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|Named Person:||Henry Ives Cobb|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Edward W Wolner
|Description:||x, 384 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm.|
|Contents:||Part I.A proper Bostonian's Chicago. The Union Club, self-made men, and Chicago's first period of growth ; Three mansions, four self-makers, and Chicago's metropolitan expansion ; Skyscrapers and rationalized work I ; Cultural politics and the Newberry Library --
Part II. Cultural institutions and metropolitan maturity. Cobb's varieties of the Romanesque ; Skyscrapers and rationalized work II ; Self-made men, civic culture, and the University of Chicago (1889-1893) ; Science, self-makers, and the University's Second Building Campaign (1893-1897) ; Design, civic discourse, and rationalized government --
Part III. Trials and triumphs in and outside Chicago. Professional ethics, and the Pennsylvania State Capitol ; Falls from grace ; Chicago in New York.
|Series Title:||Chicago architecture and urbanism.|
|Responsibility:||Edward W. Wolner.|
"This is one of the best books on a single architect I have ever read. It opens up new perspectives not only on Cobb, but on several other important aspects of American history - economic, social,