Richard Cahan will talk based on his new book, Richard Nickel Dangerous Years: What He Saw and What He Wrote at the Cliff Dwellers. This event is co-sponsored by AIA Chicago and CCSAH.
When: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 5:15 p.m. (cash bar); lecture and book presentation at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Cliff Dwellers, 200 S. Michigan, 22nd floor.
Devoting his life to save America's architecture, Richard Nickel was inflamed by the destruction of what he perceived to be art and disturbed by what this destruction said about the society in which we live. Today he is remembered through the photographs he left behind as well as the thousands of notes and letters--funny, angry, and always eloquent--that detail a life of passion and determination. He took risks, spoke his mind, and championed an oversized cause. His rebellion against the shortsighted disregard of an American genius, architect Louis Sullivan, appeals to a new generation interested in conservation--whether of old buildings or natural resources. This book is a collection of more than 200 letters and photos; images of Chicago buildings include the Garrick Building, the Chicago Stock Exchange, and the Auditorium Theater. Images of American buildings in the book include Frank Lloyd Wright's Price Tower in Oklahoma and Louis H. Sullivan's bank masterworks in Iowa and Ohio.
Cost: Free to members (for dinner reservations, please contact Cliff Dwellers at 312-922-8080. RSVP: To sign up, please contact Judy Freeman by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone at 773-929-0329.