Chicago's Urban Nature: A Guide to the City's Architecture + Landscape

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Chicago—whose motto is “City in a Garden”—is currently at the forefront of a global movement to end the division between town and country. In Chicago’s Urban Nature, Sally A. Kitt Chappell provides a beautifully illustrated guide to the city’s stunning blend of nature and architecture.

At the heart of this new urban concept is the idea of connection, bringing buildings and landscapes, culture and nature, commerce and leisure into an energetic harmony. With Chicago’s Urban Nature in hand, you’ll see those connections woven through the fabric of the city. Chappell provides new insights into such historic Chicago sites as Jens Jensen’s Garfield Park Conservatory, Frederick Law Olmsted’s Jackson Park, and Alfred Caldwell’s Lily Pond, then takes us to the innovative contemporary green spaces they influenced, from City Hall’s rooftop garden to the North Lawndale Green Youth Farm to Chicago’s heralded new Millennium Park. These beautiful green spaces, with their unprecedented melding of art, architecture, and ecology, have become far more than places of escape for Chicagoans—they’re now fully integrated into the urban scene, an essential part of the cultural life of the modern city.

Packed with maps and recommended tours, and bursting with splendid photos, this is an essential guidebook for day-trippers, lifelong Chicago residents, and professionals in landscape architecture, urbanism, and design.

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Chicago, whose motto is “City in a Garden,” is at the forefront of a global urban greening movement. In Chicago’s Urban Nature, Sally A. Kitt Chappell provides a beautiful guide to the city’s stunning blend of nature and architecture.
            At the heart of this urban movement is the idea of connection, bringing buildings and landscapes, culture and nature, commerce and leisure into an energetic harmony. With Chicago’s Urban Nature in hand, you’ll see those connections woven through the fabric of the city. Chappell provides new insights into such historic Chicago sites as Jens Jensen’s Garfield Park Conservatory, Frederick Law Olmsted’s Jackson Park, and Alfred Caldwell’s Lily Pond, then takes us to innovative contemporary green spaces like the North Lawndale Green Youth Farm and Millennium Park. These landscapes have become far more than places of escape and retreat for Chicago’s residents—they are fully integrated into the urban scene, an essential part of the cultural life of the modern city.
     Written in an engrossing narrative style, Chicago’s Urban Nature is both a guide to new ideas about what a city can be as well as a guide to new places to visit.   Packed with maps and recommended tours as well as splendid photographs, it is the ideal guide to Chicago’s urban landscape.
 
Sally A. Kitt Chappell is professor emerita of art history at DePaul University. A contributor to the New York Times and other periodicals, she is also the author of the award-winning Architecture and Planning of Graham, Anderson, Probst and White, 1912–1936 and Cahokia: Mirror of the Cosmos, both published by the University of Chicago Press.

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Sally A. Kitt Chappell is professor emeritus of art and architecture at DePaul University. A contributor to the New York Times and other periodicals, she is also the author of the award-winning Architecture and Planning of Graham, Anderson, Probst, and White, 1912–1936 and Cahokia: Mirror of the Cosmos, both published by the University of Chicago Press.

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