G (Edges of book block have instances of foxing; page surfaces are clean; book otherwise has little wear, except for mark of removed bookplate. ) Black stamped cloth, black & illus. glossy dust jacket, 847 pp., many BW illus. The sequel to "New York 1900." "Documents the alternately giddy and depressed decades between the two world wars--a time when New York first transformed itself into a skyscraper city, a twentieth-century Babel of craggy setbacks and soaring towers. A spirit of commerce and convenience was in the air, and a new breed of architects emerged to shape the new building type--the skyscraper--into a synthesis of compelling form and brilliant advertisement. The skyline became a stage set of symbols that still define New York--the Chrysler Building, the Empire State, the RCA, the General Electric, the American Radiator, the McGraw-Hill....[This book] examines the battle of the styles as architectural theory evolved at an unprecedented pace. The American Renaissance gave way to a new melding of tradition and modernity in the hands of Raymond Hood, Ralph Walker, Ely Jacques Kahn, and countless others, only to be challenged by the arrival of the ahistorical International Style. Drawing from a treasure-house of original source material and the words of critics of the period--notably the New Yorker's ever-controversial Lewis Mumford--New York 1930 is a grand monument to the liveliest and most engaging chapter in the history of New York City's architecture." (dj).
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Hardcover. 4to. Rizzoli. 1988. 847 pgs. Profusely illustrated. DJ in excellent shape, unclipped and with no tears present. No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid, boards clean with no wear present. Photos sent upon request. 871; 4to 11"-13" tall; 847 pages.
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