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dc.contributor.authorGEPPERT, Alexander C.T.
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-08T15:10:36Z
dc.date.available2014-01-08T15:10:36Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationHoundmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010en
dc.identifier.isbn9780230221642
dc.identifier.isbn9781137358325
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/29166
dc.description.abstractImperial expositions held in fin-de-siècle London, Paris and Berlin were knots in a world-wide web. Conceptualizing exhibitions as meta-media, Fleeting Cities undertakes a transdisciplinary investigation into how modernity was created and displayed, consumed and disputed within the European metropolis. Focusing on five such expositions – the Berliner Gewerbeausstellung (1896), the fifth Parisian Exposition Universelle (1900), the Franco-British Exhibition in London (1908), the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley (1924/25), and the Exposition Coloniale Internationale in Paris (1931) – this award-winning book examines their specific aims and aspirations, evolving forms and execution, and the public debates they engendered. Who shaped these mega-events, how were exposition venues inscribed into the urban fabric, what legacies did they bequeath? Taken as dense textures stretched over time, these expositions undergo both a close hermeneutic reading and broad spatial analysis. Fleeting Cities weaves extensive empirical research with underlying theoretical concerns, investigating their individual meanings in a new form of transnational network analysis.en
dc.description.tableofcontents-- Figures and Plates -- Abbreviations -- Acknowledgments -- 1 Introduction: How to Read an Exposition -- 2 Berlin 1896: Wilhelm II, Georg Simmel, and the Berliner Gewerbeausstellung -- 3 Paris 1900: The Exposition universelle as a Century's Protean Synthesis -- 4 London 1908: Imre Kiralfy and the Franco-British Exhibition -- 5 Wembley 1924: The British Empire Exhibition as a Suburban Metropolis -- 6 Vincennes 1931: The Exposition coloniale as the Apotheosis of Imperial Modernity -- 7 Conclusion: Exhibition Fatigue, or the Rise and Fall of a Mass Medium -- Coda: Pictures at an Exhibition -- Appendix -- Bibliography -- Indexen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPalgraveen
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/5764en
dc.titleFleeting cities : imperial expositions in fin-de-siècle Europeen
dc.typeBooken
dc.identifier.doi10.1057/9780230281837
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dc.description.versionPublished version of EUI PhD thesis, 2004en


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