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Chicago Architecture and Design Hardcover – 27 May 2005

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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.; 2nd Revised edition edition (27 May 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810958929
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810958920
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 2.9 x 28.9 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 704,414 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jay Pridmore is a freelance writer and critic who has published several books on the architecture of Chicago. George A. Larson is chairman and director of design of Larson Associates, Chicago

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Amazon.com: 13 reviews
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
A treat to read from cover to cover 15 May 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Lasron and Pridmore have put together a wonderful slice of Chicago history through its architecture. An excellent introduction to architecture in Chicago, I would reccomend it to anyone with even a casual interest in the subject. The focus of the book has great historical depth.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Fine Book on Chicago Architecture 28 May 2002
By Michael Nelson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book described many of the significant architects in Chicago history. I found it to be informative and very readable. It is the best book I have found which summarizes Chicago Architecture. The color photograghs are excellent
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1993 Publication is Better 13 Jun. 2009
By phsculpture - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I first saw this title on a trip to Chicago, and thought it would be ideal. But looking through it in the bookstore, I was totally underwhelmed by the quality of the photographs, so I put it back on the shelf. A year later, in the Bobst library at NYU, I found what I thought was a different book - the photos were outstanding. It turned out to be the original 1993 publication, but something was strange. So I went to B&N to see a copy of the 2005 version. It turns out the 93 was printed in Japan, the 05 was printed in China. If you're interested in architecture, the visual details are important. So I went looking for a 2nd hand 93 version, found one for cheap, and am thrilled. The text is fantastic - the authors have selected a great mix of buildings and convey a good level of information. I'm in NY, but have made 4 trips to Chicago in the past year to look at the buildings - it's an incredibly rich city.

I know the 2005 is expanded, but the two versions are worlds apart in visual impact. 3 stars out of 3 for the text, 0 out of 2 for the photos.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
elegant and informative 24 Oct. 2005
By reader - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book provides an excellent introduction to Chicago's numerous schools of architecture over the years. It also provides a photographic tour of the city's important buildings, from the late 1800s to the present day. The photography is great! Highly recommended for fans of Chicago or architecture buffs in general.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Chicago Architecture and Design review 29 Aug. 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I thought this book was very interesting it has great pictures of the buildings in Chicago. It has alot of information about the beginning of when Architects wanted to build something modern but unqiue at the same time. Get inspired by the great exterior and interior of these amazing buildings.
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