Book of the Moment

It's been twelve years, but finally the AIA Guide to Chicago has been updated, its second edition released on April 12.

AIA Guide to Chicago cover

From the book description:

More than a thousand individual buildings are featured in 574 pages, along with over 400 photos -- many taken expressly for this volume. Building descriptions focus on the illuminating but easily overlooked details that give the behind-the-scenes, often unexpected story of why a building took the shape it did. And in the best Chicago tradition, the book does not shy away from an opinion where an opinion is called for.