A praise of the industrial revolution t… Paris World Expo 1937 --- Deutscher Pavillion bei Nacht II --- German Pavillion at night --- Pavillion allemand á nuit.jpg 1,153 × 1,678; 121 KB Paris World Expo 1937 --- Italian Pavillion at daytime --- Pavillion italien á jour.jpg 1,625 × 1,210; 297 KB « I was then living in rue La Fontaine. 2. The Universal Exposition of 1889 (Exposition Universelle de 1889) was a highly successful international exhibition and one of the few world's fairs to make a profit. Foto cedida por el Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. The ultimate confrontation was at hand. The Soviet Union mounted the most expensive display of all: a map of mother Russia made entirely of gold studded with rubies, topazes, and other precious stones – a luxurious and luxuriant illustration the country’s industrial growth in recent years. The radical modernism of Le Corbusier was passed over in favor of a style which mixed traditionalism and the international style. Since the decorative arts were not to be the major subject or theme of the great exposition, what would take their place? Both the right and the left wings of political life in the 1930s conspired to confine art and science to these subservient roles. Bas reliefs showed airlines tying together Europe (with France leading the way), the Americans, Indochina and Africa. 12.900 Aussteller nahmen an der Ausstellung teil, davon stammten 66 Prozent aus Spanien. One architect was making sketches of the night-time illumination patterns of the French buildings – only to have his drawings confiscated and destroyed by the exposition gendarmes.23. The statue was meant to symbolize the union of workers and peasants.[8]. Sie empfing insgesamt 2,3 Millionen Besucher aus der ganzen Welt. Inaugurouse o 25 de maio de 1937, da man do presidente Albert Lebrun, e pechou o 25 de … On 28 November 2009 the sculpture was completed and returned to its place in front of the VDNKh. The Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne (International Exposition of Art and Technology in Modern Life) was held from 25 May to 25 November 1937 in Paris, France. What the Isle des Cygnes was to France, the Regional Center, located in a remote corner of the Esplanade des Invalides, was to Paris. Gillet, L. "Coup d'oeil sur l'exposition," Revue des deux mondes, May 15, 1937. There was little public outcry over the proposed demolition of the relic from the 1878 exposition. Almost none of the major nations distributed information about the materials and processes used in their industrial exhibits. [17], Entrance to the Italian Pavilion (Colour reconstruction). The Universal Exhibition of 1937, officially the International Exhibition of "Arts and Techniques Applied to Modern Life", which was held in Paris from May 25 to November 25, 1937, was the first Exhibition organized in France under the rules of the Convention of Paris of 1928 on International Exhibitions. [10], After the Paris exhibition closed, Worker and Kolkhoz Woman was moved to the entrance of the All-Russia Exhibition Centre in Moscow, where it stood on a high platform. Speer's pavilion was culminated by a tall tower crowned with the symbols of the Nazi state: an eagle and the swastika. The pavilion was conceived as a monument to "German pride and achievement". 2 botlles of armagnac Saint Vivant "Exposition Universelle 1937" Bottle was originally introduced to remember the Paris Universal Exposition of 1937 - Bottled 1960s/70s [please note that this is not a vintage Armagnac] Ryst Dupeyron vintage 1930 Please note that … According to his own account, Albert Speer, Hitler's architect in chief and designer of the German building, accidentally stumbled into a room containing a sketch of the Russian Pavilion. First Factory of Locomotives in Poland Ltd. Evrard, Guillaume (2010) “Producing and Consuming Agricultural Capital: The Aesthetics and Cultural Politics of Grain Elevators at the 1937 Paris International Exposition” in Balfour, Robert J. L'invention du sauvage (Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, 29.11.2011-3.6.2012), Paris, Arles 2011, 180-205. Painters and sculptors displayed their work at their own annual and biennial salons, where patrons and purchasers entered the "higher" world of aesthetic beauty, far from clanking machinery. Some enthusiasts talked of continuing the exposition into the next year; but the plan failed to win popular support. Italy was the benevolent dictatorship: sunny, open and Mediterranean it was founded on discipline, order and unity. The wide, impersonal sweep of the colonnade conjures up for many a feeling of totalitarianism in modern guise: an updated imperial style that owes its vocabulary to the twentieth century but its imperial ambitions to Rome. Jacques Gréber, supervising architect of the Exposition Internationale, expressed his dismay at the lack of foresight in choosing the exposition site and permanent structures: If the exposition had been decided upon five or six years before the opening, I certainly would have recommended a site that extended beyond the confines of the city – more precisely, a site to house a great Park of the Future, with several permanent public buildings useful to the development of greater Paris.3, When the American correspondent for the Architectural Record surveyed the exposition, he could compliment the "cheerful magnificence of conception, peculiarly French," while at the same time lamenting that the overall objectives of the exposition were "foiled by a lack of coordination between the idea and the realization. Here Pagano had the joy of working alongside five different artists and placing Italy's newest industrial material such as linoleum and Termolux (shatterproof plate glass) next to a sumptuous chandelier from Murano and amber marble. The mood of the 1937 exposition carried none of the buoyant optimism that prevailed in 1900. The exposition was first conceived as a follow-up to the Exposition des Arts Decoratifs Modernes of 1925. Close by the Railway Pavilion was one of the most dynamic displays of the entire exposition: the Palais de l'Air. Even apparently public displays were to be appreciated, not studied. F. Marcello, "Italians do it Better: Fascist Italy’s New Brand of Nationalism in the Art and Architecture of the Italian Pavilion, Paris 1937" in Rika Devos, Alexander Ortenberg, Vladimir Paperny eds.. Robinson, Sidney K., ‘'The Architecture of Alden B. Dow, Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne, Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne (1937), Second International Aeronautic Exhibition. Exposition, Universal in 1867; Exposition; Plan of American Participation. Warnod, André. Soon the participants departed to their fortified cities and prepared to arm human pride with the tools of technology for the forthcoming tournament of blood. The misshapen conglomeration from the 19th century would be replaced by a triumph of art deco modernity, a perfect unity of artisanship and technology. The Universal Exhibition was just a stone’s throw from home. It is also the last such event to take place in Paris. Moholy-Nagy, L. "Paris Exposition," Architectural Record, October, 1937. . From there visitors could visit the Colonial Exhibits by Mario Sironi and the Gallery of Tourism before enjoying a plate of real spaghetti on the restaurant terrace. Der Beschluss für die Expo wurde in einem Gesetz vom 6. The French erected a special Pavillon du Tourisme, where the beauties of France could be admired without the distractions of industrial or artistic exhibits. At the earlier French national fairs held in the first decades of the 19th century, the artists refused to lower themselves by appearing in the same expositions as the "lower" mechanical arts. Though art and industry had coexisted at world's fairs, there were never any systematic attempt to integrate the two. Hitchcock, H.R., Jr. "Paris 1937: Foreign Pavilions," Architectural Forum, September, 1937. Today Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris and Site of Contemporary Creation, this place was from its construction to become a cultural center in Paris. “Long live regional differences among the French!” the commissioners insist. Culture, Capital and Representation. At the Regional Center of the 1937 exposition, the fundamental distinctions of prestige and power between Paris and the rest of France were made manifest. And Picasso's Guernica, on display in the Spanish pavilion, showed that painters were still capable of making powerful statements about the moral dimension of the contemporary world. [8] Hitler had desired to withdraw from participation, but his architect Albert Speer convinced him to participate after all, showing Hitler his plans for the German pavilion. The main entry was through the Court of Honour that showcased life size examples of Italy's most important contribution to the history of technology. (Texto de Fernando Martín Martín, El pabellón español en la Exposición Universal en París en 1937, Sevilla, Universidad de Sevilla, 1983) Vista general de la Exposición. In spite of the genuine attempt to see colonial cultures as part of the greater French family, the mood of cultural and racial superiority persisted. The idea was abandoned as it was far too expensive. The pavilion's interior carried out similar motifs: strict stylistic geometry, relieved by colorful, semi-abstract murals depicting the structure and power of rail transport. Application to daily life is the highest measure of worth. And in 1906, Dutert’s Gallery of Machines (from the 1889 exposition)  was destroyed to enhance the view towards Les Invalides. "13 Jacques Carlu, Louis-Hippolyte Boileau,  and Léon Azéma were awarded the commission to rebuild the new Chaillot Palace along the same lines as the colonnade of the old Trocadero. Exposition '37: la vie flamboyante des expositions (Paris, 1937). "12  It was the third time that Paris had demolished a major structure from a previous exposition – the first to go was the old Palais of Industry, built in 1855 and torn down for the 1900 exposition – and in both cases, the destruction took place without protest from the public or critics. As always with Parisian expositions, the work proceeded slowly, and the exposition opening time was pushed back again and again. Four distinguished French architects – Alfred Audoul, Eric Bagge, Jack Gérodias and René Hartwig – designed a structure in the art deco mode. Josef Thorak's sculpture Comradeship stood outside the pavilion, depicting two enormous nude males, clasping hands and standing defiantly side by side, in a pose of mutual defense and "racial camaraderie". [3], Fitting in the architectural master-plan of the master architect Jacques Gréber at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, and inspired by the shape of a grain elevator, the Canadian pavilion included Joseph-Émile Brunet's 28-foot sculpture of a buffalo (1937). The purpose of the exhibit was educational; but visitors must have been struck with the fluid beauty of the patterns of light as they flowed back and forth across the exposed sections of the locomotive engine. Artists felt that the fine arts were more noble and refined products of the human spirit. Each country did its best to show the world the superiority of the political and economic system that had produced the marvels on view in its national pavilions. Given the precarious state of the national economy, the decorative arts did not seem a serious enough concern to justify the labor and expense of a major international exposition. The value of art and science derives from its social utility, the exposition planners announce at Paris 1937. Conceived during the victorious optimism of the 1920s, the Exposition Internationale of 1937 (the originally-planned opening was delayed for a year) was carried out in the anxious zeitgeist of the 1930s. This enormous and intricately detailed model showed the departure from the Gare du Nord in Paris (with much of the city, including Montmartre, rendered with almost photographic accuracy), the debarking from Dunkirk, the arrival at Dover, and the destination at Victoria Station in London. In the spring of 1936, one of the most bitterly contested elections in the history of France gave the Communists and Socialists a dramatically increased representation in the legislature, thereby further polarizing an already deeply divided populace. The title of the 1937 exposition suggests another change in the thinking of the planners, a change as fundamental as the shift from "universal" to "international." Only thirty-four million visitors – half the attendance of the 1900 exposition – attended this elaborate ceremony of the unification of Arts and Technics. 16 Gustave Courbet in 1855, Edouard Manet in 1867, The Military School (including Neuville and Détaille) in 1878, and Henri Matisse in 1889, 17 Architectural Record, October, 1937, page 83, 21 David Littlejohn's recent assessment of the United States pavilion seems unnecessarily harsh :"The effect, seen fro the Seine, was that of a gigantic moviehouse on Sunset Boulevard, or of a hotel on the Las Vegas strip. Night view of the Palais de l'air (Click the image for a lightbox view), Guide booklet for the colonial empire exhibits. Dezember 1888 in der spanischen Stadt Barcelona statt. Over six hundred congresses had been held on an unprecedented number of topics. "U.S. Pavilion Carries Skyscraper Motif to Paris," Architectural Record, December, 1937. The model showed Paris and London as sister cities, bound together by efficient and convenient means of transportation. 22 It is significant that, by the opening day ceremonies held on May 24, only the Russian and German pavilions were completely finished. It attracted extra attention because the exposition took place during the Spanish Civil War. 11 Louis Gillet, quoted with approval by the anonymous author of "En avant la musique: en voilà pour l'Exposition!" The new Chaillot Palace was to be the triumphant vindication of the present age over the past. "9 Right-wing journalist blamed the left wing for creating a "climate of disaster," while the left pointed the accusing finger at the capitalists for failing in their commitments and suppressing the workers.10 The rancor of the recent elections continued to be played out in the newspapers and journals as the exposition proceeded. L'exposició es va dur a terme sota el tema d'«Arts i tècniques de la vida moderna». A Exposición Internacional de París de 1937, baixo o lema Exposición Internacional das Artes e das Técnicas na vida moderna, foi a sexta celebrada nesta cidade desde que naceron en Londres, en 1851. Here the French borrowed from the Chicago Columbian Exposition, which devoted a portion of the fairgrounds to the states of the union. Some thirty-thousand visitors per day crowded into the immense series of galleries housed in a pavilion designed by Audoul, Hartwig, and Gérodias. Others wanted to see the artisan exalted, in an attempt to ennoble colonial craftsmen and to fix the status of art as a decorative auxiliary to social concerns. In all the previous events, increased business was recognized as an economic by-product of staging an exposition. It was finally decided that the world's fair would take as its theme the division that had grown up between the arts and technology. Writers for the Parisian journals of 1937 regaled themselves with epithets for the unloved Trocadero: "a miserable amalgamation of crab, antelope, and turtle" –, "a vacuous idiot with a pair of asses ears!" Exotic People in Universal Exhibitions and World's Fairs (1851-1937), in: Human Zoos. L'Exposició Universal de París de 1937, oficialment anomenada Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne en francès, va estar regulada per l'Oficina Internacional d'Exposicions i va tenir lloc del 25 de maig al 25 de novembre de 1937, a París. Since the 1855 exposition, though, artists agreed to compete with each other side by side with the industrialists. However, the compressed time frame hurried the commission into hasty decisions and improvisational planning. It replaced the old Palais du Trocadéro built for the 1867 World’s Fair. "Paris 1937 Exposition" – special edition of Le Monde Illustré, May 29, 1937. The muralists and sculptors who adorned the walls of the industrial galleries were the artists truly in phase with the official philosophy of the fair. On the opening day of the exhibition, only the German and the Soviet pavilions had been completed. But for painters and sculptors, gold medals awarded at world's fairs never had the status comparable to awards from the annual salons. The Exposition Universelle of 1889 (French: [ɛkspozisjɔ̃ ynivɛʁsɛl]) was a world's fair held in Paris, France, from 6 May to 31 October 1889.It was the fourth of eight expositions held in the city between 1855 and 1937. In spite of the obvious differences in style, there are some striking parallels between the two buildings. The tardiness of the French workers was a major embarrassment to the French, since, by the time of the opening ceremonies, the Russian, German, Belgian, Danish and Italian pavilions were complete and ready to receive visitors. I went there nearly every day with my precious pass, given by the Prefecture, in hand. Undaunted, and following the tradition of "refusée" painters from earlier expositions,16 Le Corbusier and his followers erected a huge tent outside the exposition grounds, just beyond the Porte Maillot. Now "Art" and "Science" no longer exist as absolute values. Between the pylons, and all across the front of the building was a semi-abstract mural showing a rail car passing though a forest of loops and tracks.The official book of the exposition, Le Livre d'Or, significantly makes no mention of the names of the artists who painted the murals. The idiom of the new building would be modern, but not too much. 1937 – Dallas, Texas, USA – Greater Texas and Pan American Exposition (1937) 1937 – Düsseldorf, Tyskland – Reichsausstellung Schaffendes Volk (1937) 1937 – Miami, Florida, USA – Pan American Fair (1937) 1937 – Paris, Frankrig – Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne The technology of transportation sealed the growing friendship between England and France. viamichelin.co.uk. 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From the outset, women participated not only as spectators, but also as artists, … In a spirit of cooperation, even the Ile de France – the province that includes Paris – participated with a structure that resembled the top part of one tower in the City Hall of Paris. In 1937, the Queen City of Expositions held court for the last time. Paris, France, Europe, and all nations of the earth seemed poised in the eye of a hurricane, between the winds of World War I and World War II. But the most striking feature of the Russian pavilion was not the exhibits of gold and propaganda: it was the placement of the building face to face with the Nazi pavilion. Both the Palais de Chaillot, housing the Musée de l'Homme,[1] and the Palais de Tokyo, which houses the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, were created for this exhibition that was officially sanctioned by the Bureau International des Expositions. Labbé was persuaded to continue, and the work proceeded. At night, the pavilion was illuminated by floodlights. The Hall of Honour was the pavilion's most dramatic and evocative space. France planned the new exposition with an eye toward consolidating her claims to cultural authority. Knowledge was the hoarded property of the nation that discovered and applied it. Today, many buildings of the 1937 Exhibition are still standing in Paris. [2], The Pavillon des Temps Nouveaux (Pavilion of New Times) was a tent pavilion designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. It attracted more than thirty-two million visitors. The major architectural event of 1937– the official "spike" of the whole exposition– was to be a splendid new modern art museum. You will pass by the Palais de Tokyo, double building built for the Universal Exhibition of 1937. It was to broadcast to the world that a new and powerful Germany had a restored sense of national pride. Apr 14, 2019 - Pierre Jahan, THE UNIVERSAL EXHIBITION OF 1937. Its central attraction was the Eiffel Tower, a 300-meter high marvel of iron by Gustave Eiffel. The major legacy from the 1878 exposition universelle was leveled in 1934 without ceremony. No longer the backbone of French agriculture and the textile trade, the provinces are now quaint outposts of Paris, useful and picturesque in their diversions from city life. Propaganda continued the tradition of national displays at all previous world's fairs. As deputy commissioner Julien Durand assured the legislature during the budgetary hearings : "The old Trocadero will be replaced by a monument whose lines, in spite of their modernism, will fit well within the monumental tradition of Mansart, Gabriel, Ledoux, Percier, Fontaine, etc.

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