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Books That Built Chicago


Join Chicago architecture aficionados Kim Coventry, Pauline Saliga, and David Van Zanten to discuss the significant architecture and urban design projects profiled in Chicago by the Book:101 Publications that Shaped the City and Its Image.

The speakers were contributors to Chicago by the Book, a recent publication from the Caxton Club:

Kim Coventry, Founder and President of The Coventry Group, LLC. She wrote the entries “The Lakeside Classics, 1903–,” and “Four American Books Campaign: Dana, Melville, Poe, and Thoreau, 1930.”

Pauline Saliga, Executive Director of the Society of Architectural Historians. She wrote the entry “Harold M. Mayer and Richard C. Wade, Chicago: Growth of a Metropolis, 1969.”

David Van Zanten, historian, author, and Mary Jane Crowe Professor Emeritus in Art and Art History at Northwestern University. He wrote the entries “A System of Architectural Ornament, 1924” and “Ausgeführte Bauten und Entwürfe, 1910-11.”

This program is cosponsored by the Caxton Club and the Chicago Collections Consortium.