Very Good. No Jacket. Book This is a Very Good Copy of this Book in Publisher's black cloth with silver title lettering to spine and upper cover. No dust-jacket (as issued) this copy has NO previous owner's names or inscriptions present. The book has a firm binding with no hinge weakness. The book is a facsimile edition and unabridged republication of the original edition published in paris and New York in 1929 and 1930. It's a classic work that feautures many illustrations and plans and architectural designs and drawings. Large giant folio measuring 17'' by 13'' Scarce 72pp plus 133 plates. Size: Elephant Folio-over 15"-23" tall.
Near Fine. Fully illustrated. Facsimile of the edition published in Paris and New York in 1929 and 1930. Clean and unmarked. Neat calligraphic inscription from previous owner and company letterhead taped to front free endpaper. A great copy of this large book.
Good+, new binding is strong, page edges fragile and may have light stains or small tears. Ex-lib., with faint small circular stamps, inoffensive. Light discoloration at bottom page edges) Rebound, new half binding in black goat and gilt spine titles, original dark green cloth relaid onto strong boards with original gold cover ornamentation. Approx. 200 pp.; 134 bw plates, 72 pp. of text. Oversize (14" x 18.5") and heavy; will require extra postage. Original edition. Includes information on the origin and evolution of the skyscraper, including skeleton construction and Classical, Gothic, and modern styles of architecture; Discusses the New York Building Zone Resolution and other city planning acts, and also poses the question "Should construction of skyscrapers be prohibited, encouraged, or simply guided and controlled? " (with thoughts by Thomas Hastings, Henry Curran, Harvey Wiley Corbett, and John Sloan). A fascinating study with architectural renderings, bw photos, drawings, interiors, exteriors; hotels, railroad buildings, performing arts places, business, churches, government buildings, and more in major cities of NY, Chicago, Detroit, Miami, St. Louis, LA, With examples of foreign architecture, used as influence on skyscraper architecture: Eiffel Tower, Butter Tower, works by Le Corbusier; works in Mexico and Honduras; the Neo-American Style; and more. Each plate well-annotated.
Reprint edition. folio (31 x 42 cm); 72 pp.; illustrated from photographs, plans, and drawings. A very good copy or better in original black cloth. The facsimile edition of the scarce classic monograph on the skyscraper originally published in 1929.
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