AIA Guide to Chicago

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Alice Sinkevitch, Laurie McGovern Petersen
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004 - Travel - 574 pages
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Completely revised and updated, AIA Guide to Chicago, Second Edition is the liveliest and most wide-ranging guide ever written about Chicago's architecture. More than a thousand individual buildings are featured, along with more than four hundred photos-many taken expressly for this volume-and thirty-five specially commissioned maps. The book is arranged geographically so that the user, whether Chicago citizen or visitor, can tour each area of the city as conveniently as possible. Building descriptions focus on the illuminating-but easily overlooked-details that give the behind-the-scenes, often unexpected story of why a building took the shape it did. And in the best Chicago tradition, this guide does not shy away from opinions where opinions are called for.

Comprehensively researched, meticulously written, and more than thorough.

 

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Contents

THE SHAPING OF CHICAGO BY PERRY R DUIS
1
KEY TO MAPS
22
North Side
161
Northwest Side
255
West Side
281
Oak Park
323
Lower West Side
349
South Side
365
TOUR INFORMATION
491
GLOSSARY
497
FOR FURTHER READING
505
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ALICE SINKEVITCH, Hon.AIA, previously affiliated with the Chicago Architecture Foundation, is the executive director of the Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects. She lives in the Chicago area.

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