Power in Buildings an Artist's View of Contemporary Architecture (with) Author's Presentation & Typed Letter Signed
Ferriss, Hugh

New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, 1953. F 102 pages; Illustrated in black and white throughout and with a useful list of significant buildings at back. Inscribed and signed at the half-title page by the author in February of 1955 and with a typed letter signed on the author's imprinted letterhead to the recipient, with the author's thanks for professional medical services rendered to his wife and himself. Documenting and illustrating his impressions of American architecture, Hugh Ferriss (1889 - 1962) architect and architectural renderer "...From 1947 to 1950, as design consultant, Ferriss participated in the planning of the United Nations buildings in New York City. Following this, with seemingly renewed optimism, he published his final collection of architectural drawings, Power in Buildings, in 1953, perhaps sensing that the booming American postwar architectural world was again ready for his eye. Ferriss and skyscrapers seemed destined for each other, as if he and the buildings shared an enigmatic reciprocity of inspiration...." (Leslie Humm Cormier in the ANB). Approx. 8 1/2" x 11 1/4" size; illustrated dustjacket over illustrated light gray cloth hardcovers. Some edge, tips wear, edge-fraying & closed tears to the dustjacket, old ring-mark on the front; contents of the book & the letter clean and in very good condition. Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: 25447)


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