Cass Gilbert, Life and Work

Architect of the Public Domain

Barbara S. Christen (Editor), Steven Flanders (Editor)

With an Introduction by Robert A. M. Stern

Overview | Inside the Book

Nineteen essays, by a diverse group of historians and others who experience and study Gilbert's buildings in their professional lives, detail the intricate relationship between Gilbert's work and the longstanding tradition of public architecture in America.

This volume examines Gilbert's work in five unique categories: the building of a national practice, an evaluation of his Minnesota State Capitol as "a defining moment" in American civic architecture, his New York career, his response to civic ideals in his plans for towns and universities, and his work in the public domain.

Book Details

  • Hardcover
  • November 2001
  • ISBN 978-0-393-73065-4
  • 8.7 × 10.6 in / 304 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“This fine volume is a worthy addition…providing a richly detailed picture of a too long neglected American architect.” — Elizabeth Meredith Dowling, Georgia Institute of Technology, JSAH

“A considerable feat of scholarship…what makes this book special are a number of unusual perspectives it offers…an extremely important book on a leading American architect that has contemporary relevance as well.” — Richard Guy Wilson, APT Bulletin

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