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CAST-IRON ARCHITECTURE IN AMERICA

By: MARGOT GAYLE

Price: $25.00

Publisher: W.W. NORTON & COMPANY, INC.:

Seller ID: IM518128

ISBN: 0393730158

Condition: GOOD GIFT INSCRIBED


Nineteenth-century American inventor and entrepreneur James Bogardus was known for his unique grinding mill and other patented devices, but his enduring claim to fame is his cast-iron structures, forerunners of the modern skyscraper. A passionate advocate for iron's strength, economy, suitability for ornamentation, and fire resistance, he invented several new methods of construction; his buildings rose from New York to San Francisco and Havana. Modern interest in Bogardus stems from the historic preservation movement; his four surviving buildings, in New York, are recognized landmarks. View more info