A photographic survey of great early mailboxes highlighting those of the grand Art Deco period, together with a brief history of the mailbox-and-chute system patented by James Cutler of Rochester, New York, in 1883, this book documents its spread to commercial and residential buildings in New York City and beyond in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Mailboxes and chutes were considered as essential to the operation of any major hotel, office, civic or residential building as the front door. They found a new role as decorative elements, available in a range of styles and materials. Mailboxes were focal points in lobbies and public spaces throughout the country: Grand Central Terminal, the Woolworth Building, the St. Regis Hotel, York & Sawyer's Lincoln Building, and many more. While some have been removed, forgotten, disused, or painted over, others are still in use, are polished daily, and hold pride of place in lobbies throughout the country.
Title: Art Deco Mailboxes: An Illustrated Design History
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company: 2014-12-29
ISBN/UPC Number: 0393733408
ISBN/UPC Number 13: 9780393733402
Book Condition: new
Seller ID: 9780393733402