URSI 110--The City


US: Gilded Age (1880-1910)

Key Ideas:

City Form

        City Beautiful Movement

o       Beaux Arts 1

o       Daniel Burnham & Chicago Plan 1, 2, 3, 4

         Unity of Plan

         Unity of Architecture

         Scale of All Elements in Harmony

         Unification of All Arts

         Two types of Beauty:

1.      Individual

2.      Relational

o       Columbian Exposition 1893 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

        Ebeneezer Howard (Garden Cities) 1, 2

        Company Towns: Pullman IL 1, 2, 3

        Styles

o       Craftsman/Mission 1, 2, 3

o       Prairie Style

Transportation

        Streetcars & Subways 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Public Buildings

        Cast iron fronts 1

        Elevator & structural steel 1, 2, 3

        Special structures

o       Statue of Liberty (1884-86)

o       Ferris wheel (1893)

o       Buckingham Fountain

o       Washington Monument (1909)

Commercial/Industrial

Residential/Daily Life


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2006 A.J.Filipovitch
Revised 24 May 06