AIA Guide to Chicago
By Alice Sinkevitch
(Mariner Books, Paperback, 9780156029087, 592pp.)
Publication Date: April 2004
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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.
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.
PRAISE FOR AIA GUIDE TO CHICAGO
“Excellent.An exhaustive source of information about local architecture.”
—THE NEW YORK TIMES
“Editor Alice Sinkevitch and a leggy team of scholars and strollers
take us far beyond the usual trite salutes to Sears Tower, theWrigley
Building and the like. . . . A many-voiced celebration of the rich
flavors of Chicago architecture.”—CHICAGO TRIBUNE