The Power of Buildings, 1920-1950: A Master Draftsman's Record (Dover Architecture)

The Power of Buildings, 1920-1950: A Master Draftsman's Record (Dover Architecture)

Hugh Ferriss


Trained as an architect within the early 20th century, Hugh Ferriss possessed a imaginative and prescient of shape that exceeded the normal blueprints of his peers—and it confirmed in his distinctively moody renderings. A grasp of sunshine and shadow, he controlled to seize the spirit of every development with a heightened experience of standpoint and layout. through the Nineteen Twenties, he used to be good on his option to changing into America's maximum architectural draftsman. Ferriss' notable type, which stimulated generations of developers, is highlighted during this illustrated trip via 3 a long time of yankee architecture.
Accompanied through illuminating textual content and captions, this number of sixty of his amazing drawings comprises: Rockefeller middle, a beautiful image of recent artwork Deco sort; California's Shasta Dam, ranked as one of many nice civil engineering feats of the realm; the Perisphere and Trylon from New York's 1939 World's reasonable; Taliesin-in-Arizona, Frank Lloyd Wright's breathtaking iciness domestic; and Denver's pink Rocks Amphitheater, a dramatic structure that comes with usual parts and rock formations. Plus, there are illustrations of the Empire country construction, the United countries headquarters, airports, grain elevators, bomb shelters, and extra. Architects, draftsmen, and designers of every age will take pleasure in the beauty and mind's eye during this remarkable volume.

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