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Chicago Monumental (Hardcover)

Larry Broutman

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Title: Chicago Monumental (Hardcover)

Binding: Hardcover

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Our Majestic Public Art

A gorgeous full-color photographic tribute to over 250 of the monuments, fountains, memorials, and statues in Chicago's parks and cemeteries, as well as those on the city's streets and buildings.

The City of Big Shoulders is alive with public sculpture. Its monuments, memorials, fountains, gravemarkers, and architectural adornments, both celebratory and poignant, speak to us from storefronts and bridges, from parks and cemeteries, in the language of stone and bronze. Many were created by some of the past two centuries most revered sculptors and designers.

In Chicago Monumental, photographer and writer Larry Broutman again brings his unique vision to the page (his first book was Chicago Unleashed), presenting Chicago's monuments in a way that will deepen understanding of how a great city comes to be of the many complex human personalities and historical events that weave its texture and story.

Chicago Monumental may be enjoyed as a visual history, as social documentary, as a guidebook to both familiar and little-known works, as a portable art gallery or as itself a piece of public sculpture.

In the final sections, readers view a special selection of large images converted to 3D. (Folding cardboard 3D spectacles can be found in a pocket at the front of the book.) But even in two dimensions, the photographs in this book are imposing and completely real, fully able to stir and satisfy the curiosity of lifelong Chicagoans and visitors alike.

All author proceeds are donated to The Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Disabled, and Access Living, Chicago-based nonprofit service agencies.

About the Author:

Larry Broutman attended MIT where he received his S.B., S.M., and doctorate degree in the field of Materials Engineering and Science in 1963. During his career in Polymer Engineering and Science he was an active researcher, teacher (Illinois Institute of Technology), and writer of over 150 technical articles. He also authored technical reference books and college textbooks in the field of Composite Materials. Broutman has received many honors and awards in the profession of Plastics Engineering and was recently elected to the Plastics Hall of Fame.

In the early 1990s Larry's avocation became wildlife and landscape photography, and traveling all over the world to photograph his subjects. He has published his work in magazines such as Africa Geographic and BBC Wildlife. This has now become his full time profession and he has completed photographic projects for the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, Children's Memorial Hospital Clinic, and The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. The projects for Lurie hospital developed into the publication of his first photo book, a whimsical combination of wildlife and Chicago landscapes, Chicago Unleashed.

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