Philosophy from The Metropolis of Tomorrow (1929)  Hugh Ferriss (1889–1962)

My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck By Lightning

Architectural drawings by the great Hugh Ferriss. His archives are held by Avery Library.

The emphasis on the dark, heavy shadows created with charcoal create a contrast to the lighter areas which aren't shaded. This gives the building a luminous effect.

Hugh Ferriss (American, 1889-1962) The Metropolis of Tomorrow, 1929 More Hugh Ferriss

Hugh Ferriss (American, The Metropolis of Tomorrow, 1929 More Hugh Ferriss

The metropolis of tomorrow – Hugh Ferriss | Graphicine

Hugh Ferriss – was an American delineator (one who creates drawings and sketches of buildings) and architect. According to Daniel Okrent, Ferri.

Hugh Ferriss was trained as an architect at Washington University in his native St. Louis, Missouri. Though Ferriss had an architecture degree he chose to spend most of his career as a delineator, an artist who creates renderings of other architect’s designs for the purposes of advertising and city planning. In 1912, Ferriss arrived in New York City and was soon employed as a delineator for Cass Gilbert. In 1915, he set up shop as an independent architectural delineator. His drawings were…

“By Ferriss had begun to develop his own style, frequently presenting the building at night, lit up by spotlights, or in a fog, as if photographed with a.

Yakov Chernikhov “ Creepy Communist Gothic style“

Yakov Chernikhov “ Creepy Communist Gothic style“

Drawing, Study for Maximum Mass Permitted by the 1916 New York Zoning Law, Stage 3, 1922

Hugh Ferriss, Study for Maximum Mass Permitted by the 1916 New York Zoning Law, Drawing, 1922

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