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

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

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Meet Me at the Fair: A World's Fair Reader by Celia Pearce, Bobby Schweizer, Laura Hollengreen

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781312115873
Publisher: Lulu.com
Publication date: 09/06/2014
Pages: 558
Product dimensions: 8.27(w) x 11.69(h) x 1.13(d)

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