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Paperback A Guide to Chicago's Murals Book

ISBN: 0226305996

ISBN13: 9780226305998

A Guide to Chicago's Murals

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Chicago is a city known for its fabulous architecture and public sculpture by artists such as Picasso and Calder, but anyone who has seen the gorgeous lunettes in the Auditorium Theater or the South Side's Wall of Respect, which inaugurated the city's contemporary mural movement, knows that Chicago has an equally rich tradition of mural painting. Through these murals, the history of Chicago and the nation is writ in churches and lobbies, on viaducts...

Customer Reviews

4 ratings

An excellent book on Chicago's public murals

It's genuinely encyclopedic covering all of the murals currently extant and having some photos and info on some of the missing and lost murals.

Hidden treasures of Chicago revealed

This exquisite volume would make a wonderful gift for any Chicagoan or nostalgic ex-Chicagoan, and its neighborhood-by-neighborhood scheme of organization makes it an excellent take-along for visitors to the city interested in Chicago's architectural heritage. Even longtime residents of the city will find photographs and histories of artworks whose existence they never suspected; the photos are beautifully executed and printed, and the intelligent commentary is based on thorough research.

Great for Chicago natives

If you love Chicago, and/or went to a Chicago Public School, you will love this book.

Absolutely terrific!

Not only is this catalog of Chicago's murals enormously useful for the casual reader/visitor, but its style is elegant and restrained, its color illustrations clear and gorgeous, its scholarship impeccable and useful, and quite simply a pleasure to study and own. We are fortunate to have such a comprehensive book.
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