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The Metropolis of Tomorrow

Hugh Ferriss

     9 × 12 in (22.9 × 30.5 cm)
Hardcover
200 pages
108 b/w illustrations
Publication date: 6/1/1986
Rights: world
ISBN: 9780910413114


From the 1920s through the 1950s, Hugh Ferriss was America's most celebrated architectural artist, famous for his dramatic charcoal renderings. First published in 1929, The Metropolis of Tomorrow was the quintessential document of the prosperity of the 1920s, as well as a personal manifesto of visionary urbanism. In it, Ferriss drew and discussed the American skyscraper and presented his romantic vision for an ideal city of the future.

This fascimile edition of this classic captures all the drama of the original volume, reprinting over 60 of Ferris's striking chiaroscuro renderings and his written commentary. In addition, included are over 40 additional drawings and photographs and an insightful essay by Carol Willis (author of Form Follows Finance) on Ferris's career. This historic document is now available from Princeton Architectural Press for the first time in over five years.


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