Table of contents for The American skyscraper : cultural histories / edited by Roberta Moudry.

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Part I: Makers and Users
1. The Beaux-Arts Architect and the Skyscraper: Cass Gilbert, the Professional
Engineer, and the Rationalization of Construction in Chicago and New York
Gail Fenske
2. Law Makes Order: The Search for Ensemble in the Skyscraper City, 1890--1930
Keith D. Revell
3. The Female ``Souls of the Skyscraper"
Lisa M. Fine
Part II: In the Image of the Client
4. Type and Building Type: Newspaper Office Buildings in Nineteenth-Century New
York
Lee E. Gray
5. Chicago's Fraternity Temples: The Origins of Skyscraper Rhetoric and the
First of the World's Tallest Skyscrapers
Edward W. Wolner
6. The Corporate and The Civic: Met Life's Home Office Building
Roberta Moudry
7. The Chicago Tribune Tower Competition: Publicity Imagines Community
Katherine Solomonson
Part III: Urban Contexts
8. The Heights and Depths of Urbanism: Fifth Avenue and the Creative Destruction
of Manhattan
Max Page
9. Built Languages of Class: Skyscrapers and Labor Protest in Victorian Public
Space
Sarah Watts
10. The Skyscraper Ensemble in its Urban Context: Rockefeller Center
Carol Herselle Krinsky
Part IV: Popular Culture
11. The Shadow of the Skyscraper: Urban Photography and Metropolitan
Irrationalism in the Stieglitz Circle
Antonello Frongia
12. The Skyscraper, Gender and Mental Life: Sophie Treadwell's Play Machinal of
1928
Merrill Schleier
13. The Sublime and the Skyline: The New York
Skyscraper David Nye
Selected Bibliography

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Skyscrapers -- United States.
Skyscrapers -- New York (State) -- New York.
Skyscrapers -- Illinois -- Chicago.