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Leopold Eidlitz: Architecture and Idealism in the Gilded Age

Leopold Eidlitz: Architecture and Idealism in the Gilded Age

Kathryn E. Holliday

ISBN: 978-0-393-73239-9

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320 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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An account of America's first known Jewish architect, a founding member of the American Institute of Architects.

In buildings such as the New York State Capitol (Albany), the Tweed Courthouse and Temple Emanu-El (New York), and P. T. Barnum's mansion Iranistan, Eidlitz (1823-1908) created a fusion of structure and ornament that defied the Gilded Age's aesthetic conventions and sowed the seeds of modern American architectural theory a generation before Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright. 130 photographs.