Onderdonk, Francis S.

The ferro-concrete style. Reinforced concrete in modern architecture. With four hundred illustrations of European and American ferro-concrete design.

New York, Architectural Book Publishing Co Inc 1928.

Reference: 14652
Price: £140 [convert currency]

Full Description

4to. vi + 265 + (1)pp, 383 ills, 2 colour plates. Publisher’s cloth, bumped at head and foot of spine and at outer corners. Erased ink ownership inscription on front free endpaper, and another pencil ownership inscription dated 1964 on front pastedown endpaper. Subsequently Gavin Stamp’s copy, with his bookplate.

From its title this might seem a book strictly for ferro-concrete fanatics, but this is in practice a most stimulating book, with a fine selection of illustrations of the use of concrete by the most distinguished architects of the period. Its author’s approach is exactly summed up by a quotation from Frank Lloyd Wright (a particular hero of his) : “Each material has its own message and, to the creative artist, its own song”.

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