The Chicago Tribune Tower Competition: Skyscraper Design and Cultural Change in the 1920s

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9780226768007: The Chicago Tribune Tower Competition: Skyscraper Design and Cultural Change in the 1920s

In 1922, the Chicago Tribune sponsored an international competition to design its new corporate headquarters. Both a serious design contest and a brilliant publicity stunt, the competition received worldwide attention for the hundreds of submissions--from the sublime to the ridiculous--it garnered.

In this lavishly illustrated book, Katherine Solomonson tells the fascinating story of the competition, the diverse architectural designs it attracted, and its lasting impact. She shows how the Tribune used the competition to position itself as a civic institution whose new headquarters would serve as a defining public monument for Chicago. For architects, planners, and others, the competition sparked influential debates over the design and social functions of skyscrapers. It also played a crucial role in the development of advertising, consumer culture, and a new national identity in the turbulent years after World War I.

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The Chicago Tribune Tower competition was one of the largest and most controversial design contests of the 1920s. This book demonstrates how the 263 competing entries helped change concepts of the skyscraper, engaged with conflicts of national identity, and shaped a newspaper's efforts to produce a civic and corporate icon.

About the Author :

Katherine Solomonson is an associate professor of architecture and co-head of the Department of Architecture at the University of Minnesota's College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

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Solomonson, Katherine
Edité par University of Chicago Press (2003)
ISBN 10 : 0226768007 ISBN 13 : 9780226768007
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