The Chicago Tribune Tower Competition: Skyscraper Design and Cultural Change in the 1920s (Paperback)
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The Chicago Tribune Tower Competition: Skyscraper Design and Cultural Change in the 1920s (Paperback)

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Paperback 370 Pages / Published: 14/10/2003
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Katharine Solomonson tells the story of the 1922 competition to design the Chicago Tribune new corporate headquarters. She demonstrates how the competition was used to position the Tribune as a defining civil institution.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226768007
Number of pages: 370
Weight: 922 g
Dimensions: 253 x 174 x 19 mm
Edition: 2nd ed.


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"Solomonson''s history of the competition to design one of America''s most famous buildings sets a fine example of how to portray ambitions--artistic and other kinds--against the social background of their times. Scores of illustrations show the dizzying variety of designs that contended against John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood''s soaring finalist. Solomonson shows that far more than money, prestige and recognition rode on the competition: the ''20s saw the birth of the idea of architecture as corporate branding. At stake was the image that Chicago and implicitly America projected to the larger world."--Kenneth Baker, "San Francisco Chronicle
"--Kenneth Baker "San Francisco Chronicle "
"A fascinating social and material history. . . . Offers an exemplary model for anyone seeking to understand what buildings mean to people."
--Deborah Fausch "Chicago Tribune "

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