Chicago School of Architecture: Building the Modern City, 1880-1910

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The perfect introduction to a style of architecture that has transformed the look of the modern age in America and the rest of the world, this book reveals Chicago's architecture as constantly pushing boundaries over a century and a half through design innovation and a wholly new and creative use of materials through engineering. Each section of Chicago's history, starting with the 1870s and ending in the 2010s is illustrated with selected examples of buildings that define the ...

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Overview

The perfect introduction to a style of architecture that has transformed the look of the modern age in America and the rest of the world, this book reveals Chicago's architecture as constantly pushing boundaries over a century and a half through design innovation and a wholly new and creative use of materials through engineering. Each section of Chicago's history, starting with the 1870s and ending in the 2010s is illustrated with selected examples of buildings that define the style and achievements.

TOC: I: The Great Fire /II: World Fair /III: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Chicago School /IV: Mies and the Second Chicago School /V: Weese and Goldberg - Mies' legacy /Further reading /Index

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780747812395
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 6/18/2013
  • Series: Shire USA Series
  • Pages: 70
  • Sales rank: 956,212
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Rolf Achilles is an independent art historian who lives and works in Chicago, and has written and lectured extensively on Chicago's culture and architecture. Rolf is active on several boards and is Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He lectures on architecture and preservation Loyola University and Northwestern University and consults extensively on sacred spaces, curates exhibitions, and is the founding Curator of the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
After the Great Fire -Fireproofing
Foundations Set in Wet Sand
Tall Buildings
There's a Limit to How High the Sky
Places to Visit
Further Reading
Index

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