Skyscraper gothic : medieval style and modernist buildings
Introduction: skyscraper gothic from nineteenth-century to postmodern expressions -- Design and the study of the past: the gothic skyscraper / Lisa Reilly -- The gothics of Francis Kimball: from nineteenth-century revivals to the early skyscraper / Kevin D. Murphy -- Medievalism, mysticism, and mode...
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: University of Virginia Press
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|edited by Kevin D. Murphy and Lisa Reilly
|JSTOR E-Books in Art, Design and Photography
|FID-Lizenz "FID Kunst, Fotografie, Design" (keine Universitätslizenz)
|Introduction: skyscraper gothic from nineteenth-century to postmodern expressions -- Design and the study of the past: the gothic skyscraper / Lisa Reilly -- The gothics of Francis Kimball: from nineteenth-century revivals to the early skyscraper / Kevin D. Murphy -- Medievalism, mysticism, and modernity in early twentieth-century New York: Cass Gilbert's "skyscraper gothic" / Gail Fenske -- The gothics revival and the Chicago school: from naturalistic ornament to constructive expression / Joanna Merwood-Salisbury -- Tribune tower : medievalism and memory in the wake of the Great War / Katherine M. Solomonson -- Forward Atlanta: G. Lloyd preacher and the Atlantic City Hall / Carrie Albee -- Gothic with an American accent: the cathedral of learning / Anke Koeth -- Radiant heat and glowing lights: Raymond Hood's American radiator building / Christine G. O'Malley.
"Of all building types, the skyscraper strikes observers as the most modern, in terms not only of height but also of boldness, scale, ingenuity, and daring. As a phenomenon born in late nineteenth-century America, it quickly became emblematic of New York, Chicago, and other major cities. Previous studies of these structures have tended to foreground examples of more evincing modernist approaches, while those with styles reminiscent of the great Gothic cathedrals of Europe were initially disparaged as being antimodernist or were simply unacknowledged. Skyscraper Gothic brings together a group of renowned scholars to address the medievalist skyscraper--from flying buttresses to dizzying spires; from the Chicago Tribune Tower to the Woolworth Building in Manhattan. Drawing on archival evidence and period texts to uncover the ways in which patrons and architects came to understand the Gothic as a historic style, the authors explore what the appearance of Gothic forms on radically new buildings meant urbanistically, architecturally, and socially, not only for those who were involved in the actual conceptualization and execution of the projects but also for the critics and the general public who saw the buildings take shape."--Publisher's description
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