Architecture and Planning of Graham, Anderson, Probst and White, 1912-1936
Interpreting buildings as cultural artifacts as well as architectural monuments, Chappell illuminates broader aspects of American history, such as the role of public-private collaboration in city making, the image of women reflected in the specially created feminine world of the department store, the emergence of the idea of an urban group in the heyday of soaringly individual skyscrapers, and the new importance of electricity in the social order. It is Chappell's contention that what people cherish and preserve says more about them than what they discard in favor of the new. Working from this premise, she considers the values conserved by architects under the pressures of ever changing demands. Her work enlarges the scope of inquiry to include ordinary buildings as well as major monuments, thus offering a view of American architecture of the period at once more intimate and more substantial than any seen until now.
Richly illustrated with photographs and plans, this volume also includes handsome details of such first-rate works as the Thirtieth Street Station in Philadelphia, the Cleveland Terminal Group, and the Wrigley Building in Chicago.
Association of American Publishers: PROSE Book Award
Catalogue Raisonné: List of Entries
Historic Overview: A Mainstream Role in the Changing Values of the Early Twentieth Century
Principal Works: A Catalogue Raisonné
Architects with a Rich Heritage: The Legacy of Daniel Burnham; History of the Firm; Biographical Sketches of the Partners
Commission Register, 1912-36