The Resource Daniel H. Burnham : his legacy to American architecture, Cynthia Courtney Whitlock Andrews

Daniel H. Burnham : his legacy to American architecture, Cynthia Courtney Whitlock Andrews

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Daniel H. Burnham : his legacy to American architecture
Title
Daniel H. Burnham
Title remainder
his legacy to American architecture
Statement of responsibility
Cynthia Courtney Whitlock Andrews
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Language
eng
Summary
This thesis will identify artistic sensibilities and leadership characteristics of the American architect Daniel H. Burnham (1846-1912). It will assert that this particular architect had enormous impact on urbanism in the United States. The development of Burnham's design style and his approach to urban planning will be evaluated by considering three of his built designs: The Rookery Building, Chicago (1888), the Fuller Building, New York City (1902-1903) and Union Station, Washington, D.C. (1903-1907). These buildings will be considered within the context of the historical changes brought about by the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893. By detailed examination of these three selected examples of Burnham's work, both before and after the 1893 event, this investigation will seek definition of a Burnham Style. Early in his career, Burnham became adept at combining new technologies in architectural form with the demands of American capitalism. Burnham's talent allowed him to approach building projects independently, rendering a style of pragmatism as much as appearance. Burnham's structures varied by site and adapted to each commission while maximizing the artistic elements employed by his supporting designers. Daniel Burnham's early work was fundamental to the Chicago School because his structures successfully employed innovative building advances that were uniquely American. But from 1889 to 1891 Burnham's career experienced a dramatic swing. His authority as the Director of Works of the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 was a catalyst for change in Burnham, as will become evident in comparing that mammoth and influential undertaking with the aforementioned structures of his creation. In conjunction with his commission for the Fair, Burnham's artistic preferences shifted decidedly towards neo-classicism made fashionable by architects educated or influenced by the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris. The impact of the World's Columbian Exposition cannot be underestimated, neither in terms of the Fair's impact on Burnham, nor the resulting change of direction it created in American architecture and urban planning. In the latter years of his career, Burnham became a major figure in the definition and refinement of the American urban scene. Burnham's orchestration of the 1893 event served as template and inspiration for him as he shifted from commercially oriented construction projects to philanthropic urban planning pursuits, advancing the City Beautiful Movement
Cataloging source
UMK
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1965-
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Andrews, Cynthia Courtney Whitlock
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation note
(Department of Art and Art History).
Dissertation year
2013.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Kansas City,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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1942-
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Dunbar, Burton L.
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  • Burnham, Daniel Hudson
  • Architecture
  • City planning
Label
Daniel H. Burnham : his legacy to American architecture, Cynthia Courtney Whitlock Andrews
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A thesis in Art History ."
  • Advisor: Burton Dunbar
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 99-103)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Building example: the Rookery, Chicago (1888) -- The World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago (1893) -- Building example: the Fuller Building, New York (1902-1903) -- Urban planning example: the National Mall (1902) building example: Union Station (1903-1907) Washington D.C. -- Conclusion -- Appendix A. Images -- Appendix B. Tables
Control code
909779881
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (104 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)909779881
System details
  • The full text of the thesis is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Daniel H. Burnham : his legacy to American architecture, Cynthia Courtney Whitlock Andrews
Publication
Note
  • "A thesis in Art History ."
  • Advisor: Burton Dunbar
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 99-103)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Building example: the Rookery, Chicago (1888) -- The World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago (1893) -- Building example: the Fuller Building, New York (1902-1903) -- Urban planning example: the National Mall (1902) building example: Union Station (1903-1907) Washington D.C. -- Conclusion -- Appendix A. Images -- Appendix B. Tables
Control code
909779881
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (104 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)909779881
System details
  • The full text of the thesis is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

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