Chicago Spaces

Inspiring Interiors from the Editors of Chicago Home + Garden Magazine

Author: Jan

Publisher: Agate Publishing

ISBN: 1572846844

Category: Architecture

Page: 210

View: 966

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.

Chicago Spaces

Inspiring Interiors

Author: Jan Parr

Publisher: Agate Publishing

ISBN: 1572841206

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

View: 3082

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.

Welfare Reform

Implications of Increased Work Participation for Child Care

Author: David P. Bixler,Janet L. Mascia

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788147753

Category: Political Science

Page: 48

View: 3706

As States implement the new welfare reform legislation and are required to move larger percentages of their caseloads into work-related activities, greater numbers of welfare recipients are likely to need child care. This report measures the extent to which the current supply of child care will be sufficient to meet the anticipated demand under the new welfare reform law and identifies other challenges that face low-income families in assessing child care. Analyzes child care supply data and estimated child care demand at four sites -- two urban and two nonurban -- in three states. Charts and tables.

The Oxford Handbook of American Literary Naturalism

Author: Keith Newlin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195368932

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 521

View: 7068

After its heyday in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, naturalism, a genre that typically depicts human beings as the product of biological and environmental forces over which they have little control, was supplanted by modernism, a genre in which writers experimented with innovations in form and content. In the last decade, the movement is again attracting spirited scholarly debate. The Oxford Handbook of American Literary Naturalism takes stock of the best new research in the field through collecting twenty-eight original essays drawing upon recent scholarship in literary and cultural studies. The contributors offer an authoritative and in-depth reassessment of writers from Stephen Crane, Frank Norris, Theodore Dreiser, and Jack London to Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton, Ernest Hemingway, Richard Wright, John Steinbeck, Joyce Carol Oates, and Cormac McCarthy. One set of essays focus on the genre itself, exploring the historical contexts that gave birth to it, the problem of definition, its interconnections with other genres, the scientific and philosophical ideas that motivate naturalist authors, and the continuing presence of naturalism in twenty-first century fiction. Others examine the tensions within the genre-the role of women and African-American writers, depictions of sexuality, the problem of race, and the critique of commodity culture and class. A final set of essays looks beyond the works to consider the role of the marketplace in the development of naturalism, the popular and critical response to the works, and the influence of naturalism in the other arts.

Why Look at Plants?

The Botanical Emergence in Contemporary Art

Author: Giovanni Aloi

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004375252

Category: Science

Page: 308

View: 4196

Why Look at Plants? proposes a thought-provoking look into the emerging cultural politics of plant-presence in contemporary art through the original contributions of artists, scholars, and curators who have creatively engaged with the ultimate otherness of plants in their work.

Spaces of Capital

Towards a Critical Geography

Author: David Harvey

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415932417

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 429

View: 3180

David Harvey is the most influential geographer of our era, possessing a reputation that extends across the social sciences and humanities. Spaces of Capital, a collection of seminal articles and new essays spanning three decades, demonstrates why his work has had-and continues to have-such a major impact. The book gathers together some of Harvey's best work on two of his central concerns: the relationship between geographical thought and political power as well as the capitalist production of space. In addition, he chips away at geography's pretenses of "scientific" neutrality and grounds spatial theory in social justice. Harvey also reflects on the work and careers of little-noticed or misrepresented figures in geography's intellectual history-Kant, Von Thünen, Humboldt, Lattimore, Hegel, Heidegger, Darwin, Malthus, Foucault and many others.


Vincent James Associates Architects

Author: Vincent James,Jennifer Yoos

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568985886

Category: Architecture

Page: 207

View: 371

Among the critical adulation that follows VJAA wherever they build, you'll find words like graceful, beautiful, sublime, quiet, classic, disciplined, and lightall suggesting the kind of alchemy that makes the work of this Minnesota-based firm so highly regarded. The magic they performmarrying the simple forms of modernism with the rich materials of their sites in a thoughtful framework that encourages social interaction and environmental responsibilityis carefully illustrated and explained in this monograph, which evokes the very qualities that make their work so seductive and compelling. A former furniture maker, principal Vincent James brings the woodworker's appreciation of materials, details, joinery, and structure to the firm's work, which here includes both their award-winning houses such as the Dayton and Type/Variant houses and institutional projects, such as the Minneapolis Rowing Club, Tulane University Center, and St. John's Abbey and Monastery Guesthouse. Along with an introductory essay by Hashim Sarkis, partners Vincent James and Jennifer Yoos provide a captivating and insightful portrait of their talented young firm.

The Re-ly-on Bottler

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

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bottling

Page: N.A

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Building the South Side

Urban Space and Civic Culture in Chicago, 1890-1919

Author: Robin F. Bachin

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226033938

Category: History

Page: 434

View: 8158

Building the South Side explores the struggle for influence that dominated the planning and development of Chicago's South Side during the Progressive Era. Robin F. Bachin examines the early days of the University of Chicago, Chicago’s public parks, Comiskey Park, and the Black Belt to consider how community leaders looked to the physical design of the city to shape its culture and promote civic interaction. Bachin highlights how the creation of a local terrain of civic culture was a contested process, with the battle for cultural authority transforming urban politics and blurring the line between private and public space. In the process, universities, parks and playgrounds, and commercial entertainment districts emerged as alternative arenas of civic engagement. “Bachin incisively charts the development of key urban institutions and landscapes that helped constitute the messy vitality of Chicago’s late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century public realm.”—Daniel Bluestone, Journal of American History "This is an ambitious book filled with important insights about issues of public space and its use by urban residents. . . . It is thoughtful, very well written, and should be read and appreciated by anyone interested in Chicago or cities generally. It is also a gentle reminder that people are as important as structures and spaces in trying to understand urban development." —Maureen A. Flanagan, American Historical Review

Spaces, Worlds, and Grammar

Author: Gilles Fauconnier,Eve Sweetser

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226239231

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 355

View: 9510

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

Marginal Spaces

Author: Michael P. Smith

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412828031

Category: Social Science

Page: 146

View: 9536

Five case studies combine structural and historical analysis of the moves of powerful social interests to dominate space, with an ethnographically grounded account of the tactics and strategies developed by various marginalized social groups to reclaim dominated space for their own uses. They include struggles of homeless people in Ann Arbor and Chicago, ethnic displacement in New York and among Mexican farm workers in California, and women in New Orleans. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Spaces of Modern Theology

Geography and Power in Schleiermacher’s World

Author: S. Jungkeit

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137269022

Category: Philosophy

Page: 244

View: 8982

As stories of borders, territorial disputes, and migration have escalated in recent years, so too space has emerged as a critical concept in theoretical literature. This book explores the imagination of space at the dawn of modern, liberal theology in the writings of Friedrich Schleiermacher. Schleiermacher wrote against the backdrop of expanding European colonialism and nationalism, providing a powerful ethics of space for a rapidly shrinking planet. Selectively appropriated, Schleiermacher's spaces of modern theology can be a valuable contribution to contemporary attempts to theorize the importance of space and place in human geographies.

Urban Green

Nature, Recreation, and the Working Class in Industrial Chicago

Author: Colin Fisher

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469619962

Category: Nature

Page: 248

View: 559

In early twentieth-century America, affluent city-dwellers made a habit of venturing out of doors and vacationing in resorts and national parks. Yet the rich and the privileged were not the only ones who sought respite in nature. In this pathbreaking book, historian Colin Fisher demonstrates that working-class white immigrants and African Americans in rapidly industrializing Chicago also fled the urban environment during their scarce leisure time. If they had the means, they traveled to wilderness parks just past the city limits as well as to rural resorts in Wisconsin and Michigan. But lacking time and money, they most often sought out nature within the city itself--at urban parks and commercial groves, along the Lake Michigan shore, even in vacant lots. Chicagoans enjoyed a variety of outdoor recreational activities in these green spaces, and they used them to forge ethnic and working-class community. While narrating a crucial era in the history of Chicago's urban development, Fisher makes important interventions in debates about working-class leisure, the history of urban parks, environmental justice, the African American experience, immigration history, and the cultural history of nature.

Challenging Chicago

Coping with Everyday Life, 1837-1920

Author: Perry Duis

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252023941

Category: History

Page: 430

View: 1968

Provides details of life in Chicago for lower- and middle-class people, from 1837 to 1920.

Keith Morrison

Author: Renée Ater,Keith Morrison

Publisher: Pomegranate

ISBN: 9780764931536

Category: Art

Page: 118

View: 8681

Keith Morrison is a leading figure in the American art world, a prolific painter and a respected scholar and educator. In this beautifully illustrated volume, Ater (art history and archaeology, U. of Maryland) examines Morrison's painting, his impact on African American art and its critics, and his roots. She includes her interviews and corresponde