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The New York World's Fair, 1939/1940: in 155 Photographs by Richard Wurts and Others
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; Elektrothe7-foot-tall robot; artwork by Salvador Dali, Rockwell Kent, Alexander Calder, and much more. 155 photographs. Map. Introduction. Captions. Index. ...more
Paperback, 170 pages
Published June 1st 1977 by Dover Publications
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155 b&w photos of the extraordinary buildings and exhibits of the 1939 New York World's Fair. Lovely techno-utopian architecture and design. The world of tomorrow....
The photos are reasonably well reproduced (I read the Dover Thrift edition, which is a medium-format paperback). I would have liked a bit more in the way of exposition, but I guess there are other books for that.
Jan 15, 2015 Влад В. Головач rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Although the NYPL digital library contains lots of photos from the Fair, they lack proper description and context. This book provides such a context and serves as a good touring guide to the past. Art Deco! Murals! Strongly allegoric statues of virtues of modernity, mostly with boobs exposed! World fairs and their history is a wonderful aspect of the past and this book is showing it all.