Elaine Evans / Wednesday, November 1, 2023 / Categories: General News Thousand-Year Statehouse: The Art and Architecture of the Illinois State Capitol Thousand-Year Statehouse by David L. Finnigan is an oversize, 258-page hardcover volume that you will be delighted to own. Inside you will find the architectural history and fascinating stories behind each major room in the New Statehouse, accompanied by over 140 full-page, color photos. The book begins with the story of the New Statehouse, its design and construction. Learn about the European and ancient Greek precedents which inspired its architecture. Then, embark on a personal tour of this extraordinary building, from the basement tunnels to the top of the dome. Step inside grand halls and private rooms alike. Dozens of close-up photos bring intricate details to hand. Discover the stories of the sculptures, paintings, and ornamentation (and the artisans who made them) which make this building unique both in Illinois and across the nation. The ISHS has a limited quantity of this volume. To order your own copy, click here or call 217-525-2781 Previous Article ISHS Board Meeting, December 9, 2023 Next Article Lecture: Chicago Movie Tours with Kelli Marshall Print 292 Rate this article: No rating Please login or register to post comments.