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The Plan of Chicago by Carl Smith
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Though the title screams beach read!, this slim history of the Plan of Chicago and its primary mustachio'd planner, Daniel Burnham, is a densely packed account of an era's mindset, aesthetic, ideals and flaws. Equal parts repetitive and educational, it's a must-read if you want a better look at one of Chicago's defining documents and an example of big plans stirring major blood. Plus it's 75% cheaper than a reproduction of the actual Plan of Chicago and has pretty pictures!

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March 6, 2009 – Shelved

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Amy Zavaleta The AIC had the Burnham "Plan of Chicago" presentation drawings on exhibition a while ago. They were incredible...and HUGE! So sorry I didn't mention it!

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