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.
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