ANN Jun 28, 2002

Bibliography on the History of International Exhibitions, 1851-1951]

Alexander CT Geppert

Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 15:25:15 +0200

[Apologies for Cross-Posting]

RE: Bibliography on the History of International Exhibitions, 1851-1951

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to announce that "International Exhibitions, Expositions
Universelles and World's Fairs, 1851-1951: A Bibliography," a
comprehensive,web-based bibliography of secondary sources on the history of
world's fairs, has been updated and expanded. With almost 1500 items, the
bibliography now includes 375 more entries, covering several newly added
expositions, from Australia, Brazil, Germany, Italy, and the USA, among
others. There is also an Internet Resources section, with 58 web sites on
numerous world's fairs, hyperlinked for the user's convenience.

The bibliography is accessible through the "Theory of Architecture" web site
of Brandenburgische Technische Universität (Cottbus, Germany) as part of the
journal "Wolkenkuckucksheim: Internationale Zeitschrift für Theorie und
Wissenschaft der Architektur" at
It can also be viewed on the web site of the Donald G. Larson Collection on
International Expositions and Fairs, 1851-1940, Special Collections Library,
California State University, Fresno,

>From the time when the bibliography was first launched in February 2001,
reactions from the scholarly community have been very positive and
encouraging. The list is actively updated and augmented on an ongoing
basis. We see this as an interactive, participative process. How can we
improve the bibliography and make it more useful? All comments, suggestions
and additions are much appreciated. URLs for any world's fair-related web
site are especially welcome. Please send them to Alexander Geppert at or to Jean Coffey at

We extend our gratitude to all those who have offered their comments and
provided us with new sources. Special thanks, in particular, to Serge
Noiret, Moritz Staemmler and Stephen Wildman for their suggestions and
advice during the updating process, and to David Fisher for his extensive
list of sources.

Yours sincerely,

Alexander C.T. Geppert
The European University Institute
Florence, Italy

Jean Coffey and Tammy Lau
California State University, Fresno
Fresno, California

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