Twelve well-mapped walking tours help you discover a city with a long history of being on the forefront of architectural innovation. These tours highlight the works of architectural giants including Frank Lloyd Wright, Dankmar Adler, Louis Sullivan, and others who helped revamp the American skyline.
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Explore Chicago: Cradle of the American Skyscraper and World Leader in Modern Building Design!The fascinating architecture of Chicago unfurls before your eyes in this acclaimed -- and now completely revised and updated -- walking tour guide to the birthplace of the skyscraper. Full of little-known facts intriguing to natives and tourists alike, Chicago: In and Around the Loop guides you through Chicago's world-famous landmark buildings; walks you through the Loop and along the "Magnificent Mile," the "Gold Coast," Printers' Row, Grant Park, and Prairie Avenue; and shows you the most stunning views of Chicago's glorious and historic skyline. Along the way, you'll meet such architects as Daniel H. Burnham, Louis Sullivan, Dankmar Adler, John Wellborn Root, Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright and many others who revamped the American skyline and aesthetic. Walkers and armchair tourists alike will enjoy:
Recommended by the Chicago Architecture Foundation for its completeness and lively style, winner of the Council for Wisconsin Writers' Nonfiction Book of the Year, Chicago: In and Around the Loop is your ideal companion as you explore the city's rich architectural heritage and the exciting Chicago of today. This guide also serves as an ideal reference for architects, architectural historians, and students.About the Author:
Gerard R. Wolfe has written a number of acclaimed books, including New York: 15 Walking Tours and the best-selling New York: A Guide to the Metropolis, called by the city's Landmarks Commission the finest walking tour guide to the "Big Apple." Recently retired as Director of the Arts and Liberal Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Professor Wolfe holds a doctorate in American Studies. He has lectured widely and has led walking tours for more than 30 years, and is proud of his long-standing love affair with Chicago and its fabled architecture.
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