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The Architecture of Warren & Wetmore

Pennoyer, Peter

(Book - 2006)
The Architecture of Warren & Wetmore
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"Illustrated with Jonathan Wallen's color photographs and with historic photographs, drawings, and plans, The Architecture of Warren & Wetmore is the first book to examine exclusively the scope of the firm's rich and varied body of work. In addition to Grand Central Terminal, Warren & Wetmore was responsible for some of New York's most memorable buildings, including the New York Yacht Club, grand mansions for such prominent clients as the Vanderbilts, and a number of luxurious early apartment buildings and hotels. During a period of rampant building activity, the firm was instrumental in shaping New York's expanding cityscape with its office buildings in Terminal City and setback towers. Its hotels and resorts nationwide set an unprecedented level of comfort and luxury for America's leisure class, guiding the direction of the modern-day hotel. The reconstruction of the university library in Louvain, Belgium - Warren's most prized commission - held the international spotlight after World War I. The Architecture of Warren & Wetmore includes a catalogue raisonné and an employee roster, and is the definitive source about a practice that made an indelible imprint on the American landscape."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: New York :, W.W. Norton & Company,, [2006]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 0393731626
9780393731620
9780393730620
Branch Call Number: 720.92 P
Characteristics: 256 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Additional Contributors: Walker, Anne 1973-, Author
Wallen, Jonathan Illustrator

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Peter Pennoyer's illustrated lecture on April 1 features one of the most successful and prolific architectural practices in America during the first three decades of the twentieth century, producing over three hundred major projects, including the celebrated Grand Central Terminal (designed in as... Read More »


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