PhD in Architecture

Chicagoisms: The City as Catalyst for Architectural Speculation

Alexander Eisenschmidt, [and Jonathan Mekinda] (Editors)
Zurich: Park Books, 2013

Chicago has long captured the global imagination as a place of tall, shiny buildings rising from the fog, the playground for many of architecture's greats, from Mies van der Rohe to Frank Lloyd Wright, and a surprising epicenter for modern construction and building techniques. This volume brings together 28 authors - curators, artists, architects, historians, critics, and theorists - to produce a multifarious portrait of the Second City.

PhD Dissertation title: The formless Groszstadt and its Potent Negativity: Berlin, 1910 through the Eyes of Endell, Scheffler, and Hegemann
Completed: 2008 
Supervisor: David Leatherbarrow

Other Books by Alexander Eisenschmidt

  • City Catalyst: Architecture in the Age of Extreme Urbanization, (guest-editor and contributor), AD / Architectural Design, # 219, September / October 2012.