"A collection of essays and photographs documenting the architectural motifs of Chicago, compiled as a resource for the Vernacular Architecture Forum, June 2015"-- Provided by publisher.
Chicago neighborhood map Introduction / Virginia B. Price Part 1: Building vernacular chicago : forming city neighborhoods and forging communal structures. Racism, ethnicity, and white identity in Chicago / David R. Roediger ; A brief guide to chicago's common building types / Terry Tatum ; Sacred city : chicago's built religious environment / Christopher D. Cantwell ; Building Metropolitan Chicago's expressways / David A. Spatz ; The campus as city : race, class, and urban redevelopment in Chicago / Michael H. Carriere ; Residential landscaping in Chicago / Robert Bruegmann ; Linking factory and skyscraper in Chicago / Tamsen Anderson ; Joseph Brinton's "celebrated green stone" in Chicago / Anne E. Krulikowski ; Casa Michoacan : a transborder architecture in Mexican Chicago / Sarah Lynn Lopez ; Little Italy : a vibrant, historic neighborhood / Lawrence Okrent ; Chicago's Union Stock Yard : a square mile of spectacle and innovation / Dominic A. Pacyga ; Reading Chicago's grid / Bill Savage Part 2: Touring vernacular Chicago : neighborhood transition and community identity. VAF Chicago tour map ; Tour 1. From Hull-House to Pilsen : immigration, gentrification, and architectural reverberations on Chicago's Near West Side. Introduction / Virginia B. Price ; Hull-House / Lisa Junkin Lopez and Heather Radke ; Pilsen murals / Sarah Holian ; Pilsen : Chicago's gentrifying Lower West Side / Euan Hague ; Tour 2. Regional idioms, Chicago style : the lessons of Oak Park. Introduction / Virginia B. Price ; Oak Park : commuter suburb, architectural center / Virginia B. Price ; Oak Park and racial integration / Tina Reithmaier and Camille Henderson Zorich ; Tour 3. Polish Chicago : migration, the church, and the built environment. Introduction / Virginia B. Price ; Chicago's Polonia / Dominic A. Pacyga ; Chicago's small parks and field houses of the West Parks Commission / Lisa Napoles ; Tour 4. Public housing : contested ground. Introduction / Virginia B. Price ; Renovation and refor m in Chicago public housing / D. Bradford Hunt ; Tour 5. Intertwined cultures along Devon Avenue, Chicago. Introduction / Arijit Sen ; Methods / Arijit Sen ; Part 1: Architectural landscape of Chicago's Devon Avenue / Jennifer Harrman ; Part 2: Performance and placemaking / Arijit Sen ; Part 3: An Eruv in the contemporary city / Isaac Cohen, Isaac Hametz, and Rae Vassar ; Part 4: The environmental story / Cynthia Anderson ; Tour 6. North Lawndale and Little Village : resilience and community. Introduction / Virginia B. Price ; Lawndale : politics and place in an iconic American neighborhood / Jeffrey Helgeson ; Little Village/La Villita : an introduction / Andrew Sandoval-Strausz ; Tour 7. Industrial living : company towns in the Calumet. Introduction / Virginia B. Price ; The slings and arrows of defining the Calumet Region / Mark Bouman ; The vernacular steel barrio / Michael Innis-Jiménez ; The "steel mill quarter" : Gary Land Company's Ninth Subdivision / Carol D. Griskavich ; To ur 8. Becoming Black Chicago. Introduction / Virginia B. Price ; "Midnight was like day" : strolling through Archibald Motley's Bronzeville / Davarian L Baldwin.
Includes index. Includes bibliographical references and index.