Large Coffee Table Books
2)The Complete Architecture of Adler & Sullivan First Edition Edition by Richard Nickel & Aaron Siskind.

Upon Nickel’s untimely death, the Richard Nickel Committee was formed with Ward Miller as Executive Director and John Vinci the Executive Secretary.

Louis Sullivan (1856–1924) was a giant of architecture, the father of architectural modernism, and one of the earliest builders of the skyscraper. Along with Dankmar Adler (1844–1900) he designed many of the buildings that defined nineteenth-century architecture not only in Chicago but in cities across America. Among their iconic designs that continue to be admired today are the former Chicago Stock Exchange, Chicago’s Auditorium Building and Carson Pirie Scott flagship store, the Wainwright Building in St. Louis, and the Guaranty Building in Buffalo. This first-of-its-kind compilation of the work of Adler and Sullivan both as a team and individual architects. The result is a lavish celebration of the designs of these two seminal architects who paved the way for the modern skylines that continue to inspire city dwellers today.

The quest to pull together a complete catalogue of their work was first undertaken in 1952 by photographer Aaron Siskind and Richard Nickel, one of his graduate students at what is now the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. This intense, decades-long labor of love has resulted in an extensive and unique resource that includes a complete listing of all of the buildings and projects undertaken by Adler and Sullivan. Each listing contains historic photographs, architectural plans (when available), and a description of each project. Alongside over two and hundred fifty essays are eight hundred photographs of their buildings many of which have since been demolished. Photography by Nickel, Siskind, and other noted photographers.

This rich, incomparable reference will be treasured by readers interested in architecture, photography, and Chicago’s rich history as an architectural mecca. This is a heavy large format book 12 1/4” tall by 12” wide. 461 pages hard cover with dust jacket.

This book was a gift and includes ‘Best Regards’ with Ward Miller and John Vinci signatures.


A republication of the original 1890 book issued to celebrate the completion of Chicago’s famed Auditorium. Limited to 500 copies published by the Prairie Avenue Bookshop in 2007.

A Limited edition facsimile reprint of the 1890 Exhibit Publishing Company edition. Illustrated throughout, this is a large format book 17 3/8” wide by 13 3/4” tall. 222 pages hard cover The front cover is a unique half paper and half cloth and a gilt stamped decorative title and illustration.

ALL the books listed above are in good to excellent condition.

Picture Name  Size   Quantity  Price   Additional
The Complete Architecture of Adler & Sullivan Book shown above
Was $400
 12 1/4" x 12" $300.00  ---
Audutorium shown above
Was $50
 17 3/8" x 13 3/4" $40.00  ---
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