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World War II Veteran George Hinds Shares Sketches in Autobiography

A former architecture professor at the University of Illinois shares his sketches, which number over 200, plus photographs in his autobiography.

Chicago, Illinois , United States – WEBWIRE

The sketches capture both the author’s legacy and Chicago’s reputation in architecture

What makes an autobiography or memoir a compelling read? Lots of images, that is.
In his autobiography “Growing Up and Older” (BookSurge Publishing, 2009), George Hinds shares not only his family history and details of his life and works but also his creations: over 200 sketches, mostly historical monuments and popular attractions of places that he visited with his students or where he used to work before.
Among the sketches are the environs of Chicago where the University of Illinois is located, the amazing architecture of Europe, and his grandfather Thomas Hinds’ foundry in Malone, New York, which closed in late 1935.
Readers who are into Chicago’s culture and history will find the sketches of the Windy City the most noteworthy in “Growing Up and Older.” They reveal more than just the author’s expertise as an architect and draftsman. It tells the rise of Chicago as the architecture capital of the world as shown in the sketches the author made of the Navy Pier, Krause Music Store, the Museum of Science and Industry, Loop skyline, and Chicago churches, among others.
The author’s sketches and his tenure at the university establish his affinity with Chicago. The readers will understand that his legacy grew off the city’s reputation as a global architecture hub. The book, after all, also tells the life of a city… in sketches of its landmarks.
Look out for George Hinds’ “Growing Up and Older” at the upcoming New York Rights Fair 2018 on May 30 through June 1, 2018, at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan, New York City.
Copies are available at Amazon
Growing Up and Older
Written by George Hinds
Published by BookSurge Publishing
Published date: December 1, 2009
Paperback price: $16.77
About the Author
George Hinds was born in 1922 in Malone, New York. After serving in World War II, he returned home and took up architecture and planning at Yale University. He practiced in Colorado and New York and worked on the Planning Commission and redevelopment Authority of Philadelphia. He travelled to Sweden to work in the office of Scottish architect and planner Ralph Erskine; to Indonesia to teach planning and architecture; to India as advisor to the Indonesia delegation at a UNESCO conference; and to Japan to visit new housing development and collect technical literature. In the mid-1960s, he joined the faculty at the University of Illinois.  

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