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The Metropolis of Tomorrow is a 1929 book written and illustrated by Hugh Ferriss. Prominently featuring 60 of Ferriss' drawings, the book is divided into three sections. The first, "Cities of Today", underscores the lack of planning in contemporary cities and the powerful psychological impact that cities have on their inhabitants while also profiling 18 influential modern buildings in five cities.OverviewSynopsisPublicationCritical receptionSources The second section, "Projected Trends", prominently discusses practical concerns related to population density and traffic congestion, demonstrates Ferriss' adherence to some of the key elements of modern architecture (especially functionalism), and then analyzes projected trends in urban design that he supports, as well as a few that he opposes. The third and final section, "An Imaginary MetropolNew content will be added above the current area of focus upon selection The second section, "Projected Trends", prominently discusses practical concerns related to population density and traffic congestion, demonstrates Ferriss' adherence to some of the key elements of modern architecture (especially functionalism), and then analyzes projected trends in urban design that he supports, as well as a few that he opposes. The third and final section, "An Imaginary Metropolis", describes an ideal future city complete with towering skyscrapers spaced well apart from each other, broad avenues, and a strongly geometric city layout based around centers and sub-centers of buildings that are segregated by function. First published by Ives Washburn in 1929, The Metropolis of Tomorrow was out of print long before the Princeton Architectural Press republished it in 1986. Contemporary critical reception to the book was mostly positive and enthusiastic, and generally regarded Ferriss' ideas for the future city as credible and even practical. While in the minority, negative contemporary reviews of the book significantly came mostly from proponents of the regional planning movement. Writing with the benefit of hindsight in 1986, architectural historian Carol Willis noted the strong connections between the first and second sections of the book ("Cities of Today" and "Projected Trends"), but criticized the final section ("An Imaginary Metropolis") as a flight of fantasy, both impracticable and lacking in nuance. Similarly, more recent reviewers have concentrated on "An Imaginary Metropolis", which they generally view as a fantasy which has had a strong influence on later architects and urban planners, and has also been influential to the appearance of futuristic cities in comic books and films. Wikipedia · Text under CC-BY-SA license
The Metropolis of Tomorrow (Dover Architecture): Ferriss
The Metropolis of Tomorrow by Hugh Ferriss is an architectural book full of drawings of skyscrapers in the Art Deco style. Ferris' sketches (which I saw in another source) are dark, dramatic, very film noir images. They convey their meaning with the full range of light to dark greys.Cited by: 55Author: Hugh Ferriss3.6/5(14)Publish Year: 1929See more videos of the metropolis of tomorrow hugh ferriss
Hugh Ferriss | The metropolis of tomorrow | The Met
Artist: Hugh Ferriss (American, 1889–1962) Date: 1946 Medium: Charcoal on laid paper Accession: 63.1 On view in: Not on view The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fifth Avenue entrance, elevation Artist: Hugh Ferriss (American, 1889–1962) Date: 1946–53 Medium: Graphite, charcoal, and colored chalk on paper Accession: 63.2 On view in: Not on view
The Metropolis of Tomorrow - Dover Publications
In The Metropolis of Tomorrow, 49 stunning illustrations depict towering structures, personal space, wide avenues, and rooftop parks — features that now exist in many innovative, densely populated urban landscapes. Ferriss uses metaphors from nature that lend his text a poetic quality.
The metropolis of tomorrow – Hugh Ferriss | Graphicine
The metropolis of tomorrow – Hugh Ferriss. Hugh Ferriss (1889 – 1962) was an American delineator (one who creates drawings and sketches of buildings) and architect. According to Daniel Okrent, Ferriss never designed a single noteworthy building, but after his death a colleague said he ‘influenced my generation of architects’ more than any other man.
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Oct 17, 2012The Founding Collection represents the cornerstone of the Whitney Museum's Art Reference Library. It originated with the personal collections of research material owned by the museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and its first director, Juliana Force.
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