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Carson Pirie Scott: Louis Sullivan and the Chicago Department Store
     

Carson Pirie Scott: Louis Sullivan and the Chicago Department Store

by Joseph M. Siry
 

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Long recognized as a Chicago landmark, the Carson Pirie Scott Building also represents a milestone in the development of architecture. The last large commercial structure designed by Louis Sullivan, the Carson building reflected the culmination of the famed architect's career as a creator of tall steel buildings. In this study, Joseph Siry traces the origins of the

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Long recognized as a Chicago landmark, the Carson Pirie Scott Building also represents a milestone in the development of architecture. The last large commercial structure designed by Louis Sullivan, the Carson building reflected the culmination of the famed architect's career as a creator of tall steel buildings. In this study, Joseph Siry traces the origins of the building's design and analyzes its role in commercial, urban, and architectural history.

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Handsomely illustrated with period photos and architectural drawings, Siry's meticulous study of the landmark Chicago building, the last large commercial structure designed by Sullivan, traces the origins of the building design and analyzes its role in urban and architectural history. Includes a selective bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780226761374
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
07/10/2012
Series:
Chicago Architecture and Urbanism Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Siry is professor of art history at Wesleyan University. He is the author of several books, including The Chicago Auditorium Building, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

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