Constructing Chicago.

New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1991. First edition. Glossy Pictorial Wraps. Quarto, pp. 235, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs. Near Fine. Item #21790

In this prize-winning book, the author combines architectural history with cultural analysis for a perceptive look at the creation of the parks, churches, skyscrapers, and civic buildings of the quintessential American city, Chicago. The structure of 19th century Chicago was influenced as much by the moral, cultural, and aesthetic aspirations of its local elite as by the untempered forces of commerce and capital.

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