Blair Kamin

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General Information

Name: Blair Kamin

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction

Born: in Red Bank, New Jersey



Illinois Connection

The author lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Kamin has been an architecture critic for the Chicago Tribune since 1992. He also serves as a contributing editor of Architectural Record magazine and was part of a team of editors, writers, photographers and critics for the magazine which in 2003 won the National Magazine Award for General Excellence. He has lectured widely and has discussed architecture on programs ranging from ABC's "Nightline" to WTTW-Channel 11's "Chicago Tonight."

Kamin is the recipient more than 30 awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. He has also won the George Polk Award for Criticism (1996), the American Institute of Architects' Institute Honor for Collaborative Achievement (1999) and the AIA's Presidential Citation, conferred in 2004 in appreciation of the "rhapsodies and scoldings" that have brought architecture to the attention of Chicago's public.

Published Works

Terror and Wonder: Architecture in a Tumultuous Age, University of Chicago Press, 2010

Why Architecture Matters: Lessons From Chicago, Universtiy of Chicago Press, 2003

Tribune Tower: American Landmark, Tribune Company, 2000

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Terror and Wonder: Architecture in a Tumultuous Age

ISBN: 0226423115
Release Date: 2010-11-28

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Why Architecture Matters: Lessons from Chicago

ISBN: 0226423220
Release Date: 2003-06-15

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Tribune Tower: American Landmark

ISBN: 0615115659
Release Date: 2000

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Literary Awards

Kamin is the recipient of the Pulitzer, which he received in 1999 for a body of work highlighted by a series of articles about the problems and promise of Chicago's lakefront.

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

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