Carson Pirie Scott: Louis Sullivan and the Chicago Department Store

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University of Chicago Press, Nov 4, 1988 - Architecture - 290 pages
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Long recognized as a Chicago landmark, the Carson Pirie Scott Building also represents a milestone in the development of architecture. The last large commercial structure designed by Louis Sullivan, the Carson building reflected the culmination of the famed architect's career as a creator of tall steel buildings. In this study, Joseph Siry traces the origins of the building's design and analyzes its role in commercial, urban, and architectural history.

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Where I got the book: purchased used through Amazon. The focus of this book is the building of the Carson Pirie Scott building on Chicago’s State Street, which was slightly later than the period I was ... Read full review


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Joseph Siry is professor of art history at Wesleyan University. He is the author of several books, including The Chicago Auditorium Building, also published by the University of Chicago Press.