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2015 Must Have List: Richard Nickel – Dangerous Years

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Dec 02, 2015 01:04 AM
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by Eric last modified Dec 01, 2015

'Tis the season for shopping and gift giving! If you have architecture lovers on your list, then you're in luck! The new book titled Richard Nickel: Dangerous Years by authors Richard Cahan and Mike Williams and published by City Files Press is a must have for anyone that is fascinated by architecture and also by the lengths people will go to preserve it. More after the jump... This stunning book provides a window into the...




 

 

Screen Shot 2015-12-01 at 7.29.44 AM'Tis the season for shopping and gift giving! If you have architecture lovers on your list, then you're in luck! The new book titled Richard Nickel: Dangerous Years by authors Richard Cahan and Mike Williams and published by City Files Press is a must have for anyone that is fascinated by architecture and also by the lengths people will go to preserve it. More after the jump...

This stunning book provides a window into the mind of one of the icons of the Chicago architectural preservation movements, Richard Nickel, who tragically lost his life pursuing the obsessive need to document Adler and Sullivan's buildings as they were being torn down around him. The hardcover book presents Richard's struggle via his photographs of the crumbled ruins of these once proud buildings and through images of original letters and notes (some sent, some not) that reveal his inner thoughts. Beautifully designed with thoughtfully written text that sets the tone and provides context to the poignant collection of materials that make up the narrative.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys history, architecture, and the drama that sometimes occurs when those passionate about its preservation pursue dangerous paths. Get more information and order your copy here.

Image via City Files Press


 

 

 
 
 

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