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Fair World: A History of World's Fairs and Expositions from London to Shanghai 1851-2010 Hardcover – August 16, 2011

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“an outstanding survey highly recommended for a range of collections, from general-interest to history and arts holdings. It packs in photos and in-depth details of the great world fairs and expositions, offering a coverage that provides details about each fair and its unique characteristics. The outstanding focus provides lively discussion of elements unique to each world fair, covering its features, promotion, attractions and impact on its audience. The drama and excitement of the fairs is captured in a fine oversized presentation packed with images and history!”
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About the Author

Paul Greenhalgh is Director of the Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts at the University of East Anglia. His former roles include Director and President of the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC, President of NSCAD University in Canada, and Head of Research at the V&A Museum in London.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 282 pages
  • Publisher: Papadakis Dist A C (August 16, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906506094
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906506094
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 1.2 x 12.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,093,802 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Fair World by Paul Greenhalgh was a disappointment. The book is poorly organized and doesn't seem to follow any sequence or order. If you want to learn about a particular fair or expo, the only way is to look in the index then pick one of many pages scattered throughout the book. Even then, it is hard to find anything meaningful about a particular event. The photos are sparse and at best mediocre. The chapter titles, Money, Politics and the Masses or The Meaning of Art, for example, seem hardly related to why most people would purchase this book. I would not recommend this book to anyone really interested in enjoying the history of world's Farsi and expos.
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By Ron Frazier on December 27, 2012
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This has to be the new definitive book on world fairs and well chosen fairs to provide additional detail. An amazing book.
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great book
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