[Architectural Monograph]. Monroe, Harriet.
John Wellborn Root Architect, A Study of His Life and Work, With Etchings and Drawings by Charles FW Mielatz and Facsimiles of Designs by Mr. Root.
The Riverside Press
Large octavo, pp 291, indexed. Beautifully illustrated throughout with b/w etchings of architectural drawings, exterior & interior perspectives, details of ornamentation, site plans, and elevations.
The authoritative text on this early founding member of the Chicago style of architecture, as well as a partner of Daniel Burnham. He is remembered for The Rookery Building, The Reliance Building, and The Monadnock Building in Chicago, among many others. This volume covers his early life, training and education, and theories of modern architecture. This original first edition is exceptionally scarce!
Edition: First edition
Binding: Original Cloth over Boards, olive; w/gilt border, emblem & lette
Condition: Very Good+
Book Id: 18535