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Perfect Cities Chicago's Utopias of 1893

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ISBN-10: 0226293181

ISBN-13: 9780226293189

Edition: Reprint 

Authors: James B. Gilbert

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In this elegant and sensitive look at the milieu of the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, James Gilbert examines the three utopias that were designed to bring order to the chaos of urban life: The World's Fair itself, George Pullman's community for his workers, and Dwight Moody's evangelical crusade. Gilbert draws upon a rich selection of fiction, collective biography, architecture, photographs, and souvenir books to show how these experiments each acted as a middle-class prescription for coming to terms with the new cultural diversity and competition resulting from the disruptive forces of technological change, commercial enterprise, and pluralism. "Mr. Gilbert's splendid book opens…    
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Book details

List price: $27.50
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 6/1/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 293
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Chicago: Two Profiles
Approaches: Discovery from a Distance
First City: Form and Fantasy
Second City: Our Town
Third City: The Evangelical Metropolis
Exit: The Gray City