Power in Buildings: An Artist's View of Contemporary Architecture


 

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Description

A 1998 republication of a scarce title from America's greatest architectural draftsman. First published in 1953 and long out of print, the sixty bold drawings and informed text trace Ferriss's personal odyssey through the modern architecture of America from 1929 to 1953. Dams, bridge anchorages, grain elevators, skyscraper projects, and viaducts are delineated in Ferriss's rich and somewhat brooding chiaroscuro style, while he surprises us with illustrations of such landmarks as the Johnson Wax building, Taliesin West, Lever House, and the then-unbuilt United Nations Headquarters.

Also includes autobiographical commentary about his travels to American cities and his experiences as an illustrator in various architectural offices.

Features

Hugh Ferriss

Condition & Attributes

Very Fine, issued without dustjacket

Creators

Hugh
Ferriss

Publishing Information

Santa Monica
Hennessey & Ingalls
1998
1st thus
0940512114

Physical Description

11.25 inches
8.75 inches
x, 102 pages
60 full-page illustrations
hardcover
pictorial cloth
English