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Celebrating the New World : Chicago's Columbian Exposition of 1893

Author: Robert Muccigrosso
Publisher: Chicago : I.R. Dee, ©1993.
Series: American ways series.
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It was the most astonishing fair ever. "The grandest exposition this planet has ever witnessed," wrote one observer of the Columbian Exposition. A spectacular neoclassical "White City" designed by the nation's leading architects under the direction of Daniel Burnham; innumerable exhibits of science, technology, and the arts from throughout the world; a meeting place for a remarkable variety of social, intellectual,
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Genre/Form: Exhibitions
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Muccigrosso, Robert.
Celebrating the New World.
Chicago : I.R. Dee, ©1993
(OCoLC)624312109
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Muccigrosso
ISBN: 1566630134 9781566630139 1566630142 9781566630146
OCLC Number: 27186431
Description: xii, 209 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Setting for a celebration --
The city on the prairie --
A gathering of architects --
"You must see this fair" --
A community of ideas --
For some, a harder struggle --
Satisfying popular tastes --
Legacies of a city of dream.
Series Title: American ways series.
Responsibility: Robert Muccigrosso.

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A lively survey of Chicago's Columbian Exposition of 1893 and how the Great Fair mirrored American values and tastes at the turn of the century. American Ways Series.  Read more...

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An excellent brief study of the great exposition...splendid and colorful. Journal of American Culture

 
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