Chicago

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Rizzoli, Oct 25, 2005 - Architecture - 240 pages
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Rizzoli is proud to present its newest deluxe photography book. Photographer Santi Visalli, who has spent his career photographing cities across the United States, offers "a city we knew was there but had not seen so clearly before" in a panorama of extraordinary photographs taken over a 30-year period.
Every great city is constantly growing and dying. Carl Sandburg described Chicago in 1916 as "building, breaking, rebuilding." Chicago invented and then reinvented the skyscraper, making it reach higher than anywhere else in the world. Visalli photographs the architectural masterpieces famous throughout the world-from Louis Sullivan's ornamental facades to Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's sleek office towers-as well as the works of the new generation of the Chicago School of Architecture.
But Chicago is about more than buildings: Visalli shoots the dark girders of the El, the taverns open all night, the pomp of Michigan Avenue, and verdant green Lincoln Park. With more than 200 images, Chicago captures the visual paradoxes and triumphs of this great American city. For every Chicago native-and for those who simply love the city by the lake-this is the book that most poetically tells the city's story.
Award-winning photojournalist Santi Visalli was born in Messina, Sicily, and has lived in the United States since 1959. His photographs have appeared in Time, Newsweek, and The New York Times, as well as in other leading magazines and newspapers throughout the world. He is the author of Universe's San Francisco, New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Boston.
Rizzoli is proud to present its newest deluxe photography book. Photographer Santi Visalli, who has spent his career photographing cities across the United States, offers "a city we knew was there but had not seen so clearly before" in a panorama of extraordinary photographs taken over a 30-year period.
Every great city is constantly growing and dying. Carl Sandburg described Chicago in 1916 as "building, breaking, rebuilding." Chicago invented and then reinvented the skyscraper, making it reach higher than anywhere else in the world. Visalli photographs the architectural masterpieces famous throughout the world-from Louis Sullivan's ornamental facades to Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's sleek office towers-as well as the works of the new generation of the Chicago School of Architecture.
But Chicago is about more than buildings: Visalli shoots the dark girders of the El, the taverns open all night, the pomp of Michigan Avenue, and verdant green Lincoln Park. With more than 200 images, Chicago captures the visual paradoxes and triumphs of this great American city. For every Chicago native-and for those who simply love the city by the lake-this is the book that most poetically tells the city's story.
Award-winning photojournalist Santi Visalli was born in Messina, Sicily, and has lived in the United States since 1959. His photographs have appeared in Time, Newsweek, and The New York Times, as well as in other leading magazines and newspapers throughout the world. He is the author of Universe's San Francisco, New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Boston.

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CHICAGO

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Sicilian-born photographer Visalli offers a rousing portrayal of the Windy City, sharing striking images of Chicago's beaches, ballparks and buildings. The full-color images are divided roughly by ... Read full review

Chicago

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For Italian photojournalist Visalli, Chicago is heroic buildings set against earth, water, and sky. Few neighborhoods, indeed few peoplein spite of WBBM-TV anchorman Bill Kurtis's down-home ... Read full review

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Award-winning photojournalist Santi Visalli was born in Messina, Sicily, and has lived in the United States since 1959. His photographs have appeared in Time, Newsweek, and The New York Times, as well as in other leading magazines and newspapers throughout the world. He is the author of Universe's San Francisco, New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Boston.
Stanley tigerman has designed buildings throughout the world. In 1988 he designed the installation for the Art Institute of Chicago's exhibition "Chicago Architecture: 1872-1922." The following year he organized the "99 Chicago Architects" at the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon.