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Burnham of Chicago : Architect and planner

Author: Thomas S Hines
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 2. edView all editions and formats
The centennial of the influential Plan of Chicago will be celebrated in 2009. Designed by Daniel Burnham, co-authored 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  Read more...

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Named Person: Daniel Hudson Burnham
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas S Hines
ISBN: 9780226341729 0226341720
OCLC Number: 488455611
Notes: Legacies of the Fair, 1893-1901
The Private Life of a Public Man
Uncle Dan
Epilogue: No Little Plans
Appendix A: A Chronological List of the Buildings of Burnham and Root and D.H. Burnham and Company
Appendix B: A Note on and index of, Comparative Building Construction Cost, 1870-1970
Description: xxvii, 445 s. : illustrations portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: The Long Childhood --
1846-1873 The Large Partnership --
Burnham and Root, 1873-1891 Building in the sky --
Burnham, Root, and the Rise of the Skyscraper, 1881-1891 The Big Dream --
Planning the Worlds Columbian Exposition, 1889-1891 The Make-Believe City --
The Building of the Fair, 1891-1893 The New Capital --
The Washington Plan of 1902 The Paradox of Progressive Architecture --
The Cleveland Group Plan of 1903 The Promise of Urban Planning --
The San Francisco Plan of 1905 The Imperial Facade --
The Philippine Plans of 1905 Promoter and Benefactor --
The Architect as Philanthropist The Architecture of Capitalism --
D.H. Burnham and Company, 1891-1912 Beyond the white City --
The Chicago Plan of 1909


The Plan of Chicago was designed by Daniel Burnham, coauthored by Edward Bennett and produced in collaboration with the Commercial Club of Chicago, the plan proposed many of the city's most  Read more...


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"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 Read more...

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