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Art in Chicago : a history from the fire to now / edited by Maggie Taft and Robert Cozzolino ; Judith Russi Kirshner, consulting editor ; Erin Hogan, sidebar editor.

Format Book and Print
Publication Info Chicago : the University of Chicago Press, 2018.
Copyright Notice ©2018
Description416 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Other author/creatorTaft, Maggie, editor.
Other author/creatorCozzolino, Robert, 1970- editor.
Other author/creatorKirshner, Judith Russi, editor.
Other author/creatorHogan, Erin, editor.
Contents Introduction / Maggie Taft and Robert Cozzolino -- Chicago rising, 1855-1912 / Wendy Greenhouse Sidebars. Finding Alice / Thomas McCormick ; Hull-House arts / Heather Radke ; Field trips / Tony Jones ; "Art for the masses" / Wendy Greenhouse -- Routes to modernism, 1913-1943 / Jennifer Jane Marshall -- Sidebars. The Lane Tech murals / Sylvia Rhor ; Small wonders / Erin Hogan ; Little rooms / Liesl Olson ; The Better Homes Institute / Erin Hogan -- The meaning of place, 1933-1956 / Maggie Taft -- Sidebars. William McBride, art collector / Maggie Taft ; Hyde Park Art Center mission statement ; The great ideas of western man / Lara Allison ; The Taller de Gráfica Popular / Victoria Sancho Lobis ; Bebop artist Gertrude Abercrombie / Donna Seaman -- Raw nerves, 1948-1973 / Robert Cozzolino -- Sidebars. Chicago experimental music, Part I / John Corbett ; Vivian Maier / Pamela Bannos ; Hef and LeRoy / Travis Vogan ; The fate of regional exhibitions / Studs Terkel -- Making space, 1961-1976 / Rebecca Zorach -- Sidebars. Art criticism in Chicago / James Yood ; 57th Street / Max Grinnell ; Rhona Hoffman Gallery / Rhona Hoffman ; On Henry Darger / Nathan Lerner -- Alterity rocks, 1973-1993 / Jenni Sorkin -- Sidebars. Curating Chicago / Lynne Warren ; How often are you at home in an exhibition? / Anthony Elms ; Chicago experimental music, Part II / John Corbett ; A lovely so real / Michal Raz-Russo ; Cool, conceptual, controversial / Kathryn Hixson -- Chicago speaks, 1990-present. Karen Reimer and Diane Simpson ; Matt Witkovsky on Dawoud Bey ; Nick Cave and Anne Wilson ; Stanislav Grezdo and Cesáreo Moreno ; Gregg Bordowitz ; Faheem Majeed ; Dan Peterman and Michael Rakowitz ; Kay Rosen and Tony Tasset ; Hamza Walker with Tempestt Hazel ; Chris Ware ; Julia Fish and Judy Ledgerwood ; Mary Jane Jacob and Inigo Manglano-Ovalle ; Caroline Picard and Temporary Services ; Matthew Metzger and Richard Rezac ; Maggie Taft on Amanda Williams ; Michelle Grabner ; John Corbett ; Theaster Gates with Rebecca Zorach ; Lin Hixson and Peter Taub ; Kerry James Marshall.
Abstract "For decades now, the story of art in America has been dominated by New York. Chicago, on the other hand...well, people here just get on with the work of making art. Art in Chicago is a magisterial account of the long history of Chicago art, from the rupture of the Great Fire in 1871 to the present, to Manierre Dawson, László Moholy-Nagy and Ivan Albright to Chris Ware, Anne Wilson, and Theaster Gates. The first single-volume history of art and artists in Chicago, the book - in recognition of th e complexity of the story it tells - doesn't follow a single continuous trajectory. Rather, it presents an overlapping sequence of interrelated narratives that together tell a full and nuanced, yet wholly accessible history of visual art in the city. The result is an unprecedentedly inclusive and rich tapestry, one that reveals Chicago art in all its variety and vigor - and one that will surprise and enlighten even the most dedicated fan of the city's artistic heritage. Part of the Terra Foundation for American Art's year-long Art Design Chicago initiative, bringing major arts events to venues throughout Chicago in 2018, Art in Chicago is a landmark publication, a book that will be the standard account of Chicago art for decades to come."--Provided by publisher.
General noteIncludes index.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formebook version : 9780226313146
ISBN022616831X (hardcover)
ISBN9780226168319 (hardcover)
Stock number15147130

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