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BENJAMIN H. MARSHALL: CHICAGO ARCHITECT. John Zukowsky and Jean Guarino. Acanthus Press, New York, 2016. 168 pp. ISBN 9780926494893 In English.
Publisher's description: Benjamin Marshall's contribution to the skyline of Chicago finally receives its due in this masterful volume on his life and work. Marshall (1874-1944), maybe even more than some of his famed architect peers, bridged the gap between the classical and modern by blending traditional design with modern details and amenities. From the French Empire-style Blackstone Hotel and Theatre (1908-10) and the Renaissance Drake Hotel (1919), to like-styled luxury apartment towers of the interwar years such as 1550 North State Parkway (1913) and 209 East Lake Shore Drive (1924), Marshall's command of historical styles is on display. Beyond Chicago, Marshall's work stretched across the United States, particularly with theaters during the first decade of the twentieth century and later with hotels from Chicago down through Mississippi. Marshall is perhaps best remembered as a Ziegfeld-like personality who was essentially an architectural as well as real estate impresario. Through text and images, this volume will transport you to flapper-era Chicago, offering a glimpse into Marshall's Gatsby-like lifestyle, as well as his comparably immersive buildings.
Artist(s):Marshall, Benjamin H.
Indexing: Unspecified
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 175559
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