Tuesday, June 30, 2009

World EXPO in 1878

1878 Paris Expo
The third Paris World’s Fair, called an Exposition Universelle in French 1878.
This exposition was on a far larger scale than any previously held anywhere in the world. The first Expo was held in The Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, London, in 1851 Under the title “ Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations” That was the first international exhibition of manufactured products.As such, it influenced the development of several aspects of society including art and design education,international trade and relations, and even tourism.
The “ Gallery of Machines” was an industrial showcase in 1878 Paris Expo, the exhibition of fine arts and new machinery was on a very large and comprehensive scale. On June 30, 1878, the completed head of the Statue of Liberty was showcased in the garden of the Trocadero Palace. Among the many inventions on display was Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone. Electric arc lighting had been installed all along the Avenue de I’Opera and the Place de I’Opera. Over 13 million people paid to attend the exposition, making it a financial success.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Ancient Hawkers & Professions in China

China is very much in the news. Businessmen, Financiers, busloads of tourists, media sweep through the country recording their impressions and all interested in China, will enjoy the clam of this period piece. It is a reminder of how China appeared through the eyes of travelers in a less hurried age, without benefit of camera, and with plenty of time for each new sight to register. The generation of English people who first enjoyed these pictures in the seventeen-nineties and early eighteen hundreds saw China as an exotic and faraway land, would give the West such power In comparison to Asia had only just begun at the time.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Free E-book sign as members

This book is designed to raise some interesting questions about walls. To suggest some new possibilities and to encourage you to look at your walls in a new way. You can approach your wall by paint, photo, oil painting, art prints, historical prints,mirror,etc. www.ArtDepot2u.com can give it to you.