Nov. 8TH Book Presentation at AIA Chicago: THE LOST PANORAMAS: When Chicago Changed its River And the Land Beyond

Society of Architectural Historians Chicago Chapter Presents

When Chicago Changed its River And the Land Beyond
by Richard Cahan and Michael Williams, City Files Press, 2011

Reception, lecture and signing with the authors at American Institute of Architects Chicago Office

When:  Tuesday, November 8
               5:30 p.m. Reception - 6:00 Program

Where: AIA Chicago, 35 E. Wacker Dr, #250

Cost:      SAH Chicago Members $10.00; Non-members $15.00.  Pay at door.
               Reservations Required.

In 1894, photographers set out to document the reversal of the Chicago River, an engineering feat known at the time as the eighth wonder of the world. They took 22,000 photographs that are more meaningful today than ever before. And like all evocative photographs, they act as metaphors. This is the untold story of an audacious scheme as well as the consequences. It is the story of how a big city sacrificed the natural world in order to survive and prosper.


RSVP to:   sahchicago@gmail.com or by phone to  708-358-1394 

Space is limited.   Reserve early.

Images (Top to Bottom): Chicago River at State Street - 1902, Chicago River at Adams Street - 1911,
All images courtesy City Files Press.


John Storrs: Machine Age Modernist (Ceres Explained)

The Chicago Art Deco Society Presents, with community partner SAH Chicago Chapter:
John Storrs: Machine-Age Modernist
with author Debra Bricker Balken
October 15, 2011 – 1:30 pm
Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago
Chicago Art Deco Society Members - $20.00, Non-members - $25.00
John Storrs (1885–1956) was one of the most important modernist sculptors to emerge in the early 20th century.  During the 1910s and ’20s, he divided his time between his native Chicago and Paris, where he found a community of like minded artists committed to invention and to redefining traditional art forms. After studying with Auguste Rodin in 1913, Storrs re-invigorated the largely academic medium of sculpture with a radicalism then unknown in America. 

The recent exhibition John Storrs: Machine Age Modernist was curated by Debra Bricker Balken and organized for the Boston Athenæum by David B. Dearinger, Susan Morse Hilles Curator of Paintings and Sculpture.