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Form Follows Finance : Skyscrapers and Skylines in New York and Chicago
by Carol Willis




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"Seldom does a title summarize so tersely and completely the contents of a book as does that of Carol Willis's brisk, lucid investigation into the forces that shaped the prodigious tall buildings of America's two major turn-of-the-century metropolises.... Never before have the economic specifics of vertical construction been laid out as tellingly as Ms. Willis does here, making this a reference book that future historians will find indispensable". -- Martin Filler, New York Times Book Review

"Zoning ordinances and commercial real-estate values might appear to be odd sources for architectural history, but Ms. Willis writes convincingly that they shaped skyscrapers more than architectural trends". -- Thomas Sullivan, Washington Times

"A fascinating document for banker, developer, and architect alike". -- Matthew Barnett Howland, World Architecture

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Overview

"Seldom does a title summarize so tersely and completely the contents of a book as does that of Carol Willis's brisk, lucid investigation into the forces that shaped the prodigious tall buildings of America's two major turn-of-the-century metropolises.... Never before have the economic specifics of vertical construction been laid out as tellingly as Ms. Willis does here, making this a reference book that future historians will find indispensable". -- Martin Filler, New York Times Book Review

"Zoning ordinances and commercial real-estate values might appear to be odd sources for architectural history, but Ms. Willis writes convincingly that they shaped skyscrapers more than architectural trends". -- Thomas Sullivan, Washington Times

"A fascinating document for banker, developer, and architect alike". -- Matthew Barnett Howland, World Architecture


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  • ISBN-13: 9781568980447
  • ISBN-10: 1568980442
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
  • Publish Date: November 1995
  • Page Count: 224
  • Dimensions: 9.04 x 5.81 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.02 pounds


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