Impossible Heights: Skyscrapers, Flight, and the Master Builder

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" The advent of the airplane and skyscraper in 1920s and '30s America offered the population an entirely new way to look at the world: from above. The captivating image of an airplane flying over the rising metropolis led many Americans to believe a new civilization had dawned. In Impossible Heights, Adnan Morshed examines the aesthetics that emerged from this valorization of heights and their impact on the built environment. The lofty vantage point from the sky ushered in a modernist impulse to cleanse crowded twentieth ...

Impossible Heights: Skyscrapers, Flight, and the Master Builder 2015, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis

ISBN-13: 9780816673193

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Impossible Heights: Skyscrapers, Flight, and the Master Builder 2015, University of Minnesota Press

ISBN-13: 9780816673186

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