This is the story of Chicago and how it grew. In a little over a century it rose from a mere frontier outpost to become one of the great cities of the world. No single book can possibly encompass the immense scope of this development or convey the endless diversity of the life of Chicago's people. But with the help of the camera it is possible to ...
This is the story of Chicago and how it grew. In a little over a century it rose from a mere frontier outpost to become one of the great cities of the world. No single book can possibly encompass the immense scope of this development or convey the endless diversity of the life of Chicago's people. But with the help of the camera it is possible to capture many dimensions of this extraordinary story. This volume, however, which comprises over 1,000 pictures and 50 maps, tries to do more than show physical development it attempts to suggest how the city expanded and why it looks the way it does. Because it asks different questions, this book differs markedly from other "pictorial histories" of American cities. Instead of emphasizing society and customs, this volume deals with the physical conditions of life. In place of the conventional interest in "founding fathers" and leading families, it is more concerned with street scenes and ordinary people. Without neglecting downtown, it also reaches into the residential areas and neighborhood shopping centers. Moreover, this volume is concerned with suburbs and "satellite" towns as well as the historic city. ""Chicago: Growth of a Metropolis" is an incredible book. Like its subject it is excessive, and nothing succeeds like excess. It is handsomely designed, with a thousand photographs that document the physical growth and the spatial patterns of the city. . . . A dimensionalism comes through that no other city has. Carl Sandburg sang it in his poetry, and the book does more to grasp it . . . than any other book I have seen." Hugh Newell Jacobson, "New Republic""
Near Fine in Slipcase Excellent jacket. 9 1/2" NOT an ex library book. prior owner bookplate on inside front cover. Clean interior pages. Slipcase has no splits or tears. Large heavy book, international shipping prohibitive.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. $25.00 Publishers Dust Jacket Price, B/W Illustrations, Fold Out Pages, 510 Pages, Very Light Edge Wear to the DJ, Previous Owners Dedication on the FFEP, Many of the Fold Out Pages have been Mis Folded Causing Numerous Creases to the Fold Outs.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. 8 1/2 x 9 /12. 512 page hardcover with many (over 1000 pictures and 50 maps) illustrations-some foldouts. Also includes the surrounding area. Dust jacket has a few very small chips, but is bright, crisp and clean. Black cloth and gray board with title in gold on front cover and spine. Interior is unmarked, tight and clean.
Very good. Clean, tight text, no markings-contains edge/corner rub shelf wear. Hardcover with dust jacket. Cover has crease on either front and/or back. **YOUR PURCHASE HELPS SUPPORT LITTLE CITY FOUNDATION, A CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. **
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