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by Margaret Heilbrun

Author: Margaret Heilbrun
Subcategory: Engineering
Language: English
Publisher: Columbia University Press (July 14, 2004)
Pages: 312 pages
Category: Engineering and Transport
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Margaret Heilbrun, Inventing the skyline: the architecture of Cass Gilbert (Columbia . Barbara S. Christen and Steven Flanders, eds. Cass Gilbert, Life and Work: Architect of the Public Domain (2001) p 72. ^ Christen, Barbara S; Flanders, Steven, eds.

Margaret Heilbrun, Inventing the skyline: the architecture of Cass Gilbert (Columbia . (17 November 2001). Cass Gilbert, Life and Work: Architect of the Public Domain. W. Norton & Company. p. 293. ISBN 978-0393730654.

Inventing the Skyline book.

The essays by major Gilbert scholars and the individual histories of twelve major commissions . Heilbrun, Margaret; New-York Historical Society.

The essays by major Gilbert scholars and the individual histories of twelve major commissions featured in an exhibit by the New-York Historical Society document the variety and brilliance of Gilbert's architecture, as well as the process of each project: from commission through design to construction and completion.

In Inventing the Skyline: The Architecture of Cass Gilbert, I was truly impressed by Gilbert's incredible versatility and energy-he may be THE pivotal architect on the cusp of the 19th and 20th centuries. 2 people found this helpful.

Gilbert died May 17, 1934 in Brockenhurst, England, yet his architecture continues to be part of the American skyline

Essays by four scholars analyze Gilbert's major projects, his sketches and watercolors and his contributions as a city planner. Along the way, readers are given an inside look at Gilbert's creative processes-and his conflicts and compromises. Gilbert died May 17, 1934 in Brockenhurst, England, yet his architecture continues to be part of the American skyline. The most comprehensive records of Cass Gilbert's work are housed at the New-York Historical Society.

Inventing the Skyline: The Architecture of Cass Gilbert. Foreword, by Betsy GotbaumPreface, by Margaret Time LineIntroduction, by Hugh Hardy1. Cass Gilbert, Margaret Heilbrun. Cass Gilbert in Practice, 1882-1934, by Sharon Irish2. From Sketch to Architecture: Drawing. More).

One might accuse this author of a fondness for Cass Gilbert, and that is a fair assessment. He does make two appearances on this list

One might accuse this author of a fondness for Cass Gilbert, and that is a fair assessment. He does make two appearances on this list. The architect from Minnesota won the commission for the Port of New York's duty collection agency, somewhat controversially (one might say he knew a guy), and construction began in 1902.

Honorable Mention, PROSE Award, Excellence in Scholarly Publishing, Association of American Publishers, as a contributing author. The Image of the City: The Woolworth Building and the Creation of the New York Skyline. New York: W. Norton & Company, In. 2001. Columbia University Press. The Woolworth Building dominated Gilbert's reputation, a fact he fought by insisting that any publication or exhibition of the Woolworth Building also include his other buildings. At times he found the Woolworth's fame difficult. ^ Irish, Sharon (1999). Cass Gilbert, Architect. West Hails East: Cass Gilbert in Minnesota," Minnesota History, April 1993, Vol. 53 Issue 5, pp 196-207. Thomas E. Luebke, e. Civic Art: A Centennial History of the . Commission of Fine Arts (Washington, . Commission of Fine Arts, 2013): Appendix B, p. 545.

Cass Gilbert's pioneering buildings injected vitality into skyscraper design, and his "Gothic skyscraper," epitomized by the Woolworth Building, profoundly influenced architects during the first decades of the twentieth century. Now, as the New-York Historical Society mounts a major exhibit documenting his architectural career, the full breadth of Gilbert's achievements is visible in one lavishly illustrated volume.Architect of the Broadway Chambers Building, the US Custom House, the Minnesota State Capitol, the St. Louis Art Museum, and large-scale projects like the city plan for New Haven, Connecticut, Gilbert is most famous for his skyscrapers―"symbols of our national genius and unrestraint"―monuments of the Beaux Arts "City Beautiful" aesthetic he embraced throughout his career. Containing essays by major Gilbert scholars, Inventing the Skyline documents fascinating details about the buildings: the color scheme of the main entrance of the Minnesota State Capitol, made to resemble the Byzantine tomb of Galla Placidia in Ravenna; the controversy that erupted over the use of female nudes on the relief of the Essex County Courthouse; and the ill-fated plans for the George Washington Bridge as a Beaux Arts monument with elaborate plazas, fountains, and sculptures.