Seeing the City - Paperback Book
In celebration of our 50th anniversary, CAF has published a new book, Seeing the City: Celebrating 50 Years of the Chicago Architecture Foundation. The book covers the 50-year history of CAF, beginning with the founding of the organization at the Glessner House in 1966. From there, it looks at changes and major events over the years, including the first docents leading walking tours in 1971, the start of the Newhouse Architecture Competition for students in 1982, moving to the Railway Exchange Building in 1992, the opening of the Chicago Model exhibition in 2009, and the launch of our citywide Open House Chicago festival in 2011.
Seeing the City celebrates the thousands of docents, volunteers, trustees and staff who have made CAF the dynamic organization that it is today.
About the Author
Jay Pridmore is a journalist and author who has written many books about architecture, including a longtime favorite at the CAF Store, Chicago Architecture and Design (Abrams 1993, 2005). Seeing the City was edited by Jen Masengarb with Patrick Miner.
Dimensions: 8.5 x 10.5 inches
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