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Chicagoland Dream Houses: How a Mid-Century Architecture Competition Reimagined the American Home

Chicagoland Dream Houses: How a Mid-Century Architecture Competition Reimagined the American Home

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Publication Date: January 23rd, 2024
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
ISBN:
9780252087622
Pages:
312
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Description

“Chicagoland Dream Houses is an engaging addition to the growing body of scholarship concerning Chicago’s twentieth-century residential landscape characterized by a diverse group of architects and builders.”--Michelangelo Sabatino, coauthor of Modern in the Middle: Chicago Houses 1929–1975

About the Author

Siobhan Moroney is an associate professor of politics and the chair of American Studies at Lake Forest College.

Praise for Chicagoland Dream Houses: How a Mid-Century Architecture Competition Reimagined the American Home

"Moroney's book digs deep into the mid-century housing market and the mindset that produced so many homes after the Second World War and through to the present. . . . Readers may never see the vast stock of postwar homes the same way again. Not only did their designs refashion the family home, they created an ideal made possible by a combination of media attention, marketing and government intervention." --NewCity

“An impressively documented work on an important, generally overlooked postwar homes competition. What makes the book exceptional is that it covers ‘architecture and design for everyday life,’ created by trained architects along with others, including those who were talented amateurs. That populist aspect makes Moroney’s work compelling and very different from many other books.”--John Zukowsky, author of Building Chicago: The Architectural Masterworks