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Chicago Region: Architecture & the Built Environment

"The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines."

Frank Lloyd Wright. b. 1867, American Architect

Online resources

Books from Oakton's Library

You can find additional lists of great books about the Chicago region under many of the subject tabs shown above.

Black and white photograph showing people walking along a 1907 outdoor train platform in Chicago, Illinois

CREDIT: Detroit Publishing Co. "Arriving from the suburbs, Chicago, Ill.," c1907. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Call Number LC-D4-70150

Best subject headings for books

  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Chicago (Ill.) Buildings, structures, etc.
  • Architectural photography
  • Architecture, Domestic
  • Architecture - Illinois - Chicago
  • Abandoned houses
  • Architects
  • Architecture
  • Architecture and society
  • Buildings
  • Chicago School of architecture
  • City planning
  • Commercial buildings
  • Dwellings
  • Habitations
  • Historic buildings
  • Lost architecture
  • Organic architecture
  • Prairie school
  • Public buildings
  • Public spaces
  • Skyscrapers
  • Sustainable architecture
  • Urban beautification
  • Urban ecology

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