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Larry Broutman

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Connection to Illinois: Larry Broutman raised his family in Glencoe, Illinois. He now lives in Chicago in the Streeterville neighborhood with his wife Susan.

Biography: Since the 1990s, Larry Broutman has traveled the world over to capture the perfect photograph and has found his hometown of Chicago to have a plethora of visual inspiration. Broutman has been interviewed by high-profile television programs, radio shows, newspapers, and art magazines to discuss his critically-acclaimed photography books 'Chicago Treasure,' 'Chicago Eternal,' 'Chicago Monumental,' and 'Chicago Unleashed.' Forthcoming titles include 'Africa Treasure' and 'Chicago Courageous.'

His photography projects include work with Lincoln Park Zoo, Africa Geographic, BBC Wildlife, Childrens Memorial Hospital Clinic, and The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Childrens Hospital of Chicago. Broutman was a finalist in Africa Geographic magazine's Photographer of the Year contest.

Broutman attended MIT where he received his S.B., S.M., and doctorate degree in the field of Materials Engineering and Science in 1963. Specializing in Polymer Engineering and Science and Composite Materials, Broutman has vast experience writing college textbooks, reference books, and technical articles. In fact, he was inducted into the Plastics Hall of Fame.

  • -- Midwest Independent Publishing Association's Midwest Book Awards: Silver Medal in Art / Photography, Coffee Table Books category: 2019, Chicago Eternal
  • -- Independent Book Publishers Association's Benjamin Franklin Awards: Silver Medal in Regional category: 2019, Chicago Eternal
  • -- American Book Fest's Best Book Awards: Finalist in Photography category: 2018, Chicago Eternal
  • -- Independent Publisher's IPPY Awards: Bronze Medal Great Lakes Nonfiction category: 2017, Chicago Monumental
  • -- Midwest Independent Publishing Association's Midwest Book Awards: Finalist in Best Interior Design category: 2017, Chicago Monumental

Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction; Photographer; Poetry

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers; Children

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Selected Titles

Chicago Eternal
ISBN: 1893121747 OCLC: 1028240362

Lake Claremont Press: A Chicago Joint 2018

Chicago Monumental
ISBN: 1893121674 OCLC: 940559007

Lake Claremont Press: A Chicago Joint 2016

A gorgeous full-color photographic tribute to over 250 of the monuments, fountains, memorials, and statues in Chicago's parks and cemeteries, as well as those on the city's streets and buildings. While the emphasis is on monuments installed prior to 1930, significant memorials and monuments such as the I Have a Dream Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Haymarket Square monuments are also included. Each monument is further defined by the date of installation, location, name of sculptor, and historic context. All author proceeds are donated to The Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Disabled, and Access Living, Chicago-based nonprofit service agencies.--Publisher's description.

Chicago Treasure
ISBN: 1893121798 OCLC: 1089419317

Lake Claremont Press: A Chicago Joint 2019

Chicago has many treasures. The Magnificent Mile and Wrigley Field, wonderful public art and parks, beautiful bridges and skylines. But the true heart and the real treasure of the city are its children. This book is devoted to Chicago's children. Come along as they travel to worlds within worlds, becoming storybook characters who follow the Yellow Brick Road, sip tea in Wonderland, tame a tiger, live in a shoe, climb a magic beanstalk to bring home a golden-egg-laying hen, turn a frog into a prince, meet fairies and dragons. Continue as they step into painted canvases to inhabit scenes from other times and places. After climbing down from those framed worlds, they explore the city, high-fiving the victorious Chicago Bears, joining penguins at the theater, and leaping across State Street Bridge aboard African impalas. The kids are the story. The book is their adventure. Its door swings open. . .

Chicago Unleashed
ISBN: 1893121615 OCLC: 936339051

[Broutman Photography], [Chicago, Ill.] : [2014]

More than 5 years in the making, Chicago Unleashed is a collection of whimsical images created by author, photographer, and Chicago native Larry Broutman. The images combine wildlife photographed by Broutman in the wildlands of the world and iconic Chicago urbanscapes he also