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Richard Nickel Dangerous Years - Hardcover Book

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Devoting his life to save America's architecture, Richard Nickel was inflamed by the destruction of what he perceived to be art and disturbed by what this destruction said about the society in which we lived. Today he is remembered through the photographs he left behind as well as the thousands of notes and letters—funny, angry, and always eloquent—that detail a life of passion and determination. He took risks, spoke his mind, and championed an over-sized cause. His rebellion against the shortsighted disregard of an American genius, the architect Louis Sullivan, appeals to a new generation interested in conservation—whether of old buildings or natural resources. This book is a collection of more than 200 letters and photographs that will inspire and intrigue readers. Images of Chicago buildings include the Garrick Building, the Chicago Stock Exchange and the Auditorium Theater. Images of American buildings include Frank Lloyd Wright's Price Tower in Oklahoma and Louis Sullivan's banks in Iowa and Ohio.

About the Author
Richard Cahan is a former picture editor for the Chicago Sun-Times and was the director of CITY 2000. He is the author They All Fall Down: Richard Nickel’s Struggle to Save America’s Architecture and the coauthor of Edgar Miller and the Handmade Home, The Lost Panoramas, Richard Nickel’s Chicago, and Vivian Maier. He lives in Skokie, Illinois. Michael Williams is a writer, designer, and publisher who has produced more than a dozen books. He is the coauthor of eight books, including Richard Nickel's Chicago, Vivian Maier, and Who We Were: A Snapshot History of America. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

264 pages
Dimensions: 9 x 1.2 x 12 inches

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