Master architect and preservationist John Vinci will discuss his life and work with Robert Sharoff and William Zbaren, authors of a new, lavishly illustrated compendium of his most famous projects. They'll talk about Vinci's education studying with Mies van der Rohe, and reveal the stories behind his restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House, Sullivan's Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room, The Carson Pirie Scott Building, and of course, his work at The University Club of Chicago. This is a ticketed luncheon. For more information or to make your reservation, please call The Book Stall at 847-446-8880. Can't make it to the event? Call us at 847-446-8880 and we are happy to arrange to get an autographed copy of John Vinci for you!
"Sharoff's prose and Zbaren's photographs beautifully interweave the story of John Vinci's life with those of the architects and iconic buildings that helped shape his career. Comprehensive and thoughtful, the narrative emulates Vinci's considered approach not only to his contemporary practice, but also to his work to preserve the architecture of the past--its lessons and intentions--for the future. The stunning portfolio serves as a record of both Vinci's projects and of the Chicago treasures he has helped to restore with the utmost integrity and acumen." --James Rondeau, president, the Art Institute of Chicago
ROBERT SHAROFF writes about architecture and real estate for the New York Times, Chicago Magazine, and other publications.
WILLIAM ZBAREN is an architectural photographer for the New York Times, Architectural Record, and other publications. He has collaborated with Robert Sharoff on six books, including Last Is More: Mies, IBM, and the Transformation of Chicago; American City: St. Louis Architecture, Three Centuries of Classic Design; and American City: Detroit Architecture, 1845-2005.
John Vinci: Life and Landmarks is the first authoritative survey of the life and work of one of Chicago’s most acclaimed architects and preservationists.