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Cast Iron Architecture in America : significance of James Bogardus

Gayle, Margot & Carol

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ISBN 10: 0393730158 / ISBN 13: 9780393730159
Published by Norton, 1998
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Title: Cast Iron Architecture in America : ...

Publisher: Norton

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: illustrated

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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The first book on the life and work of the pioneer of American cast-iron architecture.

Nineteenth-century American inventor and entrepreneur James Bogardus was known for his unique grinding mill and other patented devices, but his enduring claim to fame is his cast-iron structures, forerunners of the modern skyscraper. A passionate advocate for iron's strength, economy, suitability for ornamentation, and fire resistance, he invented several new methods of construction; his buildings rose from New York to San Francisco and Havana. Modern interest in Bogardus stems from the historic preservation movement; his four surviving buildings, in New York, are recognized landmarks.

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Carol Gayle teaches history at Lake Forest College, Illinois.

Margot Gayle, a nationally known authority on cast-iron architecture, lives in New York City.

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