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The International Competition For A New Administration Building For The Chicago Tribune MCMXXII Containing All The Designs Submitted In Response To The Chicago Tribune's Offer Commemorating Its Seventy Fifth Anniversary , June 10, 1922
Chicago: Chicago Tribune, 1923. Original heavy tan burlap binding with leather labels lettered in gilt on front cover and spine. Maroon endpapers with a repetitive gilt design in a gilt border. A flawless copy with the excessively fragile and rare dust jacket which has some chipping.. Folio, 103 pp. of text plus 281 full page black and white plates printed one side only followed by a 1 page advertisment for the Chicago Tribune. From the dust jacket: " The two hundred and sixty designs in this volume constitute an encyclopedia of skyscraper architecture--the first book of its kind. In it are presented the genius, the experience, the ingenuity of the architects of twenty-two nations. The influence of The Tribune Tower Competition will be felt for many years. This volume--the first handbook of modern architectural achievement--is its compendium. Five Dollars Net". " The craving for beauty, thus set forth by The Tribune, is imbued with romance; with that high Romance which is the essence, the vital impulse, that inheres in all the great works of man in all places and all times, that vibrates in his loftiest thoughts, his heroic deeds, his otherwise inexplicable sacrifices, and which forms the halo of his great compassions, and of the tragedy within the depths of his sorrows. So deeply seated, so persistent, so perennial in the heart of humanity is this ineffable presence, that suppressed in us, we decay and die. For man is not born to trouble....he is born to hope and acheive". Louis H, Sullivan in the Architectural Record.
      [Bookseller: Richard L. Press, Fine and Scholarly Boo]
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