The Leading eBooks Store Online 4,293,432 members ⚫ 1,430,845 ebooks

New to eBooks.com?

Learn more

The Chicago School of Architecture

Building the Modern City, 1880-1910

The Chicago School of Architecture by Rolf Achilles
Not for sale in
your country
US$ 7.95
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)

The birth of the skyscraper in Chicago in the mid-1880s introduced a new direction for city architecture: upwards. But how - and why - was it that Chicago set the standard for high-rise buildings, not only across the USA but all over the world?

Rolf Achilles here introduces the style of the First Chicago School from 1880 to 1910, explaining the innovative use of iron frames for strength, height and openness, and the ubiquity of gridded window arrangements. With reference to such famous architects as William Le Baron Jenny and Frank Lloyd Wright, and colorful pictures of, among many others, the Reliance, Brooks and Marquette buildings, this book is a fascinating exploration of the structures that helped to give Chicago its identity, and the world a new way of building.

Osprey Publishing Ltd; June 2013
ISBN 9780747813811
Read online, or download in secure EPUB
Title: The Chicago School of Architecture
Author: Rolf Achilles
 

This edition is not for sale in your country. Here are some titles that might be what you're after...