Chicago Apartments: A Century of Lakefront Luxury (Urban Domestic Architecture Series)

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CHICAGO APARTMENTS is a unique examination of nearly100 elevator structures whose luxurious amenities, generous or unusual interior spaces, architectural features, locations or innovations have made them significant in the history of Chicago apartment life. An introductory essay traces larger themes in the development of the city and the stories behind the creation of these fabled structures.

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The book features work by a number of extraordinary architects of the 1920s, such as Benjamin Marshall, Phillip Maher, and Robert DeGolyer,as well as more recent practitioners who include Lucien Lagrange, Bertrand Goldberg, and Solomon Cordwell Buenz. Included in the volume are seldom seen drawings and photographs from public and private collections. Dramatic interiors from some Chicago's most important architectural firms, such as Booth Hanson, Krueck Sexton, Tigerman McCurry, and Vinci Hamp demonstrate how vintage apartments have been refined and enhanced.

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The Preston and Sterling Morton Professor of History and Professor of Art History at the University of Chicago, Neil Harris is well known for his far-reaching and stimulating studies of American cultural history. His books include the classic "The Artist and American Society", "Humbug: The Art of P.T. Barnum", "Cultural Excursions: Marketing Apetites and Cultural tastes in Modern America", and "Building Lives; Constructing Rites and Passages".

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