Culture and the City: Cultural Philanthropy in Chicago from the 1880s to 1917

Culture and the City: Cultural Philanthropy in Chicago from the 1880s to 1917

by Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz, Horowitz
     
 

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In this fascinating account, Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz traces the establishment of several of the great cultural institutions of Chicago--thee Art Institute, the Newberry and John Crerar Libraries, the Field Museum, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the University of Chicago--as well as the motivations of the philanthropists responsible for their beginnings.

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In this fascinating account, Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz traces the establishment of several of the great cultural institutions of Chicago--thee Art Institute, the Newberry and John Crerar Libraries, the Field Museum, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the University of Chicago--as well as the motivations of the philanthropists responsible for their beginnings.

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A paper reprint of the 1976 book which was based on the author's Harvard thesis. Horowitz (history, USC) traces the establishment of five of the great cultural institutions of Chicago--the Art Institute, the Newberry and Crerar Libraries, the Field Museum, the Chicago Symphony, and the University of Chicago--as well as the motivations of the cultural philanthropists responsible for their beginnings. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226353746
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
06/15/1989
Edition description:
University of Chicago Press ed
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.45(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.66(d)

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Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz is the Sydenham Clark Parsons Professor of American Studies and History emerita at Smith College.

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