L'Illustration. Exposition de Paris 1937. Arts et Techniques. WORLD FAIRS / EXPOSITIONS, Jacques Gréber.
L'Illustration. Exposition de Paris 1937. Arts et Techniques.
L'Illustration. Exposition de Paris 1937. Arts et Techniques.

L'Illustration. Exposition de Paris 1937. Arts et Techniques.

Paris. L'Illustration. August 1937.
August 1937 Exposition issue in color pictorial paper wrappers as issued, photo illustrated in color and black and white, text in French, unpaginated (approx 68 pages),15 x 11 1/4 inches. Light toning and soiling to covers, vertical crease to front cover (not very noticeable), short tears (up to 1/4 inch) and soft creases to lower and right edges of front cover, a few short mended tears to spine. Small bump and tiny chip to lower right corner of text block, interior in very good condition overall. The issue opens with an essay by Chief Architect Jacques Gréber, accompanied by color illustrations of the fair. Gréber was a contributor to the City Beautiful movement who designed the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. This is followed by photo illustrations, some in color and most in black and white, showing gardens, buildings, street scenes, and interiors. A good overview of the late 1930s aesthetic - clean lines, curved exteriors, and plenty of light. The fair was somewhat dominated by the Soviet Union and Germany, Albert Speer having designed Germany's building with his Communist rival's in mind. L'Illustration highlights the conflict by showing the German building through the legs of Russia's massive hammer-wielding worker. Item #56543

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