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Discussing the book "Lost Chicago" with the author David Lowe.
Studs interviews David Lowe about his book, "Chicago Interiors." Studs begins the interview with John Carpenter’s “Skyscrapers.” Studs leaf’s through the book as they discuss various photos and Lowe describes the history of various structures from the book that includes Chicago history. They discuss the history of architecture in Chicago and highlight various famous architects. Lowe explains how the industrial revolution, foreign countries and the Chicago fire all influenced Chicago architecture.
Danilo Dolci discusses his life in Italy, his book "The Man Who Plays Alone", architecture, agriculture, social activism, his inspirations, and his career. Tom Cornell translates for Danilo Dolci. Includes at the end of the program an Italian song by Jerre Mangione and an Italian song called "Bella Ciao".
Discussing Chicago architecture and interviewing Carl Condit, Richard Nickel and Ben Weese.
George Nelson discusses his impression of industrial design in Brasilia ,Russia, and American Main Street and how business is prioritized over what is better for people.
George Nelson discusses consumerism, business in war and peacetime, destruction leading to creation, and what culture looks like.
George Nelson discusses what this generation will leave behind, the role of the individual in society, and the belief in things.
George Nelson discusses the importance of education, teachers, and how we learn as society changes.
Cranston Jones discusses the architects Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, and Walter Gropius.
Cranston Jones discusses the idea of architecture as art, historic architecture ideals, and the future of architecture.
Studs Terkel discusses church architecture William Cooley, a church architect, and Martin E. Marty, a theologian and scholar at the University of Chicago.
Anne Baxter discusses acting and her grandfather Frank Lloyd Wright. Interview begins and ends with an excerpt from an interview with Frank Lloyd Wright. Excerpt of Barry Byrne talking about meeting Frank Lloyd Wright (2015846-3-1).
Elissa Aalto, architect and widow of Finnish architect Alvar Aalto (first 47 minutes) and architect Paul Dukas (final 6 minutes) discuss architect Alvar Aalto. Aalto believed that architecture could provide society harmony through nature. He was often compared to Frank Lloyd Wright. He was bound with a passion to help mankind.
Studs Terkel sits down with three guests who convey their memories of the Auditorium Theater in Chicago. Mary Garden, John Glickman and architect Harry Weese all agree that the theater's acoustics were extraordinary and there wasn't a bad seat in the house. Weese helped Chicago rediscover the Auditorium.