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Henry Ives Cobb's Chicago : architecture, institutions, and the making of a modern metropolis

Author: Edward W Wolner
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2011.
Series: Chicago architecture and urbanism.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When championing the commercial buildings and homes that made the Windy City famous, one can't help but mention the brilliant names of their architects--Daniel Burnham, Louis Sullivan, and Frank Lloyd Wright, among others. But few people are aware of Henry Ives Cobb (1859-1931), the man responsible for an extraordinarily rich chapter in the city's turn-of-the-century building boom, and fewer still realize Cobb's  Read more...
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Named Person: Henry Ives Cobb; Henry Ives Cobb; Henry Ives Cobb; Henry Ives Cobb
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward W Wolner
ISBN: 9780226905617 0226905616
OCLC Number: 662154692
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 --
The Chicago Opera House and the Owings Building: Skyscrapers and rationalized work I --
Cultural politics and the Newberry Library's compartmentalization of knowledge --
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) --
Public square and the Federal Building: Design, civic discourse, and rationalized government --
Falls from grace --
Chicago in New York.
Series Title: Chicago architecture and urbanism.
Responsibility: Edward W. Wolner.

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Henry Ives Cobb (1859-1931) is the man responsible for an extraordinarily rich chapter in Windy City's turn-of-the-century building boom. This book describes this distinguished architect and the  Read more...

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