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Lost Chicago

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30th Anniversary

These dazzling, poignant pages recreate the magical built environment that thrilled generations of Chicago residents and visitors alike before falling victim to the wrecking ball of progress.

Here are the grand residences and hotels, opulent theaters, legendary trains, and state-of-the-art office buildings and department stores--including the world's first skyscraper. Here too are the famous convention halls, parks, and racetracks of a great American city whose architectural treasures have been, and continue to be, recklessly squandered.

Rare photographs and prints, many of them published here for the first time, document the transformative architectural achievements of such giants as Dankmar Adler, Louis Sullivan, John Wellburn Root, Daniel Burnham, William Holabird, and Frank Lloyd Wright. But this remarkable book is much more than a portfolio of now-vanished buildings; within its pages are evocative sketches of scores of Chicago personalities, from the world-famous (Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Dreiser, Clarence Darrow, Ben Hecht, Jane Addams, Cyrus McCormick, George Pullman, and Gustavus Swift, to name just a few) to the locally notorious.

- Lowe's oversized love letter to the city of his youth keeps their memory alive.--Forbes, Winter 2000

- Lost Chicago contain s] 50 percent more photographs of demolished buildings than the 1975 original.--New York Times, November 12, 2000

- As a once upon a windstorm native of that big burg on Lake Michigan, I got more than a little nostalgic reading the text and looking at the pictures in Lost Chicago. A worthy work of David Garrard Lowe.... Now it is out again, revised in a soft cover version for Watson-Guptill Publications. Wonderful history recalled, lasting memories remain.... Glad I refound Lost Chicago.--Gary Stevens, syndicated columnist appearing in 62 papers nationwide

- The new revised edition of Lost Chicago is the subject of his lavishly illustrated lecture, organized in the form of an actual visit to long-gone structures in Chicago. The tour includes majestic hotels, legendary skyscrapers, glamorous old theaters, movie palaces that no longer exist and the fabulous mansions of Chicago families.--Friends of the Library, Key West, FL, Feb. 2001

- Lowe's elegant, and informative text is wonderfully enhanced with more than 270 rare, period photos and prints (many of them published here for the first time). Lost Chicago is a must for students of Chicago history, architecture, and personalities.--The Bookwatch

Synopsis:

30th Anniversary

These dazzling, poignant pages recreate the magical built environment that thrilled generations of Chicago residents and visitors alike before falling victim to the wrecking ball of “progress.”

Here are the grand residences and hotels, opulent theaters, legendary trains, and state-of-the-art office buildings and department storesincluding the worlds first skyscraper. Here too are the famous convention halls, parks, and racetracks of a great American city whose architectural treasures have been, and continue to be, recklessly squandered.

Rare photographs and prints, many of them published here for the first time, document the transformative architectural achievements of such giants as Dankmar Adler, Louis Sullivan, John Wellburn Root, Daniel Burnham, William Holabird, and Frank Lloyd Wright. But this remarkable book is much more than a portfolio of now-vanished buildings; within its pages are evocative sketches of scores of Chicago personalities, from the world-famous (Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Dreiser, Clarence Darrow, Ben Hecht, Jane Addams, Cyrus McCormick, George Pullman, and Gustavus Swift, to name just a few) to the locally notorious.

Synopsis:

These dazzling, poignant pages recreate the magical building environment that thrilled generations of Chicago residents and visitors alike before falling victim to the wrecking ball of "progress". Here are the grand residences and hotels, opulent theaters, legendary trains and state-of-the art office buildings and department stores. 270 illustrations.

About the Author

David Garrard Lowe, the author of Stanford Whites New York, Beaux Arts New York, and Art Deco New York (Watson-Guptill, 2001), lectures freqently at the Smithsonian in Washington, the American Adademy in Rome, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in his home city, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780823028719
Author:
Lowe, David Garrard
Publisher:
Watson-Guptill
Location:
New York
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Buildings
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Chicago
Subject:
U.S. Architecture - General
Subject:
Illinois
Subject:
Lost architecture
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States / Midwest / East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI)
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
General Architecture
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
106-698
Publication Date:
20001001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
270 BandW ILLUS
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
11.50 x 8.50 in

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Product details 272 pages Watson-Guptill Publications - English 9780823028719 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 30th Anniversary

These dazzling, poignant pages recreate the magical built environment that thrilled generations of Chicago residents and visitors alike before falling victim to the wrecking ball of “progress.”

Here are the grand residences and hotels, opulent theaters, legendary trains, and state-of-the-art office buildings and department storesincluding the worlds first skyscraper. Here too are the famous convention halls, parks, and racetracks of a great American city whose architectural treasures have been, and continue to be, recklessly squandered.

Rare photographs and prints, many of them published here for the first time, document the transformative architectural achievements of such giants as Dankmar Adler, Louis Sullivan, John Wellburn Root, Daniel Burnham, William Holabird, and Frank Lloyd Wright. But this remarkable book is much more than a portfolio of now-vanished buildings; within its pages are evocative sketches of scores of Chicago personalities, from the world-famous (Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Dreiser, Clarence Darrow, Ben Hecht, Jane Addams, Cyrus McCormick, George Pullman, and Gustavus Swift, to name just a few) to the locally notorious.

"Synopsis" by , These dazzling, poignant pages recreate the magical building environment that thrilled generations of Chicago residents and visitors alike before falling victim to the wrecking ball of "progress". Here are the grand residences and hotels, opulent theaters, legendary trains and state-of-the art office buildings and department stores. 270 illustrations.
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