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AIA Guide to Chicago

The premier guidebook to the best of Chicago architecture

An unparalleled architectural powerhouse, Chicago offers visitors and natives alike a stunning survey of styles and forms. The third edition of the AIA Guide to Chicago brings readers up to date on ten years of dynamic changes with new entries on smaller projects as well as showcases like the Aqua building, Trump Tower, and Millennium Park. Four hundred photos and thirty-four specially commissioned maps make it easy to find each of the one-thousand-plus featured buildings, while a comprehensive index organizes buildings by name and architect. This edition also features an introduction providing an indispensable overview of Chicago's architectural history.

Praise for earlier editions of the AIA Guide to Chicago: "A many-voiced celebration of the rich flavors of Chicago architecture, the delights on the side streets as well as the landmarks that make the history books."--Chicago Sun-Times

"If you’ve ever needed a good excuse to take a walk around a Chicago neighborhood or study a particularly noteworthy building, this should provide the perfect push out the door."--Chicago Tribune

Alice Sinkevitch is former executive director of the Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Laurie McGovern Petersen is a writer for Chicago Architect magazine. Geoffrey Baer is the host of WTTW-TV's popular television specials about Chicago architecture and history. Perry Duis is professor emeritus of history at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the author of Challenging Chicago.

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