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Book review: Fleeting cities: imperial expositions in fin-de-siècle Europe by Alexander Geppert

Franklin, Sophie (2014) Book review: Fleeting cities: imperial expositions in fin-de-siècle Europe by Alexander Geppert. LSE Review of Books (07 Mar 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

"Fleeting Cities: Imperial Expositions in Fin-de-Siècle Europe." Alexander C. T. Geppert. Palgrave Macmillan. October 2013. --- In this book, Alexander C. T. Geppert considers how modernity was created and displayed at imperial expositions held in fin-de-siècle London, Paris and Berlin. 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 book focuses on their specific aims and aspirations, evolving forms and execution, and the public debates they engendered. Sophie Franklin finds this book an ambitious and engaging study that also provides a fresh close reading of the contemporary impact and urban legacy of the complex network of exhibitions.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D901 Europe (General)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2014 12:59
Last Modified: 12 May 2019 23:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/57310

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