April 2011 Luncheon Meeting

  • 04/08/2011
  • 11:30 AM
  • Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago


  • only for lecture, not lunch.
  • Just for the lecture

Registration is closed
Speaker:  Jeff Jahns

“Highlights and Favorites of the Current Architecture Book Festival; also the Challenges, Frustrations and Pleasures of a Long-time Book Collector”

With outstanding Architecture Book Festival exhibits beginning to pop out from 17 first class institutions in Chicagoland, who better to address the Club than the man who envisioned it all: Caxtonian Jeff Jahns, former Chairman of the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Besides taking us on a beautifully illustrated, selective, power-point journey of the last 500 years of Illustrated Architecture Books (including Chicago's extensive involvement), Jeff will tell how he came to collect books, (architectural books being but a part of his collection), where he finds his books, how he organizes and deals with a multitude of books, the one that got away and other anecdotes, collecting as entertainment and the internet and collecting. Also hear of Jeff's newly-researched list of talented Caxtonian architects, joining the ranks of Frank Lloyd Wright and Daniel Burnham.

Jeff is a partner in the law firm Seyfarth Shaw and is an important part of the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts.

Luncheon buffet (in the main dining room on
six) opens at 11:30 am.  Program (in a different room, to be announced)


c/o The Newberry Library
60 W. Walton Street
Chicago, IL  60610

Tel: +1 (312) 255-3710