CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE HISTORIES REVISIONS ALTERNATIVES

por WALDHEIM, CH.

THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS

CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE HISTORIES REVISIONS ALTERNATIVES

ISBN: 978-0-226-87038-0
Fecha de la edición: 2005
Colección:
Encuadernación: CARTONE
Nº Pág.: 418

Compartir en:
OFERTA!!

pvp.20.00 €

[Disponible en 24 ó 48 horas]

Resumen del libro

When you think of modern architecture, you think of Chicago, the birthplace of the skyscraper, the cradle of twentieth-century American design, and the home of enduring works by such iconic figures as Louis Sullivan, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Frank Lloyd Wright. Idealized through tourism and celebrated in the groves of academe, the city's majestic skyline and landmark buildings remain a living testament to the modern movement.In Chicago Architecture, Charles Waldheim and Katerina R[1]uedi Ray revise and offer alternatives to the archetypal story of modern architecture in Chicago. They and an esteemed group of contributors assert that the mythic status of Chicago architecture has distorted our understanding of the historical circumstances in which it was realized. This searching volume illuminates the importance of photographs, books, magazines, and other media in the cultivation of an international audience for Chicago architecture; it explores the pivotal role of real estate developers, finance and insurance sectors, and speculative capital markets in the development of the city itself; and, perhaps most notably, it examines a wide variety of overlooked architectural works and their creators--individuals who did not fit into the dominant modernist narrative.Offering new insights on Chicago public housing and O'Hare International Airport, on the Columbian Exposition and Marina City, on the city's grid system and the place of women architects in the story of Chicago modernism, and on the subjective experience of living inside Chicago's most well-known buildings, Chicago Architecture is a work of enormous scope and vision--a book as heady and towering as the skyline it considers



¡Comenta este libro!


Información de interés


Recomendados

THE CITY OF LONDON "ARCHITECTURAL TRADITION AND INNOVATION IN THE SQUARE MILE"

The City of London is a major illustrated celebration of the architecture and of the Square Mile. Beginning with a general introduction that provides an historical overview of the Citys development, the main part of ...

pvp.53.84 €



ESPACIO PÚBLICO EN LA CIUDAD CONTEMPORÁNEA "PERSPECTIVAS CRÍTICAS SOBRE SU GESTIÓN, SU PATRIMONIALIZACIÓN Y"

El trabajo de autores europeos y americanos provenientes de un largo número de disciplinas (urbanística, antropología, sociología, historia, derecho, geografía y arquitectura) confluye en este libro que aborda la cuestión del espacio público desde una ...

pvp.13.0 €