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  • From: Christiane Demeulenaere <christiane.demeulenaere AT>
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  • Subject: [Athena] Fwd: New book on world's fairs
  • Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:19:44 +0200
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From: H-France <h-france AT>
Date: 2014-08-30 22:47 GMT+02:00
Subject: New book on world's fairs
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Cc: Joe Zizek <j.zizek AT>

I would like to announce the publication of Meet Me at the Fair, an anthology of new scholarship on world’s fairs edited by Georgia Tech colleagues and me and with a preface by Robert Rydell and an epilogue by Isaac Asimov. I’m delighted to thank those who responded to a call for submissions posted on H-France, among other places!  Please see below for more details.

Meet Me at the Fair:  A World’s Fair Reader
Ed. Laura Hollengreen, Celia Pearce, Rebecca Rouse, and Bobby Schweizer
(Carnegie Mellon University, ETC Press, 2014)

Together with the Olympics, world’s fairs are one of the few regular international events of sufficient scale to showcase a spectrum of sights, wonders, learning opportunities, technological advances, and new (or renewed) urban districts, and to present them all to a mass audience. Meet Me at the Fair:  A World’s Fair Reader breaks new ground in scholarship on world’s fairs by incorporating a number of short new texts that investigate world’s fairs in their multiple aspects: political, urban/architectural, anthropological/ sociological, technological, commercial, popular, and representational. Contributors come from eight different countries and represent affiliations in academia, museums and libraries, professional and architectural firms, non-profit organizations, and government regulatory agencies. In taking the measure of both the material artifacts and the larger cultural production of world’s fairs, the volume presents its own phantasmagoria of disciplinary perspectives, historical periods, geographical locales, media, and messages, mirroring the microcosmic form of the world’s fair itself.

To download or purchase a copy, visit

Laura H. Hollengreen
Associate Professor
School of Architecture
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA  30332-0155

Christiane Demeulenaere-Douyère
75020 Paris

  • [Athena] Fwd: New book on world's fairs, Christiane Demeulenaere, 08/31/2014

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