The contemporary arts building: New York World's Fair, 1939

 
The  contemporary arts building: New York World's Fair, 1939
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  • Title :     The contemporary arts building: New York World's Fair, 1939
  • Artist:     M.P. Co. (publisher)
  • Accession:     XC1991.170.349
  • Collection:     Library
  • Category:     Architecture
  • Collection Theme:     Art Deco
  • Subject:     New York World's Fair (1939-1940). | Exhibitions | Exhibitions , United States , New York (State) , New York , Pictorial works | Exhibitions | Exhibitions , United States , New York (State) , New York , 1930-1940 | Exhibition buildings | Exhibition buildings , United States , New York (State) , New York , 1930-1940 | Color in architecture | Color in architecture , 1930-1940 | Pavilions | Pavilions , United States , New York (State) , New York , 1930-1940 | Art deco (Architecture) | Art deco (Architecture) , United States , New York (State) , New York , Pictorial works | Fountains | Fountains , United States , New York (State) , New York , 1930-1940
  • URL:     http://libimages.wolfsonian.org/XC1991.170.349.000.jpg
  • Tags:     ~Art Deco~World’s Fairs and Expositions~Architecture
Description:
Title from recto. | 1 postcard, untraveled, with a color illustration of the Comtemporary Arts building designed for the New York World's Fair, 1939-1940. | "F30"--recto. | "'N.Y.W.F. Lic. 2443, Officially Licensed"--verso. | "The Contemporary Arts Building, New York World's Fair, 1939. The Contemporary Arts Building at the New York World's Fair 1939 is designed to house the most comprehensive exhibit of works by living American artists ever assembled in this country. The exhibit comprises 800 works in painting, sculpture and the graphic arts. The keynote of the exhibition is 'Democracy in Art,' and every artist in the country is given an equal chance to have his work represented at the Fair. This sketch shows how the structure looks at night against a background of fountains in the Lagoon of Nations. The architects are: Ackerman, Lowenfish and Van Pelt."--verso. | ENglish. | Wolfsonian Library display: Streamlined: From Airplanes to Architecture, April 15, 2009-July 15, 2009, (XC1991.170.349), postcard. "Contemporary Arts building."