Daniel Burnham

Riverwalk Gateway: Public Art Installation by Ellen Lanyon

Location

78 E Washington St
60602 Chicago, IL
United States
US
Catalog Number: 
Book Lanyon Ellen
Date: 
2000
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From inside front cover: "Chicago's largest work of public art to date, Riverwalk Gateway by Ellen Lanyon tells the history of Chicago and its river. The magnificent 336-foot long wall installation consists of sixteen narrative panels and twelve decorative panels." Book presents pictures of each panel, which together tell the story of Chicago from the explorers Marquette and Jolliet to the year 2000. The panels focus on important sites along the river and Lake Michigan and use architecture as a metaphor for the spirit of Chicago.
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English
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0938903306
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Beyond Burnham

Catalog Number: 
Book, Schwieterman, Joseph P.
Date: 
2009
Edition: 
Second Printing
Abstract: 
This lushly illustrated book -- Beyond Burnham: An Illustrated History of Planning for the Chicago Region -- provides a fascinating account of a century of visionary planning for metropolitan Chicago. From Daniel H. Burnham and Edward H. Bennett's famed 1909 Plan of Chicago to the push for superhighways and airports to battles over urban sprawl, the book showcases an illustrated portrait of the big personalities and "big plans" they espoused. *
Language: 
English.
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* Taken from the back of the book.
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ISSN/ISBN: 
9780982315613

Literary Chicago: A Book Lover's Tour of the Windy City

Catalog Number: 
b.20.9
Date: 
April 2001
Volume: 
1st ed
Abstract: 
<p>Discover the Windy City that has attracted and nurtured writers, editors, publishers, and book lovers for more than a century. Trace the steps of literary figures who called Chicago home, incorporated cityscapes into their writing, and put a uniquely Chicago stamp on their work. People like novelists Ernest Hemingway and Richard Wright, poetry pioneers Harriet Monroe and Gwendolyn Brooks, playwrights Charles MacArthur and David Mamet, journalists Ben Hecht and Mike Royko, and documentarians Jane Addams and Studs Terkel.</p><p> Visit the historic dwellings of writers such as Carl Sandburg, Edna Ferber, and Saul Bellow. Stroll through the neighborhoods of such characters as Theodore Dreiser's Sister Carrie, James T. Farrell's Studs Lonigan, and Sara Paretsky's V.I. Warshawski. Glimpse into present-day Chicago through the insights of resident authors like Ana Castillo and Scott Turow.</p> <p> <em>Literary Chicago</em> combines anecdotes and excerpts drawn from the city's rich literary legacy with walking tours that guide readers to historic sites, settings from Chicago classics, past and present literary hangouts, and current events for readers and writers.</p>
Language: 
eng
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Abstract borrowed from Lake Claremont.
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ISSN/ISBN: 
1-893121-01-1

The Chicago River: A Natural and Unnatural History

Catalog Number: 
Book, Hill
Date: 
August 2000
Edition: 
1
Abstract: 
When French explorers Jolliet and Marquette used the Chicago portage to access the Mississippi River system, the Chicago River was but a humble, even sluggish, stream in the right place at the right time. That's the story of the making of Chicago. This is the other story; the story of the making and perpetual re-making of a river by everything from pre-glacial forces to the interventions of an emerging and mighty city. Author Libby Hill brings together years of original research and the contributions of dozens of experts to tell the Chicago River's epic tale from its conception in prehistoric bedrock to the glorious rejuvenation it's undergoing today, and every exciting episode in between.
Language: 
eng
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Abstract borrowed from Lake Claremont.
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ISSN/ISBN: 
1-893121-02-X

The Chicago River Architecture Tour

Date: 
2008
Edition: 
1st ed.
Abstract: 
A souvenir and guidebook to the Chicago River Architecture Tour.
Language: 
eng
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ISSN/ISBN: 
1-893121-33-X

The Politics of Place: A History of Zoning in Chicago

Catalog Number: 
b.20.15
Date: 
June 2005
Volume: 
1st ed
Abstract: 
<p><em>The Politics of Place: A History of Zoning in Chicago </em>reviews the interplay between development, planning, and zoning in the growth of the Gold Coast, the Central Area, and, more recently, massive &quot;planned developments,&quot; such as Mariina City, Illinois Center, and Dearborn Park. It tells the story of bold visions compromised by political realities, battles between residents and developers, and occasional misfires from City Council and City Hall.</p><p>What emerges is a fascinating, behind-the-scenes inspection of the evolving character of the city's landscape. Schwieterman and Caspall recount the many planning innovations that have originated in Chicago, the complexiities and intrigue of its zoning debates, and the recent adoption of a new zoning ordinance that promises to affect the city's economy and image for years to come. </p><p><em>The Politics of Place: A History of Zoning in Chicago</em> is the culmination of a research effort undertaken by the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development at DePaul University. <br /></p>
Language: 
eng
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Abstract borrowed from Lake Claremont.
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ISSN/ISBN: 
1-893121-26-7