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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Chicago, Illinois, United Statesen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1922-1925 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorHood and Howellsen_US
dc.creatorChambellan, Rene Paulen_US
dc.date1922-1925en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-29T17:46:50Z
dc.date.available2013-04-29T17:46:50Z
dc.date.issued1922-1925en_US
dc.identifier212786en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 88en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/120196
dc.descriptionClose view of the shaft windows; The conflict of tradition and innovation taxed the assessors' skill and nerve in the most important competition of the first quarter of the century, that of 1922 for the Chicago Tribune Tower. The promoters sought 'the most beautiful and distinctive office building in the world'. From 204 international entries the American assessors confidently selected the submission from Raymond Hood and John Mead Howells before all the overseas entries were in. On the eve of closing, an outstandingly original entry from Eliel Saarinen caused consternation; despite support from Louis Sullivan, it was eventually placed second, causing considerable resentment. Other entries from Europe that showed the way forward, away from eclecticism and historicism, included Walter Gropius's and Adolf Meyer's functional abstraction, Bijvoet & Duiker's de Stijl design and the Expressionist scheme of Bruno Taut. As was the case with most of Hood's projects, the sculptures and decorations were executed by the American artist Rene Paul Chambellan. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 11/19/2007)en_US
dc.format.mediumstone; steelen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectGothic Revivalen_US
dc.titleChicago Tribune Toweren_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-HH-TT-B6en_US
vra.culturalContextAmericanen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypeoffice buildingen_US
dc.contributor.displayHood and Howells (American architectural firm, ca. 1922-1930); Rene Paul Chambellan (American sculptor, 1893-1955)en_US


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