Join us at the Robie House for a conversation with Judith Paine McBrien and John DeSalvo, author and illustrator of the acclaimed Pocket guide to Chicago architecture. The popular, beautifully illustrated handbook was recently updated to reflect Chicago's changing urban landscape, as well as to incorporate a section on the city's rich campus architecture. Original drawings by Mr. DeSalvo will be on display.
About the book: Updated and expanded to chart the changing urban landscape of Chicago--as well as to incorporate a section on Chicago’s campus architecture, including works by Rem Koolhaas at the Illinois Institute of Technology and Frank Lloyd Wright at the University of Chicago--the second edition of this popular handbook is a perfect companion for walking tours and an excellent source of background information for exploring the internationally acclaimed architecture of Chicago. Over 100 highlights of downtown Chicago are covered, from Michigan Avenue to the riverfront to the Loop, with accompanying maps, a glossary of architectural terms, and an index of architects and buildings.
About the authors:
Architectural historian Judith Paine McBrien directs the Archimedia Workshop, which produces films and media about architecture, development, and urban design. She is the recipient of the Society of Architectural Historians 2013 Award for Excellence in Architectural Media for a lifetime of documentary and interpretive filmmaking, including her PBS film, Make No Little Plans: Daniel Burnham and the American City. She lives in Wilmette, Illinois.
John DeSalvo received his Masters of Architecture in Urban Design from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. He is a full time professor at Illinois Institute of Technology where he teaches both design and free and rendering techniques . He founded his firm John DeSalvo Design in 2008.
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