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The Chicago School of Architecture

A History of Commercial and Public Building in the Chicago Area, 1875-1925

This thoroughly illustrated classic study traces the history of the world-famous Chicago school of architecture from its beginnings with the functional innovations of William Le Baron Jenney and others to their imaginative development by Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright. The Chicago School of Architecture places the Chicago school in its historical setting, showing it at once to be the culmination of an iron and concrete construction and the chief pioneer in the evolution of modern architecture. It also assesses the achievements of the school in terms of the economic, social, and cultural growth of Chicago at the turn of the century, and it shows the ultimate meaning of the Chicago work for contemporary architecture.

"A major contribution [by] one of the world’s master-historians of building technique."—Reyner Banham, Arts Magazine

"A rich, organized record of the distinguished architecture with which Chicago lives and influences the world."—Ruth Moore, Chicago Sun-Times

452 pages | 188 halftones, 11 line drawings | 6-3/4 x 9-1/2 | © 1964

Architecture: American Architecture

Chicago and Illinois

History: American History

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
I: Architecture in the Nineteenth Century
II: Chicago: 1871
III: New Forms in Traditional Materials
IV: Jenney and the New Structural Technique
V: Burnham and Root
VI: D. H. Burnham and Company
VII: Holabird and Roche
VIII: Adler and Sullivan
IX: In the Wake of the Pioneers
X: Hotels and Apartments
XI: The Chicago School in the Twentieth Century

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