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Paris International Exposition of Art and Technology in Modern Life, 1937

 Collection — Container: MS 39478
Call Number: MS 5058

Scope and Contents

The twenty-four silver plated photographs in this collection are of the German and Soviet pavilions that were built for the International Exposition of Art and Technology in Modern life, which was held in Paris from May-November, 1937. The German pavilion, considered an achievement in Nazi architecture, was designed by Albert Speer. Boris Iofan designed the Soviet pavilion, which embodied Stalinist architecture. Also included are photographs of the pavilions at night, panoramic views of the two pavilions with the Eiffel Tower, the Trocadéro and various fountains and gardens.

Dates

  • Other: Undated

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Items in this collection may be subject to copyright restrictions. The Boston Public Library does not hold copyright on the material in this collection. Researchers are responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations that hold copyright.

When reproducing material from this collection please include the credit line "Courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library/ Rare Books."

Biographical or Historical Information

Chronology (selected events):

May 1937 - Exposition opens to the public. International Floralies show is held on exposition grounds. Motorboat races on the Seine takes place. Dance Festival. Horse Racing. Rebirth of the City. Midsummer Night's Dream is performed in the gardens of Bagatelle. Centenary of the Arc de Triomphe is celebrated. World Championship Boxing Matches.

November 1937 - Closes after six months and 32 million visitors.

Extent

24.00 Items (0.5 cubic feet)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The twenty-four silver plated photographs in this collection are of the German and Soviet pavilions that were built for the 1937 Paris International Exposition of Art and Technology in Modern Life. Also included are panoramic views of the two pavilions with the Eiffel Tower, the Trocadéro, and various fountains and gardens.

Arrangement Note

Arranged alphabetically.

Method of Acquisition

Purchased from Leonid Winestein in 2006.

Processing Information

Finding aid was written by Laura Hoff, November 2009.
Title
Paris International Exposition of Art and Technology in Modern Life, 1937
Date
00/00/2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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