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Franz Schulze

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Connection to Illinois: Schulze grew up in Pekin and Chicago, Illinois. He attended Lane Technical High School, the University of Chicago and Chicago's Art Institute School. Schulze went on to teach at Lake Forest College and now holds Emeritus status.

Biography: Franz Schulze is a professor, author and artist.After attending Lane Technical High School, Schulze attended Robert M. Hutchins' University of Chicago, graduating in 1945. From there, he went on to graduate from the Art Institute of with his B.F.A. and M.F.A. After two years teaching at Purdue University, Schulze taught at Lake Forest Collegefull-time from 1952 through 1991. He now holds emeritus status as the Betty Jane Hollender Professor of Art. After attaining emeritus status, he continued to teach courses occasionally and participate in some classes.As an artist, Shulze worked on canvas and with charcoal. He began writing art criticism for New York periodicals in 1958 and continued this work into the 2000s. He also served as art critic for the ''Chicago Daily News'' until it was absorbed into the ''Chicago Sun-times'' in 1978, after which he wrote for that paper. He has written several books and has contributed chapters, introductions and forewords to many others. Schulze continues to spend his days hard at work in his campus office and frequenting the library, when not traveling.


Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Franz Schulze on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

30 miles north :
ISBN: 0963818961 OCLC: 43032749

The College ; Lake Forest, Ill. : [©2000]

"The first book-length history of Lake Forest College, 30 Miles North draws on both newly obtained and long-lost information to tell an unexpectedly varied and dramatic story of this liberal arts college's almost 150 years of existence. The narrative sheds new light on aspects of the history of Lake Forest and Chicago, too, and the interconnectedness of all three communities. Recent archival findings bear on a range of topics, including higher education, women and co-education, collegiate athletics, architecture and landscape architecture, society, Presbyterianism, antislavery and the Civil War years, the Chicago Literary Renaissance and the Reform Era, and the turbulent 1960s." "The book brings to life Lake Forest College's heritage, a significant educational record illuminated by the contexts of a unique residential community and one of America's great cities."--BOOK JACKET.

Building a masterpiece :
ISBN: 1555952011 OCLC: 47081393

Hudson Hills Press ; New York : ©2001.

"Backed by a distinguished history beginning in 1888, the Milwaukee Art Museum recently inaugurated a spectacular new addition, the $100 million Quadracci Pavilion designed by world-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava. The new building complements and extends the museum's solid foundations - expressed in the original imposing Eero Saarinen War Memorial Center building of 1957 and the David Kahler-designed 1975 addition. In his essay discussing Calatrava's past and present work, internationally recognized architectural historian Franz Schulze examines Milwaukee's launch of this ambitious project and the architect's stunning accomplishment." "Building a Masterpiece has been published to showcase the collections. The museum curators, assisted by outside scholars, have carefully explicated 166 works of art that meaningfully demonstrate what the museum has accomplished over the many years of its commitment and role within Milwaukee and the larger art community. Works of art from antiquity to the present are each represented by a full-color reproduction and a carefully researched, lively text. The wealth of Renaissance decorative arts, the European and American art collections, works on paper, photography, and folk and outsider objects, present a broad spectrum of the history of art. Special attention is given to American decorative arts and the twentieth-century and contemporary collections because of their exceptional strength. Director Russell Bowman's introduction to Building a Masterpiece gives an overview of the institution's history and the character of its collections."--BOOK JACKET.

Mies van der Rohe :
ISBN: 9780226151458 OCLC: 768728923

This comprehensive biography tells the compelling story of how Mies and his students and followers created some of the most significant buildings of the twentieth century. It traces Mies's European career in its progression to avant-garde modernism, where his work was materially rich but of modest scale, to his second maturity and world renown in the United States, where he invented a new architectural language of objective structural expression. Reveals new information about his relationships with women, and gives voice to dozens of architects who knew and worked with (and sometimes against) Mies-- many of them from the unique oral history collection of the Art Institute of Chicago's Department of Architecture.

Mies van der Rohe :
ISBN: 0226740609 OCLC: 12081678

University of Chicago Press, Chicago : 1985.

Critical biography of one of the twentieth centuries most illustrious architects.

Philip Johnson :
ISBN: 0394572041 OCLC: 29848225

A.A. Knopf, New York : 1994.

Franz Schulze delves deeply into Johnson's life from his childhood - the only son of a wealthy Midwestern family - through his years at Harvard and his coming to terms with his sexuality, to his flirtation with the politics of Huey Long, Father Coughlin, and Hitler, to his decision at age thirty-four to become an architect, to his current position at the center of a circle of movers and shakers in the world of the arts. Throughout, Franz Schulze draws on letters, writings, and speeches by Johnson, his family, his fellow architects, his contemporaries - both critical and friendly - and on the many interviews conducted while preparing this biography.

Philip Johnson :
ISBN: 0226740587 OCLC: 33441561

University of Chicago Press, Chicago : 1996.

The country houses of David Adler /
ISBN: 039373045X OCLC: 45610051

W.W. Norton & Co., New York : ©2001.

"Considered one of America's premier "great house" architects, David Adler (1882-1949) left behind a legacy of grandeur and elegance that has never been equaled. Illustrated with archival and contemporary photographs and newly drawn floor plans of seventeen luxurious country houses and gardens commissioned by Adler's socially prominent clients, these pages unveil the broad scope of the architect's oeuvre as well as offer intimate looks at the characteristic features and details unique to each house."--Jacket.