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Fantastical Dreamscapes: Architectural Wonders and Innovations at World Expos, 1851 to 1911

February 27, 2024, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (US Central)

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Zoom around the globe with University of Arizona Professor of Architectural History Lisa D. Schrenk to explore the architectural designs and building innovations that shaped the first 60 years of international expositions. These include advances in iron, glass, electricity, and aesthetics, all of which made possible the magnificent pavilions that covered the fairgrounds at these grand events.

This lecture is co-sponsored by The Institute for the Study of International Expositions (ISIE) of which Schrenk is co-founder. Support provided by Carol Pletcher.

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Check out the exhibition page for World's Fairs, Expositions, and Centennial Celebrations of the Victorian Era, curated by the 2023 Pohlman Fellow Gracia Koele (History '23).

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