A View from the River: The Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise Aboard Chicago’s First Lady Cruises
Smyth-sewn paperbound book, with flaps
96 pages with more than 110 historical and contemporary images. Includes Foreword, Index of Buildings, Index of Architects, and Map of Buildings.
Size: 8 x 10 in.
The story of Chicago is the story of its river.
A View from the River is an essential guide to more than sixty significant buildings and structures along the Chicago River. This visual tour—filled with stunning contemporary photography and a variety of historical images—serves as a companion to the Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady Cruises.
Since Chicago was founded in the 1830s, architects and engineers have designed this city through a series of unforgettable engineering marvels, from the buildings of the Chicago skyline to the Chicago River itself. The river, though a natural feature, has been dredged, straightened, and even had its direction reversed in the past two hundred years. Today, the river flows through a canyon of skyscrapers, civic structures, waterside homes, and parks.
As the city grows and changes, the river and our understanding of it changes as well. A View from the River, now in its third edition, is updated to reflect the city’s latest developments and to further explore Chicago’s past, present, and future.
About the Author
Jennifer Marjorie Bosch works with cultural institutions to create engaging experiences that highlight Chicago’s rich history. She uncovers stories from the past, making them relevant to education and the improvement of today’s city. Recent projects include development of the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum, the exhibition Marquette Building: A Quest for Height, and the exhibit The Great Train Story at the Museum of Science and Industry.
About the Photographer
Angie McMonigal is a fine-art photographer who has been exploring Chicago with her camera for the past fifteen years. Her work publication credits include National Geographic, Departures, and SHOTS Magazine. She has received awards from the International Photography Awards and Prix de la Photographie, Paris, among others.