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Paris Exposition Universelle (1889)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...France’s Third Republic marked the centenary of the Revolution with a triumphal exhibition of technology and tradition. Its most notable structure was Gustave Eiffel’s (1832–1923) 300-meter iron tower, which served as a monumental...

London International Exhibition 1862

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Eleven years after the 1851 Crystal Palace exhibition, Great Britain again hosted a world’s fair, the London International Exhibition. Held in a Renaissance Revival building designed by Captain Francis Fowke (1823–65), much larger, but less...

Modernism and Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Modernism usually refers to a set of movements, emerging in the first decade of the twentieth century and receding in the 1960s, broadly sharing a faith in objectively rational design, a rejection of historicism and ornamented surfaces...

Paris Exposition Universelle (1900)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Paris Exposition Universelle of 1900 was several times larger than any previous world’s fair, sprawling over large swathes of the city. As a summation of the nineteenth century and a look forward into the twentieth, spectacles...

Romantic Nationalism

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...National Romanticism in European design and the decorative arts was a late nineteenth-century movement usually expressed in adaptations of vernacular or historical revivalist styles and subjects. The style emerged in earlier...