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Title Fleeting cities : imperial expositions in fin-de-siècle Europe / Alexander C.T. Geppert.
Imprint Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.


 Main Stacks  T395 .G36 2010    AVAILABLE
Description xvii, 398 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Gift of Dr. Diana S. Natalicio, President, in memory of Jacqueline Sullivan Borrett.
Subject Exhibitions -- Europe -- History.
Exhibitions -- Social aspects -- Europe -- History.
Civilization, Modern.
Europe -- Civilization -- 20th century.
Cities and towns -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Berliner Gewerbe-Ausstellung (1896)
Exposition universelle (1900 : Paris, France)
Franco-British Exhibition (1908 : London, England)
British Empire Exhibition (1924 : Wembley, England)
Exposition coloniale internationale de Paris (1931)
Contents Machine generated contents note: Acknowledgments -- Introduction: How to Read an Exposition -- Berlin 1896: Wilhelm II, Georg Simmel, and the Berliner Gewerbeausstellung -- Paris 1900: The Exposition universelle as a Century's Protean Synthesis -- London 1908: Imre Kiralfy and the Franco-British Exhibition -- Wembley 1924: The British Empire Exhibition as a Suburban Metropolis -- Vincennes 1931: The Exposition coloniale as a Transitory Center of Imperial Civilization -- Conclusion: Exhibition Fatigue, or the Rise and Fall of a Mass Medium -- Coda: Pictures at an Exhibition -- Appendix -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary "Imperial expositions held in fin-de-siècle London, Paris and Berlin were knots in a world wide web. Conceptualizing expositions as meta-media, Fleeting Cities constitutes a transnational and transdisciplinary investigation into how modernity was created and displayed, consumed and disputed in the European metropolis around 1900"-- Provided by publisher.