This volume, featuring illustrations of nearly 200 murals, describes the history behind the murals of Chicago - who commissioned them and why, the subjects of the murals, and the collaboration of artist and architect. The book is divided into easy-to-read geographical sections with maps for walking tours. There is also information about lesser known artists and on murals that have been destroyed over the years.
Mary Lackritz Gray has degrees from Bryn Mawr College and the University of Chicago and is the coauthor of A Guide to Chicago's Public Sculpture. She has been active in the preservation, care, and investigation of public art for many years.