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Giants in the Park: A Guide to Portrait Statues in Chicago's Lincoln Park (Paperback)

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Located only a few miles north of Chicago’s downtown, Lincoln Park names both a neighborhood and a park—Chicago’s largest park, boasting six miles of lakefront—the latter of which proudly hosts 16 vintage portrait statues that are described in this guidebook. For curious locals and interested tourists alike, this self-guided walking or biking tour zigzags throughout the park and combines biography, Chicago history, sculpture content, and watercolor illustrations. The celebrated bronze figures include such notable names as Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin, and Hans Christian Andersen, and seven missing statues are detailed as well.

About the Author

Krista August holds an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and a graduate degree from DePaul University. She has also studied art at the Old Town Triangle Association, the Palette and Chisel, the Peninsula School of Art, the Richerson School of Art, and the School of the Art Institute Chicago. She offers walking and bicycle tours for portions of Lincoln Park and volunteers at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, where she guides walking tours of Chicago's historic and modern skyscrapers. She lives in Chicago.

Praise For…

“This lovely book, which is accented by the author’s watercolors of the statues, belongs on everyone’s Chicago-history bookshelf.”  —Greg Borzo, author, The Chicago “L” and Where to Bike Chicago

Product Details
ISBN: 9780615427379
Publisher: Lincoln Park Press
Publication Date: February 1st, 2011
Pages: 120
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