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"The current editors ? who, in a departure from earlier editions, also wrote all the entries ? have continued the previous two editions' practice of describing and assessing the architectural character of neighborhoods, not just single buildings, which renders their examinations of 'Chicago's famous buildings' in this already very general guide sometimes too general. And, inescapably, one quibbles with some of the emphases and selections. But Schulze and Harrington are unusually brisk, even saucy, writers, and their descriptions are commendably concrete and vivid. This is an admirable reworking of a book that's at once a classic and a work in progress." Benjamin Schwarz, The Atlantic Monthly (read the entire Atlantic review)

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Publisher Comments:

One of the premier architectural cities of the United Statesand#8212;if not the worldand#8212;Chicago boasts a breathtaking skyline, dozens of architectural monuments, and a historic legacy few other cities can equal. And it's still growing! Since its first appearance in 1965, Chicago's Famous Buildings has been the standard and bestselling guide to the city's architectural riches. Now thoroughly revised and updated, this fifth edition will remain the leading pocket guide to some of the world's greatest urban architecture.

Chicago's Famous Buildings, fifth edition, completely updated and revised by Franz Schulze and Kevin Harrington, covers more than a decade of extraordinary new architecture and takes a fresh look back at the city's classical legacy of Adler, Sullivan, Burnham, Root, Wright, and Mies van der Rohe. The authors have added many new descriptions and images of the most important projects in Chicago since the fourth edition, including the massive reconstruction of Grant Park around Frank Gehry's Music Pavilion, and they cover as well the current status of older buildingsand#8212;some destroyed, others, such as Burnham's Reliance Building, marvelously restored and brought back to life. Chicago's Famous Buildings, fifth edition, also includes expanded sections on the city's future and the development of its diverse neighborhoods, presented with new maps to serve as an even more effective walking guide. A glossary of architectural terms, an extensive index, and more than sixty new photographs of both old and new buildings bring this guide completely up-to-date.

Authoritative, informative, and easier to use than ever before, this fifth edition of Chicago's Famous Buildings will serve tourists and residents alike as the leading architectural guide to the treasures of this marvelous city.

Review:

"This is the one book on Chicago architecture that everyone should have." Chicago Tribune

About the Author

Franz Schulze is the Hollender Professor of Art Emeritus at Lake Forest College and the author of Mies van der Rohe: A Critical Biography, published by the University of Chicago Press.

Kevin Harrington is a professor of humanities and architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fifth Edition

Introduction

Orientation Maps

The Commercial Core

Away from the Core

The Suburbs

The Ghost City

Bibliography

Glossary

Credits

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226740669
Author:
Schulze, Franz
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
Harrington, Kevin
Author:
Schulze, Franz
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Chicago
Subject:
U.S. Architecture - General
Subject:
United States - Midwest - General
Subject:
Public buildings
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Architecture -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Subject:
Chicago (Ill.) Buildings, structures, etc.
Subject:
Architecture-United States General
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
5
Edition Description:
Fifth Edition, 1
Series Volume:
GTR-550
Publication Date:
20031131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
206 halftones
Pages:
358
Dimensions:
8 x 4.75 in

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Product details 358 pages University of Chicago Press - English 9780226740669 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "The current editors ? who, in a departure from earlier editions, also wrote all the entries ? have continued the previous two editions' practice of describing and assessing the architectural character of neighborhoods, not just single buildings, which renders their examinations of 'Chicago's famous buildings' in this already very general guide sometimes too general. And, inescapably, one quibbles with some of the emphases and selections. But Schulze and Harrington are unusually brisk, even saucy, writers, and their descriptions are commendably concrete and vivid. This is an admirable reworking of a book that's at once a classic and a work in progress." (read the entire Atlantic review)
"Review" by , "This is the one book on Chicago architecture that everyone should have."
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