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The second printing of "Chicago From The Sky: A Region Transformed," by Lawrence Okrent, has arrived just in time for the holidays. Blair Kamin, Chicago Tribune architecture critic, takes an in-depth look at the book, complete with selected images.

The second printing of "Chicago From The Sky: A Region Transformed," by Lawrence Okrent, has arrived just in time for the holidays  . Cityscapes: Chicago, that shape-shifting town: 'Chicago From the Sky" captures 25 years of dramatic.

Photography is a great abettor of memory, says Lawrence Okrent in the introduction of his new book, Chicago From The Sky: A Region Transformed. With more than 250 aerial or rooftop shots of the city, the book has coffee-table copiousness, and yet delivers more than pretty pictures to any Chicago lover who lingers over its pages. Okrent's work is an invitation to study the city, to observe its sometimes vast changes over the the last couple of decades, and to recognize what came before. We pavement-bound creatures have short memories.

Chicago From The Sky book. This history is presented through more than 250 color photographs by Mr. Okrent, and a complementary selection of maps and historic images drawn fr This large format (11 x 11) book offers a 248-page pictorial history-from an aerial perspective-of the far-reaching change that has occurred in Chicago and its region in the span of a. single generation, between 1985 and 2010.

of "Chicago From The Sky: A Region Transformed" by Lawrence Okrent.

Next, he was the publisher and co-author of "Chicago's Lake Shore Drive: Urban America's Most Beautiful Roadway" and served as publisher of "Chicago From The Sky: A Region Transformed" by Lawrence Okrent. Dr. Samors publishes books through his company, Chicago's Books Press, an imprint of Chicago's Neighborhoods, Inc. He has a PhD and MALS from Northwestern University, an MA from Northern Illinois University and a BA from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. In 2010, Dr. Samors was selected as a Prominent Alumnus by the Sullivan High School Alumni Association.

Much of the information in this book comes from my own reporting. For the biographical information on Bliss, Weilgart, and Brown, I am indebted to the friends and family members who allowed me to interview them. They were incredibly open with me about memories that were sometimes painful for them.

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Chicago Architecture and Design chronicles the city’s architecture from the 19th through the early 21st century: from the structural simplicity of Chicago School commercial building to the low-slung Prairie School house, from the streamlined Art Deco skyscraper to the minimalist Miesian tower of glass and steel, and all the way through to the strikingly original, diverse designs of th. Okrent, and a complementary selection of maps and historic images drawn from his personal collections.

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This large format (11 x 11) book offers a 248-page pictorial history--from an aerial perspective--of the far-reaching change that has occurred in Chicago and its region in the span of a single generation, between 1985 and 2010. This history is presented through more than 250 color photographs by Mr. Okrent, and a complementary selection of maps and historic images drawn from his personal collections. Spare, highly informative text and picture captions serve to broaden the reader's understanding of the period covered. The book includes 92 illustrated articles on subjects as diverse as the creation of the Museum Campus, the demise of a bygone era of public housing, the evolution of the city's signature sports venues, and the revival of historic city neighborhoods, such as Chinatown, Wicker Park and the Near South Side. Suburban Chicago is covered, as well, with articles that dramatically illustrate the character of the change that has occurred, largely unnoticed, beyond the city limits. Indeed, the story of change chronicled in these pages is perhaps more dramatic than that of any other era of comparable duration, probably even including the period immediately following the great fire of 1871. For those who recall the 1980s, this work will evoke recollections of a truly bygone era. For those who did not experience it first hand, it will serve as a reminder that Chicago, among all cities, welcomes change, celebrates change, and regards change as one of its distinguishing features.

Chicago From The Sky: A Region Transformed epub download

ISBN13: 978-0978866389

ISBN: 097886638X

Author: Lawrence Okrent

Category: No category

Language: English

Publisher: Chicago's Books Press; Second edition (November 12, 2012)

Pages: 248 pages

ePUB size: 1925 kb

FB2 size: 1818 kb

Rating: 4.4

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HelloBoB:D
If you know someone who loves Chicago -- don't hesitate to give them this spectacular book! And once you see it, you will want one for yourself as well. The photography is spectacular; the city looks as beautiful from the air as it does from the ground. But more than that, Okrent has a keen eye for unusual perspective and interesting juxtapositions. The photographs are paired, "then and now" with just enough text to inform but not distract from the pictures. Yes, it is a "coffee table book" in some ways. But it is one you will actually read from cover to cover and pick up more than once. And Okrent's unifying thesis about change ties it all together without pedantics.
HelloBoB:D
If you know someone who loves Chicago -- don't hesitate to give them this spectacular book! And once you see it, you will want one for yourself as well. The photography is spectacular; the city looks as beautiful from the air as it does from the ground. But more than that, Okrent has a keen eye for unusual perspective and interesting juxtapositions. The photographs are paired, "then and now" with just enough text to inform but not distract from the pictures. Yes, it is a "coffee table book" in some ways. But it is one you will actually read from cover to cover and pick up more than once. And Okrent's unifying thesis about change ties it all together without pedantics.
Larosa
Absolutely fabulous book. The photography is spectacular, but more important is the arrangement to tell a story of the changes Chicago has gone through, which are dramatic.
Larosa
Absolutely fabulous book. The photography is spectacular, but more important is the arrangement to tell a story of the changes Chicago has gone through, which are dramatic.
Kiutondyl
If you are a Chicagoan, you will love this book. The photos are fabulous and a great conversation piece. And comparing the old vs the new transformation is amazingly interesting. A nice coffee table book.
Kiutondyl
If you are a Chicagoan, you will love this book. The photos are fabulous and a great conversation piece. And comparing the old vs the new transformation is amazingly interesting. A nice coffee table book.
Gralinda
I bought this book for my son and he's thrilled with it. Besides having beautiful photographs, there's a lot of Chicago history to be learned from it. I highly recommend it for anyone interested in learning about Chicago past and present.
Gralinda
I bought this book for my son and he's thrilled with it. Besides having beautiful photographs, there's a lot of Chicago history to be learned from it. I highly recommend it for anyone interested in learning about Chicago past and present.
GEL
At first, I worried about quality of this book. But It was groundless fears.You never regret to buy this book if you like to seeing magnificent skyscraper's sceneries.Of course,this book contains many suburban areas with good photographs.Strongly I recommend it.
GEL
At first, I worried about quality of this book. But It was groundless fears.You never regret to buy this book if you like to seeing magnificent skyscraper's sceneries.Of course,this book contains many suburban areas with good photographs.Strongly I recommend it.
Galubel
If you live in the Chicago area it's a real kick to see the progress and improvements of various area.Great coffee table book!
Galubel
If you live in the Chicago area it's a real kick to see the progress and improvements of various area.Great coffee table book!
Wooden Purple Romeo
GREAT BOOK
Wooden Purple Romeo
GREAT BOOK
It was okay - not what I thought it was going to be from the advertising.
Some great pictures. It could have been more inclusive of some of the far suburbs. There are some beautiful area's in all of them - and they have changed a great deal as well. The author seemed to hold focus mostly on Cook County.
It was okay - not what I thought it was going to be from the advertising.
Some great pictures. It could have been more inclusive of some of the far suburbs. There are some beautiful area's in all of them - and they have changed a great deal as well. The author seemed to hold focus mostly on Cook County.