"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. 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. Arranged for walking or driving tours and featuring more than a thousand buildings, more than four hundred photos, and thirty-five maps, this is an invaluable tool for anyone with an interest in architecture, in urban design, and in what makes Chicago the stunning architectural city it is.
Praise for AIA Guide to Chicago, First Edition
"Excellent. An exhaustive source of information about local architecture."-The New York Times
"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
Edited by Alice Sinkevitch, Honorary American Institute of Architects, previously affiliated with the Chicago Architecture Foundation, is the executive director of the Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
In collaboration with: American Institute of Architects, Chicago Architecture Foundation, and Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois