A MONOGRAPH OF THE WORK OF WILLIAM E. FISHER and ARTHUR A. FISHER, ARCHITECTS
With a Foreword by George William Eggers
Photographs by LAURA GILPIN
No publishing date, however, assumed to have been 1929
Twenty-eight architectural plates photographed by Laure Gilpin
Image dimensions: 10 inches by 13 inches
Plus, 1-page Foreword for Monograph by George William Eggers, same dimensions as Gilpin’s photographic plates.
MONOGRAPH originally was not bound. The 29 plates were issued in a red-printed, gray art-folder.
The folder does show some wear, especially to the folding binding, yet still complete and significantly sturdy.
The 29 plates are generally in near fine to fine condition, 28 of each were printed on enamel-coated paper. Several plates exhibit light reinforcement on tiny short-ended margin tears. None of the photographic plates have been marred by stabilization.
Printing by The Dentan Printing Company, Colorado Springs
Halftone Plates by The Beck Engraving Company, New York
The Richard O. Boldt Engraving Company, Denver, Colorado
The Colorado Engraving Company, Denver, Colorado
William Fisher, Architect, was founded in 1892.
William Ellsworth Fisher began designing Denver “starter homes,” and slowly evolved to more expensive, often singular-style homes. From 1901 to 1905 William E. Fisher worked with Daniel Riggs Huntington; however, in 1907 the firm once again became Fisher Architecture. And then, the younger brother, Arthur Addison Fisher joined the company. In 1937, after the death of William, his son, Alan B. Fisher, became his uncle’s partner.
Of the 67 surviving Denver buildings Fisher & Fisher designed, 50 are listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
Fisher Architects also planned the Town of Parco, Wyoming, now known as Sinclair, Wyoming.
Fisher Architects used a number of different styles for their building designs, from railway style to Art Moderne.
“Denver’s architects are building on their own. And they are going in for something much finer than a fortuitous novelty. They are embodying, and some of them with notable success, those virtues of economy of means, simplicity of materials, relation of environment, fitness to use, and breadth of conception which throughout its long past have been the necessary philosophy of this western country. Here the step from primitive conditions to modern civilization has been so short in point of time that the mood of the former still colors the technique of the latter. It is an unusual condition in history and a dramatic one.” George William Eggers