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Description• A Critical Guide by Edward Keegan •
Chicago is that rare American city that draws visitors just to see its architecture. Famous designers like Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, Daniel Burnham, and Mies van der Rohe made the city known as the Birthplace of Modern Architecture. Contemporary stars like Frank Gehry, Rem Koolhaas, and Renzo Piano have left their mark as well.
This "critical guide" steers you to dozens of the city's landmarks and hidden jewels with the outspoken commentary of Edward Keegan, an award-winning observer and participant in the local scene for a quarter century. Whether you're looking for directions around town to the major sites or just scrolling to add to your knowledge of this city's seminal designs, "Chicago Architecture: A Critical Guide by Edward Keegan" will instruct and entertain.
• About the Author •
Chicago architect Edward Keegan complements his independent practice by writing, broadcasting, and teaching on architectural subjects. He has been an outspoken architectural critic and strong advocate of the city’s unique architectural legacy for more than two decades. Mr. Keegan has written for Architect, Architectural Lighting, Architecture, Architectural Record, Chicago Architect, Metropolis, Modernism, Interior Design, Chicago, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Crain’s Chicago Business, and Inland Architect.
He has regularly broadcast on Chicago Public Radio about architecture and other design topics since 1991, curated numerous exhibitions, and taught at the University of Notre Dame, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Archeworks, and Andrews University. Edward Keegan is the author of two books on Chicago’s architecture – “The Chicago Board of Trade Building” and “Chicago Architecture: 1885 to Today.”
• About Sutro Media •
This guide is published in partnership with Sutro Media. By enabling local writers to share their expertise on mobile phones, Sutro Media is making it easier and more fun to explore the world!
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