Since the early 20th century, Chicago has been a city that has continually fostered young design talent. This handsome exhibition catalogue—marking the 25th anniversary of the founding of what is today the Art Institute’s Department of Architecture and Design—features 16 young architects and designers who showcase the depth and breadth of the city’s design culture. The featured artists and their firms, including UrbanLab, JNL Graphic Design, Studio Blue, and Qua’Virarch, reflect exciting talents in industrial, furniture, and graphic design as well as fashion and architecture—and represent the generation that is leading the city into the 21st century.
This lavishly illustrated catalogue includes an essay by Joseph Rosa that traces the evolution of design in Chicago from its origins to today’s “young Chicago” and provides a fascinating and up-to-date look at contemporary architecture and design.
The Art Institute of Chicago, 2006 5 5/16 x 8 1/2 in.; 104 pages; 70 illustrations ISBN 0-300-12067-2
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