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GRAND ILLUSIONS: CHICAGO'S WORLD'S FAIR OF 1893. Neil Harris et al. Chicago Historical Society, 1993. 192 pp. with 222 ills. (21 col.). 22 x 26 cm. LC 93-71298 ISBN 0913820180 In English.
Illustrated primarily with archival photographs and architectural views of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, this catalogue features four substantial essays exploring the fair's ideological character and long-lasting influence, including discussions of changes in the perception of the event over the past century, the nationalistic goals underlying its ambitious architectural projects, the role of official photographers in shaping the public image of the fair, and the ethnocentrism, racial prejudice and gender bias reflected in the exclusionary policies of its organizers.
Indexing: Western — United States — 1800-1900 — Several Media
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 055424
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