Renditions of Chicago

in The Third City

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780226042930
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226042954 | DOI:
Renditions of Chicago

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This chapter examines the renditions of Chicago by different types of observers. It describes how the street-level and panoramic visions of urbanism have been expressed by a variety of observers and discusses the evolution of these observers' self-consciousness. This chapter argues that the more coherent rendition of Chicago is the panoramic normativeness of its city planners, whose presentations have typically imagined a sleek, well- ordered, postindustrial metropolis.

Keywords: Chicago; urbanism; self-consciousness; city planners; postindustrial metropolis

Chapter.  19766 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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