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Nature in the White City

The Columbian Exposition of 1893, one of the world's most popular and immensely influential social and cultural events, focused on new technologies and the development of industry. In this presentation, Beth Johnson explores the expressions of nature during the fair, examining the architecture, landscape design, and plant hierarchy alongside the birth of the forest conservation movement.


Recorded Sunday, August 10, 2008 at Northbrook Public Library.

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