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Title Meet me at the fair : a world's fair reader / edited by: Laura Hollengreen, Celia Pearce, Rebecca Rouse, Bobby Schweizer.

Published Pittsburgh, PA : (Carnegie Mellon University) ETC Press, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  907.4 MEET    AVAILABLE
Uniform title Meet me at the Fair (Hollengreen)
Physical description 20 unnumbered pages, 532 pages : illustrations; 30 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Anthropology & a World's Fair Reader -- American identity -- Science & industry pavilion -- Design & architecture pavilion -- Arts, media & entertainment pavilion -- Amusements & recreation pavilion -- Pavilion of the future.
Summary Together with the Olympics, world's fairs are one of the few regular international events of sufficient scale to showcase a spectrum of sights, wonders, learning opportunities, technological advances, and new (or renewed) urban districts, and to present them all to a mass audience. Meet Me at the Fair: A World's Fair Reader breaks new ground in scholarship on world's fairs by incorporating a number of short new texts that investigate world's fairs in their multiple aspects: political, urban/architectural, anthropological/ sociological, technological, commercial, popular, and representational. Contributors come from eight different countries and represent affiliations in academia, museums and libraries, professional and architectural firms, non-profit organizations, and government regulatory agencies. In taking the measure of both the material artifacts and the larger cultural production of world's fairs, the volume presents its own phantasmagoria of disciplinary perspectives, historical periods, geographical locales, media, and messages, mirroring the microcosmic form of the world's fair itself.
Other author Hollengreen, Laura Holden, editor.
Pearce, Celia, editor.
Rouse, Rebecca, editor.
Schweizer, Bobby, editor.
Curran, Kathleen, 1955- contributor.
Subject Exhibitions -- History.
ISBN 1312115874