The Architecture of William Lawrence Bottomley by Susan Hume Frazer
Foreword by Calder Loth
4to. pp. 349. profusely illustrated. bibliography. index. hardcover cloth. dw. New York: Acanthus Press, 2007.
ISBN-10: 0926494236 / ISBN-13: 9780926494237
Refined country houses, gracious urban dwellings, posh Broadway cafés, exotic nightclubs, and a high-rise apartment building that, 80 years after its construction, is still considered the epitome of tony living in Manhattan these are among the many achievements of William Lawrence Bottomley, one of the best American architects of the first half of the 20th century. During his 40-year career, Bottomley designed and executed over 180 commissions for his clients. An uncompromising perfectionist with refined taste, he oversaw virtually every facet of his projects, from interior ornamentation and decoration to the surrounding landscape design. The Architecture of William Lawrence Bottomley is the first comprehensive study of this master architect and designer. Richly illustrated with archival photographs and floor plans, the book examines 34 of the architect s structures nationwide and includes a catalogue of 185 commissions and a comprehensive bibliography.