AIA Guide to Chicago

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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.

The result of years of research and writing conducted under the auspices of the AIA and other prestigious organizations, this long-needed book will prove fascinating and invaluable to anyone with an interest in modern architecture and urban design and preservation. 400 photos. 25 maps.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"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

Praise for earlier editions of the AIA Guide to Chicago:
"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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780252079849
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2014
  • Edition description: 3rd Edition
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 130,061
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

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.
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Table of Contents

Guide to the Guide v
Acknowledgments ix
Preface to the First Edition xiii
Preface to the Second Edition xv
The Shaping of Chicago 1
Key to Maps 22
Central City 23
The Loop 24
North Michigan Avenue / Streeterville 98
River North 124
South Loop 146
North Side 161
Gold Coast / Old Town 162
Lincoln Park 188
Lakeview / Ravenswood / Uptown 212
Edgewater / Rogers Park 236
Northwest Side 255
Northwest Side 256
Chicago--O'Hare International Airport 274
West Side 281
Near West Side 282
Garfield Park / Austin 304
Oak Park 323
Oak Park 324
Lower West Side 349
Lower West Side 350
South Side 365
Near South Side 366
Bridgeport / Canaryville / Mckinley Park / Back of the Yards 398
Oakland / Kenwood 412
Hyde Park / South Shore 432
Beverly / Morgan Park 472
Pullman 484
Tour Information 491
Photo Credits 493
Glossary 497
For Further Reading 505
Index 509
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