Book, Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration for the State of Illinois
First Pantheon Edition
"First Published in 1939, 'The WPA Guide to Illinois' captures more vividly than any other guide both Chicago's quick pulse and the richly varied character of the rest of the state. Thirties Chicago, birthplace of the skyscraper, had just played host to the dazzling Century of Progress Exposition; the Board of Trade was the city's tallest building; and State Street was said to be the most brilliantly lighted street in the world. The stunning residences of the Gold Coast along Lake Shore Drive offered the city's most concentrated display of wealth, while on the South Side hundreds of freight cars rattled into the stock yards each night with their noisy cargo of livestock."
<p> From the back cover: Many large US cities flounder as they search for ways to stem the spread of poverty and blight, to rehabilitate older areas and to rebuild their inner core. "Reversing Urban Decline is the second of three reports which describe the link between neighborhood revitalization and the future of the city.</p>
A young straight woman named Sharla moves to Chicago and is mistaken for a lesbian, Meredith, with whom she identical physically, but the opposite in personality. Initially disgusted that her "doppelganer" is queer, Sharla becomes more and more obsessed with Meredith's life, believing that the confident, popular Meredith stole the soul that was rightfully hers.<br />
Newspaper of art and design advertisements featuring galleries, clubs, individual artists, photographers, hair dressers, photographers, recording studios, record labels, interior, graphic and fashion designers, clothing and vintage stores.
A collection of poems to correspond and reply to David Hernandez’s Urban Poems. Based on their radio program.John's original 150 handmade books sold out the first day of release in 1991, and this second edition is a faithful reconstruction in a smaller more affordable format. It is also graced by a new introduction by David, a follow-on to his introduction to the original edition. All of the original illustrations are included.