Author, artist and photographer, Larry W. Green, will be discussing and signing his new book, Water Tanks of Chicago: A Vanishing Urban Legacy, at the Beverly Branch Library located at 2121 W. 95th Street, Chicago, on Thursday evening, December 13th at 7:00 pm. The event is co-sponsored by Reading on Walden Bookstore your online community bookseller. The publisher is Wicker Park Press.
This is a book about Chicago’s water tanks. They are popularly known as water towers, but they are actually water tanks, and you will find them dotted throughout the municipal landscape. They are a fascinating part of Chicago history and one of the city’s unique architectural symbols. They are a monument to the position the city occupies on the architectural map. You can see them overlooking, with silent observation, everyday life in the metropolis.
“I have a real passion for these structures. One of my fantasies is to have one, live in one, maybe, and make a studio,” Larry Green told the Oak Leaves newspaper. Larry Green, 54, a Terre Haute, Ind. native came to Chicago to study at the School of the Art Institute in 1971. That passion lead him to create this book.
“Because I was an outsider, you see things differently than if you lived here all your life,” said Green, who has lived in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood for the past 12 years. “People have bought my paintings as something to remind them of Chicago. And the tanks remind them of Chicago.”
This event is brought to you by Reading on Walden Bookstore and the Beverly Branch Library.
Reading on Walden Bookstore has been your community bookstore since 1991. For information about this event or to reserve a copy of Water Tanks of Chicago, contact Reading on Walden Bookstore at 773-233-7633 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.