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Inventing the skyline : the architecture of Cass Gilbert

Author: Cass Gilbert; Margaret Heilbrun; New-York Historical Society.
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2000.
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"The essays by major Gilbert scholars and the individual histories of twelve major commissions featured in an exhibit by the New-York Historical Society document the variety and brilliance of Gilbert's architecture, as well as the process of each project: from commission through design to construction and completion. Each discussion illuminates different aspects of Gilbert's work, including the administrative  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Named Person: Cass Gilbert; Cass Gilbert; Cass Gilbert; Cass Gilbert
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cass Gilbert; Margaret Heilbrun; New-York Historical Society.
ISBN: 0231118724 9780231118729 0231118732 9780231118736
OCLC Number: 43227473
Notes: Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at the New-York Historical Society, summer-fall 2000.
Description: xxxvii, 306 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Betsy Gotbaum --
Preface / Margaret Heilbrun --
Acknowledgements --
Biographical time line --
Introduction / Hugh Hardy --
ch. 1. Cass Gilbert in practice, 1882-1934 / Sharon Irish --
ch. 2. From sketch to architecture : drawings in the Cass Gilbert office / Mary Beth Betts --
ch. 3. Cass Gilbert : twelve projects [Minnesota State Capitol], [Broadway Chambers Building], [Essex County Courthouse], [U.S. Custom House], [West Street Building], [The F.W. Woolworth Company Building], [Oberlin College], [U.S. Army supply base], [Detroit Public Library], [New York Life Insurance Company Building], [George Washington Bridge], [New York County Lawyers' Association Building] / Mary Beth Betts --
ch. 4. The architect as planner : Cass Gilbert's responses to historic open space / Barbara S. Christen --
ch. 6. Cass Gilbert's skyscrapers in New York : the twentieth-century city and the urban picturesque / Gail Fenske.
Responsibility: edited by Margaret Heilbrun ; with an introduction by Hugh Hardy.

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Cass Gilbert's pioneering buildings injected vitality into skyscraper design, and his "Gothic skyscraper," epitomized by the Woolworth Building, profoundly influenced architects during the first  Read more...

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