234 pp. volume depicting various interior and exterior uses of ornamental bronze and iron by the prominent Chicago firm, as used in both domestic and private architectural settings, arranged within the volume by category, including store fronts, entrances and canopies; elevator enclosures and cars; staircases and railings; lighting; entrance doors and gates; counter screens and wickets; and bronze tablets installed in buildings nationwide. Profusely illustrated throughout from hundreds of photographs. 4to. Tan cloth-covered boards with vellum spine, printed label applied to spine, some soiling to spine, extremely minor scuffing and soiling to boards. Chicago (The Winslow Bros. Company/Rogers & Company) 1910.
The Winslow Bros. Company was founded in 1887 by brothers William and Francis Winslow, and was one of the premier manufacturers of ornamental iron and bronze in the United States, earning decorative architectural commissions across the country, including the Schlesinger and Mayer Department Store, Marshall Field & Co., the Chicago Stock Exchange, and the Eastman Kodak building in Rochester. They were awarded numerous medals at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893 and the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1900. William also commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design his home in Illinois, and together they set up a printing press in the basement where they printed Wright's House Beautiful.
This volume features the work of numerous prominent architects working in various American markets, including Louis H. Sullivan, Meyers & Ward, McKim Mead & White, Lewis P. Hobart, Francis Kimball, Parkinson & Bergstrom, H. J. Hardenbergh, Henry Ives Cobb, Hale & Rogers, Cass Gilbert, Frank Lloyd Wright, and others, showcasing buildings in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Kansas City, Cleveland, and Philadelphia. Rare; as of February 2019, WorldCat locates three holdings in North American institutions. Book ID: 49040