Stock Image

Kirtland Cutter: Architect in the Land of Promise

Matthews, Henry C.

5 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0295976098 / ISBN 13: 9780295976099
Published by University of Washington Press, Seattle, 1998
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From Yes Books (Portland, ME, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since January 20, 2010 Seller Rating 5-star rating

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 75.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Signed and inscribed on title page. A clean copy in excellent condition. 438 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 003887

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Kirtland Cutter: Architect in the Land of ...

Publisher: University of Washington Press, Seattle

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed and Inscribed By Author

Edition: First Edition

About this title

Synopsis:

In the early years of the twentieth century, Spokane was singled out for praise in the West for the quality of its architecture and the impressive way it had rebuilt after the devastating fire of 1889. Major credit for the city's distinctive character was extended to Kirtland Kelsey Cutter for his "rare architectural force and genius for design." His remarkable career, stretching from the Gilded Age to the Great Depression, allows a fascinating study of the evolution of an eclectic form of architecture that was an inevitable response to rich regional and historical influences during a time of transition from frontier settlements to modern city.

Cutter's influence was felt beyond Spokane--in Seattle, other areas of Washington, and in Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. He was also responsible for buildings in the East and even for one in England. After financial problems ended his career in the Northwest, he began anew at age sixty-three in southern California, and worked there as an architect until his death in 1939 at age seventy-nine.

Henry Matthews presents a comprehensive study of the whole body of Cutter's work, with ample photographs and illustrations. The book is based on exhaustive research in both the Northwest and California, revealing the influences on Cutter and his associates, the processes at work in the design and construction of the buildings, and the relations between the architect and the many people who commissioned his work. Particularly useful to Matthews's research was a collection of 290 sets of drawings, as well as office accounts, letters, and books from Cutter's library--materials acquired by the Eastern Washington State Historical Society. He also was able to interview former assistants and clients, who provided valuable insights on the architect and the way Cutter worked. In addition, many of the architect's residences, hotels, clubs, and commercial buildings are still standing.

This book adds significantly to an understanding of Western urban and regional history. But Cutter's experimentation in many styles and the imaginative nature of his work make for a study that goes beyond regional limits and sheds light on national trends.

Winner of the 1999 Washington State Book Award

About the Author:

ART

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

General stock of used and scarce books.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your mind about a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link to contact us and we'll respond within 2 business days.


Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 1 LB, or .5 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

PayPal