BULLEY & ANDREWS
in association with
chicago history museum & ROXBURY ROAD CREATIVE
A NATIONAL BOOK LAUNCH - OCTOBER 20, 2016
THE ARCHITECTURAL MASTERWORKS
FOREWORD BY GARY T. JOHNSON
IN ASSOCIATION WITH
THE CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2016
6:00 – 8:00 PM
will be joined by
Rolf Achilles and Lee Bey
in a special edition of
CHM Members: $10
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Foreword by Gary T. Johnson
President of the Chicago History Museum
Written in association with the Chicago History Museum
About - Building Chicago
Building Chicago presents America’s city of skyscrapers and highlights the key players that helped develop its architecture. Colloquially known as the "Second City," Chicago is widely regarded as the 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 highlights the masterworks of Chicago buildings—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. This impressive, 300-page architectural anthology chronicles the city’s beloved masterpieces by Wright, landmarks such as the Willis (Sears) Tower and the John Hancock Building, Gehry’s Pritzker Bandshell, as well as a wealth of little-known treasures from Chicago’s early days, the majority of which are culled from the vast collection at the Chicago History Museum.
John Zukowsky, architectural and design historian, author, and the former longtime curator of architecture at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Rolf Achilles, an art historian, author, and photographer who is also an adjunct associate professor for Historic Preservation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Lee Bey, an architectural photographer whose work has appeared in Chicago Architect magazine, Old House Journal, and Forbes. He is the former architecture/urban design critic for the Chicago Sun-Times.
Ed Tracy, an award-winning program host and president of Roxbury Road Creative, LLC, a professional project management company.