Photographer Larry Broutman made us take note of the vast and impressive array of public art in his book "Chicago Monumental," which caught the attention of the media and book award committees. In "Chicago Unleashed," Mr. Broutman combined his love for wildlife and urban life to create a funny, fantastical version of Chicago.
Now in his third coffee table book of photography, "Chicago Eternal," Mr. Broutman turns his eye and his camera towards a seldom celebrated topic: cemeteries. Some people find graveyards and tombstones to be creepy and depressing, but Mr. Broutman reminds us that how we preserve and honor our dead speaks to how compassionate and civilized we are as a society. Through his superb full-color photographs and informative text, Mr. Broutman makes sure that we never forget the heroes, villains, and everyday citizens of Chicago’s past.