The Flatiron : the New York landmark and the incomparable city that arose with it /
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Anderson - Anderson Main Library||974.7 Alexiou Alice (Text)||22960000248533||Adult Non-Fiction||Available||-|
|York - Rock Hill Branch||974.7 ALEXIOU (Text)||33205009766763||Adult Non-Fiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780312384685
- ISBN: 0312384688
xxi, 298 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2010.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references and index.|
|Formatted Contents Note:||George Allon Fuller -- Eno's Flatiron -- Chicago's gift -- Preparing to build -- Bigger and bigger -- The Skyscraper trust -- The Flatiron opens for business -- 23 Skiddoo -- Water and wind -- Allon -- Uptown -- Sur le Flat-Iron -- The big landlord.|
|Summary, etc.:||The story of the instantly recognisable building that signalled the start of a new era for New York, & the unusual characters who played a part in the creation of 'The Flatiron'.|
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The Flatiron : The New York Landmark and the Incomparable City That Arose with It
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Journalist Alexiou, whose grandfather bought the Flatiron Building with three other investors in 1946, offers a detailed but discursive narrative about one of New York's most recognizable landmarks from the turn of the 20th century. With a novelistic structure, the book relates a breathless social history about numerous figures who played a role in what was originally known as the Fuller Building: the developers and builders, the architects, and the financial backers, as well as subsequent investors and their next of kin. Particular attention is paid to the lives of George A. Fuller's son-in-law Harry S. Black, who became president of the Fuller Company in 1900, and his wife. Art and architectural historians may find compelling the chapter on the building's potent imagery, especially as codified by photographer Alfred Stieglitz. But other than a 1902 photograph of the steel frame being covered with terra cotta tiles, no floor plan or other essential graphic documentation supports the building analysis. VERDICT This meandering tale will be of interest to only the most devoted student of New York urban history. Sarah Bradford Landau and Carl W. Condit's Rise of the New York Skyscraper: 1865-1913 remains the definitive source for understanding this iconic work.-Paul Glassman, Felician Coll. Lib., Lodi, NJ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.