World's Fairs and the End of Progress: An Insiders View

World's Fairs and the End of Progress: An Insiders View

by Alfred Heller



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ISBN-13: 9780966562002
Publisher: World's Fair, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/01/1999
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.38(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.62(d)

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Huey Johnson

Thought-provoking.filled with wry tales about the half-hearted moves expos have made away from the progress-at-any-price attitudes of the past. In a way, it's the story of industrial civilization. Huzzah for the ecology-minded proposal for Expo 2015 in San Francisco!

Ted Allan

An invaluable account of humanity's most important festivals, set amid the powerful political, social and environmental currents of our time. Alfred Heller has an insider's knowledge of what makes world's fairs tick.

Bob Rogers

Alfred Heller has produced the most fascinating and important book on world's fairs in more than a decade.

John Findling

A beautifully written book, insightful with respect to the trends in popular culture that fairs express, and well illustrated. I recommend it highly.

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