Why Architecture Matters (Hardcover)

Lessons from Chicago

By Blair Kamin

University of Chicago Press, 9780226423210, 408pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2001

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For more than a decade, Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin has been writing fiery, intelligent essays on the state of contemporary architecture. His subjects range from high-rises to highways, parks to public housing, Frank Lloyd Wright to Frank Gehry. Why Architecture Matters collects the best of Kamin's acclaimed columns, offering both a look at America's foremost architectural city and a taste of Kamin's penetrating, witty style of critique.

About the Author

Blair Kamin has been the architecture critic of the "Chicago Tribune" since 1992. He also is a contributing editor of "Architectural Record." His work has been recognized with 20 professional awards, including such major honors as the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism, the George Polk Award for Criticism and the American Institute of Architects' Institute Honor for Collaborative Achievement. Kamin also wrote the commentaries for "Tribune Tower: American Landmark." He lives in a classic Chicago frame house with his wife, "Chicago Tribune" writer Barbara Mahany, and their son Willie.