This satellite of the Graham Foundation Bookshop at the Chicago Architecture Biennial is committed to the dissemination of the architecture book as a vital space for experimentation and the incubation of ideas that shape architecture culture. Here, the shop presents a thematic selection of titles related to the Chicago Architecture Biennial, as well as recent books focused on architecture, design, and art.
Since its founding in 1956, the Chicago-based Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts has been dedicated to the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. For over sixty years, the Foundation has supported the publication of such seminal architecture books as Complexity and Contradiction by Robert Venturi, released in 1966, Rem Koolhaas’ Delirious New York, published in 1978, and Cedric Price Works 1952–2003: A Forward Minded Retrospective written and edited by Samantha Hardingham, published in 2017. In the last decade alone, the Graham Foundation has supported the production of more than 450 publications about architecture from around the world.
A list of events in the Bookshop can be found here.
The Graham Foundation Bookshop at the Chicago Architecture Biennial is located in the Rooms for Books installation at the Chicago Cultural Center.
77 E Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601
Monday – Friday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm