Random House, Inc. This handy format showcases Chicago’s greatest sites and views, including four gatefolds of breathtaking panoramic beauty that capture the visual paradoxes and triumphs of this famous city by the lake. Visalli photographs the architectural masterpieces famous throughout the world?from Louis Sullivan’s ornamental facades to Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s sleek office towers?as well as the works of the new generation of the Chicago School of Architecture. But Chicago is about more than buildings: Visalli shoots the dark girders of the El, the taverns open all night, and the pomp of Michigan Avenue. With more than 200 images, Chicago captures the visual paradoxes and triumphs of this great American city.
In this richly illustrated book, award-winning photojournalist Santi Visalli has taken a fresh look at the city he has photographed so beautifully. He captures the fascinating contrasts of Chicago: the weather, the lake, and the urban hub. Spectacular views of the city's many neighborhoods and cultural pursuits-Old Town, Chinatown, Orchestra Hall, the Lincoln Park Zoo-are joined by images of the city's awe-inspiring architecture, including the monuments of Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Ludwig Mies van de Rohe.
A new title in the travel series from Universe, Chicago is a great package at an affordable price, offering tourists the perfect memento of an unforgettable trip. A gorgeous celebration of what is one the United States' most cherished cities, the book will also be a favorite for natives who are proud to call the Windy Cindy their hometown.