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Architectural Lecture Series Chicago by the Book: 101 Publications that Shaped the City and It’s Image

  • The Cliff Dwellers 200 South Michigan Avenue Chicago United States (map)

The Cliff Dwellers and the Chicago Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, in co-sponsorship with the Friends of Downtown and the Chicago Chapter of the AIA, are pleased to present another in their series of architectural events on Thursday April 11, 2019: Pauline Saliga, Alice D. Schreyer, and Susan F. Rossen will discuss “Chicago by the Book: 101 Publications that shaped the City and It’s Image”, a new collections of essays from the Caxton Club, a number of which relate directly to architecture.

 Pauline Saliga worked as a curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and then at the Art Institute of Chicago, where she organized exhibitions about architecture and their accompanying catalogues, including Fragments of Chicago’s Past(1990) and The Architecture of Bruce Goff 1904–1982(1995). Since 1995 she has been the Executive Director of the Society of Architectural Historians, which promotes the study, interpretation, and preservation of the built environment worldwide.

 Alice D. Schreyer is the Roger and Julie Baskes Vice President for Collections and Library Services at the Newberry Library. Previously, she was Associate University Librarian for Area Studies and Special Collections and Curator of Rare Books at the University of Chicago. A leader in the field of special-collection librarianship, she is a past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia.

 Susan F. Rossen directed the Publications Department at the Art Institute of Chicago for twenty-eight years, shepherding over two hundred publications into print. Previously, she was an educator, curator, and publisher at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Currently a freelance editor, she served as editor of Chicago by the Book.

 Additional Info: 

Cocktails: Cash bar opens at 4:30 p.m.

Free Program: Begins 6:15 p.m.

Dinner: After the program, a $35 buffet will be available subject to the number of reservations. Otherwise, the regular menu will be available.

 Reservations for dinner are requested: or call 312-922-8080. Discount parking is available after 4:00 at the garage located at 17 E. Adams – enter on Adams between Wabash and State.  Ask for a discount coupon at the check-in desk.