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

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The Chicago Tribune Tower competition was one of the largest, most important and most controversial design contests of the 1920s. The international competition generated 263 entries for the design of the new Tribune office building, and they represented a broad constellation of approaches to the skyscraper at a time of transition. In the decades following the competition, the design entries have often been evaluated in terms of the rise and demise of particular conceptions of modernism. This study examines the various contexts in which the Chicago Tribune Tower design competition took place and how they shaped the event. Analyzing how the competition contributed to changing concepts of the skyscraper, it also demonstrates how it engaged with the production of consumer culture, with conflicts of national identity and cultural unity, and with a newspaper's efforts to produce a civic and corporate icon during the turbulent years following World War I.

Revue de presse :

'In Solomonson's careful and many-sided account, Tribune Tower becomes a pole around which the whole pattern of a society turns. Building up from details, she draws together a fascinating social and material history … The book represents a landmark effort to connect architectural discourse to the larger culture of which it is a part … this fine social history offers an exemplary model for anyone seeking to understand what buildings mean to people.' Chicago Tribune

'Solomonson … Understands the issues and writes engagingly not oly about the competition itself, but about the architectural and commercial cultures - both European and American - that formed its backdrop.' The Times Literary Supplement

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