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ISBN:
0966562003
Author:
Alfred Heller
Category:
Historical Study & Educational Resources
Language:
English
Publisher:
World's Fair Inc; 1 edition (January 1, 1999)
Pages:
264 pages
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1372 kb
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This book provides an overview of world's fairs at the turn of the millennium.

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Can our society now find paths to sustainable development? World's fairs are flourishing, says the author. They are in a position once again to define an era. And it's actually happening.

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This book provides an overview of world's fairs at the turn of the millenium. It describes the nature of fairs, shows how they evolved, & considers where they may be headed. The author demonstrates how fairs have tried to cope with the environmental consequences of the idea of progress they have traditionally celebrated.

World's fairs were created to show off the wonders of the industrial revolution. Great engines, presses, steel cannons, the typewriter, television, the elevator, even the Statue of Liberty first appeared at expos. But industrial progress has led to a polluted planet, and the very idea of progress needs to discover new direction. Can our society now find paths to sustainable development? World's fairs are flourishing, says the author. They are in a position once again to define an era. And it's actually happening.

This book provides an overview of world's fairs at the turn of the millennium. It describes the nature of fairs, shows how they have evolved, and considers where our fairs may be headed. The author demonstrates how in varying degrees fairs have tried to cope with the progress/environment issue, and suggests how they (and by implication the society as a whole) can do a better job of it in the future.

Because he has attended fifteen world's fairs, beginning with the Golden Gate International Exposition of 1939, and has written extensively about recent ones, Alfred Heller brings new perspectives to the subject. For example, he has been in a position to observe the evolving connection between expos and the themed entertainment industry, including world's fair shows that use film-based, multimedia techniques. For better or for worse, these have given world's fairs a new lease on life. In his book, he probes this development, not least in a chapter that compares Walt Disney's Epcot to a world's fair.

Other highlights: a chapter entitled "World's Fairs in a Nutshell," in which the author distills almost sixty years of fairgoing experience into a few essentials for understanding the medium; a chapter on his fascination with "reconstructing" fairs at the sites where they took place, with the aid of materials from his collection; and chapters on fairs of the Twentieth Century, entitled "Futurama and Future" and "Turn of the Millennium." The final chapter imagines a world's fair of the future, Expo 2015 in San Francisco.

  • Wenes
The author is definately very qualified to write this book. He generally keeps the reader engrossed as he creates the backdrop and context for each of the fairs. Unfortunately, he doesnt go very in depth into any particular fair, and the reader is left craving more photos. The author frequently boasts about his extensive collection of memorabilia, but too little is shown. Its enjoyable for a quick read, but if you are interested in more in depth knowledge and imagery, you should investigate one of the more comprehensive books.
  • Jaberini
Since I am a World's Fair "fanatic" I have read almost everything that I can on the subject. In general, this is an interesting and well researched book. The author has apparently attended most of the expositions that he writes about. However, I must point up three rather glaring errors in the book. In describing the Louisiana World Expo of 1984 he states that the unbuilt symbol tower was supposed to be "80 feet tall,just 150 feet shorter than the Eiffel Tower." Since the Eiffel Tower is actually over 900 feet tall,the New Orleans fair tower would have had to have been at least 800 feet tall.This may have been a typo which the author did not catch in time.The other error states that the US Pavilion at the Brussels World's Fair of 1958 was a "large,squat,round concrete block structure." It was indeed large and round, but not squat and not made of concrete blocks.According to the excellent book about Edward Durrell Stone, the architect of the pavilion,the outer walls consisted of large aluminum panels which were latticed in intricate designs so that the interior would be flooded with natural light. I have seen photos of the US Pavilion, and it seems a beautiful and airy structure to me. (In comparison to the Soviet Pavilion, which resembled a large refrigerator!) Thirdly, the Spokane Expo of 1974 was not the first time that the U.S.S.R. exhibited at a U.S. expo. They had a large pavilion at the New York World's Fair of 1939. All in all, however, I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the history of World's Fairs.