Seeking Chicago

Seeking Chicago

The Stories Behind the Architecture of the Windy City-One Building at a Time

by Tom Miller

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 19/03/2019

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Richly detailed and full of engaging stories, this charming guide traces the history of Chicago's unparalleled architecture. Meticulously researched, engagingly presented, and richly detailed, Seeking Chicago is truly a must-read for anyone interested in the story of the Windy City and how it got that way. Unlike other books about local history, here Tom Miller reveals the stories of many smaller, more modest buildings that are off the beaten track - the very structures that most guide books overlook - along with the iconic landmarks.

Chicago is possibly the most important American city for experiencing important architectural masterpieces. There are numerous ways to learn about its architectural heritage, from museums to curated walking and driving tours and even a boat tour. While the basic factual histories of Chicago's landmarks are fairly well known, there are additional layers of history - often with dramatic human interest angles - that don't always get included in the "official" tours. Tom Miller tells the story of Chicago's rich architectural and social history building by building. The stories behind the city's buildings is an impressive architectural history reading and a dramatic sampling of American social history--family feuds, scandals, and mob hits. He excels at uncovering the dramas that have unfolded within the architecture and detailing them to tell an engaging and largely unknown side of Chicago's history.
ISBN:
9780789333872
9780789333872
Category:
History of architecture
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
19-03-2019
Publisher:
Rizzoli International Publications
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
256
Dimensions (mm):
198x140x18mm
Weight:
0.5kg
Tom Miller

Tom Miller grew up in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. He graduated from Harvard University and went on to earn an MFA in creative writing from the University of Notre Dame and an MD from the University of Pittsburgh.

While writing The Philosopher’s Flight, he worked as a travel guidebook writer, EMT, and college English instructor. He's now an emergency room doctor in Madison, Wisconsin.

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