American Architects from the First World War to the Present: a Guide to Information Sources
Lawrence Wodehouse (1976) 720.92273016 W838a v.1-2, Stack 4 This two-volume reference work on American architects and their architecture. Selected annotated biographical bibliography of American architects from the period of the Civil War to present (1977). Also included is a building location index.
Biographical Dictionary of American Architects (Deceased)
Henry and Elise Withey (1956/1970) NA736 .W5 1996, Open Shelf This reference presents biographical and career information on some 2,000 American architects. Coverage ranges from about 1740 to 1952. Entries are alphabetical by last name and include dates of birth and death, city and state of practice, a biographical profile of the architect’s professional career, and references.
History of Chicago (3 vols.)
Alfred T. Andreas 1884-86 F548.3 .A5 1975 v.1-3, Open Shelf A history of the city of Chicago for the earliest period to the present time (1885). Includes biographical information of the prominent men of the time.
Industrial Chicago: The Building Interests (Vol. 1)
Goodspeed Publishing Co. 1891 338.0977311 I42 v,1 c,2, Stack B Includes information on architects’ and bulders’ associations, brick and Terra Cotta companies, carpenters, masons, roofers and other construction related laborers, as well as building laws and ordinances.
MacMillan Encyclopedia of Architects 4 Volumes
Adolf K. Placzek (1982) NA40 .M25 1982 v.1-4, Open Shelf These four volumes are completely indexed by name of architect and by the name of building. A typical entry includes a biographical statement, a list of works, and a bibliography of source material.
Chicago Architects’ Blue Book; Endorsed by Henry Ives Cobb, Dankmar Adler, and many others.
Milton E. Lowitz and Co. (1900) 720.3 C53a, Stack 4 A complete classified directory of all the construction industries of Chicago, and all architects in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Also includes an index to business classifications.
Cumulative Index of Names and Buildings: the Chicago Architects Oral History Project.
720.97731016 C532 2002, Stack 4 Compiled under the auspices of the Chicago Architects Oral History Project, The Ernest R. Graham Study Center for Architectural Drawings Department of Architecture, The Art Institute of Chicago Contains an index of the Architects that participated in the oral history project.
20 hours 41 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Humanism + Dynamite = The Soviet Photomontages of Aleksandr Zhitomirsky
The first exhibition in the post-Soviet world devoted to leading political artist Aleksandr Zhitomirsky offers a captivating portrayal of a satirist and loyal citizen who inventively furthered his country’s official causes across a tumultuous half-century.
22 hours 34 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SOON—Icelandic artist/musician Ragnar Kjartansson’s intensely durational works often manifest a rare synthesis of pathos and humor.
A Lot of Sorrow is both a music video and extended concert film, in which The National performs its ballad “Sorrow” on repeat for six hours. See the song take on new layers of meaning as the hours pass and fatigue sets in.
Closing October 16—http://bit.ly/2du3GXh
3 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