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With the publication of his first book in 1962 at the age of 26, Richard Saul Wurman began the singular passion of his life: that of making information understandable. A holder of both M. Arch. & B. Arch. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, he has been awarded several grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Guggenheim Fellowship, two Graham Fellowships & two Chandler Fellowships. In 1991, Richard Saul Wurman received the Kevin Lynch Award from MIT for his creation of the ACCESS travel guides. In 1994, he was named a Fellow of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland & awarded a Doctorate of Fine Arts by the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. In 1995, he received an Honorary Doctor of Letters from Art Center College of Design & was Chairman of Graphic Design & Product/Industrial Design of the1995 Presidential Design Awards.
Richard Saul Wurman continues to be a regular consultant to major corporations in matters relating to the design & understanding of information. He is married to novelist Gloria Nagy, has 4 children & lives in Newport, Rhode Island.
I find the Access series are generally useful. Gave this as a gift and haven't had feedback yet but I like the layout and found the guidance very useful when moving to the Boston... Read morePublished on January 30, 2013 by T. Jackson
I haven't seen other series of guide books that adequately describe the uniqueness of any city, through showcasing the various districts or neighborhoods. Read morePublished on January 22, 2012 by N. Raymond
If you plan any visits to Chicago, this book is recommended! You can find out about the museums,the sights, the restaurants,the hotels and the wonderful things that makes this city... Read morePublished on June 2, 2007 by PATRICK J.POWERS
there is a newer edition out there. this one is way out of date and shows how long "cool" stuff lasts in the windy city. Read morePublished on October 1, 2002 by Michael J. Manning