Power of Buildings

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In the late nineties Princeton Architectural Press reprinted the famous 1929 Hugh Ferris book, The Metropolis of Tomorrow. The preeminent architectural illustrator of his time, Hugh Ferris’s charcoal drawings are dramatic, with an almost tangible rendering of grand volumes. While the hardcover edition is out of print, Dover Publications added an inexpensive paperback substitute to its catalog a couple of years ago.

Also during the nineties, the press imprint of Santa Monica bookstore, Hennesy & Ingalls, reprinted his 1953 work, Power of Buildings. Missed this lesser known work of his at the time, though unlike Metropolis of Tomorrow, this highly regarded hardbound edition remains in print.

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