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American apocalypse : the great fire and the myth of Chicago

Author: Ross Miller
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Asks why the Chicago Fire is emblematic, how it achieved mythic proportions, and how modern myths are created.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ross Miller
ISBN: 0226525996 9780226525990
OCLC Number: 20392822
Description: ix, 287 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The Chicago fire: the making of a legend --
Reluctant modernism: the past as present --
Derrick time: architecture, memory, and the poetics of ruin --
The fire as image: architecture and the problem of loss --
The shanty and the skyscraper --
Wright's piano: imagining the new Chicago --
Chicago black and white: the court, the university, the Midway, and the street.
Responsibility: Ross Miller.

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Asks why the Chicago Fire is emblematic, how it achieved mythic proportions, and how modern myths are created.

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