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Building ChicagoBuilding Chicago

By John Zukowsky

Building Chicago presents the best of this country's first city
of architecture. Colloquially known as America's "second city," Chicago
is widely regarded as this country's crown jewel when it comes to
architecture. The roster of masters who have helped shape its skyline
and streetscape stands as a who's who of the architectural pantheon from
the last two hundred years, from Louis Sullivan, Daniel Burnham, and
Frank Lloyd Wright to Mies van der Rohe and Frank Gehry. Lavishly
illustrated, this volume compellingly displays the masterworks of
Chicago architecture—from the Chicago Tribune Tower (1925) and the
Rookery (1888) by Burnham & Root to the Trump International Hotel
and Tower (2008) by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and the residential
skyscraper Aqua (2009) by Jeanne Gang. It features the city's beloved
masterpieces by Wright, including the Robie House, such milestones as
the Willis Tower and the John Hancock Building, Gehry's Pritzker
Bandshell, as well as a wealth of little-known treasures from Chicago's
early days culled from the vast collection of the Chicago History
Museum. Publisher: Rizzoli

Code: 30485

Member price: $76.50

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