By Lorraine Johnson and John Ryan
The DK Eyewitness Chicago shuttle consultant will lead you thru the easiest points of interest town has to provide, together with totally illustrated insurance of the entire significant points of interest from Lincoln Park Zoo to the paintings Institute of Chicago. The consultant presents all of the insider suggestions each customer wishes, even if youre procuring in Michigan road, having fun with the rides on the military Pier funfair or being surprised by means of perspectives from the Sears Tower. Youll locate finished listings of the easiest motels, eating places, retailers and nightlife in all parts of town, for all budgets. Plus, 3D cutaways and floorplans of all of the must-see websites and road maps to lead you thru the town, with trustworthy details on getting round. DK Eyewitness Chicago explores the tradition, background, natural world and structure of Chicago, no longer forgetting its incredibly diverse outlying parts. With all of the websites, retailers, excursions and sights indexed region through region, this DK Eyewitness commute advisor is your crucial spouse to Chicago.
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The fine European and American textile collection spans 15 centuries and Remarkable works of late medieval and Renaissance metal-craft are showcased in the George F. Harding Collection. One of the finest such collections in North America, it consists of 3,000 pieces of arms and armor. These include finely etched helmets, chain mail, equestrian equipment, historic weaponry, and decorated breastplates. One of the earliest pieces in the collection is a breastplate from northern Italy. Dating from 1380, its original fabric covering is still intact.
Many comics, including Gilda Radner (1946–89), Mike Nichols, Elaine May, Dan Aykroyd, and Joan Rivers, got their start here. Comic genius Jack Benny (1894–1974) and Saturday Night Live star John Belushi (1949–82) both lived in Chicago suburbs. Several Chicago-based actors, including John Cusack and John Malkovich, have Chicago’s Oprah Winfrey, a national TV personality C H I C A G O gone on to international fame. One of the city’s bestknown TV personalities is talk-show host Oprah Winfrey (see p169), watched by nearly 15 million Americans each weekday.
The Post-Modern Harold Washington Library Center (see p82) POST-MODERN Post-Modern architecture developed in the 1970s primarily in response to – and as a rejection of – the formal ideals of the International style. It is an eclectic style without strict rules or unified credo, although playful references to architectural styles of the past are typical features of Post-Modern structures. The building at 333 West Wacker Drive (1983), designed by the firm Kohn Pedersen Fox, and the James R. Thompson Center (1985), designed by architect Helmut Jahn, are notable examples of Post-Modern design.
Chicago - Eyewitness Travel Guide by Lorraine Johnson and John Ryan