Last fall I began a fun collaboration with the Chicago Architecture Foundation to create all the images for their 3rd Edition of A View from the River. The book shares images, both contemporary (what I was commissioned for) and historic, showcasing the city’s architecture that is discussed during their 90-minute boat tour along the river. If you’ve never done this tour, it’s honestly one of the best ways to see this great city. The CAF docents are so knowledgeable, sharing fun and interesting facts about our beautiful city. Below is a little description of the book:
“The best and most beautiful way to get the feel of the city is to take the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s 90-minute boat tour where you glide past an array of dazzling skyscrapers.” —Conde Nast Traveler
The story of Chicago is the story of its river.
A View from the River is an essential guide to more than 60 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, through a natural features, has been dredged, straightened, and even had its direction reversed in the past 200 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 development and to further explore Chicago’s past, present, and future.
If you’d like a peek inside or want a copy for yourself, head over here.