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The Chicago Auditorium Building: Adler and Sullivans Architecture and the City Joseph M. Siry

The Chicago Auditorium Building: Adler and Sullivans Architecture and the City

Joseph M. Siry

Published November 1st 2002
ISBN : 9780226761336
Hardcover
580 pages
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Winner of the Alice Davis Hitchcock Award from the Society of Architectural HistoriansWhen the magnificent Auditorium Building opened on Chicagos Michigan Avenue in December 1889, it marked Chicagos emergence both as the leading city of the MidwestMoreWinner of the Alice Davis Hitchcock Award from the Society of Architectural HistoriansWhen the magnificent Auditorium Building opened on Chicagos Michigan Avenue in December 1889, it marked Chicagos emergence both as the leading city of the Midwest and as a metropolis of international stature. In this lavishly illustrated book, Joseph M. Siry explores not just the architectural history of the Auditorium Building but also the crucial role it played in Chicagos social history. Covering the Auditorium from the early design stage to its opening, its later renovations, its links to culture and politics in Chicago, and its influence on later Adler and Sullivan works (including the Schiller Building and the Chicago Stock Exchange Building), this volume recounts the fascinating tale of a building that helped to define a city and an era.