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|Named Person:||Cass Gilbert; Cass Gilbert; Cass Gilbert|
|Material Type:||Biography, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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|Description:||xi, 154 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.|
|Contents:||1. Beginnings --
2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology --
3. Europe --
4. McKim, Mead and White --
5. Starting out in St. Paul --
6. Falling in love --
7. Hard times --
8. The Capitol.
Suffering through the panic of 1893, with a wife and four children to support, Gilbert fought hard to win the plum commission to design Minnesota's capitol building in 1895."
"While the commission would give Gilbert's fame a national dimension, these early years were crucial in nurturing the techniques that supported his later career. It was in Minnesota that Gilbert learned to cultivate social relationships and leverage political connections, practices that led to prime commissions. He also learned to work with rich and often demanding clients, whose wealth aroused his own ambitions. Inspired by visions of success, Gilbert pursued a top ranking in the hierarchy of American architects.
After the rough struggle of the Minnesota years, Gilbert would in fact be renowned as the most prolific and stylistically versatile architect of his generation, his mature skills ranging from the picturesque through beaux-arts neoclassicism to the new art of the high tower."--Jacket.