Bibliographic Details

Millennium Park : creating a Chicago landmark / Timothy J. Gilfoyle ; in association with the Chicago History Museum.

Author / Creator Gilfoyle, Timothy J.
Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006.
Description xiv, 442 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Language English
Series Historical studies of urban America
Historical studies of urban America.
Subject Millennium Park Project.
Millennium Park Project.
Millennium Park (Chicago, Ill.) -- History.
Chicago (Ill.) -- History.
Illinois -- Chicago.
Illinois -- Chicago -- Millennium Park.
History.
Format E-Resource, Print, Book
Local Note University of Chicago Library's copy 5 has original dust jacket.
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/6006419
Other authors / contributors Chicago History Museum.
ISBN 0226293491 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780226293493
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 413-428) and index.
Summary At its opening on July 16, Chicago's Millennium Park was hailed as one of the most important millennium projects in the world. Timothy Gilfoyle offers a biography of this phenomenal undertaking, beginning before 1850 when the site of the park, the 'city's front yard' was part of Lake Michigan.
Table of Contents:
  • List of Tables
  • List of Appendixes
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Part I. History
  • 1. Before Grant Park
  • 2. Creating Grant Park
  • 3. The Grant Park Problem
  • Part II. Politics
  • 4. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill's Master Plan
  • 5. Shooting for the Moon
  • 6. Art in the Park
  • 7. The Culture Broker
  • 8. A Theater in the Park
  • 9. The Modern Medicis
  • 10. Conflict and Controversy
  • 11. Defining Art
  • Part III. Culture
  • 12. Constructing Millennium Park
  • 13. Vermeer in Chicago: The Jay Pritzker Pavilion and BP Bridge
  • 14. The Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance
  • 15. Cloud Gate
  • 16. The Crown Fountain
  • 17. The Lurie Garden
  • 18. The Subtle Amenities of Millennium Park
  • 19. Conclusion: The Multiple Meanings of Millennium Park
  • Acknowledgments
  • Appendixes
  • Frequently Used Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Credits
  • Index