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Revisiting the World's Fairs and International Expositions

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

Articles

  • Barker, Michael. "International Exhibitions at Paris Culminating with the Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la vie moderne - Paris 1937." Decorative Arts Society 27 (2003): 7-21.
    Discusses a number of expositions in Paris, but focuses on 1937 and the pavilions and architecture from the various participating countries.
  • Chipp, Herschel. "The First Step Towards Guernica." Arts Magazine 64 (1988): 62-67.
    Chipp studies Picasso's plans for his 1937 Paris World's Fair mural and their relationship with Guernica.
  • da Costa Meyer, Esther. "Cruel Metonymies: Lilly Reich's Designs for the 1937 World's Fair." New German Critique 76 (Winter 1999): 161-190.
  • Ryckelynek, Xavier. "L'Expo de 1937." Gavroche 35 (Sept.-Oct. 1987):17-21.

Dissertations

  • Fiss, Karen A. "Deutschland in Paris: the 1937 German Pavilion and Franco-German Cultural Relations." Ph.D. Dissertation: Yale University, 1995.
    Designed by Albert Speer, the German pavilion at the 1937 Paris Exposition international was the most elaborate pre-war manifestation of National-Socialist culture outside of Germany. It contained a carefully orchestrated program of conservative official art, juxtaposed with the most advanced products of German technology.
  • Moentmann, Elise Marie. "Conservative Modernism at the 1937 International Exposition in Paris." Ph.D. Dissertation: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998.
  • Udovicki-Selb, Danilo. "The Elusive Faces of Modernity: The Invention of the 1937 Paris Exhibition and the Temps Nouveaux Pavilion." Ph.D. Dissertation: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995.

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.

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