The 2012 Driehaus Prize

January 24, 2012In a profile published in 2007, Chicago magazine called Richard H. Driehaus “one of the city’s most dedicated advocates for historic preservation.”Read Article


The Moneymakers: Wealthy Entrepreneurs of Chicago’s Gilded Age

January 17, 2012Around the turn of the 19th century, Chicago was hopping. It wasn’t always that way—a mere four families lived here in 1812 after the British took Fort Dearborn.Read Article


On ‘The Grammar of Ornament’

January 11, 2012The Grammar of Ornament is a book of patterns by Owen Jones; it was published in 1856 in London. In its pages nearly 100 illustrations represent decorative motifs used by cultures around the world. Read Article