New York's 1939-1940 World's Fair (Postcard History Series)

New York's 1939-1940 World's Fair (Postcard History Series)

by Andrew F. Wood


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The 1939-1940 New York World's Fair promised a new age of global communication, nationwide superhighways, and suburban living-and it delivered. Crafted by designers such as Walter Dorwin Teague, Norman Bel Geddes, and Raymond Loewy, the twelve-hundred-acre fair in Flushing Meadows sold visitors a streamlined world of consumer goods-teardrop cars and smoking robots, electric dishwashers and nylon stockings-manufactured by companies such as Westinghouse, General Motors, and AT&T. In New York's 1939-1940 World's Fair, insightful narrative accompanies dazzling postcards, advertisements, and illustrations of Democracity, Futurama, the Lagoon of Nations, and the famed Trylon and Perisphere, recalling the promise and optimism of a fair that enchanted forty-five million visitors.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738535852
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 08/14/2004
Series: Postcard History Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.54(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.17(d)

About the Author

Andrew F. Wood holds a doctorate in rhetoric and historiography and writes frequently about world's fairs as well as contemporary topics, such as airport design and "new urbanism." A frequent commentator on technology and roadside Americana, Wood has been interviewed by National Public Radio, USA Today, and the BBC. He teaches in the Department of Communication Studies at San Jose State University.

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