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The American skyscraper : cultural histories / edited by Roberta Moudry
New York : Cambridge University Press, c2005
book jacket
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 4th Floor  NA6232 .A44 2005    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Skyscrapers -- United States
Skyscrapers -- New York (State) -- New York
Skyscrapers -- Illinois -- Chicago
Physical Description xvi, 281 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-274) and index
Contents The beaux-arts architect and the skyscraper : Cass Gilbert, the professional engineer, and the rationalization of construction in Chicago and New York / Gail Fenske -- Law makes order : the search for ensemble in the skyscraper city, 1890-1930 / Keith D. Revell -- The female "souls of the skyscraper" / Lisa M. Fine -- Type and building type : newspaper/office buildings in nineteenth-century New York / Lee E. Gray -- Chicago's fraternity temples : the origins of skyscraper rhetoric and the first of the world's tallest office buildings / Edward W. Wolner -- The corporate and the civic : Metropolitan Life's home office building / Roberta Moudry -- The Chicago Tribune tower competition : publicity imagines community / Katherine Solomonson -- The heights and depths of urbanism : Fifth Avenue and the creative destruction of Manhattan / Max Page -- Built languages of class : skyscrapers and labor protest in Victorian public space / Sarah Watts -- The skyscraper ensemble in its urban context : Rockefeller Center / Carol Herselle Krinsky -- The shadow of the skyscraper : urban photography and metropolitan irrationalism in the Stieglitz circle / Antonello Frongia -- The skyscraper, gender, and mental life : Sophie Treadwell's play Machinal of 1928 / Merrill Schleier -- The sublime and the skyline : the New York skyscraper / David E. Nye
NOTE Gift from an anonymous donor, 2010
Alternate Author Moudry, Roberta

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