The Avery Review: Chicago

The Avery Review

Columbia Books on Architecture and the City

The Avery Review: Chicago

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Pub Date: October 2015

ISBN: 9781941332207

56 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $10.00

The Avery Review: Chicago

The Avery Review

Columbia Books on Architecture and the City

The Avery Review, a digital journal about books, buildings, and other architectural media, makes its print debut with a thematic broadsheet edition about the city of Chicago. Coinciding with the inaugural Chicago Architectural Biennial, this issue addresses the historic imagination of the city (including figures of myth like Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, and even John Dillinger) and possibilities for the contemporary urban landscape (including discussions of placemaking, contemporary cultural monuments, and infrastructural parks). Selected pieces from the Avery Review's first year are republished alongside these commissioned essays on Chicago. Together these texts claim the critical essay as a space in which to test one's own intellectual commitments, to enter into and advance a conversation about the pasts and futures of urban architectural thought.
Table of Contents:
• American Space
• Games of Public Benefit
• Antipublic Urbanism
• Park City
• The Guggenheim Helsinki Competition
• Please Respect the Homeowner's Privacy
and Remain on the Public Sidewalks
• Loitering in a Lesser-Known Imaginary:
Ben Hecht's One Thousand and One Afternoons in Chicago
• Beyond Bigness
• Chicago's Multi-scalar Alternatives
to the Neighborgoodlies
• Capture All
• Displacemaking
• The Critic as Producer

About the Author

The Avery Review is a monthly journal of critical essays on architecture published by the Office of Publications at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and can be found at averyreview.com.