“Two Cities, Two Fairgrounds: Chicago’s 1893 World Columbian Exposition and Turin’s 1911 International Exposition”

Apart from displaying the industrial and economic advancement of the organizing cities/countries, the international expositions which were organized dur- ing the second half of the nineteenth and the first three decades of the twentieth centuries aimed to reveal the national greatness and cultural hegemony of the host countries. From this perspective, despite the divergent characteristics which Chi- cago and Turin had, the Columbian...


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Citation Formats
B. Gürsel, “Two Cities, Two Fairgrounds: Chicago’s 1893 World Columbian Exposition and Turin’s 1911 International Exposition”. 2010, p. 86.