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April 1994
184 pages  
125 b&w illustrations
8 1/2 x 10
9780822937814
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The Progressive Architecture of Frederick G. Scheibler, Jr.
Aurand, Martin
The first comprehensive study of Scheibler, it includes 125 historic and contemporary photographs and drawings, all of Scheibler’s known projects—including many not recorded in any other published source—and a selected bibliography.

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Martin Aurand is architecture librarian and archivist at Carnegie Mellon University.
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Frederick G. Scheibler, Jr. (1872-1958) was the rare turn-of-the-century American architecht who looked to progressive movements such as Art Nouveau and the Arts and Crafts Movement for inspiration, rather than conventional styles. His fresh house designs and plans for apartment buildings and multifamily “group cottages” feature dramatic massing, rich detailing, and a wide variety of materials such as brick, stucco, wood, exposed steel, decorative tile, and ary glass. Scheibler envisioned each building as a work of art, integrating architecture and ornamentation. Prized today, Scheibler’s best works are scattered through Pittsburgh’s East End and easter suburbs. This richly illustrated volume, the first comprehensive study of Scheibler, includes 125 historic and contemporary photographs and drawings, a catalouge raisonne of all of Scheibler’s known projects - including many not recorded in any other published source - a list of books in Scheibler’s library, and a selected bibliography. Martin Aurand discusses Scheibler’s life and career, the influences on his architectural concepts, his artistic sensibility and tastes, and his lasting significance. The Progressive Architecture of Frederick G. Scheibler, Jr., will be read by architects and aficionados who cultivate an interest in Scheibler’s imaginative constructions and innovative ideas and by all who are interested in the progressive architecture of the early twentieth century.
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“A valuable contribution to the culture of this region both for those who have been waiting for such a study as well as those meeting Scheibler for the first time.”—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Fascinating . . . You may find yourself reading this and feeling wistful in the sense of wishing you could back in time and witness the great confluence of trains and workers and industrial clamor. The railroad aspect alone is amazing.”—Robert J. Bailey, AIA, “Columns,” June 2007


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