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Spectacle in the White City - Chicago History Museum Store

Spectacle in the White City

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Explore this visual tour of the World's Columbian Exposition's extensive buildings and grounds, this lavish book celebrates a city that treasures its architecture. The classical Greek and Roman design expressed by the Chicago World's Fair defined the course of American monumental building for decades to come, and the text accompanying these historic photographs provides fascinating interpretations of the Exposition's influence on American building styles and tastes. From conception to closing day and beyond, Spectacle in the White City offers glimpses of past splendor that will be treasured by Chicagoans, history buffs, and lovers of fine art and photography.


  • Author Stanley Appelbaum
  • Pages 176
  • Dimensions 12 in x 9 in