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Meeting Louis at the Fair Carol S. Porter

Meeting Louis at the Fair

Carol S. Porter

Published March 28th 2004
ISBN : 9781891442223
Paperback
135 pages
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Louis Spiering was one of St. Louis most intriguing, if not the best known, architects at the turn of the nineteenth century. In a life cut tragically short, Spiering, product of a prominent German-American St. Louis family, graduated from the famedMoreLouis Spiering was one of St. Louis most intriguing, if not the best known, architects at the turn of the nineteenth century. In a life cut tragically short, Spiering, product of a prominent German-American St. Louis family, graduated from the famed Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, served as an architect for the 1904 Worlds Fair and designed the world-class Sheldon Concert Hall.One artifact Spiering left behind was his personal journal of photographs from the Worlds Fair. These snapshots, unseen for nearly a century, reveal the fairs grand undertaking through a young architects eyes.More than a biography, Meeting Louis brings Spiering to life, as Carol Porter imagines the thoughts of this talented, romantic figure at the dawn of a new century and the exposition that brought the world to St. Louis.