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The Chicago School of Architecture By Rolf Achilles

The Chicago School of Architecture
by Rolf Achilles

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The birth of the skyscraper in Chicago in the mid-1880s introduced a new direction for city architecture: upwards. But how - and why- was it that Chicago set the standard for high-rise buildings, not only across the USA but all over the world? This title introduces the style of the First Chicago School from 1880 to 1910.
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The Chicago School of Architecture: Building the Modern City, 1880-1910 by Rolf Achilles

The birth of the skyscraper in Chicago in the mid-1880s introduced a new direction for city architecture: upwards. But how-and why- was it that Chicago set the standard for high-rise buildings, not only across the USA but all over the world? Rolf Achilles here introduces the style of the First Chicago School from 1880 to 1910, explaining the innovative use of iron frames for strength, height and openness, and the ubiquity of gridded window arrangements. With reference to such famous architects as William Le Baron Jenny and Frank Lloyd Wright, and colorful pictures of, among many others, the Reliance, Brooks and Marquette buildings, this book is a fascinating exploration of the structures that helped to give Chicago its identity, and the world a new way of building.

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About Rolf Achilles


Rolf Achilles is an independent art historian, and has written and lectured extensively on Chicago's culture and architecture. He teaches aspects of Historic Preservation and Art History at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and also consults extensively on sacred spaces, curates exhibitions, and is the founding curator of the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows.

Table of Contents


Introduction / After the Great Fire-Fireproofing / Foundations Set in Wet Sand / Tall Buildings / There's a Limit to How High the Sky / Places to Visit / Further Reading / Index

Additional information

GOR009943549
The Chicago School of Architecture: Building the Modern City, 1880-1910 by Rolf Achilles
Rolf Achilles
Shire Library USA
Used - Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2013-06-10
64
074781239X
9780747812395
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.