Arnold Brunner and His Work
New York: Press of the AIA, Inc., 1926. Item #014175
Brunner was an American architect educated at MIT and active at the turn of the century in New York. His career began with George Post but in1898 he independently won the competition for the Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, and soon after the competition for the Federal Building at Cleveland, as well as for one of the buildings in an aborted plan for a massive renewal of Washington DC. He had a strong interest in city planning and wrote reports for Albany, Rochester, and Baltimore emphasizing zoning and building height limits. A series of interesting, if not overly critical, reminiscences of the man as friend, architect, and city planner is followed by 93 plates of illustrations, including photographs and sketches of executed work and projects, as well as pages of drawing’s from Brunner’s notebooks. First edition. 31 cm; 47 pp.; illustrated from 93 plates of photographs, plans, and drawings, hors texte. A very good copy in gilt-stamped buckram.