Cass Gilbert, Life and Work: Architect of the Public Domain
Barbara S. Christen
Publisher: W. W. Norton & CompanyFormat: Hardcover
This reference deals exclusively with Cass Gilbert's work in the public sector. Most widely recognized for his Gothic masterpiece, New York's Woolworth Building, a skyscraper dubbed “the cathedral of commerce”, Gilbert's later public structures are distinguished for their individual adaptations of eclectic architectural styles. The buildings featured in the book include the Supreme Court Building in Washington D.C., the Detroit Public Library and the Minnesota State Capitol, inspired by St Peter's Basilica in Rome.
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