The AIA Guide to Chicago does far more than merely catalog structures of stone, steel and glass. It opens a portal on the city's soul, revealing how architects came to create the classy urban sightscape that so defines the everyday experience of Chicago.
The AIA Guide to Chicago does far more than merely catalog structures of stone, steel and glass. I found it devilishly useful. -Erik Larson, author of Devil in the White City. Chicago is justly celebrated as the birthplace of modern architecture, and the AIA Guide to Chicago has long been the premier guide to the city.
AIA Guide to Chicago Paperback – June 15, 1993. by Alice Sinkevitch (Author). From Library Journal. Even the taxi drivers in Chicago talk about architecture. But only now, a century after the World's Columbian Exposition, the city has an architectural guide on a par with the AIA Guide to New York City (Harvest: Harcourt, 1988), long the standard for this type of work.
AIA Guide to Chicago book. The most wide-ranging guide to Chicago’s built environment, written under the auspices of the american Institute of Architects, the Chicago Architecture Foundation, and the Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois. Index; black-and-white and duotoned photographs and maps. In collaboration with: American Institute of Architects, Chicago Architecture Foundation, and Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois.
Watch the book trailer for AIA Guide to Chicago. 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. AIA Guide to Chicago. Perry Duis is professor emeritus of history at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the author of Challenging Chicago.
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.
PRAISE FOR AIA GUIDE TO CHICAGO "Excellent. An exhaustive source of information about local architecture
PRAISE FOR AIA GUIDE TO CHICAGO "Excellent. An exhaustive source of information about local architecture. A many-voiced celebration of the rich flavors of Chicago architecture. CHICAGO TRIBUNE, Even the taxi drivers in Chicago talk about architecture.
More than a thousand individual buildings are featured, along with more than four hundred photos-many taken expressly for this volume-and thirty-five specially commissioned maps. The book is arranged geographically so that the user, whether Chicago citizen or visitor, can tour each area of the city as conveniently as possible