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Guide to Chicago's Twenty-First-Century Architecture

Exploring a new century of architecture in the Windy City

Chicago's wealth of architectural treasures makes it one of the world's majestic cityscapes. Published in collaboration with the Chicago Architecture Center, this easy-to-use guide invites you to discover the new era of twenty-first-century architecture in the Windy City via two hundred architecturally significant buildings and spaces in the city and suburbs. Features include:

  • Entries organized by neighborhood
  • Maps with easy-to-locate landmarks and mass transit options
  • Background on each entry, including the design architect, name and address, description, and other essential information
  • Sidebars on additional sites and projects
  • A detailed supplemental section with a glossary, selected bibliography, and indexes by architect, building name, and building type
  • Up-to-date and illustrated with almost four hundred color photos, the Guide to Chicago's Twenty-First-Century Architecture takes travelers and locals on a journey into an ever-changing architectural mecca.

    "This book convincingly argues that in just twenty short years Chicago has emerged from a period of architectural doldrums to regain its place at the front of the pack in innovative and daring design. And not only downtown showpieces! This guide dives deeply into neighborhoods and some suburban areas to shine a light on surprising and obscure gems. And it celebrates a new internationalism that has brought architects from around the world to add to Chicago's trophy shelf of outstanding talent and built work. True to the Chicago Architecture Center's educational mission, this book is thoroughly researched, offers a primer in diverse local history, and gives newbies a lesson in the special language of architecture."--Geoffrey Baer, host, WTTW

    "This book extends the story of Chicago architecture in to the twenty-first century. It serves as a guide for all who want to explore how great architecture has continued to reinvent and positively transform all of Chicago’s neighborhoods." --Ralph Johnson FAIA, Design Director, Perkins & Will

    "There has been much handwringing in Chicago over the last few decades about a general decline in the quality of the city's architecture. This volume argues--through more than 200 examples--that, to paraphrase Mark Twain, the reports of Chicago's death as a leading architectural city are greatly exaggerated." --Reed Kroloff, Dean, College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology

    Publication supported by a grant from the Furthermore Foundation: a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund


    The Chicago Architecture Center is a nonprofit cultural organization that offers a variety of all-ages tours, exhibitions, programs, and events. John Hill is a registered architect and author of the NYC Walks: Guide to New Architecture and Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture.

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