Item #22419 Henry L. A. Jekel: Architect of Eastern Skyscrapers and the California Style, 1895-1950 - signed by the authors. Architectural Monograph, H. Vincent Moses, Catherine Whitmore.

Henry L. A. Jekel: Architect of Eastern Skyscrapers and the California Style, 1895-1950 - signed by the authors.

Riverside, CA: Inlandia Institute, 2018. First edition, as stated. Perfect Bound. Small quarto, pp. 244, indexed, illustrated with b/w and color photographs. Signed by the authors on the title page. Near Fine. Item #22419

The authors trace the fascinating life of architect Henry L. A. Jekel, from his youth at the rough and tumble edge of Buffalo's notorious Canal District, to his meteoric rise as a pioneering leader in the design of the American steel-skeleton skyscraper, in New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington DC. They follow him to Riverside, California and his radical reinvention as a studio architect in the romantic California Style. More than a century later, Jekel's legacy endures. This beautiful and comprehensive book will appeal to historians, conservationists, cultural heritage practitioners, architects, and all who appreciate the legacies and lessons of the past.

Price: $85.00