Adelaide's Jubilee International Exhibition 1887-1888

"When the World's Fair came to South Australia..."

'International exhibitions’ celebrated the works of human minds and hands. Adelaide’s commemorated the 50th anniversary of settlement, and honoured Queen Victoria’s jubilee. A riot of patriotism/imperialism riddled its course with the pomp and jingoism of the period. The purpose-built building, the six-month exhibition, and the uses and fate of the building complete this collective memory of a now-absent building. This 380-page, multi-authored, well-illustrated volume is a  collaboration between the Architecture Museum, School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia, the Professional Historians Association (SA), History SA and Crossing Press, Sydney.

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RRP: $49.95