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Thomas J. O'Gorman

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: O'Gorman is a Chicago-based writer and historian.

Biography: O'Gorman is a scholar-in-residence at the Newberry Library of Chicago, historian-in-residence of the Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago, a contributor to ''Town & Country'' magazine, a political speech writer at Chicago's City Hall, and former managing editor of ''World of Hibernia'' magazine.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Thomas J. O'Gorman on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Chicago /
ISBN: 1856486680 OCLC: 52429347

PRC ; London : 2003.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Chicago /
ISBN: 1592231276 OCLC: 54826179

Thunder Bay Press, San Diego, Calif. : ©2004.

New spaces from salvage :
ISBN: 0764154079 OCLC: 48985692

Barron's, Hauppauge, NY : 2002.

An imaginative and chic way to decorate a living area-whether studio apartment, multi-room house on several acres of land, or anything in between-is by taking advantage of the resources of salvage yards. As this beautifully illustrated book demonstrates, architectural salvage yards overflow with bargain-priced fixtures, fittings, and decorative pieces that represent virtually every historical era. Stone pediments, mantel pieces, lighting sconces, garden gates, benches, doors, mirrors, columns, tiles, lintels, art glass, and even entire staircases can be purchased from salvage and put to use. Better yet, these items often go for only a fraction of what it costs to buy and install new and frequently far less beautiful, less durable objects. This volume's introduction shows how easy it is to find pieces to fit every budget. Next, the authors discuss the styles of various historical periods, and in color photos they show some of the effects these items can have in today's homes. Periods considered include Georgian, Regency, Victorian, Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Edwardian, and Modern. The rest of the book looks at some interesting items readers can expect to find in salvage yards, and coaches them in developing a sharp eye for good pieces. Combining a running narrative with handsome, instructive photos, the authors describe projects in progress, from first conception to finished results. Here's a wonderful idea book for all who want to improve and beautify their living areas. 200 full-color photos and illustrations. -- Publisher description.

Strange but true Chicago :
ISBN: 0762736801 OCLC: 61228802

Insiders' Guide, Guilford, Conn. : 2005.