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Author Bruegmann, Robert.

Title The architects and the city : Holabird & Roche of Chicago, 1880-1918 / Robert Bruegmann.

Published Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, 1997.


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 UniM Store  720.92277311 BRUE MF19    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvi, 540 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Series Chicago architecture and urbanism.
Chicago architecture and urbanism.
Notes "In association with the Chicago Historical Society."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 471-510) and index.
Contents 1. The Founding of the Firm -- 2. The Partners: William Holabird and Martin Roche -- 3. The Firm -- 4. Labor Unrest and the Creation of Fort Sheridan -- 5. Capital, Technology, and the Tall Office Building: The Tacoma -- 6. The Skyscraper and the City: The Marquette 1 -- 7. The Skyscraper and the City: The Marquette 2 -- 8. Along Leafy Avenues: William Holabird's Evanston -- 9. The Firm -- 10. State Street in the Nineties -- 11. Theme and Variation: The Loft Building -- 12. Terra Cotta on State Street: The Department Store and the Tall Shops Building -- 13. Golfing in the Suburbs: The Glen View Golf and Polo Club -- 14. Fishing in the Wilderness: The Coleman Lake Club -- 15. The Firm -- 16. Palaces of Democracy: The Business Hotel -- 17. Civic Grandeur, Civic Squalor: Cook County Courthouse and Chicago City Hall -- 18. Terra Cotta on South Michigan Avenue: Automobile Row -- 19. At the Corner of Michigan and Monroe: The University Club and the Monroe Building.
20. The Architecture of Communications: Buildings for the Chicago Telephone Company -- 21. By Way of Conclusion: The Three Arts Club, Holabird & Roche, and the American City -- Abbreviated Catalog of Works by Holabird & Roche, 1880-1918.
Summary With projects that ranged from tombstones to skyscrapers, boiler rooms to entire industrial complexes, Holabird & Roche left an indelible stamp on the city of Chicago and, indeed, far beyond. Bruegmann traces the firm's history from its founding in 1880 to the end of the first World War, incorporating meticulous research based on the extensive architectural holdings of the Chicago Historical Society.
Other author Chicago Historical Society.
Subject Holabird & Roche (Chicago, Ill.)
Chicago school of architecture (Movement)
Architecture -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
ISBN 0226076954 (cloth : acid-free paper)