Words Work

Words Work

by Sally Chappell


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467927536
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/08/2011
Pages: 72
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.19(d)

About the Author

Born in Kansas, Sally A. Kitt Chappell attended Mills College for two years, and then Smith College.
While professor of architectural history at DePaul University her book ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING OF GRAHAM, ANDERSON. PROBST AND WHITE won the Association of American Publishers award for best book on architecture and urban planning of 1992.

Always interested in the interplay of landscape and culture, her ground-breaking book CAHOKIA: MIRROR OF THE COSMOS, was noted for its luminous prose recounting the history of a place from its beginnings in the Mound Builder period to its contemporary distinction as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 2007 her CHICAGO'S URBAN NATURE: A GUIDE TO THE CITY'S ARCHITECTURE AND LANDSCAPE depicted over sixty places where architecture and landscape were conceived at the outset as a single whole. The results transformed Chicago from a metropolis to a cosmopolis. In addition, she has been a contributor to the Travel Section of THE NEW YORK TIMES. An anthology of her poetry appeared in SHARDS: SELECTED POEMS in 2011.

WORDS WORK is both an anthology and an autobiography that traces her development an award-winning author from her days as a high school journalist through a period of academic scholarship to her retirement days as an essayist and poet. The story of how she met the challenges along the way is illustrated by excerpts from her books and articles. The text brings together for the first time five complete travel essays, including "Picnicking on the Seven Hills of Rome," A Landscape Where Humor is an Oasis," "On Being a Magnet to Hustlers," "Yes, Lauren, There Are Nice New Yorkers," and "Lament on the Steets of New Orleans."

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