Saturday, December 4, 2010

Hugh Ferriss and "the vertical sublime"

From the nonist -- "Verticles on wide avenues":

The caption reads:
Verticals On Wide Avenues by Hugh Ferriss. From the post Hugh Ferriss: Delineator of Gotham, Or: Rendering “The Vertical Sublime” which features images from the preeminent architectural draftsman’s 1929 book The Metropolis of Tomorrow.

Here's "Technology":

"The science center":

Which came first, I wonder -- Hugh Ferriss or Metropolis?

And again, the rectilinear, this time with perspective in order to awe with space or scale.


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