The Progressive Architecture Of Frederick G. Scheibler, Jr

This slim and easy-to-read volume carefully traces Scheibler's architectural development from his early work using traditional revival styles, through his peak of creativity drawing heavily from the Progressive movement, to his final commissions when he returned to a more familiar approach to design. An informative and enjoyable piece of scholarship.
Pennsylvania History

Frederick G. Scheibler, Jr. (1872–1958) was the rare turn-of-the-century American architect who looked to progressive movements such as Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts 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. Scheibler envisioned each building as a work of art, integrating architecture and ornamentation. Prized today, his best works are scattered throughout Pittsburgh’s East End and eastern suburbs.
This richly illustrated volume, the first comprehensive study of Scheibler, includes 125 historic and contemporary photographs and drawings, a catalogue raisonné of all of his known projects—including many not recorded in any other published source—a list of books in his library, and a selected bibliography.

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Martin Aurand

Martin Aurand is architecture librarian and archivist at Carnegie Mellon University.

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