Ely Jacques Kahn, Architect

Jewel Stern (Author), John A. Stuart (Author)


One of the fabled "three Napoleons" of New York (with Raymond Hood and Ralph Walker) yet almost unknown today, Ely Jacques Kahn had a nearly half-century career and some three dozen of his buildings still grace the New York cityscape.

Trained at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, he was known for his modern polychrome decoration and setback skyscrapers.

Book Details

  • Hardcover
  • July 2006
  • ISBN 978-0-393-73114-9
  • 8.8 × 10.3 in / 336 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide


Endorsements & Reviews

“[C]arefully researched and produced by notable scholars. . .the first and only monograph on Kahn. . . Highly recommended.” — P. Kaufman, Boston Architectural Center, Choice

“[A] model study of one of New York’s most important commercial designers.” — Christopher Gray, New York Times

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