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December
04
December
04

100 Ideas that Changed Fashion Forever

                        Marnie Fogg. The Dress: 100 Ideas that Changed Fashion Forever. London: Goodman (2015). 100 dresses, 100 ideas. The author identifies each innovative idea and follows the reverberations. The dresses date from the nineteenth century to the present. The photographs come from a variety More

November
17
November
17

The Birth of the Pill

                      Jonathan Eig. The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution. New York: W. W. Norton and Company (2014). You will know in advance that Margaret Sanger was the key player and that there must have been a scientist—but More

August
17
August
17

Chicago and Its Botanic Garden

                      Cathy Jean Maloney and Chicago Botanic Garden. Chicago and Its Botanic Garden: The Chicago Horticultural Society at 125. Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern University Press (2015). The Chicago Botanic Garden is living proof of how a public-partnership on the Chicago model can produce a world-class asset: More

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