"The eminent photographer and sociologist Camilo José Vergara has observed and recorded the evolution of America’s inner cities for over twenty years, documenting the effects of time, commercialism, culture, and neglect on the built environment, with an aesthetic vision that has been hailed by the New York Times as “persuasive and moving.”
Here, in a unique collaboration with Timothy Samuelson, Chicago’s leading architectural historian, Vergara probes the power and resonance of one of America’s greatest cities. Unexpected Chicagoland includes over two hundred stunning color photographs, accompanied by a fascinating original narrative of the hidden history of Chicago’s renowned architectural past. Vergara’s photographs are a treasure trove of historically and visually interesting buildings and environments, most of them on the abandoned urban fringes. Included are examples of rarely seen work by some of the greatest architects of the twentieth century, such as Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, and William Burley Griffin, as well as dazzling examples of Art Deco design." *
* Taken from http://thenewpress.com/books/unexpected-chicagoland
The Voice is a quarterly journal devoted to documenting historic buildings in need of preservation. This issue discusses several buildings designed by Andrew Sullivan, as well as other buildings in Chicago.
<p><em>The Politics of Place: A History of Zoning in Chicago </em>reviews the interplay between development, planning, and zoning in the growth of the Gold Coast, the Central Area, and, more recently, massive "planned developments," such as Mariina City, Illinois Center, and Dearborn Park. It tells the story of bold visions compromised by political realities, battles between residents and developers, and occasional misfires from City Council and City Hall.</p><p>What emerges is a fascinating, behind-the-scenes inspection of the evolving character of the city's landscape. Schwieterman and Caspall recount the many planning innovations that have originated in Chicago, the complexiities and intrigue of its zoning debates, and the recent adoption of a new zoning ordinance that promises to affect the city's economy and image for years to come. </p><p><em>The Politics of Place: A History of Zoning in Chicago</em> is the culmination of a research effort undertaken by the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development at DePaul University. <br /></p>