Exposition Universelle Internationale de 1900, Rapport Géneral Administratif et Technique
by Picard, Alfred
At head of title page: République Française, Ministère du Commerce, de l'Industrie des Postes et des Télégraphes. 9 vols., 486, 375, 443, 370, 246, 329, 414, 917 pp. account of the exhibition held in Paris, discussing the general plans, construction of Pont Alexandre III and exhibition spaces, use of various parks and gardens, installations, ceremonies, literary and dramatic performances, athletic and scientific demonstrations and the role of the emergency services, including an outline of all costs, index, 422 plates, with 9th volume containing 4 50.5" x 35.5" color folding plans of the exhibition and its annex in the Bois de Vincennes. Foxing and age-darkening throughout. Vols. 1-8: Orig. wrpps. Vol. 9: Maps loose as issued in boards box. Paris (Imprimerie Nationale) 1902-1903. The complete run of a richly detailed and comprehensive series. Held in Paris from April 14 to November 12, 1900, the Exposition Universelle celebrated the achievements of the 19th century and new developments moving into the 20th century. The exposition was key in propagating the newly fashionable Art Nouveau style, and introduced many important architectural works and now-universal inventions, including the Grand Roue de Paris Ferris wheel, Russian nesting dolls, diesel engines, talking films, and escalators. (Inventory #: 48568)
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