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Chicago skyscrapers, 1871-1934

Author: Thomas Leslie
Publisher: Urbana ; Chicago ; Springfield : University of Illinois Press, cop. 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Highlights an exceptionally dynamic, energetic period of architectural progress in Chicago.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Leslie
ISBN: 9780252037542 0252037545
OCLC Number: 868825937
Description: 1 vol. (XXV-234 p.) : ill. en noir et en coul., jaquette ill. ; 27 cm
Contents: October 1871 --
"Built mostly of itself": Chicago and clay, 1874-1891 --
Iron and light: the "great architectural problem" and the skeleton frame, 1879-1892 --
Steel and wind: the braced frame, 1890-1897 --
Glass and light: "veneers" and curtain walls, 1889-1904 --
Steel, clay, and glass: the expressed frame, 1897-1910 --
Steel, light, and style: the concealed frame, 1905-1918 --
Power and height: the electric skyscraper, 1920-1934 --
Chicago, 1934.
Responsibility: Thomas Leslie.

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