Chicago Spaces

Inspiring Interiors

Author: Jan Parr

Publisher: Agate Publishing

ISBN: 1572841206

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

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Showcases a variety of Chicago homes, describing how the spaces came together and offering tips on ways readers can make changes in their own homes.

Chicago Spaces

Inspiring Interiors from the Editors of Chicago Home + Garden Magazine

Author: Jan

Publisher: Agate Publishing

ISBN: 1572846844

Category: Architecture

Page: 210

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With big names such as Nate Berkus and Alessandra Branca putting Chicago on the national design map, and with lesser-known (but no less talented) pros working their magic from the Gold Coast to the North Shore, Chicago teems with beautiful homes. This gorgeous coffee table book not only shows these dwellings in all their splendor but also tells the stories of how they came to be. Compiled by the editors of Chicago Home + Garden magazine, Chicago Spaces is divided into two parts. The first features homes in their entirety, while the second focuses on specific rooms: dining rooms, living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, baths, dens, foyers, and children’s rooms. Readers learn how these spaces came together and find tips for making changes in their own homes, as well as a directory of the area’s best furniture and accessories shops. Chicago Spaces shows readers smart ways to turn their homes into comfortable, stylish oases.

City Spaces

Photographs of Chicago Alleys

Author: Bob Thall,Ross Miller

Publisher: Center for Amer Places Incorporated

ISBN: 9781930066076

Category: History

Page: 86

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My history as a Chicagoan, my history as a photographer, the history of the city, and, in a small way, the history of photography - without any plan or anticipation, these photographs brought these histories together for me." City Spaces will be a welcome addition to those interested in fine art photography, architecture, Chicago, and the urban scene."--BOOK JACKET.

The Remittance Landscape

Spaces of Migration in Rural Mexico and Urban USA

Author: Sarah Lynn Lopez

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022620295X

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Immigrants in the United States send more than $20 billion every year back to Mexico—one of the largest flows of such remittances in the world. With The Remittance Landscape, Sarah Lynn Lopez offers the first extended look at what is done with that money, and in particular how the building boom that it has generated has changed Mexican towns and villages. Lopez not only identifies a clear correspondence between the flow of remittances and the recent building boom in rural Mexico but also proposes that this construction boom itself motivates migration and changes social and cultural life for migrants and their families. At the same time, migrants are changing the landscapes of cities in the United States: for example, Chicago and Los Angeles are home to buildings explicitly created as headquarters for Mexican workers from several Mexican states such as Jalisco, Michoacán, and Zacatecas. Through careful ethnographic and architectural analysis, and fieldwork on both sides of the border, Lopez brings migrant hometowns to life and positions them within the larger debates about immigration.

Constructing Transnational Political Spaces

The Multifaceted Political Activism of Mexican Migrants

Author: Stephanie Schütze

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137558547

Category: Political Science

Page: 178

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This book analyzes Mexican migrant organizations in the US and their political influence in home communities in Mexico. By connecting multifaceted arenas of Mexican migrant’s activism, it traces the construction of transnational political spaces. The author's ethnographic work in the state of Michoacán and in Chicago shows how these transnational arenas overcome the limits of traditional political spaces - the nation state and the local community - and bring together intertwined facets of ‘the political'. The book examines how actors engage in politics within transnational spaces; it delineates the different trajectories and agendas of male and female, indigenous and non-indigenous migrant activists; it demonstrates how the local and actor-centered levels are linked to the regional or state levels as well as to the federal levels of politics; and finally, it shows how these multifaceted arenas constitute transnational spaces that have implications for politics and society in Mexico and the US alike.

Free Spaces

The Sources of Democratic Change in America

Author: Sara M. Evans,Harry C. Boyte

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226222578

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

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What are the environments, the public spaces, in which ordinary people become participants in the complex, ambiguous, engaging conversation about democracy: participators in governance rather than spectators or complainers, victims or accomplices? What are the roots, not simply of movements against oppression, but also of those democratic social movements which both enlarge the opportunities for participation and enhance people's ability to participate in the public world? In Free Spaces, Sara M. Evans and Harry C. Boyte argue for a new understanding of the foundations for democratic politics by analyzing the settings in which people learn to participate in democracy. In their new Introduction, the authors link the concept of free spaces to recent theoretical discussions about community, public life, civil society, and social movements.

The Space Within

Inside Great Chicago Buildings

Author: Patrick F. Cannon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780764972058

Category: Chicago (Ill.)

Page: 320

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For the first time, the interiors of some of the Chicago area's greatest buildings, designed by celebrated architects, are brought together and featured in truly stunning original photographs. These Chicago-area homes, religious spaces, and commercial and public structures give visual meaning to Frank Lloyd Wright's belief that "the space within becomes the reality of the building." Text by author Patrick F. Cannon, who has lived and worked in Chicago and its suburbs for more than sixty years, discusses each building's architecture, architect, and place in history. James Caulfield, a noted architectural photographer, leads a visual tour into both the intimate and grand interiors of the Chicago area's finest buildings. Now the duo's fifth book, The Space Within demonstrates that good design comes in many styles. While many of these architectural masterpieces are open to the public, others particularly the private homes can only be seen here.

Species of Spaces and Other Pieces

Author: Georges Perec

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140189865

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 288

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This selection of non-fictional work from the author of Life, a User's Manual, demonstrates Georges Perec's characteristic lightness of touch, wry humour and accessibility.

Teen Spaces

The Step-by-step Library Makeover

Author: Kimberly Bolan Taney

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838908327

Category: Architecture

Page: 137

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A guide to creating interesting and exciting spaces for young adults in the library, explaining how to solicit input, and discussing planning, design and decor, and promotion. Includes worksheets and a list of resources.

The Re-ly-on Bottler

A ... Magazine of Ideas and Ideals for the Bottling Trade ...

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bottling

Page: N.A

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Alice in Space

The Sideways Victorian World of Lewis Carroll

Author: Gillian Beer

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022640479X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, Lewis Carroll created fantastic worlds that continue to delight and trouble readers of all ages today. Few consider, however, that Carroll conceived his Alice books during the 1860s, a moment of intense intellectual upheaval, as new scientific, linguistic, educational, and mathematical ideas flourished around him and far beyond. Alice in Space reveals the contexts within which the Alice books first lived, bringing back the zest to jokes lost over time and poignancy to hidden references. Gillian Beer explores Carroll’s work through the speculative gaze of Alice, for whom no authority is unquestioned and everything can speak. Parody and Punch, evolutionary debates, philosophical dialogues, educational works for children, math and logic, manners and rituals, dream theory and childhood studies—all fueled the fireworks. While much has been written about Carroll’s biography and his influence on children’s literature, Beer convincingly shows him at play in the spaces of Victorian cultural and intellectual life, drawing on then-current controversies, reading prodigiously across many fields, and writing on multiple levels to please both children and adults in different ways. With a welcome combination of learning and lightness, Beer reminds us that Carroll’s books are essentially about curiosity, its risks and pleasures. Along the way, Alice in Space shares Alice’s exceptional ability to spark curiosity in us, too.

Linguistic Diversity in Space and Time

Author: Johanna Nichols

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226580579

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 358

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In this ground-breaking book, Johanna Nichols proposes means of describing, comparing, and interpreting linguistic diversity, both genetic and structural, providing the foundations for a theory of diversity based upon population science. This book will interest linguists, archaeologists, and population specialists. "An awe-inspiring book, unequalled in scope, originality, and the range of language data considered."—Anna Siewierska, Linguistics "Fascinating. . . . A brilliant pioneering study."—Journal of Indo-European Studies "A superbly reasoned book."—John A. C. Greppin, Times Literary Supplement

Spaces, Worlds, and Grammar

Author: Gilles Fauconnier,Eve Sweetser

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226239241

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 355

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These 12 original papers extend the mental-spaces framework developed by Gilles Fauconnier and demonstrate its utility in solving deep problems in linguistics and discourse theory. The contributors analyze a wide range of phenomena, including analogical co

The Studio Reader

On the Space of Artists

Author: Mary Jane Jacob,Michelle Grabner

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226389626

Category: Art

Page: 328

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The image of a tortured genius working in near isolation has long dominated our conceptions of the artist’s studio. Examples abound: think Jackson Pollock dripping resin on a cicada carcass in his shed in the Hamptons. But times have changed; ever since Andy Warhol declared his art space a “factory,” artists have begun to envision themselves as the leaders of production teams, and their sense of what it means to be in the studio has altered just as dramatically as their practices. The Studio Reader pulls back the curtain from the art world to reveal the real activities behind artistic production. What does it mean to be in the studio? What is the space of the studio in the artist’s practice? How do studios help artists envision their agency and, beyond that, their own lives? This forward-thinking anthology features an all-star array of contributors, ranging from Svetlana Alpers, Bruce Nauman, and Robert Storr to Daniel Buren, Carolee Schneemann, and Buzz Spector, each of whom locates the studio both spatially and conceptually—at the center of an art world that careens across institutions, markets, and disciplines. A companion for anyone engaged with the spectacular sites of art at its making, The Studio Reader reconsiders this crucial space as an actual way of being that illuminates our understanding of both artists and the world they inhabit.