Emerging in Chicago around 1900, the Prairie School was an architectural movement inspired by the flat, expansive landscape of the Midwest. This special issue serves as a fine introduction to this widely influential movement. Featured are superb works by Prairie School architects and designers, including furniture, decorative arts, drawings, building fragments, and rare books and documents. Informative entries discuss objects in the museum's departments of architecture and American arts, as well as in its Ryerson and Burnham Libraries. Also included are essays on Frank Lloyd Wright, the guiding master of the Prairie School, and architect Marion Mahony Griffin as well as an introduction by historian Robert Twombly.
Art Institute of Chicago, 1995 8 3/8 x 10 1/4 in.; 112 pages; 104 illustrations Softcover ISBN 0-86559-141-5
2 days 18 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Congratulations to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on their grand opening this weekend. The building, designed by architect David Adjaye, is a truly historic addition to the National Mall in Washington D.C. #APeoplesJourney #MakingHistory
2 days 20 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Time machines, superheroes, wild creatures, and more… JourneyMaker makes every visit to the museum an adventure.
Try this new digital interactive for families in the museum’s Ryan Learning Center, located in the Modern Wing, or print out a tour at home.
3 days 18 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Today marks the autumn equinox and the official end of summer. Celebrate the changing of the seasons with the latest in ARTicle’s Sound and Vision series, matching songs from around the world with our encyclopedic collection.