Expo 67: Not Just a Souvenir

Edited by Rhona Richman Kenneally and Johanne Sloan

© 2010

Expo 67, the world's fair held in Montreal during the summer of 1967, brought architecture, art, design, and technology together into a glittering modern package. Heralding the ideal city of the future to its visitors, the Expo site was perceived by critics as a laboratory for urban and architectural design as well as for cultural exchange, intended to enhance global understanding and international cooperation. This collection of essays brings new critical perspectives to Expo 67, an event that left behind a significant material and imaginative legacy.

The contributors to this volume reflect a variety of interdisciplinary approaches and address Expo 67 across a broad spectrum ranging from architecture and film to more ephemeral markers such as postcards, menus, pavilion displays, or the uniforms of the hostesses employed on the site. Collectively, the essays explore issues of nationalism, the interplay of tradition and modernity, twentieth-century discourse about urban experience, and the enduring impact of Expo 67's technological experimentation. Expo 67: Not Just a Souvenir is a compelling examination of a world's fair that had a profound impact locally, nationally, and internationally.

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Expo 67: Not just a souvenir is a compelling examination of a world's fair that had a profound impact locally, nationally, and internationally.

Expo 67: Not Just a Souvenir

Edited by Rhona Richman Kenneally and Johanne Sloan

© 2010

Expo 67, the world's fair held in Montreal during the summer of 1967, brought architecture, art, design, and technology together into a glittering modern package. Heralding the ideal city of the future to its visitors, the Expo site was perceived by critics as a laboratory for urban and architectural design as well as for cultural exchange, intended to enhance global understanding and international cooperation. This collection of essays brings new critical perspectives to Expo 67, an event that left behind a significant material and imaginative legacy.

The contributors to this volume reflect a variety of interdisciplinary approaches and address Expo 67 across a broad spectrum ranging from architecture and film to more ephemeral markers such as postcards, menus, pavilion displays, or the uniforms of the hostesses employed on the site. Collectively, the essays explore issues of nationalism, the interplay of tradition and modernity, twentieth-century discourse about urban experience, and the enduring impact of Expo 67's technological experimentation. Expo 67: Not Just a Souvenir is a compelling examination of a world's fair that had a profound impact locally, nationally, and internationally.

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Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 280 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.8in x 0.6in x 9.7in
  • Reviews

    ‘This collection of essays represents the culmination of an original and fascinating project… Expo 67 is a nuanced, cohesive, lively book which should appeal to a broad audience of scholars across several disciplines. I warmly recommend it.’
    Faye Hammill; British Journal of Canadian Studies: vol 24:02:2011
  • Author Information

    Rhona Richman Kenneally is an associate professor in the Department of Design and Computation Arts at Concordia University.



    Johanne Sloan is an associate professor in the Department of Art History at Concordia University.

  • Table of contents

    List of Illustrations
    Acknowledgments

    1. Introduction: Dusting Off the Souvenir
      RHONA RICHMAN KENNEALLY and JOHANNE SLOAN

    PART ONE: THE MATERIAL CULTURE OF NATIONHOOD

    1. 'The greatest Dining extravaganza in Canada's history': Food, Nationalism, and Authenticity at Expo 67
      RHONA RICHMAN KENNEALLY
    2. 'Britain Today' at Expo 67
      ELIZABETH DARLING
    3. 'Une terre humaine': Expo 67, Canadian Women, and Chatelaine/Châtelaine
      EVA-MARIE KRÖLLER

    PART TWO: BECOMING MODERN

    1. O bsolescence as Progress and Regression: Technology, Temporality, and Architecture at Expo 67
      TOM MCDONOUGH
    2. The Ambiguous Modernity of Designer Julien Hébert
      MARTIN RACINE
    3. Girl Watching at Expo 67
      AURORA WALLACE

    PART THREE: VISUAL TRANSACTIONS

    1. Into the Labyrinth: Phantasmagoria at Expo 67
      BEN HIGHMORE
    2. The Christian Pavilion at Expo 67: Notes from Charles Gagnon's Archive
      MONIKA KIN GAGNON
    3. Andy Warhol at Expo 67: Pop In and Pop Out
      JEAN-FRANÇOIS CÔTÉ
    4. Postcards and the Chromophilic Visual Culture of Expo 67
      JOHANNE SLOAN

    PART FOUR: URBAN EXPERIENCE

    1. Montreal and the Megastructure, ca 1967
      INDERBIR SINGH RIAR
    2. Brian Jungen: Habitat 04
      KITTY SCOTT
    3. Tabloid Expo
      WILL STRAW

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