Since the early twentieth century, Chicago has been a city that has continually fostered young design talent. This handsome exhibition catalogue—marking the twenty-fifth 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.
Soft cover; 104 pages with 70 illustrations. 5 5/16" x 8 1/2".