Richard Nickel’s Chicago: Photographs of a Lost City

A Photo Biography of a Preservationist Who Struggled to Save America’s Architecture

Richard Nickel is an urban legend of sorts. He is remembered for his brave and lonely stand to protect Chicago’s great architecture, and for his dramatic death in the rubble of the Stock Exchange Building. He is remembered, too, for the photographs he left behind.

Some show lost Chicago: Riverview, the old Federal Courthouse, and many masterpieces by the firm of Adler and Sullivan. Some show new Chicago: the John Hancock Center, Marina City, and the Civic Center. Few have ever before been seen–until now.

This is a book about one man s relationship with his city, a remarkably personal story told through compelling photographs. Richard Nickel s Chicago is for people who love the city, and for people all over the world who value city life. Nickel’s Chicago contains over 250 duotone photographs.

By Richard Cahan and Michael Williams

  • Hardcover Book: 192 pages; 100lb paper with duotone images
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 10 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • ISBN-10: 0978545028
  • ISBN-13: 978-0978545024

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