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Chicagoisms
Author: Alexander Eisenschmidt

ISBN: 9783906027159
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 17 December 2013
Country of Publication: CH
Dimensions (cm): 27.58 x 21.51 x 1.75
Description:
Chicago has long captured the global imagination as a place of tall, shining buildings rising from the fog, the playground for many of architecture's greats-from Mies van der Rohe to Frank Lloyd Wright-and a surprising epicenter for modern construction and building techniques. In this beautifully illustrated volume, Alexander Eisenschmidt and Jonathan Mekinda have brought together a diverse pool of curators, artists, architects, historians, critics, and theorists to produce a multifarious portrait of the Second City. Looking at events as far back as the 1933 exhibition "Early Modern Architecture in Chicago," Chicago Visions is remarkable for the breadth of its topics and the depth of its essays. From more abstract ventures like tracking the boom-and-bust cycle of Chicago's commitment to architecture and the influence of the Chicago grid system of Mies van der Rohe, to more straightforward studies of the "Americanization" of Berlin, the editors have chosen essays that convey the complex and varied history and culture of Chicago's architecture. More than simply an architectural biography of the city, Chicago Visi...

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