"ARCHITECTURAL VISIONS – THE DRAWINGS OF HUGH FERRISS" par Jean FERRISS LEICH. Editions Whitney Library of Design, New York. 1986.
ARCHITECTURAL VISIONS – THE DRAWINGS OF HUGH FERRISS
"ARCHITECTURAL VISIONS – THE DRAWINGS OF HUGH FERRISS" par Jean FERRISS LEICH. Editions Whitney Library of Design, New York. 1986. Imprimé aux USA. Petit in-4, dos droit, couverture souple cartonnée illustrée. 144 pages. Texte en anglais de Jean Ferris Leich et de Paul Goldberger, avant-propos de Adolf K. Placzek, illustré de 85 reproductions noir & blanc, in-texte et hors texte, de dessins de Hugh Ferriss.
"Here is the only single volume devoted to the work of a man who, more than ever, is recognized as one of the most important commentators on twentieth-century urbanism – and as an outstanding artist. From the Chicago Tribune Building competition in 1925 and the Chrysler Building to the United Nation Headquarters and Lincoln Center of the Performing Arts of the late 1960s, the drawings of architectural rendered Hugh Ferris (1889-1962) record a time that saw unprecedented change in the social and visual conceptions of cities and city buildings. In Architectural Visions, Ferriss' stunning drawings are organized in two sections. The first, Dreams, shows his visionary concepts of futures cities and skyscraper structures, many of which he published in 1929 in his The Metropolis of Tomorrow. The second part, Realities, included Ferriss' drawings of some of the most prestigious buildings constructed in the 20th century…"