Title: Chicago Architecture and Design
Revised and Expanded
From the publisher:
The birthplace of the skyscraper, Chicago is noted for an architecturaltradition that has influenced building around the globe. Now the authoritativetext on the subject is completely redesigned, revised, and expanded to bring thehistory up to date-with an all-new final chapter on the signature works of thelast 20 years, up to and including Frank Gehry's Millennium Park band shell,whose curling ribbons of stainless steel added a dazzling new facet to thecity's skyline in July 2004. Some 300 photographs, principally the work of therenowned Chicago studio Hedrich Blessing, illustrate the book. More than half ofthe photos are new.
Looking at famous structures from the inside out, the book has won praise forits emphasis on the graceful interiors of Chicago's finest buildings. The vividtext discusses the life and work of such towering figures as Daniel Burnham,Louis H. Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Mies van der Rohe, as well as that ofthe many lesser-known builders who have contributed to Chicago's reputation as"an architect's city."
300 pages, hardcover, Abrams (06/05)
Author: Jay Pridmore & George A. Larson
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