain

Author: Cass Gilbert; Barbara S Christen; Steven Flanders
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2001.
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Nineteen essays, by a diverse group of historians and others who experience and study Gilbert's buildings in their professional lives, detail the intricate relationship between Gilbert's work and the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Cass Gilbert; Gilbert, Cass <1859-1934> - Critique et interprétation.; Cass Gilbert; Cass Gilbert; Cass Gilbert; Cass Gilbert
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cass Gilbert; Barbara S Christen; Steven Flanders
ISBN: 0393730654 9780393730654
OCLC Number: 45610042
Description: 320 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Preface / by Steven Flanders --
Introduction / by Robert A.M. Stern --
pt. 1. A national practice built from the "Northwest" --
[ch.] 1. Architectural education and Minnesota career / Patricia Anne Murphy --
[ch.] 2. Launching a career : residential and ecclesiastical work from the St. Paul office / Thomas R. Blanck and Charles Locks --
[ch.] 3. The politics of public architecture / Geoffrey Blodgett --
[ch.] 4. The aesthetics of an eclectic architect / Mary Beth Betts --
pt. 2. A defining moment in american civic architecture --
[ch.] 5. The Minnesota state capitol : thinking internationally, designing locally / Thomas O'Sullivan --
[ch.] 6. The civilization of the West / Sally Webster --
[ch.] 7. High culture by the square foot / Bailey Van Hook --
[ch.] 8 The restoration and preservation of Minnesota's showplace / Carolyn Kompelien --
pt. 3. Monumentality in New York --
[ch.] 9. The image of the city : the Woolworth building and the creation of the New York skyline / Gail Fenske --
[ch.] 10. In the camera's eye : the Woolworth building and American avant-garde photography and film / Mary N. Woods --
[ch.] 11. "Great gray buildings" : the United States Army supply base / Sharon Irish --
pt. 4. Ideals in planning --
[ch.] 12. A "new" New England : proposals for New Haven and Waterbury, Connecticut / Barbara S. Christen --
[ch.] 13. The University of Texas : vision and ambition / Lawrence W. Speck --
[ch.] 14. Oberlin : the grand collaboration / Geoffrey Blodgett --
[ch.] 15. A British response to American classicism : Cass Gilbert and Charles Reilly / Joseph Sharples --
pt. 5. Gilbert and the public domain --
[ch.] 16. St. Louis : public architecture, civic ideals / Ingrid A. Steffensen --
[ch.] 17. "A difficult and perplexing matter" : the Louisiana Purchase Exposition / Susan Luftschein --
[ch.] 18. A user's viewpoint : Gilbert and his public / Jeffry H. Gallet --
[ch.] 19. Representing American justice : the United States Supreme Court / Paul Spencer Byard --
Postscript / by Dennis Jacobs --
Notes --
Contributors --
Index.
Responsibility: edited by Barbara S. Christen and Steven Flanders ; introduction by Robert A.M. Stern.
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"This fine volume is a worthy addition...providing a richly detailed picture of a too long neglected American architect." -- Elizabeth Meredith Dowling, Georgia Institute of Technology "A Read more...

 
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