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Impossible HeightsSkyscrapers, Flight, and the Master Builder$
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Adnan Morshed

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780816673186

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816673186.001.0001

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Hugh Ferriss and the “Harmonious Development of Man”

Hugh Ferriss and the “Harmonious Development of Man”

(p.21) One Hugh Ferriss and the “Harmonious Development of Man”
Impossible Heights

Adnan Morshed

University of Minnesota Press

Chapter 1 studies Hugh Ferriss’s imaginary city views, published collectively in his book The Metropolis of Tomorrow (1929). His drawings narrate both the scope of the future metropolis and the people who would inhabit it. Ferriss’s ideation of the modern man was related to his brief subscription to mystical spiritualism in the 1920s.

Keywords:   Airplane, Skyscraper, Ascension, Aerial Gaze, Master Builder, Superhero, Eugenics, Mystical Spirituality, Social Reform, Interwar Cultural Consciousness

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