sábado, 13 de octubre de 2012

Georges B. Post's buildings in Albert Levy's photographs in the Halic Collection


George Post was a great architect, some of his works, its best buildings was photographed by Albert Levy conserving these photos at the Art Institute of Chicago in Halic Collection.
Albert Levy was a famous French architect who photographed especially for architects  making
"architecture albums", photographing the work of the best American architects late nineteenth especially those who developed their work in New Yorik, Boston, and Chicago.
Here I present the photos of George Post made ​​by A. Levy preserves in the Halic Collection .Halic holds more  photographs of Post's buildings  made ​​by other photographers 

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Se presentan en este post las fotos que Albert Levy hizo de edificios diseñados por el gran arquitecto George Browne Post.
Levy fue un fotógrafo francés, con estudio en Nueva York, que realizó muchas fotos de edificios realizados por los grandes arquitectos americanos de fines del siglo XIX, especialmente aquellos que trabajaron en Nueva York, Boston y Chicago.
Estas fotos pertenecen  a los fondos de la Halic, conservados en el Art Institute of Chicago.

Historic Architecture and Landscape Image (HALIC):

Consisting of approximately 11,000 images that document the architecture, landscape and urban planning of sites across the United States - with a particular emphasis on Chicago and its suburbs - and, to a lesser extent, internationally, The Historic Architecture and Landscape Image collection, or HALIC, contains mounted photographic prints, lantern slides (both black and white and hand-colored), and postcards dating from the 1860s to the 1970s.

Hay que señalar que en esta misma colección se conservan otras fotos de edificios diseñados por George Post y realizadas por otros fotógrafos



The name,"Chateau-Nooga" is a play on words and a tribute to one of the nations premier railroads and specifically, the Chattanooga Line.
 Was built in 1880 for C.C. Baldwin, president of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company.



Title/Project Name Chateau-Nooga
Alternate Title/Project Name Baldwin, C.C., Residence
Street Address/Neighborhood Bellevue Ave.
City Newport
State/Province Rhode Island
Country United States
Date Designed or Built 1880-1881
Architect/Designer/Creator Post, George Browne
Date of View 1883-1895
View or Detail Type Exterior, front
Image Notes perspective view from the street; from Albert Levy's Architectural Photographic Series, Series 2, No. 156


Title/Project Name Hutchinson, William J., Residence
Street Address/Neighborhood 4 W. 58th St.
City New York City
State/Province New York
Country United States
Date Designed or Built 1882
Architect/Designer/Creator Post, George Browne
Date of View 1883-1895
View or Detail Type Exterior, perspective
Image Notes view south, with people on stairs; from Albert Levy's Architectural Photographic Series, Series 16, No. 273
Caption/Inscription Text BRC: 273; written on verso TLC: XVI - 273
Photographer Levy, Albert [New York City]
Website URL http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/research/specialcollections/digitalcollections/allcollections.html

Detail
A man and a woman standing in the stairs looking directly  at the photographer and the photo's number of theLevy's Catalogue

 Title/Project Name Mills Building
Street Address/Neighborhood NE corner Broad St. and Wall St.
City New York City
State/Province New York
Country United States
Date Designed or Built 1882
Architect/Designer/Creator Post, George Browne
Date of Object c.1885-1895
View or Detail Type Exterior
Image Notes Levy #683
Photographer Levy, Albert

The Mills Building was a 10 story structure which stood at 15 Broad Street and Exchange Place[1] in Manhattan, with an L to 35 Wall Street. It adjoined the building which was the home of Equitable Trust. It also adjoined the J. P. Morgan & Company Building on both Broad and Wall Streets.[2] George B. Post was the architect of the edifice.


Detail of the photo

A carriage with a single horse  standing in front of the building

Title/Project Name New York Produce Exchange
Street Address/Neighborhood 2 Broadway; Manhattan (borough)
City New York City
State/Province New York
Country United States
Date Designed or Built 1884
Architect/Designer/Creator Post, George Browne
Date of Object c.1885-1895
View or Detail Type Exterior
Image Notes Levy #711
Photographer Levy, Albert
Website URL www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/research/specialcollections/digitalcollections/allcollections.html

The plot is next to the historic Bowling Green. 2 Broadway was built on the site of the Produce Exchange Building, a representative structure of brick with terracotta decorations. Its grand skylighted hall, based on French retail structures, cast daylight into the lower floors. Its architect was George B. Post, who built it from 1881–84. The building can be briefly seen in the 1928 silent movie Speedy with Harold Lloyd.
The Produce Exchange Building was demolished in 1957

Title/Project Name Office Building
City Troy
State/Province New York
Country United States
Date Designed or Built c.1870s-1880s
Architect/Designer/Creator Post, George Browne
Date of View c.1890s
View or Detail Type Exterior, perspective
Image Notes view from above street level
Caption/Inscription Text BRC: 62
Photographer Levy, Albert [New York City]
Detail

The  photographs above are taken at ground, the photographer is on the street
 The photograph is placed across the street at a distance, across the street, just to enter the entire facade of edificion in the photo. Sometimes the photo is made from an angle for a more complete view of the building and also give a sense of volume.
But in other photos Albert Levy takes their picture from a point of view much higher, possibly a nearby building, and the picture is slightly biting the camera ( camera's down photographs) so that you can see the streets surrounding the building and so gives depth to the picture .

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Las fotos anteriores estan realizadas a ras del suelo. El fotógrafo se coloca al otro lado de la calle a cierta distancia,al otro lado de la calle, lo justo para que entre toda la fachada del edificion en la foto. 
A veces la foto se hace desde un ángulo bajo para una visión mas completa del edificio y, además, para dar la sensación de volumen propia del edificio
Pero en otras fotos Albert Levy realiza su foto desde un punto de vista mucho mas elevado, posiblemente un edificio cercano, y hace la foto picando ligeramente la cámara de tal manera que se ven las calles que bordean el edificio, asi da profundidad a la foto. 

Levy y los arquitectos

Como vemos en esta serie de fotografías Albert Levy documentó la labor de los grandes arquitectos de su tiempo de una manera sistemática. Ademas sus fotos se realizaron en diferentes lugares, ciudades americanas, especialmente en Nueva York. Su objetivo son, sobre todo, los edificios civiles muchos de los cuales no han llegado hasta nuestros tiempos de ahi que estas fotos tengan un gran valor documental o historico .

Levy and architects
 
As we see in this series of photographs Albert Levy documented the work of the great architects of his time in a systematic way. Besides the photos were made in different places, American cities, especially in New York. It targets mainly civil buildings many of which have not reached our times there that these pictures are a great documentary or historical value
 

Title/Project Name Unidentified residence
Street Address/Neighborhood 36th St. near Madison Ave.; Manhattan (borough)
City New York City
State/Province New York
Country United States
Date Designed or Built c.1870s-1883
Architect/Designer/Creator Post, George Browne
Date of Object c.1883
View or Detail Type Exterior
Image Notes Levy #217. Demolished.
Photographer Levy, Albert
http://digital-libraries.saic.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/mqc/id/13505/rec/6

Title/Project Name Vanderbilt, Cornelius, II, Residence
Alternate Title/Project Name Vanderbilt, Cornelius, II, Mansion
Street Address/Neighborhood nw corner of Fifth Ave. and 57th St.
City New York City
State/Province New York
Country United States
Date Designed or Built 1879-1882
Architect/Designer/Creator Post, George Browne
Date of View 1883-1895
View or Detail Type Exterior, perspective
Image Notes view from across the corner; from Albert Levy's Architectural Photographic Series, Series 16, No. 77
http://digital-libraries.saic.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/mqc/id/34034/rec/7

 George B. Post, Architect Picturesque Designer and Determined Realist by Sarah Bradford Landau


......... "Why Cornelius Vanderbilt selected Post, and not Richard Morris Hunt, as architect for his Fifth Avenue mansion is open to speculation. Certainly there were direct connections between Post and the Vanderbilts. Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt's brother, David E. Gwynne, had served with Post in the Twenty-Second Regiment during the Civil Wr, and Cornelius Vanderbilt was already a major stockholder in the Western Union Telegraph Company and a member of he building committee when Post won that commission. Post and Vanderbilt wree fellow members of the Century Association.
...... Hunt's city mansion for William I. Banderbilt was rising nearby. Both mansions were part of what has often been called 'Vanderbilt Row' on the west side of Fifth Avenue: Cornelius's at the corner of West 57th Street and his brother's at West 52nd Street just to the north of the contemporary twin mansions of their father, W. H. Vanderbilt........

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. "¿Por qué Cornelius Vanderbilt seleccionado Post, y no a Richard Morris Hunt, como arquitecto de su mansión de la Quinta Avenida está abierto a la especulación. Ciertamente había conexiones directas entre Post y los Vanderbilt. El hermano de la señora Cornelius Vanderbilt, David E. Gwynne, había servido con en el Regimiento XXII durante la guerra Civil Civil. Cornelius Vanderbilt  ya era  un importante accionista en la Western Union Telegraph Company y miembro del comité de Creación de él cuando Post ganó esa comisión.

...... Mansión Hunt ciudad para Guillermo I. Banderbilt se levantaba cerca. Ambas mansiones formaban parte de lo que ha sido llamado a menudo 'Row Vanderbilt' en el lado oeste de la Quinta Avenida: Cornelio, en la esquina de West 57th Street y su hermano en West 52nd Street justo al norte de las mansiones contemporáneas gemelos de su padre, WH Vanderbilt ........


Title/Project Name Vanderbilt, Cornelius, II, Residence
Alternate Title/Project Name Vanderbilt, Cornelius, II, Mansion
Street Address/Neighborhood nw corner of Fifth Ave. and 57th St.
City New York City
State/Province New York
Country United States
Date Designed or Built 1879-1882
Architect/Designer/Creator Post, George Browne
Date of View 1883-1895
View or Detail Type Exterior, front
Image Notes perspective view from across the street; from Albert Levy's Architectural Photographic Series, Series 16, No. 78
Caption/Inscription Text BRC: 78; verso, written: XVI - 78
Photographer Levy, Albert [New York City]
http://digital-libraries.saic.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/mqc/id/34102/rec/8



Title/Project Name Wall Street
Alternate Title/Project Name Orient Insurance Company Building
Queens Insurance Company Building
Mills Building
Street Address/Neighborhood 47-35 Wall St.
City New York City
State/Province New York
Country United States
Date Designed or Built 1876-1877; 1877; 1880-1882
Architect/Designer/Creator Thorp, Alfred
Clinton and Pirsson
Additional Architect or Designer Post, George Browne
Architect or Designer Notes Thorp, Alfred [architect]; Clinton and Pirsson [Queens architect]; Post, George B. [architect]
Date of View c.1885-1900
View or Detail Type Exterior, front
Image Notes view SE from across the street above street level of Orient Building on left and Queen Building on right, with partial view of Mills building at far right
Caption/Inscription Text BLC: 12
Photographer Levy, Albert [New York City]
http://digital-libraries.saic.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/mqc/id/33482/rec/9
Detail
Title/Project Name Wall Street
Alternate Title/Project Name Queens Insurance Company Building
Mills Building
Street Address/Neighborhood 39-33 Wall St.
City New York City
State/Province New York
Country United States
Date Designed or Built 1877; 1880-1882
Architect/Designer/Creator Clinton and Pirsson
Post, George Browne
Architect or Designer Notes Clinton and Pirsson [Queens architect]; Post, George B. [architect]
Date of View c.1885-1900
View or Detail Type Exterior detail
Image Notes view of upper stories of (L-R) Queen Building, Mills Building, and 33-35 Wall St.
Caption/Inscription Text BLC: 13
Photographer Levy, Albert [New York City]
http://digital-libraries.saic.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/mqc/id/33519/rec/10


George Browne Post Wikipedia

.Post was a student of Richard Morris Hunt (1858–60), but unlike many architects of his generation, he had previously received a degree in civil engineering (Scientific School, New York University, 1858)..
His vast New York Produce Exchange (1881–84) at 2 Broadway faced Bowling Green. Its grand skylighted hall, based on French retail structures, cast daylight into the lower floors.
At the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893, Post was named to the architectural staff by Burnham and Root[2] and assigned the Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building,...........
He also designed more staid public and semi-public structures: the New York Stock Exchange Building and the Wisconsin State Capitol. Among the prominent private houses by Post were the French chateau for Cornelius Vanderbilt II (1879–82) that once stood at Fifth Avenue and 57th Street (that was photographed by Albert Levy while being built), and the palazzo that faced it across the street, for Collis P. Huntington (1889–94). In Newport, Rhode Island he built for the president of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, C.C. Baldwin, "Chateau-Nooga" or the Baldwin Cottage (1879–80), a polychromatic exercise in the "Quaint Style" with bargeboards and half-timbering; John La Farge provided stained glass panels.

Bibliography

"George B. Post, Architect,Picturesque Designer and Determined Realist," by Sarah BradfordLandau,


Catalogue of Albert Levy's photographs in the Gallica ( Bibliotheque Nationale France)
Full bibliographic record
Title : Catalogue de photographies d'architecture européenne et américaine, ancienne et moderne. .. / Albert Lévy
Author : Lévy, Albert (1847-1905 ?) See only the results matching this author.
Publisher : [s.n.] (Paris [19, rue de la Chaussée-d'Antin])
Date of publication : 1887
Subject : Lévy (Albert), catalogue commercial, 1887 Search in Gallica all documents with this subject
Type : monographie imprimée
Language : French
Format : 62 p. ; 22 cm
Format : application/pdf
Copyright : domaine public
Identifier : ark:/12148/btv1b7200008p
Source : Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Estampes et photographie, EST AD-1822 (091)
Relation : http://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb40379124w
Provenance : bnf.fr












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