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Author Kruty, Paul.

Title Frank Lloyd Wright and Midway Gardens / Paul Kruty.

Published Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [1998]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit  720.92 KRUT    AVAILABLE
Physical description xx, 262 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-252) and index.
Contents 1. A New Tale of Midway Gardens -- 2. Midway Garden and the "Architecture of Pleasure" -- 3. Designing Midway Gardens -- 4. Midway Gardens and Wright's Architecture -- 5. Midway Gardens and Twentieth-Century Architecture.
Summary Built in Chicago in 1914, Frank Lloyd Wright's Midway Gardens was a concert garden that included an indoor restaurant and dance hall, a five-tiered, outdoor summer garden with band shell, a tavern, and a private club - a work of art on the grandest scale uniting all the arts in an architecture of pleasure. In this illustrated volume, the first to focus solely on Midway Gardens, Paul Kruty traces the project's history and argues that its complex design and extensive use of decoration were the first unmistakable examples of a change in style and approach that was to characterize Wright's work for the next fifteen years.
Subject Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Midway Gardens (Chicago, Ill.)
Commercial buildings -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 19th century.
Lost architecture -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
ISBN 0252023668 (cloth : acid-free paper)