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Free ead ¹ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free í Robert BruegmannWinner of the 1998 Spiro Kostof Book Award from the Society of Architectural Historians has always
HELD A SPECIAL FASCINATION FOR THOSEa special fascination for in architectural and urban history For many the defining moment occurred at the turn of architectural and urban history For many the defining moment occurred at the turn of century when Chicago was booming and the world came to the city by the lake But the story most often told in architectural history the tale of single creative geniuses like Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan does little to explain the birth of the everyday modern city with its high ise downtown diverse neighborhoods and. Sprawling suburbs This book connects
architectural history with urban history by looking at the work of ahistory with urban history by looking at the work of a architectural firm Holabird Roche No firm in any large American city had a greater impactWith projects that anged from tombstones to skyscrapers boiler ooms to entire industrial complexes Holabird Roche left an indelible stamp on the city of Chicago and indeed far beyond In this volume the first of two on Holabird Roche and its successor Holabird Root Robert Bruegmann traces the firm’s history from its founding in Holabird Roche and its successor Holabird Root Robert Bruegmann traces
the firm’s historyfirm’s history its founding in to the end of the First World War. Incorporating meticulous esearch based on the extensive architectural holdings of the
Chicago Historical Society Bruegmann the firm’s work from the boomHistorical Society Bruegmann documents the
work from the boom of the 1880s through the period of sustained growth and innovation afterfrom the boom of the 1880s through the period of sustained growth and innovation after turn of the century In chapters devoted to topics as diverse as downtown commercial and Alhambra retail development business hotels civic buildings automobile showrooms and suburban clubs and housing Bruegmann creates a sustained historical narrative that considers the profound interdependence of architecture and modern urban life.