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MASTERPIECES OF CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE

John Zukowsky

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ISBN 10: 0847825965 / ISBN 13: 9780847825967
Published by Rizzoli, US, 2004
Condition: Very Good Plus Hardcover
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Signed by John Zukowsky and Martha Thorne on title page. Pages are otherwise clean with no markings from previous owners. Binding is square and tight. Boards are clean though lightly rubbed. Text block is clean. Dust jacket is clean, bright, and unmarked with slight edgewear. Dust jacket is in a protective mylar cover. Pictures provided upon request. Bookseller Inventory # 17166

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Title: MASTERPIECES OF CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE

Publisher: Rizzoli, US

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good Plus

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: authors

Edition: 1st

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Chicago is universally recognized as the cradle of modern architecture. It is known worldwide for the development, beginning in the late 1800s, of the renowned "Chicago School" of commercial building. In the early 1900s, Chicago saw the birth of Wright's "Prairie School" of residential design, which gave rise to the modern, open-plan house we know today. Other world-renowned architects were also based in Chicago, such as Louis Sullivan, who designed the Chicago Stock Exchange, and Daniel Burnham, architect of the famous Rookery Building of the 1890s.

The 1940s were to see the completion of Mies van der Rohe's revolutionary Illinois Institute of Technology and his astonishing Lake Shore Drive apartment buildings. Skidmore Owings & Merrill's landmark Inland Steel Building was finished in 1954, their John Hancock Center in 1970, and their Sears Tower in 1974. Philip Johnson and John Burgee's 190 South LaSalle Street office tower went up in 1987.

The 200 illustrations in this volume all come from The Art Institute of Chicago's repository of 150,000 architectural drawings, vintage photographs, models, and building fragments, which comprise one of the most important such archives. These illustrations reveal interiors and details that give us a greater appreciation of Chicago in particular and architecture in general. With its definitive text, the book is a striking record of Chicago's great buildings and will be an important reference on the subject for years to come.

About the Author:

John Zukowsky is Curator of Architecture at The Art Institute of Chicago.

Martha Thorne is Associate Curator of Architecture at The Art Institute of Chicago.

Stanley Tigerman is both a practicing architect and a professor of architecture, and has often been called the dean of Chicago architecture.

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