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1 Understanding Modern Architecture in Chicago Paul McLeod 18 April 2012

2 State Street, looking south, 1907, Library of Congress Image

3 Human Evolutionary Tree

4 Chicago Fire, 1871

5 Burn Zone, Chicago, 1871

6 Water Tower, 1869, W.W. Boyington

7 Typical post-fire architecture, 1870s

8 Louis Henri Sullivan ( )

9 Louis Sullivan (Adler & Sullivan), Borden Block, 1880, Chicago, IL Demolished 1917

10 Jewelers Block, 1882 Louis Sullivans earliest extant building

11 H.H. Richardson, ( )

12 H.H. Richardson, Glessner House, Chicago, IL,

13 H.H. Richardson, Marshall Field Warehouse, Chicago, IL, (Demolished 1930)

14 Chicago Historical Society, 1892, Henry Ives Cobb

15 Daniel Burnham ( )

16 Burnham & Root, WCTU building, 1891, Chicago, IL Demolished 1926

17 Burnham & Root, The Rookery, , Chicago, IL

18 Burnham & Root, Monadnock Building, , Chicago, IL

19 Projecting Bays on Dearborn Street, 1890s – Before the curtain wall

20 William LeBarron Jenney, Home Insurance Building, 1883, Chicago, IL First steel-framed skyskyskraper Demolished, 1932 Sears Building, 1890

21 Louis Sullivan, Auditorium, , Chicago, IL

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23 Sullivan’s Auditorium

24 Louis Sullivan (Adler & Sullivan), Wainwright Building, , St. Louis, MO

25 Louis Sullivan, Gage Block, 1898, Chicago, IL

26 Louis Sullivan, Carson Pirie Scott Department Store, , Chicago, IL

27 Sullivan at Graceland Cemetery

28 Architectural Fragments, Chicago Art Institute

29 World’s Columbian Exposition architectural committee, Chicago, 1892

30 The White City, Chicago, 1893

31 Louis Sullivan, Transportation Building, Chicago World’s Fair, 1893

32 Burnham Plan, 1909

33 Axis leading to Buckingham Fountain

34 Chicago Art Institute, 1892, Shepley, Rutan, & Coolidge

35 Chicago Public Library, 1897, Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge

36 Field Museum, 1912, D.H. Burnham & Co

37 Union Station, 1925, Graham, Burnham & Co

38 Burnham & Root/ Daniel Burnham, 1890/1894, Reliance Building, Chicago, IL

39 Marshall Field Store, Daniel Burnham,

40 Daniel Burnham, 1902, Flat Iron building, New York, NY

41 Frank Lloyd Wright ( ), Part 1 of his life (1902) and Part 2 of his life (1950s)

42 Frank Lloyd Wright, Unity Temple, , Oak Park, IL

43 Frank Lloyd Wright, Heurtley House, 1901, Oak Park, IL

44 Frank Lloyd Wright, Robie House, 1909, Chicago, IL

45 Frank Lloyd Wright, Robie House, 1909, Oak Park, IL

46 Cass Gilbert, Woolworth Building, 1913, New York, NY Howells & Hood, Chicago Tribune Tower, , Chicago, IL

47 “Losing” entries for the Chicago Tribune Tower competition, 1922: Eliel Saarinen on left, Walter Gropius in center.

48 Howells & Hood, Chicago Tribune Tower, , Chicago Howells & Hood, McGraw Hill Building, 1930, New York, NY

49 Art Deco Skyscrapers: Chicago Board of Trade, Carbide & Carbon Bldg, both

50 Art Deco ornament, late 1920s

51 Late Art Deco (aka Streamlined Moderne), late 1930s

52 Mies, Federal Center,

53 Bertrand Goldberg, Marina City, 1964

54 Late Modern Skyscrapers, John Hancock Tower (1969), Sears Tower (1974), both SOM

55 Postmodernism, Washington Public Library, 1987

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60 Deconstructivism of Frank Gehry

61 Thanks for the parks, Burnham!


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