Paris 1937 Worlds on Exhibition

Cover may not be exactly as depicted

Paris 1937 Worlds on Exhibition

by James D. Herbert

Used & Rare price

SPECIAL SHIPPING CONSIDERATIONS FOR USED & RARE ITEMS.

Please see the special considerations for shipping Used & Rare items, including extended delivery times, possible import duties & taxes.

Availability: Ships within 1 week

Publisher: Cornell U.P.

Condition:

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0801434947

ISBN - 13: 9780801434945

Seller Comments:

Hardcover, royal 8vo, illustrated, 207 pages. A very fine unmarked, unsoiled copy in a like, unmarked dust jacket.

From the Publisher

This elegant and theoretically informed book, illustrated with forty-five photographs, explores the cultural significance of six exhibitions or new museum installations, all opening in Paris between mid-1937 and early 1938: the commercially oriented world's fair titled L'Exposition Internationale des Art et Techniques; the historical Musee des Monuments Francais; the ethnographic Musee de l'Homme; two massive art retrospectives, one sponsored by the state of France and the other by the municipality of Paris; and L'Exposition Internationale du Surrealisme.James D. Herbert capitalizes on the proximity of these disparate exhibits to show how they competed with and yet also complemented one another in visually rendering the full scope of human accomplishment through time and across the globe. In this task, Herbert argues, they both succeeded and failed in interesting and productive ways. He asserts that the exhibitions projected and, in a sense, created (created precisely through the act of projection) the real world that they ostensibly only represented.In fact, Herbert argues, the exhibitions developed a particular sense of French national identity one that, in managing to be at the same moment both inwardly focused and beneficently expansive, would present a vivid contrast to the growing German nationalism of the Third Reich. His epilogue takes a final look at these issues from the perspective of Jean Cocteau's 1950 film Orphee. A ground-breaking work in cultural history, Paris 1937, with its insightful examination of objects from a variety of fields, is a pioneering text in the field of visual studies.

Used books: 6 more copies of this item are available

Paris 1937: Worlds on Exhibition

Paris 1937: Worlds on Exhibition

by James D Herbert

Availability: Ships within 1 week

Condition:

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Cornell University Press

Seller Comments:

This elegant and theoretically informed book, illustrated with forty-five photographs, explores the cultural significance of six exhibitions or new museum installations, all opening in Paris between mid-1937 and early 1938: the commercially oriented world's fair titled L'Exposition Internationale des Art et Techniques; the historical Musee des Monuments Francais; the ethnographic Musee de l'Homme; two massive art retrospectives, one sponsored by the state of France and the other by the municipality of Paris; and L'Exposition Internationale du Surrealisme.

$44.36

Paris 1937: Worlds on Exhibition

Paris 1937: Worlds on Exhibition

by James D. Herbert

Availability: Ships within 1 week

Condition:

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Cornell University Press

Seller Comments:

First Edition. A bit of shelfwear, mostly to the DJ edges, but no tears or anything that bad...Green Apple Books and Music, Publisher Weekly's Bookstore of the Year 2014, has been San Francisco's favorite independent bookseller for more than 40 years! Shipping costs on oversize / international orders will reflect actual shipping charges and may be more than quoted by ABE. We will need to contact you with true shipping costs and ask for authorization before adjusting cost.

$70.35

Paris 1937: Worlds on Exhibition

Paris 1937: Worlds on Exhibition

by James D. Herbert

Availability: Ships within 1 week

Condition:

Format:

Publisher: Cornell University Press

Seller Comments:

Used-Very Good. Ships from UK in 48 hours or less (usually same day). Your purchase helps support the African Children's Educational Trust (A-CET). Ex-library, but has been well cared for. 100% money back guarantee. We are a world class secondhand bookstore based in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom and specialize in high quality textbooks across an enormous variety of subjects. We aim to provide a vast range of textbooks, rare and collectible books at a great price. Through our work with A-CET we have helped give hundreds of young people in Africa the vital chance to get an education. We provide a 100% money back guarantee and are dedicated to providing our customers with the highest standards of service in the bookselling industry.

$74.42

Paris 1937: Worlds on Exhibition

Paris 1937: Worlds on Exhibition

by James D. Herbert

Availability: Ships within 1 week

Condition:

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Cornell Univ Pr

Seller Comments:

Brand New. 100% Money Back Guarantee! Ships within 1 business day, includes tracking. Carefully packed. Successful business for 25 Years!

$78.82

Paris 1937: Worlds on Exhibition Format: Hardcover

Paris 1937: Worlds on Exhibition Format: Hardcover

by James D. Herbert

Availability: Ships within 1 week

Condition:

Format:

Publisher: Cornell University Press

Seller Comments:

0801434947.

$90.62

Paris 1937: Man, Mind, Music

Paris 1937: Man, Mind, Music

by James D Herbert

Availability: Ships within 1 week

Condition:

Format: Hard cover

Publisher: Cornell University Press

Seller Comments:

Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 224 p.

$111.38

Item not added

This item is not available to order at this time.

See used copies from 00.00
  • My Gift List
  • My Wish List
  • Shopping Cart