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by Alice Sinkevitch

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ISBN:
0156029081
Author:
Alice Sinkevitch
Category:
Architecture
Language:
English
Publisher:
Harvest Books; 2nd edition (April 12, 2004)
Pages:
592 pages
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1862 kb
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1764 kb
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1374 kb
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Rating:
4.5
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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

Completely revised and updated, AIA Guide to Chicago, Second Edition is the liveliest and most wide-ranging guide ever written about Chicago's 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. Building descriptions focus on the illuminating-but easily overlooked-details that give the behind-the-scenes, often unexpected story of why a building took the shape it did. And in the best Chicago tradition, this guide does not shy away from opinions where opinions are called for. Comprehensively researched, meticulously written, and more than thorough.
  • Getaianne
If you work in the Loop, you have got to get this book. You can go out at lunch and learn all kinds of facts about he skyscrapers, and impress your colleagues. If you love Chicago's buildings, you will absolutely use and enjoy this book.
  • artman
Very interesting, but needs more pictures.
  • Frei
I gave this as a graduation gift to a friend who just graduated from architecture school. He loved it and thanked me multiple times!
  • NI_Rak
Comprehensive and readable; all the details I want.City bus and train portable. A bit expensive but worth the price. Not pedantic !
  • Goktilar
It has been long a waited publication and is definitely the best introducing the important Chicago School of Architectures and architectural guide to general public as well.
  • Ochach
Exhaustive guide with a lot of information, maybe too much for someone who is going to Chicago for only a couple of days.
  • Togor
Limited to the Chicago city limits and Oak Park, the selection of buildings is good, but certainly not exhaustive (Evanston would have been a nice addition). Since commercial architecture is so important to Chicago history, there is a palpable emphasis on these structures, particularly Chicago's early modern skyscapers. Readers with an interest in churches, universities, and other grand public buildings may find the coverage spotty, and the author's tone a bit flippant.

The book is in standard AIA format, with short essays for each entry, some including a small photograph. In fact, the major flaw with this book, in my opinion, is the lack of effective photography. There's a photograph for, perhaps, one out of every ten building entries, and the entries that do include photos are often not that interesting. One tries to come away from this book with a mental image of Chicago, derived from the text, but with little assistance from photography. There are also more than a few entries that include no text, simply the building name, address, date and architect. Keep your favorite internet map program handy.

There are so many magnificent things to see in Chicago, it's a shame this guide doesn't much help us to see them. That (critical) matter aside, it's a solid and important addition to the AIA-sponsored series.
Excellent resource for people truly interested in the facts about architecture & design in Chicago. I would not recommend for the average traveler looking to discover more about Chicago architecture.