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Meet Me at the Fair: A World's Fair Reader

Meet Me at the Fair: A World's Fair Reader

ByCelia PearceBobby Schweizer

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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. 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.

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Publication Date
Aug 14, 2014
Language
English
ISBN
9781312115873
Category
Education & Language
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Celia Pearce, By (author): Bobby Schweizer, By (author): Laura Hollengreen, By (author): Rebecca Rouse

Specifications

Pages
558
Binding
Perfect Bound
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
A4 (8.27 x 11.69 in / 210 x 297 mm)

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