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Plan of Chicago reproduces all 143 plates from the original, 48 in color. It also contains a plate of City Hall, rendered in color by Jules Guérin, that was omitted from the 1909 edition. Kristen Schaffer's new introductino examines Burham's handwritten draft of the book focusing on those parts that were edited out of the publication, to suggest a reinterpretation of the plan."--Jacket.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Daniel Burnham
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press
Release: 1993
File: 164 Pages
ISBN-13: 1878271415

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Arguably the most influential document in the history of urban planning, Daniel Burnham’s 1909 Plan of Chicago, coauthored by Edward Bennett and produced in collaboration with the Commercial Club of Chicago, proposed many of the city’s most distinctive features, including its lakefront parks and roadways, the Magnificent Mile, and Navy Pier. Carl Smith’s fascinating history reveals the Plan’s central role in shaping the ways people envision the cityscape and urban life itself. Smith’s concise and accessible narrative begins with a survey of Chicago’s stunning rise from a tiny frontier settlement to the nation’s second-largest city. He then offers an illuminating exploration of the Plan’s creation and reveals how it embodies the renowned architect’s belief that cities can and must be remade for the better. The Plan defined the City Beautiful movement and was the first comprehensive attempt to reimagine a major American city. Smith points out the ways the Plan continues to influence debates, even a century after its publication, about how to create a vibrant and habitable urban environment. Richly illustrated and incisively written, his insightful book will be indispensable to our understanding of Chicago, Daniel Burnham, and the emergence of the modern city.

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Genre: History
Author: Carl Smith
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release: 2009-08-01
File: 202 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780226764733

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Often described as an attempt to create "Paris on the Prairie," Burnham's?Plan of Chicago?was published in 1906 and aimed?to modernize the city.?Burnham was chosen because of his successful designs for the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893. Burnham's plan included museums, parks, railroads, housing and a development of the lakefront. This book contains full-color drawings of Burnham's plan, including maps and building designs.

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Genre: Art, Municipal
Author: Commercial Club of Chicago
Publisher:
Release: 1909
File: 164 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015027867921

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Genre: Art, Municipal
Author: Commercial Club of Chicago
Publisher:
Release: 1910
File: 35 Pages
ISBN-13: CHI:40628904

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Genre: Chicago (Ill.)
Author: Chicago Plan Commission
Publisher:
Release: 1925
File: 53 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015030783404

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The Chicago Architecture Foundation's No Small Plans is a graphic novel that follows the neighborhood adventures of teens in Chicago's past, present and future as they wrestle with designing the city they want, need and deserve. The novel will be published in July 2017. It was inspired by the 1911 Wacker'sManual textbook that taught Chicago's young people about Daniel Burnham's 1909 Plan of Chicago. Over the next three years, CAF will work to give free copies of the novel to 30,000 teens and catalyze conversations in Chicago Public Schools and Chicago Public Libraries about what makes a good neighborhood.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Gabrielle H. Lyon
Publisher:
Release: 2017
File: 140 Pages
ISBN-13: 0997361514

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Genre: Art, Municipal
Author: Walter Dwight Moody
Publisher:
Release: 1915
File: 147 Pages
ISBN-13: UIUC:30112050013199

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In this volume the authors tell the real stories of the planners, politicians, and everyday people who shaped contemporary Chicago, starting in 1958, early in the Richard J. Daley era. Over the ensuing decades, planning did much to develop the Loop, protect Chicago’s famous lakefront, and encourage industrial growth and neighborhood development in the face of national trends that savaged other cities. But planning also failed some of Chicago’s communities and did too little for others. The Second City is no longer defined by its past and its myths but by the nature of its emerging postindustrial future. This volume looks beyond Burnham’s giant shadow to see the sprawl and scramble of a city always on the make. This isn’t the way other history books tell the story. But it’s the Chicago way.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: D. Bradford Hunt
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2019-03-14
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781000084825

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2009 marks the centennial of the influential Plan of Chicago. Designed by Daniel H. Burnham, coauthored by Edward Bennett and produced in collaboration with the Commercial Club of Chicago, the forward-thinking plan proposed many of the city’s most distinctive features, including its lakefront parks and roadways, the Magnificent Mile, and Navy Pier. As a result, by the time he died in 1912, Burnham was one of the most famous architects in America as well as an internationally renowned city planner. Thomas S. Hines’s book is at once both a biography of Burnham and a vivid portrait of the birth and growth of an American city. In commemoration of the historic anniversary of Burnham’s Plan, this edition of Burnham of Chicago includes a new introduction by American history scholar, Neil Harris. “Indeed, the book as a whole is a model of the balanced portrait, sure of Burnham’s importance but always conscious of his failings.”—Paul Goldberger, New York Times Book Review “In every sense this is the definitive biography.”—Harry Weese, Chicago Tribune “Professor Hines has written what may prove to be an epoch-making book in the study of American civilization.”—Reyner Banham, Times Literary Supplement

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Thomas S. Hines
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release: 2008-12-15
File: 445 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780226341729

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With exquisite illustrations, including full-color reproductions of Jules Guerin's famous watercolours, as well as original drawings by Aric Lasher, this title is the first in a series by a nonprofit foundation on Chicago architecture and urbanism. Its practical, viable proposals for city living chart a path for Chicago's future.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Robert Samuel Roche
Publisher:
Release: 2009
File: 186 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105215491783

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