The New York World s Fair 1939 1940

The New York World s Fair  1939 1940

Photographic tour of best-loved world's fair: the 700-foot-tall Trylon, the 200-foot-wide Perisphere, GM's Futurama ride, 3-D movies, Elektro the 7-foot-tall robot, artwork by Dali and Calder, much more. 155 photographs, map.

Author: Richard Wurts

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486317892

Category: Architecture

Page: 170

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Photographic tour of best-loved world's fair: the 700-foot-tall Trylon, the 200-foot-wide Perisphere, GM's Futurama ride, 3-D movies, Elektro the 7-foot-tall robot, artwork by Dali and Calder, much more. 155 photographs, map.
Categories: Architecture

New York s 1939 1940 World s Fair

New York s 1939 1940 World s Fair

Crafted by designers such as Walter Dorwin Teague, Norman Bel Geddes, and Raymond Loewy, the twelve-hundred-acre fair in Flushing Meadows sold visitors a streamlined world of consumer goods-teardrop cars and smoking robots, electric ...

Author: Andrew F. Wood

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738535850

Category: History

Page: 125

View: 138

The 1939-1940 New York World's Fair promised a new age of global communication, nationwide superhighways, and suburban living-and it delivered. Crafted by designers such as Walter Dorwin Teague, Norman Bel Geddes, and Raymond Loewy, the twelve-hundred-acre fair in Flushing Meadows sold visitors a streamlined world of consumer goods-teardrop cars and smoking robots, electric dishwashers and nylon stockings-manufactured by companies such as Westinghouse, General Motors, and AT&T. In New York's 1939-1940 World's Fair, insightful narrative accompanies dazzling postcards, advertisements, and illustrations of Democracity, Futurama, the Lagoon of Nations, and the famed Trylon and Perisphere, recalling the promise and optimism of a fair that enchanted forty-five million visitors.
Categories: History

The 1939 1940 New York World s Fair

The 1939 1940 New York World s Fair

Falling in between the dark days of the Great Depression and World War II, the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair offered a refreshing prediction for "the World of Tomorrow.

Author: Bill Cotter

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439665954

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 785

Falling in between the dark days of the Great Depression and World War II, the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair offered a refreshing prediction for "the World of Tomorrow." There were exciting demonstrations of robot servants, computerized highways, color photography, and a new invention called television. Visitors could tour the latest in model homes, enjoy the marvel of air-conditioning, and watch the newest streamlined steam locomotive in action. America's largest corporations joined forces with nations from around the world to showcase the wonders of a future that was sure to come. There were also displays of past technical marvels, international culture and cuisine, and plenty of the innovative architecture that is a large part of these international expositions. Vintage photographs, most never published before, showcase what has been lauded as the most memorable world's fair of all time.
Categories: Photography

The 1939 1940 New York World s Fair

The 1939 1940 New York World s Fair

After enduring 10 harrowing years of the Great Depression, visitors to the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair found welcome relief in the fair's optimistic presentation of the "World of Tomorrow.

Author: Bill Cotter

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738565342

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 363

After enduring 10 harrowing years of the Great Depression, visitors to the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair found welcome relief in the fair's optimistic presentation of the "World of Tomorrow." Pavilions from America's largest corporations and dozens of countries were spread across a 1,216-acre site, showcasing the latest industrial marvels and predictions for the future intermingled with cultural displays from around the world. Well known for its theme structures, the Trylon and Perisphere, the fair was an intriguing mixture of technology, science, architecture, showmanship, and politics. Proclaimed by many as the most memorable world's fair ever held, it predicted wonderful times were ahead for the world even as the clouds of war were gathering. Through vintage photographs, most never published before, The 1939-1940 New York World's Fair recaptures those days when the eyes of the world were on New York and on the future.
Categories: History

Dawn of a New Day

Dawn of a New Day

Author: Helen A. Harrison

Publisher: Queens Museum of Art

ISBN: UCSD:31822010571172

Category: New York World's Fair

Page: 123

View: 310

Categories: New York World's Fair

Meet Me at the Fair A World s Fair Reader

Meet Me at the Fair  A World s Fair Reader

22Stanley Applebaum, The New York World's Fair 1939/1940 (New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1977), 3. Also see 1939: Music and the World's Fair, ...

Author: Celia Pearce

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312115873

Category: Education

Page: 20

View: 337

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.
Categories: Education

1939

1939

Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations; Hall of Pharmacy, Architect's
Rendering, New York World's Fair 1939-40 Records, Manuscripts and Archives
Division, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations;
Rudy ...

Author: Claudia Swan

Publisher: Eos Music Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105023053130

Category: Music

Page: 79

View: 448

The World's Fair of 1939, held in New York, was an extremely important cultural event. The leading artists of the day -- including the likes of Salvador Dali and Aaron Copeland -- participated, and in many ways the fair represented all that was prevalent in culture at that time. This book explores the fair's impact with archival photos and essays by noted musicologists and critics such as Robert Rosenblum.
Categories: Music

1939 New York World s Fair

1939 New York World s Fair

The Futurama, the Trylon and Perisphere, the Westinghouse Time Capsule, Railroads on Parade, the Chrysler Rocketport, the Aquacade, and the world's largest diorama: these are just a few of the things that you would have experienced at the ...

Author: Mark Bussler

Publisher:

ISBN: 1692361295

Category:

Page: 268

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While the world was falling apart, the 1939 New York World's Fair brought us together to celebrate freedom, technology, and The World of Tomorrow. The Futurama, the Trylon and Perisphere, the Westinghouse Time Capsule, Railroads on Parade, the Chrysler Rocketport, the Aquacade, and the world's largest diorama: these are just a few of the things that you would have experienced at the 1939 New York World's Fair. From writer, director, and World's Fair expert, Mark Bussler, this entertaining and informative book guides readers through the 1939-1940 World's Fair held in New York City. Feel like one of the lucky fairgoers while immersed in incredible photographs and details from the Fair - many of the pictures are previously unpublished and give an on-the-ground perspective missing from most history books. Take a close up look at: General Motors Futurama Billy Rose's Aquacade The Electric Utilities Building Railroads Building Elektro the Westinghouse robot The carnival atmosphere And more... Hundreds of photographs combined with a fun and lighthearted writing style make learning about the 1939 World's Fair fun and enjoyable for all ages. Mark Bussler is the director of the documentary films "Expo: Magic of the White City" narrated by Gene Wilder, "A Good Time at the 1939 World's Fair", and "Westinghouse." Mark wrote "The World's Fair of 1893 Ultra Massive Photographic Adventure" series, "Chicago 1933: A Century of Progress in Photographs," and "World War I: A Dramatic Collection of Images." Mark is also the writer and artist of numerous comic book series, including Magnum Skywolf, Ethel the Cyborg Ninja, Robot Kitten Factory, and Omega Ronin and did the restoration work on "San Francisco 1915 World's Fair: The Panama-Pacific International Exposition" and "The Sinking of the Titanic: Greatest Disaster at Sea."
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Dawn of a New Day

Dawn of a New Day

Author: Helen A. Harrison

Publisher: Queens Museum of Art

ISBN: 0814734073

Category: New York World's Fair

Page: 123

View: 356

Categories: New York World's Fair

Consuming Surrealism in American Culture

Consuming Surrealism in American Culture

21, 1938), Box 178, Archives of the 193940 New York World's Fair, New York Public Library. Vogue did publish some of Dalí's drawings of the pavilion in its ...

Author: Sandra Zalman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351571081

Category: Art

Page: 228

View: 124

Consuming Surrealism in American Culture: Dissident Modernism argues that Surrealism worked as a powerful agitator to disrupt dominant ideas of modern art in the United States. Unlike standard accounts that focus on Surrealism in the U.S. during the 1940s as a point of departure for the ascendance of the New York School, this study contends that Surrealism has been integral to the development of American visual culture over the course of the twentieth century. Through analysis of Surrealism in both the museum and the marketplace, Sandra Zalman tackles Surrealism?s multi-faceted circulation as both elite and popular. Zalman shows how the American encounter with Surrealism was shaped by Alfred Barr, William Rubin and Rosalind Krauss as these influential curators mobilized Surrealism to compose, to concretize, or to unseat narratives of modern art in the 1930s, 1960s and 1980s - alongside Surrealism?s intersection with advertising, Magic Realism, Pop, and the rise of contemporary photography. As a popular avant-garde, Surrealism openly resisted art historical classification, forcing the supposedly distinct spheres of modernism and mass culture into conversation and challenging theories of modern art in which it did not fit, in large part because of its continued relevance to contemporary American culture.
Categories: Art

Footsteps at the American World s Fairs

Footsteps at the American World s Fairs

The International Exhibitions of Chicago, New York & Philadelphia, 1853-1965 :
Revisited in 1993 Stanley K. Hunter ... 594 129 3 Dawn of a New Day - the New
York World's Fair , 1939-40 June 21 - November 30 , 1980 Pp124 with many ...

Author: Stanley K. Hunter

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556029064664

Category: Exhibitions

Page: 87

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Categories: Exhibitions

The Last Fair on Earth

The Last Fair on Earth

Author: New York Public Library

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:24937867

Category: New York World's Fair

Page: 5

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Categories: New York World's Fair

Dawn of a New Day

Dawn of a New Day

Author: Helen A. Harrison

Publisher: Queens Museum of Art

ISBN: 0960451412

Category: New York World's Fair

Page: 123

View: 356

Categories: New York World's Fair

The 1964 1965 New York World s Fair

The 1964 1965 New York World s Fair

The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair was the largest international exhibition ever built in the United States.

Author: Bill Cotter

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738536067

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 945

The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair was the largest international exhibition ever built in the United States. More than one hundred fifty pavilions and exhibits spread over six hundred forty-six acres helped the fair live up to its reputation as "the Billion-Dollar Fair." With the cold war in full swing, the fair offered visitors a refreshingly positive view of the future, mirroring the official theme: Peace through Understanding. Guests could travel back in time through a display of full-sized dinosaurs, or look into a future where underwater hotels and flying cars were commonplace. They could enjoy Walt Disney's popular shows, or study actual spacecraft flown in orbit. More than fifty-one million guests visited the fair before it closed forever in 1965. The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair captures the history of this event through vintage photographs, published here for the first time.
Categories: History