The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair
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Advertised as the “Billion-Dollar Fair,” the 1964–1965 New York World's Fair transformed a sleepy park in the borough of Queens into a fantasy world enjoyed by more than 51 million visitors from around the world. While many countries and states exhibited at the fair, the most memorable pavilions were built by the giants of American industry. Their exhibits took guests backward and forward in time, all the while extolling how marvelous everyday life would be through the use of their products. Many of the techniques used in these shows set the standard for future fairs and theme parks, and the pavilions that housed them remain the most elaborate structures ever built for an American fair. The 1964–1965 New York World's Fair showcases the beauty of this international spectacular through rare color photographs, published here for the first time.
Arcadia Publishing
: 9781467121057
: Arcadia Publishing
: 01/20/2014
: New York
: Images of Modern America
: 161 Color
: 96
: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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Bill Cotter and Bill Young are well-known experts on the 1964–1965 New York World's Fair and are the authors of two previous books on the subject for Arcadia. Both have also contributed to numerous books, magazine articles, and documentaries on this and other world's fairs. Parts of their extensive collections of world's fair photographs and other memorabilia have been displayed at prestigious museums throughout the United States.
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