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The Resource Form follows finance : skyscrapers and skylines in New York and Chicago, Carol Willis

Form follows finance : skyscrapers and skylines in New York and Chicago, Carol Willis

Label
Form follows finance : skyscrapers and skylines in New York and Chicago
Title
Form follows finance
Title remainder
skyscrapers and skylines in New York and Chicago
Statement of responsibility
Carol Willis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Although fundamental factors of program, technology, and economics make tall buildings everywhere take similar forms, skyscrapers in New York and Chicago developed very differently in the first half of the 20th century. In contrast to standard histories that counterpose the design philosophies of the Chicago and New York "schools," Form Follows Finance shows how market formulas produced characteristic forms in each city - "vernaculars of capitalism"--That resulted from local land-use patterns, municipal codes, and zoning. Refuting some common cliches of skyscraper history such as the equation of big buildings with big business and the idea of a "corporate skyline," this book emphasizes the importance of speculative development and the impact of real estate cycles on the forms of buildings. Form Follows Finance demonstrates that cities are complex commercial environments where buildings are businesses, space is a commodity, and location and image have value."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Willis, Carol
Dewey number
725/.23/097471
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
NA6232
LC item number
.W55 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Office buildings
  • Office buildings
  • Office buildings
  • Office buildings
  • Office buildings
  • Office buildings
  • Illinois
  • New York (State)
  • Chicago <Ill.>
  • New York <NY>
Label
Form follows finance : skyscrapers and skylines in New York and Chicago, Carol Willis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Vernaculars of capitalism -- Just speculating
Control code
ocm32737656
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
217 pages
Isbn
9781568980706
Lccn
95024297
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)32737656
Label
Form follows finance : skyscrapers and skylines in New York and Chicago, Carol Willis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Vernaculars of capitalism -- Just speculating
Control code
ocm32737656
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
217 pages
Isbn
9781568980706
Lccn
95024297
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)32737656
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