Edgar Miller and the Hand-Made Home: Chicago's Forgotten Renaissance Man

Edgar Miller and the Hand-Made Home: Chicago's Forgotten Renaissance Man

Hardcover

$35.66 $50.00 Save 29% Current price is $35.66, Original price is $50. You Save 29%.

Temporarily Out of Stock Online

Eligible for FREE SHIPPING

Overview

Edgar Miller and the Hand-Made Home: Chicago's Forgotten Renaissance Man by Richard Cahan, Michael Williams

Embracing old-world skills in a technological age, Edgar Miller was Chicago’s last Renaissance artist. He was a fine painter, a master wood carver, and one of the nation’s foremost stained glass designers. He could sculpt, draw hunting portraits, and was considered a pioneer in the use of graphic art in modern advertising. His artistic genius came together in four artistic studios he built on Chicago’s north side in the 1920s and 1930s. He touched almost every inch of the studios with daring and surprise. He took rustic brick, crude stone, salvaged tile, found glass, steel, and wood, then “Edgarized” the homes with stained glass windows, frescos, murals, tile work, and wood carving. This collection contains over 400 images of the homes, which remarkably remain intact today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780978545055
Publisher: CityFiles Press
Publication date: 10/13/2009
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 12.20(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range: 10 Years

About the Author


Richard Cahan is a former picture editor for the Chicago Sun-Times and was the director of CITY 2000. He lives in Skokie, Illinois. Michael Williams is the author or coauthor of 10 books on Chicago history, including Chicago: City on the Move and Richard Nickel's Chicago. He lives in Chicago, Illinois. Alexander Vertikoff is one of the leading architectural photographers in America whose work has been featured in American Bungalow Magazine, Architectural Digest, and the New York Times. He lives in Tijeras, New Mexico.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews