“Chicago Monumental” is a beautiful, full-color photographic tribute to over 250 statues, sculptures, memorials, and fountains located in Chicago’s parks, streets, storefronts, bridges, and cemeteries. The captivating photographs by Larry Broutman are organized thematically with chapters such as “Champions of the People,” “The Lawless and the Law,” and “Tragedy and Healing.” There’s even a 3D section with 3D glasses included with the book. Each image includes accompanying text that provides the historical and cultural significance of the piece of public art. “Chicago Monumental” is a must have for lovers of the Windy City, photography, and art. This elegant coffee table book makes a great conversation piece as décor in a home, office, or waiting room.
“Chicago Monumental” has been recognized with a Midwest Book Award for best interior design, an IPPY Award in the Great Lakes Nonfiction category, and the gold medal in AuthorsDB’s Book Cover Contest.
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Since the 1990s, award-winning photographer Larry Broutman has traveled the world over to capture the perfect picture and has found his hometown of Chicago to have a plethora of visual inspiration. His projects include work with Lincoln Park Zoo, Africa Geographic, BBC Wildlife, Children’s Memorial Hospital Clinic, and The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.
Broutman attended MIT where he received his S.B., S.M., and doctorate degree in the field of Materials Engineering and Science in 1963. Specializing in Polymer Engineering and Science and Composite Materials, Broutman has vast experience writing college textbooks, reference books, and technical articles. In fact, he was inducted into the Plastics Hall of Fame.