The perfect city /Bob Thall ; with an essay by Peter Bacon Hales.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-254565

Description

113 p. : ill. ; 23 x 29 cm., In The Perfect City, photographer Bob Thall explores the changing downtown landscape of America's third-largest city - Chicago. In sixty-four duotone photographs, Thall provides a visual record of the changing architectural landscape of downtown Chicago between 1972 and 1991. Throughout, Thall's photographs stress the concept of change and the importance of architecture in shaping our notion of place. They examine the great public spaces, buildings, and streets that have always served at the heart and soul of city life, culture, and commerce. And they show how the city in which modern urban architecture began becomes a metaphor for urban change throughout America. In the essay accompanying the photographs Peter Bacon Hales examines the notion of the city as museum (especially for visitors from the suburbs and rural areas), highlights the successes and failures of urban renewal in downtown Chicago, and assesses the city's current character.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Architecture
Photographie d'architecture.
City
Städtebau
Bildband
Constructions.

Originator

Thall, Bob.
Hales, Peter B. (Peter Bacon)

Publication

Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press

Publisher Series

Creating the North American landscape
Creating the North American landscape.

Description

113 p. : ill. ; 23 x 29 cm.
In The Perfect City, photographer Bob Thall explores the changing downtown landscape of America's third-largest city - Chicago. In sixty-four duotone photographs, Thall provides a visual record of the changing architectural landscape of downtown Chicago between 1972 and 1991. Throughout, Thall's photographs stress the concept of change and the importance of architecture in shaping our notion of place. They examine the great public spaces, buildings, and streets that have always served at the heart and soul of city life, culture, and commerce. And they show how the city in which modern urban architecture began becomes a metaphor for urban change throughout America. In the essay accompanying the photographs Peter Bacon Hales examines the notion of the city as museum (especially for visitors from the suburbs and rural areas), highlights the successes and failures of urban renewal in downtown Chicago, and assesses the city's current character.

Notes

Gift of the Vernacular Architecture Forum.

ISBN

0801847257 (alk. paper)
9780801847257 (alk. paper)
0801847265 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780801847264 (pbk. : alk. paper)

Call Number

Stacks NA735.C4 T48 1994

Material Type

Pictorial works.

Places

Illinois Chicago
United States
Chicago (Ill.)