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2009and#160;marks the centennial of the influential Plan of Chicago. Designed by Daniel H. Burnham, coauthored by Edward Bennett and produced in collaboration with the Commercial Club of Chicago, the forward-thinking plan proposed many of the cityand#8217;s most distinctive features, including its lakefront parks and roadways, the Magnificent Mile, and Navy Pier. As a result, by the time he died in 1912, Burnham was one of the most famous architects in America as well as an internationally renowned city planner. Thomas S. Hinesand#8217;s book is at once both a biography of Burnham and a vivid portrait of the birth and growth of an American city. In commemoration of the historic anniversary of Burnhamand#8217;s Plan, this edition of Burnham of Chicago includes a new introduction by American history scholar, Neil Harris.

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and#8220;Indeed, the book as a whole is a model of the balanced portrait, sure of Burnhamand#8217;s importance but always conscious of his failings.and#8221;and#8212;Paul Goldberger, New York Times Book Review

and#8220;In every sense this is the definitive biography.and#8221;and#8212;Harry Weese, Chicago Tribune

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and#8220;Professor Hines has written what may prove to be an epoch-making book in the study of American civilization.and#8221;and#8212;Reyner Banham, Times Literary Supplement
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About the Author

Thomas S. Hines is professor emeritus of history at the University of California Los Angeles. His other books include Richard Neutra and the Search for Modern Architecture and William Faulkner and the Tangible Past: The Architecture of Yoknapatawpha.

Table of Contents

Preface to the 2009 Edition
Foreword
Introduction

I. The Long Childhood

1846-1873

II. The Large Partnership

Burnham and Root, 1873-1891

III. Building in the Sky

Burnham, Root, and the Rise of the Skyscraper, 1881-1891

IV. The Big Dream

Planning the World's Columbian Exposition, 1889-1891

V. The Make-Believe City

The Building of the Fair, 1891-1893

VI. Legacies of the Fair

1893-1901

VII. The New Capital

The Washington Plan of 1902

VIII. The Paradox of Progressive Architecture

The Cleveland Group Plan of 1903

IX. The Promise of Urban Planning

The San Francisco Plan of 1905

X. The Imperial Faand#231;ade

The Philippine Plans of 1905

XI. Promoter and Benefactor

The Architect as Philanthropist

XII. The Private Life of a Public Man

XIII. The Architecture of Capitalism

D. H. Burnham and Company, 1891-1912

XIV. Beyond the White City

The Chicago Plan of 1909

XV. Uncle Dan

Epilogue: No Little Plans

Appendix A

A. Chronological List of the Buildings of Burnham and Root and D. H. Burnham and Company

Appendix B

A Note on, and Index of, Comparative Building Construction Costs, 1870-1970

Essays on Sources

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226341729
Author:
Hines, Thomas S.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Introduction by:
Harris, Neil
Introduction:
Harris, Neil
Author:
Harris, Neil
Subject:
General Reference
Subject:
General
Subject:
Architects
Subject:
Illinois
Subject:
Artists, Architects, Photographers
Subject:
Individual Architect
Subject:
Individual Architects & Firms - General
Subject:
Architects -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Subject:
Burnham, Daniel Hudson
Subject:
Biography-Artists Architects and Photographers
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology
Publication Date:
20081231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
148 halftones
Pages:
474
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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