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Aia Guide to Chicago

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

The most wide-ranging guide to Chicagos 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.

About the Author

ALICE SINKEVITCH, Hon.AIA, previously affiliated with the Chicago Architecture Foundation, is the executive director of the Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects. She lives in the Chicago area.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS OF AIA Guide to Chicago, Second Edition

Guide to the Guide

Acknowledgements

Preface by John F. Hartray, Jr., FAIA

The Shaping of Chicago by Perry R. Duis

Key to Maps

CENTRAL CITY

1. The Loop

2. North Michigan Avenue/Streeterville

3. River North

4. South Loop

NORTH SIDE

5. Gold Coast/Old Town

6. Lincoln Park

7. Lakeview/Uptown/Ravenswood

8. Edgewater/Rogers Park

NORTHWEST SIDE

9. Northwest Side

10. Chicago-O'Hare International Airport

WEST SIDE

11. Near West Side

12. Garfield Park/Austin

OAK PARK

13. Oak Park

LOWER WEST SIDE

14. Lower West Side

SOUTH SIDE

15. Near South Side

16. Bridgeport/Canaryville/McKinley Park/Back of the Yards

17. Oakland/Kenwood

18. Hyde Park/South Shore

19. Beverly/Morgan Park

20. Pullman/Roseland

Tour Information

Photo Credits

Glossary

For Further Reading

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156379755
Subtitle:
Second Edition
Other:
Sinkevitch, Alice
Author:
Sinkevitch, Alice
Other:
Petersen, Laurie McGovern
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Subject:
Guidebooks
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Travel and travel guides
Subject:
United States - Midwest - Chicago
Subject:
U.S. Architecture - General
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
History
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20040412
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
400 black-and-white photographs; 35 maps
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
10 x 4.88 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » General
Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » History » General
Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » United States » East
Travel » North America » United States » Midwest

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The most wide-ranging guide to Chicagos 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.

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