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Engels | Druk: 1 | Hardcover | 9780762780358 | 360 pagina's

Joseph Tirella - 9780762780358


Engels | Druk: 1 | Hardcover | 9780762780358 | 360 pagina's

Motivated by potentially turning Flushing Meadows, literally a land of refuse, into his greatest public park, Robert Moses-New York's Master Builder -brought the World's Fair to the Big Apple for 1964 and '65. Though considered a financial failure, the 1964-65 World' s Fair was a Sixties flashpoint in areas from politics to pop culture, technology to urban planning, and civil rights to violent crime.In an epic narrative, the New York Times bestseller Tomorrow-Land shows the astonishing pivots taken by New York City, America, and the world during the Fair. It fetched Disney's empire from California and Michelangelo's La Pieta from Europe; and displayed flickers of innovation from Ford, GM, and NASA-from undersea and outerspace colonies to personal computers. It housed the controversial work of Warhol (until Governor Rockefeller had it removed); and lured Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters. Meanwhile, the Fair-and its house band, Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians-sat in the musical shadows of the Beatles and Bob Dylan, who changed rock-and-roll right there in Queens. And as Southern civil rights efforts turned deadly, and violent protests also occurred in and around the Fair, Harlem-based Malcolm X predicted a frightening future of inner-city racial conflict.World's Fairs have always been collisions of eras, cultures, nations, technologies, ideas, and art. But the trippy, turbulent, Technicolor, Disney, corporate, and often misguided 1964-65 Fair was truly exceptional.




Tomorrow-Land Engels | Druk: 1 | Hardcover | 9780762780358 | 360 pagina's
Verschijningsdatumjanuari 2014
AfmetingenAfmeting: 22,9 x 14,6 x 3,2 cm
Aantal pagina's360 pagina's
IllustratiesMet illustraties
Auteur(s)Joseph Tirella
UitgeverRowman & Littlefield
Extra groot lettertypeNee
Gewicht39 g
Verpakking breedte152 mm
Verpakking hoogte33 mm
Verpakking lengte229 mm

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