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The Architects and the City   Holabird + Roche of Chicago   1880-1918

The Architects and the City Holabird + Roche of Chicago 1880-1918

The Architects and the City Holabird + Roche of Chicago 1880-1918

$85.00

Holabird + roche. Bruegmann, Robert.

Chicago 1997

SKU S03484

Chicago has always held a special fascination for those interested in architectural and urban history. For many, the defining moment occurred at the turn of the century when Chicago was booming and the world came to the city by the lake. But the story most often told in architectural history—the tale of single creative geniuses like Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan—does little to explain the birth of the everyday modern city, with its high-rise downtown, diverse neighborhoods, and sprawling suburbs. This book connects architectural history with urban history by looking at the work of a major architectural firm, Holabird & Roche. No firm in any large American city had a greater impact.

550 PP. Many illus.  Cl. Many photos and illus.