Hugh Ferriss Metropolis of Tomorrow

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Metropolis of Tomorrow

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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 fascimile 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 Ferris's career. This ?historic document is available from Princeton Architectural Press for ?the first time in over five years.

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In this 1929 volume, Ferriss presented his vision of how he believes the cities of tomorrow (which now are those of today) would look. Ferriss's specialty was skyscrapers, and the 108 illustrations here feature monstrous buildings, many of which came to fruition. Though basically black-and-white drawings of buildings, the plates are often extremely beautiful.
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Princeton Architectural Press should be applauded for rescuing this book and making it available to a wide audience. Scott Gutterman, Architectural Record

A book like this lives or dies by the quality of the drawings. And here Ferris's dark, chiaroscuro renderings retain their atmospheric impact. Howard Mansfield, Small Press

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