I’m unabashedly proud to announce that my recently published book, Chicago in Stone and Clay: A Guide to the Windy City’s Architectural Geology, has been chosen as one of the Chicago Reader‘s “Ten Best Chicago Books in 2022.” To quote from the review by Adam Morgan:
“The city is not a denial of nature. It’s a vast affirmation of it,’ Wiggers writes in this first-of-its-kind guide to the geology of Chicago’s architecture. In surprisingly breezy chapters organized by neighborhoods and buildings, Wiggers explores the stone, brick, terra-cotta, plaster, metal, and ornamental glass that make Chicago an enormous outdoor museum. It adds a fascinating new layer of history to your brain that will change the way you see the city.”
To be so honored by this preeminent publication is a significant career accomplishment for any Chicago-area author, and I’m truly grateful that The Reader found my work worthy of inclusion on its list.
If you’d like to learn more about the book, hop on over to my Publications page.