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General World's Fair Materials

Monographs

  • Ahlström, Göran. Technological Development and Industrial Expositions, 1850-1914. Lund: Lund University Press, 1996.
    Focuses on the key features of international industrial exhibitions during the latter half of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries. Includes discussion on their purpose and scope as well as Swedish participation in these events. Ahlström endeavors to trace Swedish technological and industrial development from an international perspective while asserting that although communications were poor by today's standards, international exhibitions provided a venue for the international exchange of information about technology. Includes bibliography.
  • Beauchamp, K.G. Exhibiting Electricity. IEEE History of Technology Series, vol. 21. London: Institution of Electrical Engineers, 1997.
    Traces the history of public and technical exhibitions from the 18th century to the present: showing how exhibitions presented electrical innovation and manufacturing to the public especially in 19th c. exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Blaisdell, Marilyn. San Francisciana: Photographs of 3 World's Fairs. San Francisco: The Author, 1994.
    Photos from the California Midwinter International Exposition, the Pan-Pacific International Exposition, and the Golden Gate International Exposition.
  • Brown, Julie K. Making Culture Visible: Photography and Display at Industrial Fairs, International Expositions and Institutional Exhibitions in the U.S., 1847-1900. Amsterdam: Harwood Acad. 2001.
  • Burris, John P. Exhibiting Religion: Colonialism and Spectacle at International Expositions, 1851-1893. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 2001.
    Survey of world's fairs from the Great Exhibition to the Columbian Exposition as pivotal forums in which various religions came into contact with one another and the results.
  • Celik, Zeynep. Displaying the Orient: Architecture of Islam at Nineteenth-Century World's Fairs. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992.
  • Friz, Richard, ed. The Official Price Guide to World's Fair Memorabilia. New York: House of Collectibles, 1989.
    This handbook is organized by type of object, and provides a glimpse of the range of material culture the fairs generated, from postcards to commemorative ceramics and clothing. Includes a listing of collectors' organizations and a brief bibliography.
  • Gere, Charlotte. European Decorative Arts at the World's Fairs, 1850-1900. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, vol. 56, no. 3. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999.
    This issue of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin features selected, prizewinning European decorative artifacts that are owned by the museum and were exhibited at the world's fairs from the London Great Exhibition of 1851 to the Paris Centennial Exposition of 1900. According to Gere, the pieces selected for this publication were acknowledged masterpieces of their time and represent "expressions of the highest possible skill and artistic taste." Gere's introduction provides a concise, yet thorough overview of the impact of nineteenth-century world's fairs on artistic design and consumption. The rest of the work contains beautiful color and black and white photographs and drawings as well as descriptions of the artifacts and the artists who created them. A short bibliography is also included.
  • Gordon, Beverly. Bazaars and Ladies Fairs: The History of the American Fundraising Fair. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1998.
    This work examines the bazaar, or the "fundraising fair," as the "'woman's fair', the female manifestation of the broader fair phenomenon." Particularly valuable to feminist scholarship, women were able to participate and gain control within bazaars much more easily than in mainstream, male-identified expositions. In their 175 year history, fundraising fairs gave women the opportunity to express their visions and priorities as well as their skills and creativity. Gordon involves the reader in a chronological look at the fundraising fair while interjecting discussions about individuals who worked at fairs.
  • Greenhalgh, Paul. Ephemeral Vistas: The Expositions Universelles, Great Exhibitions and World's Fairs, 1851-1939. Manchester, U.K.: Manchester University Press, 2000.
  • Hamon, Philippe. Expositions: Literature and Architecture in Nineteenth-Century France. Translated by Katia Sainson-Frank and Lisa Maguire. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992.
    Hamon sees theExposition universelle as a phenomenon where urban landscapes became stages and the culture of image was promoted and perpetuated. "A study of the extended metaphor of exposition," Hamon explores nineteenth-century "expositionitis" by looking at the literary representation of architecture.
  • Heller, Alfred E. World's Fairs and the End of Progress: An Insider's View. Corte Madera, Calif.: World's Fair, Inc., 1999.
    Heller provides an introspective and personal look into the world's fair experience. Having attended the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition as a child, Heller has since then spent his life attending and researching international expositions. Some of the key themes discussed are the power of the world's fair as an experience, their historical relevance, the blurring distinction between expos and other entertainment forms, the changes that have occurred within world's fairs over time, and what he feels future expo organizers should be mindful of in the future.
  • Hoffenberg, Peter. An Empire on Display: English, Indian, and Australian Exhibitions from the Crystal Palace to the Great War. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001.
    The author examines the economic, cultural, and social forces that helped define Britain and the British Empire. He takes special interest in the interactive nature of the exhibition experience: the long term consequences for the participants and host societies, and the ways in which such popular gatherings revealed dissent as well as celebration.
  • Hunter, Stanley K. Footsteps at the American World's Fairs: The International Exhibitions of Chicago, New York and Philadelphia, 1853-1965: Revisited in 1993. Glasgow: Exhibition Study Group, 1996.
  • Jacobson, Matthew Frye. Barbarian Virtues: the United States encounters Foreign Peoples at Home and Abroad. New York: Hill and Wang, 2000.
  • Jakle, John. City Lights: Illuminating the American Night. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University press, 2001.
    Includes a chapter entitled "Lighting the World's Fairs," and examines many fairs from the Crystal Palace to Seattle in 1962.
  • Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Barbara. Destination Culture: Tourisms, Museums, and Heritage. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998.
    Includes an essay "Exhibiting Jews," tracing the history of important displays of Jewish ritual objects from the Crystal Palace Exhibition of 1851 to the New York World's Fair of 1939.
  • Mattie, Erik. World's Fairs. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1998.
    Millions around the world have attended international expositions for the last 150 years. This book is the only illustrated history covering all the major fairs. Over thirty world's fairs are examined in terms of architecture and style beginning with the 1851 Paris exposition and ending with a prospectus of the Hanover fair of 2000, includes numerous photographs and illustrations.
  • McKenna, Neil and Paula Snyder. Great Exhibitions. London: Channel 4 Television, 1999.
    Produced by BSS to accompany Great Exhibitions shown on Channel 4 in August 1999 " From the Crystal Palace to the Festival of Britain 1851-1951."
  • Mitchell, Timothy. Colonising Egypt. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991.
  • Nye, David E. Narratives and Spaces: Technology and the Construction of American Culture. New York: Columbia University Press, 1997.
    Part three of this work deals with the history of lighting at world's fairs from 1880 to 1939 and the "successful integration of new machines into the American sense of space." Chapter eight looks at the 1939 New York World's Fair and "European Self-Representations."
  • Pilato, Denise E. The Retrieval of a Legacy: Nineteenth Century American Women Inventors. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2000.
    The final chapter includes insights from industrial expositions including the 1876 Centennial Exposition and the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, and women's contributions and technological innovations.
  • Pinot de Villechenon, Florence and Jean- Louis Cohen. Fêtes Géantes: Les Expositions Universelles, Pour Quoi Faire? Paris: Autrement, 2000.
  • Pinot de Villechenon, Florence. Les Expositions universelles. Paris: Presses universitaires de France, 1992.
  • Roche, Maurice. Mega-Events and Modernity: Olympics and Expos in the Growth of Global Culture. London: Routledge, 2000.
  • Rossen, Howard M. World's Fair Collectibles: Chicago, 1933 and New York, 1939. Atglen, Pa.: Schiffer Pub., 1998.
    This guide includes color photographs and prices for memorabilia from both world's fairs. Short descriptions of each fair are included. Also included are a short bibliography and an index.
  • Rydell, Robert W. and Nancy E. Gwinn, eds. Fair Representations: World's Fairs and the Modern World. European Contributions to American Studies, vol. 27. Amsterdam: VU University Press, 1994.
    In this volume, Rydell and Gwinn bring together key articles by various authors that deal with the world's fair and exposition phenomenon. They argue that much of today's modern culture has its roots in world's fairs of the past. World expositions can be seen as manifestations of the struggle by societies to give "meaning to modernity" and to properly represent their social realities. Studying the world's fairs helps us to understand the extent to which they modernized the world and the effect they have on how we currently see and understand the world around us. The volume is divided into three sections: "Representing Others," "Interrogating Cultures," and "Documenting Fairs." Nine articles and the annotated bibliography to which this bibliography is an addendum to are included.
  • Schroeder-Gudehus, Brigitte and Anne Rasmussen. Les Fastes du Progŕes: Le guide des Expositions Universelles, 1851-1992. Paris: Flammarion, 1992.
  • Smithsonian Institution Libraries. World's Fairs, 1851-1940: An Exhibition of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries, February 12-August 26, 1992 Washington, D.C.: SIL, National Museum of American History, 1992.
    This large-type text accompanied the exhibition and was developed for the visually impaired. Includes dates, attendance, and descriptions of several world's fairs as well as a short reading list.
  • Tenorio-Trillo, Mauricio. Mexico at the World's Fairs: Crafting a Modern Nation. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996.
  • Thomas, Richard W. Life for Us is What We Make It: Building Black Community in Detroit, 1915 - 1945. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1992.
    Thomas surveys the Seventy-Five Years of Negro Progress Exhibition, held in Detroit in 1940. Exhibits were designed to demonstrate the accomplishments of African Americans in the seventy-five years since emancipation. Conciliatory in its approach, the exhibition featured a Negro Hall of Fame that included persons who had worked for black social progress regardless of their race.
  • Van Wesemael, Pieter. Architecture of Instruction and Delight: a Socio-historical Analysis of World Exhibitions as a Didactic Phenomenon (1798-1851-1970). Rotterdam: Uitgeverij, 2001.
    Deals with the genesis and development of the 19th and 20th c. World Exhibitions as a didactic phenomenon, and how architecture, and later urbanism, played a key role in it.
  • Wörner, Martin. Vergnügen und Belehrung: Volkskultur auf den Weltausstellung, 1851-1900. Münster, Germany: Waxmann, 1999.

Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, London 1851

Monographs

  • Auerbach, Jeffrey. The Great Exhibition of 1851: A Nation on Display. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999.
    Held in London's Crystal Palace, "was the world's first industrial exposition," and for Britons became a defining event of the mid-19th century. Reveals how the event was conceived, planned, and why it was such a success.
  • Birbineau, Lorenza Stevens and Karen Kilcup, ed. From Beacon Hill to the Crystal Palace: the 1851 Travel Diary of a Working Class Woman. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2002.
    Documents the six month European Grand Tour of a domestic servant who traveled with a well known and wealthy family of Boston's Beacon Hill.
  • Bizup, Joseph. Manufacturing Culture: Vindications of Early Victorian Industry. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2003.
    Looks into the factory system and its social consequences as well as the social and commercial benefits that culminated in the Great Exhibit of 1851.
  • Bosback, Franz and John R. Davis. Die Weltausstellung von 1851 und Ihre Folgen: The Great Exhibition and its Legacy. München: Saur, 2002.
    In English and German: Papers from a joint conference with the Prince Albert Society, the Victorian Society, and the Royal Society of Arts.
  • Colquhoun, Kate. A Thing in Disguise: the Visionary Life of Joseph Paxton. London: Fourth Estate, 2003.
    Biography of the landscape architect of the Great Exhibition and how his work influenced the future of landscape architecture.
  • Davis, John R. The Great Exhibition. Stroud, Gloustershire: Sutton, 1999.
    Provides a history of the way the Exhibition was organized and took place while looking at the Exhibition's wider influence and the historical debates surrounding it.
  • Hobhouse, Hermione. The Crystal Palace and the Great Exhibition: Art, Science, and Productive Industry: a History of the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. London: Althone Press, 2002.
  • Leapman, Michael. The World for a Shilling: How the Great Exhibition of 1851 Shaped a Nation. London: Headline, 2001.
    Examines the story of how the exhibition came into being, the key characters who made it happen, and the tales behind the exhibitions: why so many would spend a day's wages to see the Exhibition.
  • Purbrick, Louise. The Great Exhibition of 1851: New Interdisciplinary Essays. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2001.

Weltausstellung Vienna, Austria 1873

Monographs

  • Osman Hamdi Bey. 1873 Yilinda Türkiye ‘de halk Giysileri: Elbise-I Osmaniyye. [Turkish] Karaköy-Istanbul: Sabanci Universitesi, 1999.
  • Tsunoyama, Yukihiro. Win Bankokuhaku no Kenkyu. [Japanese] Suita-shi: Kansai Daigaku Shuppanbu, 2000.

United States Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia 1876

Monographs

  • Fisher, Felice. West Meets East: China and Japan at the Centennial Exhibition. [Brochure] Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2001.
  • Giberti, Bruno. Designing the Centennial: a History of the 1876 International Exhibition in Philadelphia. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2002,
    Behind the scenes look at the planning of America's "first important world's fair:" the conflicts between the players - scientists and engineers, planners and politicians demonstrate wider cultural clashes. Investigates the design process by considering the nature of display: what people were looking at, and how they were looking.
  • Owen, Nancy Elizabeth. Rookwood and the Industry of Art: Women, Culture, and Commerce, 1880-1913. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2001.
    Discusses the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition at length and its influence on the rise of pottery art.

International Cotton Exposition, Atlanta 1881

Monographs

  • Newman, Harvey K. Southern Hospitality: Tourism and the Growth of Atlanta. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1999.

World's Columbian Exhibition, Chicago 1893

Monographs

  • Anderson, Norman D. Ferris Wheels: An Illustrated History. Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1992.
    Anderson notes that with the debut of the postcard at the Chicago world's fair, much of the history of the Ferris wheel has been captured on these souvenirs. Chapter III is devoted to the history of the Ferris Wheel, built by George Ferris, Jr., at the 1893 exposition. Chapter IV deals with the continuing presence of the Ferris wheel at world's fairs following 1893 and its influence on shaping amusement attractions. Anderson also mentions in Chapter V that the American carnival traces its lineage to the Midway Plaisance of the Columbian Exposition. Includes numerous photographs and illustrations, a bibliography, and an index.
  • Bertuca, David J., ed. World's Columbian Exposition: A Centennial Bibliographic Guide. Bibliographies and Indexes in American History, vol. 26. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1996.
    This extensive bibliography includes materials on the Chicago world's fair of varying format and location as well as primary and secondary sources. It contains over 6,000 references and entries for 131 special collections worldwide. It includes a list of the journals that were indexed and is organized into general works and then into specific subject areas. An index is also provided.
  • Brown, Julie K. Contesting Images: Photography and the World's Columbian Exposition. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1994.
    This work explores the multiple roles of photography at the fair. As a relatively new technology and mode of communication, photography was used for both documentation and exhibition. Brown divides the book into two parts, "Photographs on Display" and "Photographic Practices." A bibliography, glossary, and an index are included.
  • Carr, Carolyn Kinder and George Gurney, eds. Revisiting the White City: American Art at the 1893 World's Fair. Washington, D.C.: National Museum of American Art, National Portrait Gallery, 1993.
    This catalog accompanies an exhibition that was created by the NMAA and NPG to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Columbus's voyage and the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. It assembles American art that was exhibited at the Fair and looks at them in a social and historical context. Essays by Robert Rydell and Carolyn Kinder Carr, images of the displayed works, and a catalog of the original fair exhibition are included.
  • Dabakis, Melissa. Visualizing Labor in American Sculpture: Monuments, Manliness, and the Work Ethic, 1880-1935. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
    The author uses gender as a critical framework in her analysis of the Exposition. The organizers were aware of labor issues, and created a visual spectacle about peaceful notions of work for the visiting public.
  • Dybwad, G. L. and Joy V. Bliss. Chicago Day at the World's Columbian Exposition: Illustrated with Candid Photographs. Albuquerque: Book Stops Here, 1997.
    Dybwad and Bliss tell the story of Chicago Day using both text and photographs. Following their recount are two short articles about gas ballooning and photography at fairs as well as a section of candid photographs. The authors look at both the viability of photography for amateurs during that time and the work that Chicago Day managers undertook. Includes numerous photographs and illustrations, an illustrated reference list, and an index.
  • Findling, John E. Chicago's Great World's Fairs. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1994.
  • Gilbert, James Burkhart. Perfect Cities: Chicago's Utopias of 1893. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991.
  • Hales, Peter B. Constructing the Fair: Platinum Photographs by C.D. Arnold of the World's Columbian Exposition. Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1993.
    This work accompanies a centennial exhibition organized by the Art Institute of Chicago. Charles Dudley Arnold was the official photographer hired by the Fair's Director of Works, Daniel H. Burnham. His works capture the beginning construction stages of the fair and its opening in May of 1893 as well as its consequent heyday and demise.
  • Hartman, Donald K., ed. Fairground Fiction: Detective Stories from the World's Columbian Exposition. Kenmore, N.Y.: Motif Press, 1992.
    This work contains two detective stories. The first, entitled "Against Odds," is by Emma Murdoch Van Deventer and was written in 1894. The second, "Chicago Charlie, the Columbian Detective," is by John Harvey Whitson and was written in 1932. Both stories are followed by short descriptions of the authors and a list of their other works. A map of the fairgrounds, photographs, as well as an annotated bibliography of other fictional works that use the World's Columbian Exposition as a setting are also included in this work.
  • Jonnes, Jill. Empires of Light: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Electrify the World. New York: Random House, 2003.
    Details the successful illumination of the fair, and the competition for the contracts.
  • Kirkpatrick, Diane, curator. The Fair View: Representations of the World's Columbian Exposition. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Museum of Art; Chicago, Ill.: Terra Museum of American Art, 1993.
    This brochure provides an introduction to an exhibition of images of the Exposition. The images were divided into four sections: "Introduction," "Utopian Vision," "Nature and Culture," and "Construction and Destruction." Some illustrations and a brief description of late-nineteenth century photographic and mass media image processes are included.
  • Larson, Erik. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair that Changed America. New York: Crown, 2003.
    Tells the story of 2 men: Daniel H. Burnham, the architect responsible for the Fair's construction, and H.H. Holmes, a serial killer masquerading as a charming doctor. Burnham overcame tremendous obstacles as he organized the talents of Frederick Law Olmstead, Charles McKim, and Louis Sullivan.
  • Lewis, Arnold. An Early Encounter with Tomorrow: Europeans, Chicago's Loop, and the World's Columbian Exposition. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1997.
    Documents the mixture of amazement and alarm with which European visitors greeted 1890's Chicago: as a futuristic city animated by a crass, frenetic mercantile class.
  • Miller, Donald L. City of the Century: The Epic of Chicago and the Making of America. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996.
    In the aftermath of the Great Fire, the year of the World's Columbian Exposition marked the pinnacle of Chicago's growth as one of the most modern and dynamic cities in the country. This work covers the history of Chicago from its initial "discovery" to the turn of the twentieth century. Chapter 14 is devoted to the events of 1893 and includes discussion of the exposition.
  • Reed, Christopher Robert. All the World is Here!: The Black Presence at White City. Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press, 2000.
    Discusses the role of African-Americans at the 1893 Columbian Exposition and looks at the fairs racism and exploitation of people of color, and the historical controversies that have ensued.

California Midwinter International Exposition, San Francisco 1894

Monographs

  • Chandler, Arthur and Marvin Nathan.The Fantastic Fair: The Story of the California Midwinter International Exposition, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, 1894. Calif.: Pogo Press, 1993.
  • Lipsky, William. San Francisco's Midwinter Exposition. Chicago, IL: Arcadia Publishing, 2002.
  • San Francisco History Association. Centennial Journey 1894-1994: California Midwinter International Exposition, 1894, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. San Francisco: San Francisco History Association, 1994.
  • Silver, Mae. 1894 California Midwinter Fair Women Artists: An Appreciation. S.I.: s.n., 1994.

Cotton States and International Exposition, Atlanta 1895

Monographs

  • Goodson, Steve. Highbrows Hillbillies and Hellfire: Public Entertainment in Atlanta, 1880-1930. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2002.

Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, 1898 Omaha, Nebraska

Monographs

  • Cajka, Liz. Westward the Empire: Omaha's World Fair of 1898. Omaha, Nebraska: University of Nebraska at Omaha, 1998.
  • Gale, Kira. Buffalo Bill and Geronimo at the Trans-Miss. Omaha, Nebraska: River Junction Press, 1998.
  • Larsen, Lawrence Harold. The Gate City: A History of Omaha. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1997.
  • Morris Press. Loving Memories: Trans-Mississippi 1898 and Greater America 1899. Kearney, Nebraska: Morris Press, 1999.
  • Peterson, Jess R. Omaha's Trans-Mississippi Exposition. Chicago: Arcadia, 2003.

Exposition Universelle, Paris 1900

Monographs

  • Bruson, Jean-Marie, Diane Pietrucha Fischer and Linda Jones Docherty. Paris 1900: les artistes á l'exposition Universelle: Musée Carnalavet, Historie de Paris, 21 Février - 29 Avril 2001. Paris: Paris-Musees.
  • Fischer, Diane P., editor. Paris 1900: The "American School" at the Universal Exposition. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1999.
  • Greenhalgh, Paul. Art Nouveau: 1890-1914. London: Washington D.C.: Victoria and Albert Museum; National Gallery of Art, 2000.
    Art Nouveau exploded onto the art and design scene in the early 1890s, and spread rapidly throughout the western world with an enormous showcase at the 1900 Exposition Universelle.
  • Kiddle, Charles. The Paris Universal Exposition 1900: the Poster Stamps-Vignettes. Alton: World Poster Stamps, 2000.
  • Lewis, David L. and Deborah Willis. A Small Nation of People: W.E.B. DuBois and African American Portraits of Progress. New York: Amistad, 2003.
    W.E.B. DuBois and the Paris Exposition; including 150 of the photographs that DuBois included in his display on African Americans in Georgia at the 1900 Paris Exposition.
  • Lorrain, Jean and Phillipe Martin Lau. Mes Expositions Universelles: 1889-1900. Paris: H. Champion, 2002.
  • Mabire, Jean- Christophe. L'Exposition Universelle de 1900. Paris: L'Harmattan, 2000.

1901 Pan-American Exposition Buffalo, New York

Monographs

  • Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society. Treasures from the Past: the Pan-Am Expo of 1901. Buffalo, N.Y.: Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, 2001.
    Offers educators a practical way to teach the Pan-American Exposition curriculum. Provides lessons for all grade levels, source documents, links to web sites: CD Rom included.
  • Grant, Kerry S. The Rainbow City: Celebrating Light, Color, and Architecture at the Pan American Exposition, Buffalo, 1901. Buffalo, N.Y.: Canisius College Press, 2001.
  • Harmon, Carey A. and Varney Greene. The Pan-American Exposition: A Selected Annotated Bibliography of Sources Available at the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library. Buffalo, N.Y.: The Library, 2001.
  • Lee, Raya and Robert Berkman. Pan American Exposition, Buffalo New York, 1901: A Bird's Eye View of Sights and Sounds. Buffalo, N.Y.: Canisius College Press, 2001.
    Accompanying CD includes popular music of the time period.
  • Loos,William, Ami Savigny, Robert Gurn, and Lillian Williams.The Forgotten "Negro Exhibit":African American Involvement in Buffalo's Pan-American Exposition, 1901. Buffalo, N.Y.: Buffalo/Erie County Public Library: 2001.

Inter-State and West Indian Exposition, South Carolina 1901-1902

Monographs

  • Chibbaro, Anthony. The Charleston Exposition. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia, 2001.

Esposizione Internazionale de Disegno, Turin 1902

Monographs

  • Bossaglia, Rossana, Ezio Godoli, and Marco Rosci. Torino 1902: le arti decorative internazionali del nuovo secolo: catalogo della mostra. [Italian] Milan: Fabbri, 1994.
  • Garuzzo, Valeria. L'esposizione del 1902 a Torino. [Italian] Torino: Testo & imagine, 1999.

Louisiana Purchase International Exposition, St. Louis 1904

Monographs

  • Barnes, Harper. Standing on a Volcano: the Life and Times of David Rowland Francis. St. Louis: Missouri Historical Society Press, 2001.
    Biography of the "father" of the St. Louis Fair who was later appointed ambassador to Russia by Woodrow Wilson.
  • Breitbart, Eric. A World on Display: Photographs from the St. Louis World's Fair, 1904. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1997.
  • Clevenger, Martha R., ed. "Indescribably Grand": Diaries and Letters from the 1904 World's Fair. St. Louis, Mo.: Missouri Historical Society Press, 1996.
    This work focuses on the reactions of visitors to the various aspects of the world's fair. It includes the diaries and letters of four visitors as well as an overview of the 1904 world's fair by Clevenger. Illustrations, a bibliography, and an index are included.
  • Fox, Elana. Inside the World's Fair of 1904: Exploring the Louisiana Purchase Exposition (2 Volumes). Bloomington, Ind.: 1st Books Library, 2003.
    Visual history of the Exposition.
  • Fox, Tim and Duane R. Sneddeker. From the Palaces to the Pike: Visions of the 1904 World's Fair. St. Louis, Mo.: Missouri Society Press, 1997.
    This photographic history of the fair presents readers with images of the fair's opening day, over fourteen of its buildings, the Philippine Reservation and Anthropological Division, the 1904 Olympic Games, its special events, and the fair goers. Each section includes a brief introduction.
  • Hendershott, Robert L. The 1904 St. Louis World's Fair: The Louisiana Purchase Exposition Mementos and Memorabilia. Iola, Wis.: Kurt F. Krueger Pub., 1994.
    This guide includes over 2400 listings for actual items with corresponding photographs. Photographs are black and white. The items are arranged by category and each listing includes the item's value range.
  • Minkin, Bertram. Legacies of the St. Louis World's Fair. St. Louis, MO.: Virginia Publishing, 1998.
  • Rademacher, Diane. Still Shining Discovering! Lost Treasures from the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. St. Louis, MO: Virginia Publishing Corporation, 2003.
    Tracks down the present history and location of the 1904 fair buildings, sculptures, and structures. Contains original photographs as well as photographs of how the structures look today. Also provides background on the items and how they came to be included in the fair.

Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition, Jamestown, VA. 1907

Monographs

  • Hampton Roads Naval Museum. An Illustrated History of the Jamestown Exposition. Norfolk: The Museum, 2nd edition, 2000.
  • Yarsinske, Amy Waters. Jamestown Exposition: American Imperialism on Parade. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia, 1999.

Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco 1915

Monographs

  • Bonnett, Wayne. City of Dreams: Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Sausalito, CA: Windgate Press, 1995.
  • Bruml, Laura and Paul J. Hershey. Electric Lights Dazzling: An Account of One Family's Visit to the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition. Los Angeles: Info-Miner Research, 1999.

Century of Progress, Chicago 1933-1934

Monographs

  • Gleisten, Samantha. Chicago's 1933-34 World's Fair: A Century of Progress in Vintage Postcards. Chicago, Ill: Arcadia Pub., 2002.
  • Ingerle, Rudolph.Rudolph Ingerle 1879-1950: Paintings of the Ozarks, the Great Smoky Mountains, and the 1933 Chicago Century of Progress Exhibition. Chicago, Ill: Aaron Galleries, 2000.
  • Taragin, Davira S. Alliance of Art and Industry: Toledo Designs for a Modern America. Toledo, OH.: Toledo Museum of Art, Hudson Hills Press, 2002.
    Concerns industrial designers who worked with companies in Toledo and includes substantial references to the Chicago Exposition of 1933 and the contributions of those designers.
  • Waldvogel, Merikay and Barbara Brackman. Patchwork Souvenirs of the 1933 World's Fair: The Sears National Quilt Contest and Chicago's Century of Progress Exposition. Nashville, Tenn.: Rutledge Hill Press, 1993.
    The Sears National Quilt Contest which was held at the fair was the largest exhibition of quilts ever organized. Some of the quilts that were displayed and the women who made them are discussed. A brief overview of the fair is also given and numerous full color photographs of are included.

Exposition International des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne, Paris 1937

Monographs

  • Peer, Shanny. France on Display: Peasants, Provincials, and Folklore in the 1937 Paris World's Fair. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1998.
    Unlike other French world's fairs, this one in particular also celebrated "rural life, regionalism, and folklore," which was seen as contradictory to the usual themes of modernization. This work looks in detail at those exhibits for insights into the French response to modernization and the effort to establish a new national identity. Illustrations, a bibliography, and an index are included.

Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco 1939-1940

Monographs

  • Callahan, Randall B. Magic City: The San Francisco Fair, Treasure Island 1939-1940: A Book of Postcards. San Francisco: Pomegranate, 1999.

New York World's Fair, 1939-1940

Monographs

  • Gelernter, David Hillel. 1939: The Lost World of the Fair. New York: Free Press, 1995.
    This work is a historical piece, but is told through fictional characters and dialog. It is based on contemporary literature of the fair, modern works, and personal interview with visitors. Includes photographs as well as a bibliography.
  • Handley, Susannah. Nylon: the Story of a Fashion Revolution: A Celebration of Design from Art Silk to Nylon and Thinking Fibres. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.
    Nylon was first introduced at the 1939 World's Fair.
  • Martins, Rui Cardoso. Nova Iorque, 1939. [Portuguese] Lisboa: Expo '98, 1996.
  • Museum of the City of New York. Drawing the Future : Design Drawings for the 1939 New York World's Fair. New York: Museum of the City of New York, 1996.
    This work accompanied the exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York. It includes a brief overview of design at the 1939 fair and a catalog of the forty works that were chosen for the exhibition. Biographies of the artists are also included.
  • Portnoy, Mitchell, F. Mineral Day at the 1939/40 New York World's Fair. New York: New York Mineralogical Club, 2000.
  • Schnaffer, Ingrid. Salvador Dali's Dream of Venus: the Surrealist Funhouse from the 1939 World's Fair. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2002
  • Smith, Terry. Making the Modern: Industry, Art and Design in America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993.
  • Swan, Claudia, ed. 1939: Music and the World's Fair. New York: Eos Music, Inc., 1998.
    This work accompanied the Third Eos Music Festival which focused specifically on music from the 1939 world's fair. The music chosen for this fair is significant in that it allows us to view the "state of the world" just before it was plunged into the most transformative war in history. Along with music, areas such as art, architecture, and the "World's Fair Puppet Theater" are covered. Photographs are included.
  • Van Dort, Paul M. 1939: New York World's Fair Photo Collection. Sparks, Nev.: Paul M. VanDort, 2002.

Century 21 Exhibition: 1962 Seattle, Washington

Monographs

  • Duncan, Don. Meet Me at the Center; the Story of the Seattle Center from the Beginnings to the 1962 Seattle World's Fair to the 21st Century. Seattle: Seattle Center Foundation, 1992.

Montreal Expo 67: Man and His World

Monographs

  • Gopnick, Blake and Michael Sorkin. Moshe Safdie: Habitat '67, Montreal. Torino: [Italian] Testo and Immagine, 1998.
  • Jasmin, Yves. La Petite Historie d'Expo 67: l'Expo 67 Comme Vous ne l'avez Jamais Vue. Montreal: Eds. Quebec/Amerique, 1997.

1982 Knoxville World's Fair

Monographs

  • Urban Land Institute. World's Fair Site Knoxville, Tennessee: Strategies for the Development of a Convention Center and the Redevelopment of the World's Fair Site. Washington, D.C.: Urban Land Institute, 1998.

Exposición Universal de 1992 Seville, Spain

Monographs

  • Davies, Colin and Nicholas Grimshaw. British Pavilion, Seville Exposition 1992: Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners. London: Phaidon, 1992.
  • Harvey, Penelope. Hybrids of Modernity: Anthropology, the Nation State and the Universal Exhibition. London: Routledge, 1996.
  • Pollalis, Spiro. What is a Bridge?: The Making of Calatrava's Bridge in Seville. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1999.
  • Rispa, Raul. Expo '92 Seville: Architecture and Design. Milan: Electa, 1993.

Universal Exhibition Hannover 2000

Monographs

  • Breuel, Birgit, Stefan Iglhaut and Thomas Springer. Ideen für die Zukuft: Weltweite Projekte, Global Dialogue und Themenpark der EXPO 2000 Hannover. Berlin: Jovis, 2001.
  • Herzog, Thomas. Expodach: Symbolbauwerk zur Weltausstellung Hannover 2000.[German] Muchen: Prestel, 2000.
  • Louafi, Kamel. Die Gärten der Weltausstellung auf dem Kronsberg, EXPO 2000 Hannover. Berlin: Aedes East, 1998.
  • Scwarz, Michiel. Holland Schept Ruimte: het Nederlanse Paviljoen op de Wereldtentoonstelling, EXPO 2000 te Hanover. [Dutch] Den Haag: Blaricum, 1999.
  • Steckeweh, Carl and Reinhart Wustlich. EXPO Architektur Dokumente: Beitrage zur Weltausstellung Expo 2000 in Hannover.[German] Ostfildren -Ruit: Hatje Cantz, 2000.
  • Zumthor, Peter, Plinio Bachmann and Roderick Hönig. Swiss Sound Box: a Handbook for the Pavillion of the Swiss Confederation at Expo 2000 in Hanover. Basel: Birkhäuser, 2000.
 
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