Monday, July 11, 2016

Book Review: A Century of Progress

Title: A Century of Progress
Author: Chicago Tribune Staff and Ron Grossman
Pages: 144 pages
Publisher: Agate Publishing
Publication Date: December 8, 2015
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
Source: Agate Publishing

This book is a great coffee table for any photography collector or any history buff.

A Century of Progress is a photographic tour of the 1933-1934 Chicago World's Fair. This beautiful book has so much history packed into beautiful black and white photos. Prepare to get lost for a couple of hours, while browsing this gorgeous book.

The quality of these pictures is incredible. For photos that have been blown up so big, you would expect major distortion in the original image, but in this book the pictures were fantastic.

This might not be your cup of tea if you aren't interested in photography books, or coffee table books. I also wish there was more facts, information, or experiences included. There are some, but it leaves you wanting more. Other than that, I see nothing wrong with this book.

Thank you so much Agate Publishing for sending me this lovely book. As always all opinions were my own and were not influenced in any way.

Links // Chicago Tribune // Amazon // Agate

Goodreads Description:

"A Century of Progress" is an extensive collection of historical photographs documenting the Century of Progress International Exposition, the world’s fair held in Chicago from 1933 to 1934 to celebrate the city’s 100th anniversary. The images in this book—more than 100 in total—were culled and processed from the Chicago Tribune’s expansive archive of glass-plate and acetate negatives housed deep below Tribune Tower.

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