Chicagoland Dream Houses

How a Mid-Century Architecture Competition Reimagined the American Home
Author: Siobhan Moroney
The idea of the house and the hopes of postwar America
Cloth – $125
Paper – $24.95
eBook – $14.95
Publication Date
Paperback: 01/23/2024
Cloth: 01/23/2024
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About the Author

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



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

“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