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Harrington Institute Of Interior Design

410 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

General Phone: 312-939-4975
Financial Aid Phone: 312-939-4979
Sector: Private for-profit, 4-year or above
Classification: Schools of art, music, and design

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The Not-So-Second City - Atlantic Online

This book, a thoroughly revised and greatly expanded edition of a work originally published in 1993, and a wholly satisfying marriage of photography and text, is by far the best introduction for the general reader. Its plenteous, aptly chosen, sometimes stark, sometimes lively, but always extraordinarily comprehensible photographs are mostly drawn from the archives of Hedrich-Blessing, the venerable Chicago architectural-photography studio. Captured in these images are, for instance, the mass and rhythmic grace of H. H. Richardson's near-mythical and long-ago demolished Wholesale Store (but why no picture of Holabird and Roche's demolished Tacoma Building?), the simplicity and power of Burnham and Root's Monadnock Building, the golden light that infuses their Rookery Building, the monumentality and surprising sprightliness of the Auditorium Building, and the almost anachronistic functionalist elegance of Burnham and Atwood's Reliance and Railway Exchange Buildings, with their gently undulating curtain walls of terra-cotta and glass. Most books for the nonspecialist linger with these and other iconic buildings of the Chicago and Prairie Schools and then rush forward to praise the purity and exactness of Mies's IIT campus and his 860/880 North Lake Shore Drive apartments before concluding with a few photographs displaying the postmodernist exuberance of the swaggering, cape-clad - more available