AIA Guide to Chicago (Paperback)

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AIA Guide to Chicago (Paperback)


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An unparalleled architectural powerhouse, Chicago offers visitors and natives alike a panorama of styles and forms. The third edition of the AIA Guide to Chicago brings readers up to date on ten years of dynamic changes with new entries on smaller projects as well as showcases like the Aqua building, Trump Tower, and Millennium Park.
Four hundred photos and thirty-four specially commissioned maps make it easy to find each of the one thousand-plus featured buildings, while a comprehensive index organizes buildings by name and architect. This edition also features an introduction providing an indispensable overview of Chicago's architectural history.
Alice Sinkevitch is former executive director of the Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Laurie McGovern Petersen is a writer for Chicago Architect magazine. Geoffrey Baer is the host of WTTW-TV's popular television specials about Chicago architecture and history. Perry Duis is professor emeritus of history at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the author of Challenging Chicago.
Product Details ISBN: 9780252079849
ISBN-10: 0252079841
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication Date: June 3rd, 2014
Pages: 568
Language: English
"Thumbing through this book, even the most astute observer of Chicago’s architecture scene will likely be amazed by all the new building that has taken place in the last ten years in every corner of the city.... As with the previous two editions, the beauty of the Guide remains its scope. It features not only the famous (Willis Tower, Millennium Park, and the works of Louis Sullivan, Daniel Burnham, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Mies van der Rohe) but also hundreds of hidden gems scattered all over the city."
--from the preface by Geoffrey Baer

"A many-voiced celebration of the rich flavors of Chicago architecture, the delights on the side streets as well as the landmarks that make the history books."--Chicago Sun-Times

"If you’ve ever needed a good excuse to take a walk around a Chicago neighborhood or study a particularly noteworthy building, this should provide the perfect push out the door."--Chicago Tribune