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The Chicago School of Architecture: A History of Commercial and Public Building in the Chicago Area, 1875-1925

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This thoroughly illustrated classic study traces the history of the world-famous Chicago school of architecture from its beginnings with the functional innovations of William Le Baron Jenney and others to their imaginative development by Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright. The Chicago School of Architecture places the Chicago school in its historical setting, showing it at once to be the culmination of an iron and concrete construction and the chief pioneer in the evolution of modern architecture. It also assesses the achievements of the school in terms of the economic, social, and cultural growth of Chicago at the turn of the century, and it shows the ultimate meaning of the Chicago work for contemporary architecture.

"A major contribution [by] one of the world's master-historians of building technique."—Reyner Banham, Arts Magazine

"A rich, organized record of the distinguished architecture with which Chicago lives and influences the world."—Ruth Moore, Chicago Sun-Times

Synopsis:

This thoroughly illustrated study traces the history of the world-famous Chicago school of architecture from its beginning with the functional innovations of William Le Baron and others to their imaginative development by Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright.

About the Author

Carl W. Condit (1914-1997) was an historian of technology, urban development, and architecture. He was the author of numerous books on the history of American architecture, especially in Chicago, and taught history, art history, and urban affairs at Northwestern University for over thirty years.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

I: Architecture in the Nineteenth Century

II: Chicago: 1871

III: New Forms in Traditional Materials

IV: Jenney and the New Structural Technique

V: Burnham and Root

VI: D. H. Burnham and Company

VII: Holabird and Roche

VIII: Adler and Sullivan

IX: In the Wake of the Pioneers

X: Hotels and Apartments

XI: The Chicago School in the Twentieth Century

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Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226114552
Author:
Condit, Carl W.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
Study and teaching
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Public, Commercial, or Industrial Buildings
Subject:
City planning
Subject:
Architects
Subject:
Buildings - Public, Commercial & Industrial
Subject:
Chicago school of architecture (Movement)
Subject:
Architecture-Types
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
19981131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
188 halftones, 11 line drawings
Pages:
452
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.75 in

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