Windy City Road Warrior Bibliography and Source List
The road to understanding Chicago's transporation history, and the impact of that history on the U.S. Highways and on the greater picture of U.S. History, is a road with wayside stops at a large variety of information watering holes. As this website expands, this list will also expand, as the quizzical traveller finds ever more places to quench the thirst for knowledge.
- Bachrach, Julia Sniderman. The City in a Garden: A Photographic History of Chicago's Parks. 1st Edition. © 2001 Center for American Places, Santa Fe, NM, publisher. Distribued by University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.
- Burnham, Daniel H. and Edward H. Bennett. Edited by Charles Moore. Plan of Chicago. © 1993 Princeton Architectural Press, New York, NY. Introduction © 1993 Kristen Schaffer. Originally published in 1908 by Commercial Club of Chicago.
- Condit, Carl W. The Chicago School of Architecture. © 1964, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL. A valuable overview of Chicago architecture.
- Grese, Robert E. Jens Jensen: Maker of Natural Parks and Gardens. © 1992, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD. One day I will read this book, at this point it has been a valuable resource for dating the information and images on my Chicago Park postcards.
- Hines, Thomas S. Burnham of Chicago: Architect and Planner.. © 1979, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL. A balanced look at Burnham and his place in architectural and political history.
- Randall, Frank A. History of the Development of Building Construction in Chicago. 2nd Edition, Revised and Expanded by John D. Randall. © 1999 University of Illinois Press, Urbana and Chicago, Illinois. This book is my ultimate reference, containing a wealth of information in chronological order of nearly all building built in Chicago's central area from the city's beginnings, through the Chicago Fire and into the present day. The bible of Chicago architectural history.
- Sinkevitch, Alice. AIA Guide to Chicago, 2nd Ed. © 2004 Guide to Chicago Architecture Joint Venture. Harcort, Inc. Another of my most valued resources concerning the history of Chicago's built environment. When people ask me for ONE BOOK about Chicago, this is the one I recommend.
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