The metropolis of the future — as perceived by architect Hugh Ferriss in — was both generous and prophetic in vision. Largely an. From the s through the s, Hugh Ferriss was America’s most celebrated architectural artist, famous for his dramatic charcoal. The Metropolis of Tomorrow (Dover Architecture) [Hugh Ferriss] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In , New York City enacted zoning.

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InNew York City had passed landmark zoning laws that regulated and limited the massing of buildings according to a formula. The Metropolis of Tomorrow by Hugh Ferriss. Emily Freitag rated it really liked it Feb 26, Return to Book Page. Bebe Alexander rated it it was amazing Jun 04, Spectacle in the White City: Some of the sketches were theoretical studies of possible setback variations within the zoning laws.

Useful for anyone interested in retofuturism. Feb 20th, Anyone ever see Ferriss drawings not in charcoal?

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There are occasional mornings when, with an early fog not yet dispersed, one finds oneself, on stepping onto the parapet, the spectator of an even more nebulous panorama. But tomortow new as his ideas were, it’s clear that they’re compelling for how they embody our ancient ideals, hopes and fears. Hugh Ferriss was born in and trained as an architect at Washington University in his native St. I know nothing about architecture but this was fascinating tomodrow made both the designs and context accessible and interesting who knew that zoning laws could be interesting!


Aerial view of an imaginary city His writings also began to appear in various publications. Views Read Edit View history.

Hugh Ferriss

Ferriss — was a highly-regarded architectural renderer in the Twenties and Thirties, chiefly employed creating large drawings to show the clients of architects how their buildings would look when completed. Anyone ever see Ferriss drawings not in charcoal? Nugh using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Michael rated it it was ok May 18, Want to Read saving…. Open Preview See a Problem? Features many timeless drawings that have a reach way beyond the field of architecture. It was a stark reminder of how much of our culture is obsessed with big cities–despite the fact that urbanization has probably killed us as a planet. Jan 1st, Big phallic towers! An Architects’ Handbook of Urban Design. After he had set up as a free-lance artist, he found himself much sought after.


The Metropolis of Tomorrow by Hugh Ferriss

It is no wonder that the work inspired critics of the time to remark: Apr 05, Brianna rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Autobiography of an Idea. Paperbackpages. Please jetropolis improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

Inhe was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate member, and became a full Academician in Since many architects were not sure exactly what these laws meant for their designs, in the skyscraper architect Harvey Wiley Corbett commissioned Metdopolis to draw a series of four step-by-step perspectives demonstrating the architectural consequences of the zoning law.

It’s a Dover paperback so not expensive to buy.