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Seeking Chicago - The Stories Behind the Architecture of the Windy City - One Building at a Time (Paperback) Loot Price: R254
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Seeking Chicago - The Stories Behind the Architecture of the Windy City - One Building at a Time (Paperback): Tom Miller

Seeking Chicago - The Stories Behind the Architecture of the Windy City - One Building at a Time (Paperback)

Tom Miller

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Chicago started life with a split personality. By the end of the Civil War wealthy Chicagoans and their wives were struggling to prove that their city was as affluent and civilized as its East Coast counterparts, New York, Philadelphia and Boston. Mansions rose, an art museum was founded, and music halls lured opera stars. Yet, all the while, stockyards, rowdy cowboys and slaughterhouses continued to brand Chicago as a western outpost. When the great fire of 1871 destroyed much of the city, Chicago emerged determined to take its place as a leading metropolis. The World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 changed American architecture and put Chicago on the international map. This trend continued in the twentieth century with architects like Louis B. Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright, and Chicago-based architectural movements such as the Prairie School and the Chicago Style. But impressive and important as Chicago's architectural and sculptural landmarks are, there is more to them than design and style. Seeking Chicago explores the human stories of the city's buildings. In these pages you will find a priest who dodged gangland bullets in the garden of his church; a socialite who complained to a judge that Prohibition had raised her husband's excessive drinking to intolerable levels; a millionaire whose search for privacy resulted in a mansion with its windowless back to the street; and much, much more. Intriguing and informative, Seeking Chicago is a must-read for those interested in Chicago and how it got that way.

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Imprint: Pimpernel Press
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: March 2019
Authors: Tom Miller
Dimensions: 200 x 140 x 22mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
ISBN-13: 978-1-910258-72-9
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles
Books > Arts & Architecture > Architecture
Books > Sport & Leisure > Travel & holiday
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > General
Books > Arts & Architecture > Architecture > General
Books > Sport & Leisure > Travel & holiday > Travel & holiday guides
Books > Sport & Leisure > Travel & holiday > Travel writing
Books > Sport & Leisure > Travel & holiday > Travel & holiday guides > General
Books > Sport & Leisure > Travel & holiday > Travel writing > General
Books > Travel > Travel & holiday guides
Books > Travel > Travel & holiday guides > General
Books > Travel > Travel writing
Books > Travel > Travel writing > General
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LSN: 1-910258-72-5
Barcode: 9781910258729

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