The Metropolis of Tomorrow


 

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Description

Architectural illustrator Ferriss envisions future trends based upon his observations in the 1920s.

  • Part One, Cities of Today.
  • Part Two, Projected Trends.
  • Part Three, An Imaginary Metropolis.

From the 1920s through the 1950s, Hugh Ferriss was America's most celebrated architectural artist, famous for his dramatic charcoal renderings. First published in 1929, The Metropolis of Tomorrow was the quintessential document of the prosperity of the 1920s, as well as a personal manifesto of visionary urbanism. In it, Ferriss drew and discussed the American skyscraper and presented his romantic vision for an ideal city of the future.

This facsimile edition of this classic captures all the drama of the original volume, reprinting over 60 of Ferris's striking chiaroscuro renderings and his written commentary. In addition, included are over 40 additional drawings and photographs and an insightful essay by Carol Willis (author of Form Follows Finance) on Ferriss's career.

Features

Hugh Ferriss

Condition & Attributes

Fine in Near Fine dustjacket

Creators

Hugh
Ferriss

Publishing Information

New York
Princeton Architectural Press
1986
2nd 1998
0910413118

Physical Description

12.25 inches
9.25 inches
200 pages
64 full-page and 46 text illustrations
hardcover
cloth
English