Archives For January 2012

Since 2003 the Richard H. Driehaus Prize at the University of Notre Dame honors one architect annually with $200,000. On Dec. 14, Michael Graves—the architect, Princeton professor emeritus, and designer—was announced as the 2012 laureate. Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, a writer and landscape preservationist who serves as president of the Foundation for Landscape Studies, was selected for the 2012 Reed Award.

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McCormick, Ogden, Pullman—those were just a few of the wealthy or soon-to-be who helped change this city from rural outpost to bustling metropolis. Here’s a list of some of Chicago’s entrepreneurial finest and their trades from the late 1800s.

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The Grammar of Ornament is one of those classic books that tells a history of 19th-century design.

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