The famous American architect's fascinating look at the early years of his pioneering work, which led to his being called the "father of the skyscraper." Includes a wealth of projects, insights, and evaluations, as well as 34 plates. An essential tool in gaining an understanding of the roots of moder... read more
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The Chicago World's Fair of 1893: A Photographic Record by Stanley Appelbaum 128 rare, vintage photographs: 200 buildings — 79 of foreign governments, 38 of U.S. states — the original ferris wheel, first midway, Edison's kinetoscope, much more. 128 black-and-white photographs. Captions. Map. Index.
The famous American architect's fascinating look at the early years of his pioneering work, which led to his being called the "father of the skyscraper." Includes a wealth of projects, insights, and evaluations, as well as 34 plates. An essential tool in gaining an understanding of the roots of modern American architecture.
Reprint of the American Institute of Architects, New York, 1924 edition.
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