The University of Chicago Press

The Chicago Public Library: Origins and Backgrounds

Location

Chicago, IL
United States
US
Catalog Number: 
Book, Spencer, Gwladys
Date: 
1943, 1972 (reprint)
Edition: 
First (Gregg Press)
Abstract: 
The common assumption, at the time this book was written, was that the Chicago Public Library system had been founded in a distinct moment after the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, with help from the British. Author Gwladys Spencer argues that by 1871, the founding of CPL was already underway. The book presents a history of CPL up to 1872, and sets it in the greater context of the library movement in Illinois and around the country. (Adapted from introduction.)
Language: 
English
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ISSN/ISBN: 
0839818890

West 86th

Location

United States
41° 47' 28.86" N, 87° 36' 2.9772" W
US
Catalog Number: 
Journal, West 86th, Spring-Summer 2011
Date: 
Spring-Summer 2011
Volume: 
18
Issue: 
1
Abstract: 
The mission of this journal concerns "expanding the conversation regarding the content, meaning and significance of objects". This was the first issue of West 86th replacing the journal under the title Studies in the Decorative Arts.
Language: 
English
Notes: 
The quote taken from the abstract appears under the heading "About West 86th".
ISSN/ISBN: 
21535331

Plans of Chicago

Catalog Number: 
Book Roche, R. Samuel
Date: 
2009
Edition: 
1st
Abstract: 
"In 'Plans of Chicago,' R. Samuel Roche and Aric Lasher investigate the 'Plan of Chicago' as a design strategy and a point of departure for a new regional planning approach. They illuminate it historical context through a discussion of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition and the 1901 McMillan Plan for Washington, DC, its primary antecedents. Comparing its priorities and strategies with those of earlier and later plans of Chicago -- including projects by Frederick Law Olmsted, Frank Lloyd Wright, Jens Jenson, and Ludwig Hilberseimer -- Roche and Lasher offer a new approach to regional planning that combines the strengths and objectives of these various plans of Chicago.'
Language: 
English
Notes: 
Abstract taken from notes in dust jacket.
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ISSN/ISBN: 
978061528220

Critical Inquiry

Heartland

Catalog Number: 
Book, Chavez, Juan William
Date: 
2009
Abstract: 
Published to coincide with a two-part exhibition presented in 2008 at the Van Abbemuseum in the Netherlands and at the University of Chicago's Smart Museum of Art, Heartland offers an idiosyncratic look at innovative forms of cultural production taking place across the vast majority of the United States. This book is part exhibition catalog, part critical reader: contributors explore the region through topics ranging from art and music to urban farming and political history. Through an engaging mix of essays, personal meditations, and images, Heartland challenges understandings of place and community and explores the rule of contemporary art in shaping our changing world. --from book jacket
Language: 
English
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ISSN/ISBN: 
9780935573473
Website: 

smartmuseum.uchicago.edu