Chicago 1930-70; Building, Planning and Urban Technology

Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1976. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. The format is approximately 6.75 inches by 9.5 inches. [4], xvi, 351, [5] pages. Illustrations. Notes. Tables. Bibliography. Index. Carl Wilbur Condit (Cincinnati, Ohio, September 29, 1914 – January 4, 1997) was an American historian of urban and architectural history, a writer, professor, and teacher. He was professor at Northwestern University 1945–82. He wrote numerous books and articles on the history of American building, especially Chicago, Cincinnati, and the Port of New York. He founded the History of Science Department at Northwestern University, where he taught for over 30 years. His research specialty was the architecture of Chicago, Illinois, and he lived in Chicago most of his life, having moved there in 1945 in order to study its urban and technological development. This volume concludes Carl W. Condit's technical biography of an American city which began with Chicago, 1910-29. In this volume, Condit records the drastic changes in Chicago's economy resulting first from the twenty-year hiatus of depression, war, and postwar adjustment and second from the accelerating fight of population and industry to the suburbs. The author's well-illustrated history of Chicago's sometimes triumphant, sometimes disastrous struggle with its own growth makes fascinating reading for the modern urban dweller as well as for architects, city planners, and government officials. Condition: Very good.

Keywords: Chicago, Urban Planning, Architecture, Office Buildings, Public Buildings, Housing, Urban Renewal, Transportation, Rapid Transit, Waterways, Airports, Century of Progress, Exposition, Apartments

ISBN: 0226114597

[Book #86022]

Price: $75.00

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