Art & Design

A survey of art, architecture and design in the Windy City.


Much of the history of American architecture can be found in Chicago — and, without a doubt, Chicago is the home town of the skyscraper. The growth and development of Modernism and Post-Modernism can be followed along Chicago's streets.

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The Loop Historical commercial architecture — trace the birth of the skyscraper here.  
The Cliff The wall of buildings along South Michigan Ave., overlooking Grant Park and Lake Michigan  
The Magnificent Mile  


Hyde Park

Home of Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House and other magnificent homes. Near the Beaux Arts designed Museum of Science and Industry.

Oak Park

Frank Lloyd Wright's early home and studio, many of his residential designs, along with Queen Anne and other Prairie School designs.

The Museum Campus  




  Resources for Exploring Chicago's Architecture  
Chicago Architecture Info I've only discovered this site -- it catalogues, maps and describes over a thousand buildings in Chicago.
This page groups buildings by significance, by area, by architect, by height, etc.
Map of all buildings catalogued on the site.



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