Hornbostel stepped onto the stage and into the spotlight of the American Renaissance when in 1904, industry titan Andrew Carnegie selected him to design and build Carnegie Tech in Pittsburgh, known today as Carnegie Mellon University.
Hornbostel’s body of work is expansive and grand. His magnificent structures – buildings, bridges and monuments – are a timeless tribute to the French style of Beaux Arts, yet remain American classics. Unique and universal in their appeal, Hornbostel’s designs continue to inspire us more than a century removed from his original sketch pad and blue prints.
Hornbostel’s work, and that of other American Renaissance artists and architects, punctuates the landscape with tangible links to our American story. The built environments that make up many of our American cities were born from the talents and vision of architects like Hornbostel.
Join AMERICAN ARK FILMS and New Perspective Communications as we set out to bring the remarkable life and work of Henry Hornbostel to a national audience.
AMERICAN ARK FILMS is a documentary film group dedicated to linking America’s past and present by discovering and telling some of America’s “best stories never told” through the life and times of historic figures.