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New York World's Fair 1939.] Collection mainly consisting of publicity and administrative material: press releases, information bulletins, contracts, contact lists, photographs, plans, coloured panorama, book, newspapers, pamphlets, questionnaire.

New York World's Fair 1939 [Grover A. Whalen (1886-1962); Frank Monaghan; Bayard F. Pope]

Editorial: New York World's Fair Main Office 24th Floor Empire State Building 350 Fifth Avenue New York City N.Y. Produced between 1938 and 1940, 1939
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Attended by 44 million people, the New York World's Fair was an enormous enterprise, with a vast number of exhibits and pavilions from all over the world spread out over 1216 acres of the Flushing Meadows/Corona Park district. The fair's official 'theme' was 'the demonstration of "a happier way of American living through a recognition of the interdependence of man, and the building of a better world of tomorrow with the tools of today"'. The emphasis was firmly on the future, with two enormous structures - the 'Trylon' ('radio station and air beacon') and the 'Perisphere' ('theatre' space) dominating the site and depicted on the distinctive blue and orange logo, and heavy industrial involvement (including exhibition halls for Ford, Du Pont and GEC) underling technological developments. The present collection derives from a range of sources (one item carries the stamp of the Fair's treasurer Bayard F. Pope, and others are addressed to Arthur S. Roundy of the Rhode Island School of Design), and is of particular interest for the publicity and administrative material (including a scarce run of the 'Research Department Information Bulletins') it contains, together with memorabilia including the programme for the Fair's opening ceremony and John Wenrich's coloured panorama. The collection is in good overall condition, lightly aged and worn. The following description is divided into twenty-nine sections.ONE: [Dr. Frank Monaghan, Director of Research.] Collection of 44 'Research Department Information Bulletins'. Duplicated typescripts on a total of 46 separate 8vo sheets, held together with a brass stud. Another sheet carries a covering text by Monaghan, headed 'Information Bulletins of the New York World's Fair 1939', beginning: 'These bulletins are prepared and issued to supply certain basic information on the important features of the New York World's Fair. In form, elaborateness and purpose they differ from the materials contained in the Information Manual, prepared by the Office Manager in co-operation with the Department of Research. The Research Department Information Bulletins are primarily for the use of the members of the Fair staff and for persons who are lecturing or writing on the Fair, but they are also designed to answer many of the more serious inquiries from the general public.' Also present is a 'Contents' page listing 44 titles, with note at foot: 'These include Information Bulletins 1 through 45 [sic]'. Subjects include: 'Administrative Building', 'Amusement Zone', 'Basic Improvements: Boat Basin', 'Color at the Fair', 'Contemporary American Art', 'Finances', 'Flushing Meadow Park', 'Focal Exhibits: Community Interests', 'Fountain Lake Amphitheatre', 'Government Participation: Foreign', 'Import Clearance', 'Public Safety: Policing the Fair', 'Transportation: Triborough Bridge'. All the bulletins on the list are present, but the last ('Words of Tomorrow: Derivations, Meanings') has suffered some damage with loss to text. Scarce items: the only copies found on OCLC WorldCat at Yale and the New-York Historical Society. TWO: 51 pre-publicity illustrations of various architectural features of the Fair, each on a separate piece of 8vo paper and with a caption giving details of the architects and other information. Around half a dozen duplicates. The illustrations include photographs of table models, architectural drawings provided by the various firms. Architects and designers include: Raymond Loewy; Albert Kahn Inc; Mayers, Murray and Phillip; William Lescaze; Reinhard and Hofmeister; Voorhees, Gmelin and Walker; Skidmore and Owings; William A. Delano; Joshua D. Lowenfish and John Van Pelt; Harrison and Fouilhoux; Cross and Cross and John Hironimus; Daniel P. Higgins and Otto Eggers; Mayers, Murray & Phillip; Francis Keally and Leonard Dean; Ely Jacques Kahn, William Muschenheim and Morrison J. Brounn; Paist and Steward; Dwight James Baum; Robert W. Cutler and Corbett & Mac Murray. Subjects include: Cosmetics Building. N° de ref. de la librería 16074

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Título: New York World's Fair 1939.] Collection ...

Editorial: New York World's Fair Main Office 24th Floor Empire State Building 350 Fifth Avenue New York City N.Y. Produced between 1938 and 1940

Año de publicación: 1939

Encuadernación: No Binding

Condición del libro:Good

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Private premises. Autographs, manuscripts and archives on any subject. Particular interest in publishing and bookselling history. Occasional catalogues. Company number: 03785276

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