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Fair America : world's fairs in the United States

Author: Robert W Rydell; John E Findling; Kimberly D Pelle
Publisher: Washington, DC : Smithsonian Institution Press, 2000.
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Setting more than thirty world's fairs from 1853 to 1984 in their historical context, Robert W. Rydell, John E. Findling, and Kimberly D. Pelle show that the expositions reflected and influenced not only the ideals but also the cultural tensions of their times. Illustrated with archival photographs of fair buildings, exhibits, and souvenirs, Fair America surveys a century and a half of these dazzling, culturally  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert W Rydell; John E Findling; Kimberly D Pelle
ISBN: 1560983841 9781560983842 1560989688 9781560989684
OCLC Number: 41967192
Description: x, 166 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Fairs in the age of industrialism's advance --
2. Fairs of the Imperial era --
3. Fairs between the World Wars --
4. Fairs in the Atomic age --
Conclusion: cultural dinosaurs? World's Fairs and the survival of the species.
Responsibility: Robert W. Rydell, John E. Findling, and Kimberly D. Pelle.

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Setting more than thirty world's fairs from 1853 to 1984 in their historical context, Robert W. Rydell, John E. Findling, and Kimberly D. Pelle show that the expositions reflected and influenced not only the ideals but also the cultural tensions of their times. Illustrated with archival photographs of fair buildings, exhibits, and souvenirs, Fair America surveys a century and a half of these dazzling, culturally revealing events.

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