Carson Pirie Scott

Louis Sullivan and the Chicago Department Store

Joseph M. Siry

Carson Pirie Scott
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Joseph M. Siry

304 pages | 132 halftones | 6 x 9 | © 1988
Paper $59.00 ISBN: 9780226761374 Published July 2012
Long recognized as a Chicago landmark, the Carson Pirie Scott Building also represents a milestone in the development of architecture. The last large commercial structure designed by Louis Sullivan, the Carson building reflected the culmination of the famed architect's career as a creator of tall steel buildings. In this study, Joseph Siry traces the origins of the building's design and analyzes its role in commercial, urban, and architectural history.
I. The Development of Chicago's State Street and Its Department Stores in 1898
II. A Chronology of the Schlesinger and Mayer Store
III. Sullivan's Department Store on State Street
Selected Bibliography
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