Charles Follen Mckim; A Study Of His Life And Work

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byAlfred Hoyt Granger

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1913. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV DISCUSSION OF VARIOUS BUILDINGS It is not my intention here to enter into a detailed criticism of McKim's executed work, but there are a few among the many buildings designed and executed by the firm to which I wish to call attention because they illustrate so perfectly the principles for which McKim so persistently strove. It is not possible to maintain that these buildings are exclusively the work of McKim; in fact, with some of them, he had no immediate connection, but, as has been said, until his death his spirit and influence were predominant in the office and set the standard of taste to which all con' formed. Their clubhouses in New York, the Century ^"on West Forty'third Street; the Harvard, on West ^^forty'fourth Street; and the Metropolitan and Urn" versity, both on Fifth Avenue, have established a style for all large city clubs. Of these the Century is the oldest, and while it is almost wholly the work of Stanford White, I mention it in this discussion because it is so striking an example of those principles of architectural design which need to be implanted in the minds of students of American architecture. It is a simple balanced facade of stone and brick and terracotta. This was one of the first buildings in the United States in which the long, thin "Roman" brick was used, and because of its successful handling in this building for many years this shaped brick became a fashion, until it was superseded by the so-called "Harvard" brick, the revival of which is also due to McKim, Mead, and White. The facade of the Century Club deserves constant study for young architects who sincerely wish to master the fundamental principles of proportion, composition, and suitability. In this design there is no superfluous ornament. Every detail counts, a...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1913. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV DISCUSSION OF VARIOUS BUILDINGS It is not my intention here to enter into a detailed criticism of McKim's executed work, b...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217190677

ISBN - 13:9780217190671

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