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James Gamble Rogers and the Architecture of Pragmatism Aaron Betsky

James Gamble Rogers and the Architecture of Pragmatism

Aaron Betsky

Published December 20th 1994
ISBN : 9780262023818
Hardcover
275 pages
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foreword by Paul GoldbergerOnly recently has the period between the two World Wars emerged as pivotal in the redefinition of American taste. The work of James Gamble Rogers (1867-1947) represents a built expression of the countrys cultural eliteMoreforeword by Paul GoldbergerOnly recently has the period between the two World Wars emerged as pivotal in the redefinition of American taste. The work of James Gamble Rogers (1867-1947) represents a built expression of the countrys cultural elite during these years and comprises a significant chapter in American architectural history. Aaron Betsky covers the entire span of Rogerss career, paying particular attention to his more important buildings. These include the Harkness mansion, the Yale Club, and the buildings of Columbia-Presbyterian in New York- the downtown campus, library, stadium, dormitories and other assorted buildings of Northwestern University- and the Harkness Memorial Quadrangle, residential colleges, Graduate School, Law School, and Sterling Memorial Library at Yale, which with their blending of English medieval and renaissance motifs and their historical associations are perhaps the fullest expression of the neo-Gothic style in America.