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Block, Jean F.

The uses of gothic. Planning and building the campus of the University of Chicago 1892-1932.

Chicago, Chicago University Library 1983.

Reference: 7962
Price: £35 [convert currency]

Full Description

Oblong folio. xix+(1)+262pp, numerous photo text ills. Publisher’s cloth. Presentation copy from Bob Rosenthal at the University of Chicago Library with compliments slip, subsequently Roderick Gradidge’s copy.

A detailed and authoritative architectural history of the University of Chicago, founded in 1890 by the American Baptist Educational Foundation and John D. Rockefeller, and largely designed by the Chicago architect Henry Ives Cobb (1891-1901) in full-blown Gothic revival style.