The University of Chicago

Jay Pridmore

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160 pages

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The University of Chicago: The Campus Guide takes readers on an insider’s tour of the university founded by John D. Rockefeller in 1890, an institution that has exerted a profound impact on American higher education. This elegantly written guide by Jay Pridmore shows the campus as a wonderfully eccentric and vastly underappreciated element of Chicago’s revered built environment. This Campus Guide reveals the behind-the-scenes stories and educational motives for the original English Gothic-styled campus by Chicago architect Henry Ives Cobb, adorning the university with a vision that made it equal in quality to the finest in America. The University’s expansion in business, the sciences, and athletics gave way to modernist styles by such notable architects as Eero Saarinen, Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Walter Netsch.