Sunday, April 27, 2008

Sally Kitt Chappell reads from Chicago's Urban Nature (twice) on Wednesday

In what will undoubtedly be the last late listing to the April calendar of architectural events, author Sally Kitt Chappell will read from her book, Chicago’s Urban Nature: A Guide to the City’s Architecture and Landscape, twice, this coming Wednesday, April 30th. The first event will be at 12:00 P.M. in the Millennium Room of the Chicago Cultural Center, the second at Access Living's award-winning new headquarters at 115 West Chicago, designed by LCM Architects.

Chappell's book provides an "illustrated guide to Chicago's stunning blend of nature and architecture. At the heart of the city's urban concept is the idea of connection, bringing buildings and landscapes, culture and nature, commerce and leisure into an energetic harmony. Packed with maps and recommended tours, and bursting with splendid photos, this is an essential guidebook for day-trippers, lifelong Chicago residents, and professionals in landscape architecture, urbanism, and design."

The lecture is the third in a series of Five Weeks of Conversations Within Communities, a series sponsored by the University of Chicago Press and Chicago's Mayor's Office of Special Events that has as its goal "fostering dialogue between Chicago citizens and Chicago writers. The series continues with a May 7th lecture by Louise W. Knight, author of Citizen: Jane Addams and the Struggle for Democracy, and concludes on May 14th with Stuart Dybek, author of Childhood and Other Neighborhoods, as a final lead up to Chicago's annual Great Chicago Places and Spaces, which will be offering up over 200 tours May 17th and 18th.

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