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General Information

Name:  Blair Kamin  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Red Bank, New Jersey

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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.


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.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Terror and wonder :
ISBN: 0226423115. OCLC Number: 676697093

University of Chicago Press,. .

For nearly twenty years now, Blair Kamin of the Chicago Tribune has explored how architecture captures our imagination and engages our deepest emotions. A winner of the Pulitzer Prize for criticism and writer of the widely read Cityscapes blog, Kamin treats his subjects not only as works of art but also as symbols of the cultural and political forces that inspire them. Terror and Wonder gathers the best of Kamin's writings from the past decade along with new reflections on an era framed by the destruction of the World Trade Center and the opening of the world's tallest skyscraper.

Terror and wonder :
ISBN: 9780226423128. OCLC Number: 751744466

University of Chicago Press ;. .

Collects the best of Kamin's writings for the Chicago Tribune from the past decade.

Tribune Tower :
ISBN: 0615115659. OCLC Number: 45667842

Tribune Co.,. .

Why architecture matters :
ISBN: 0226423220. OCLC Number: 46401587

University of Chicago Press,. .