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The perfect city

Author: Bob Thall; Peter B Hales
Publisher: Baltimore : John Hopkins University Press, 1994.
Series: Creating the North American landscape.
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In The Perfect City, photographer Bob Thall explores the changing downtown landscape of America's third-largest city - Chicago. In sixty-four duotone photographs, Thall provides a visual record of the changing architectural landscape of downtown Chicago between 1972 and 1991. Throughout, Thall's photographs stress the concept of change and the importance of architecture in shaping our notion of place. They examine  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thall, Bob.
Perfect city.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994
(OCoLC)622441663
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Thall; Peter B Hales
ISBN: 0801847257 9780801847257 0801847265 9780801847264
OCLC Number: 28845626
Description: 113 p. : ill. ; 23 x 29 cm.
Series Title: Creating the North American landscape.
Responsibility: Bob Thall ; with an essay by Peter Bacon Hales.

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In The Perfect City, photographer Bob Thall explores the changing downtown landscape of America's third-largest city - Chicago. In sixty-four duotone photographs, Thall provides a visual record of the changing architectural landscape of downtown Chicago between 1972 and 1991. Throughout, Thall's photographs stress the concept of change and the importance of architecture in shaping our notion of place. They examine the great public spaces, buildings, and streets that have always served at the heart and soul of city life, culture, and commerce. And they show how the city in which modern urban architecture began becomes a metaphor for urban change throughout America. In the essay accompanying the photographs Peter Bacon Hales examines the notion of the city as museum (especially for visitors from the suburbs and rural areas), highlights the successes and failures of urban renewal in downtown Chicago, and assesses the city's current character.

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