Fair World: A History of World's Fairs and Expositions from London to Shanghai 1851-2010

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9781906506094: Fair World: A History of World's Fairs and Expositions from London to Shanghai 1851-2010

The great World's Fairs and Expositions staged around the world since the mid-nineteenth century were among the largest and most dramatic cultural events ever staged. In both beneficial and detrimental ways, they affected the lives of tens of millions of people. Fair World tells the story of these extraordinary exhibitions from the Victorian period to the present day.

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About the Author:

Paul Greenhalgh is Director of the Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts at the University of East Anglia. His former roles include Director and President of the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC, President of NSCAD University in Canada, and Head of Research at the V&A Museum in London.

Review:

“an outstanding survey highly recommended for a range of collections, from general-interest to history and arts holdings. It packs in photos and in-depth details of the great world fairs and expositions, offering a coverage that provides details about each fair and its unique characteristics. The outstanding focus provides lively discussion of elements unique to each world fair, covering its features, promotion, attractions and impact on its audience. The drama and excitement of the fairs is captured in a fine oversized presentation packed with images and history!”
- Midwest Book Review

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