Into the Void Pacific: Building the 1939 San Francisco World's Fair

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Published on the occasion of the expo's 75th anniversary, Into the Void Pacific is the first architectural history of the 1939 San Francisco World's Fair. While fairs of the 1930's turned to the future as a foil to the Great Depression, the Golden Gate International Exposition conjured up geographical conceits to explore the nature of the city's place in what organizers called "Pacific Civilization." Andrew Shanken adopts D.H. Lawrence's suggestive description of California as a way of thinking about the architecture of the ...

Into the Void Pacific: Building the 1939 San Francisco World's Fair 2015, University of California Press, Berkerley

ISBN-13: 9780520282827

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