Thursday, January 3, 2008

Lofty Ideas

Break out the champagne. I have finally had a positive book publishing experience.

Last month, BridgeHouse Publishing launched the hardcover coffee table book Urban Loft: How Chicago Redefined the Architecture, a book about—you guessed it—lofts in the city of Chicago. The principal developer, MCZ/Centrum converted all of the lofts from old factories and warehouses in former industrial areas around the city.

We went to Chicago last summer for flaky pizza, peppery hot dogs and long days of shooting for this book. We had a great time and learned first hand why Chicagoans love their city. (We weren't there in December when their love is put to the test.) The property on the cover, the Clinton Street Lofts, had a surly property manager who didn't feel like letting us inside to shoot the lobby. So, we went across the street and did a nice exterior at dusk. Now it's a cover story...ha!

Congratulations to Marisa, Chris, Cristine, and Christina on a job well done. The book just went on sale at Amazon so we'll see how it does. There's also a book signing with author Christina Noelle at Books & Books in Coral Gables, Florida on Wednesday, February 20th at 8pm.

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