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Discussing Chicago architect Daniel Burnham with Tom Hines, Bill Hasbrouck and Harry Weese.
Author Ross Miller discusses his latest work, which centers around Chicago and the aftermath of the Great Chicago Fire and its effects on rebuilding the metropolis and the advantages of gaining a new take on architecture and society.
According to Roger G. Kennedy's book, "American Churches," churches are organic expressions of the community. The church, whether it be a temple or a cathedral, the architecture of the buildings themselves should be inviting so that people will want to participate inside them, explained Kennedy.
Architectural historian Robert Twombly discusses the biography “Louis Sullivan: His Life and Work.” Referred to by Studs as the architect that most symbolizes Chicago architecture, Louis Sullivan, this program outlines Sullivan’s life as a prominent architect who was one of the first to incorporate nature, or "the organic", into architecture, and who ended his life in poverty. This program includes a clip from 1956 of Frank Lloyd Wright speaking to his contemporaries, indignant, asking what took them so long to recognize Louis Sullivan and his genius in the architectural field?
Author and curator Richard Townsend discusses the book “The Ancient Americas: Art from Sacred Landscapes” and the Art Institute of Chicago’s exhibition “The Arts of Ancient Americas.” The intersection between Ancient American art, nature, religion, and spirituality is discussed. Studs plays "Kacarpari" - Musicians from Huaraya (1958).
Richard McLanathan discusses his book "The American Tradition in the Arts" and takes Studs on a sprawling journey through artistic breakthroughs in architecture, painting, literature, and more while touching on dozens of artists and their works.
Discussing the book, "Eighty Years at Hull House," and interviewing the co-author, Mary Lynn McCree Bryan. Mary Lynn McCree Bryan discusses the Hull House and its founders in Chicago, Illinois. Includes two clips of Florence Scala speaking: one about nature and about a tree that was taken down at Hull House and one about Jane Addams. Includes a clip of Jessie Binford discussing Jane Addams.
Both interviews incomplete. King Solomon as Kid Pharaoh, hot dog shop owner in Chicago, and former prize fighter. Mr. Solomon talks about his business and how he has earned his place. He talks about being a gambler, and speaks of being "rough" and receiving his money in an unorthodox manner, "protection" so to speak. The Interview ends abruptly at 13:42. At 13:43 interview begins with Barry Byrne architect and student of the "Prairie Style" talks about his education with Frank Lloyd Wright. He speaks fondly of "father"(Frank Lloyd Wright) and his time studying under him.
Architect John Vinci, art and architectural historian David Van Zanten, and curator Wim de Wit discuss Louis Sullivan and the Chicago Historical Society’s exhibition “Louis Sullivan: The Function of Ornament.” The group discusses Sullivan’s use of ornament to add an organic element to his architecture; as well as some of Sullivan’s most prominent work including the Chicago Stock Exchange Building, the Auditorium Building, and the Sullivan Center. This program includes a clip from 1956 of Frank Lloyd Wright discussing Sullivan and his impact on architectural design.
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.
Discussing the book "Lost Chicago" with the author David Lowe.
Architect Barry Byrne talks about Chicago architecture and urban planning, including past architects Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wrigh. Byrne discusses how "form follows function," is no longer important to architects and warns that fashion should not be followed, because buildings are forever.
Barry Byrne, architect, recalls his life and how architecture has changed in his lifetime. He discusses his childhood, the death of his father, the Prairie School, and his time working under Frank Lloyd Wright. Byrne also touches on how Chicago's cityscape has changed such as the disappearance of small neighborhoods.
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).