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#16 magikbilly

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 12:18 AM

Hi All,

A new cover apparently :)I like it more than I did the Ferris drawing.

Yale: Designing Tomorrow published in conjunction with the National Building Museum show of the same name.

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Eric

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 08:37 AM

Hi All,

Some new links for the upcoming World's Fair architecture exhibit in Washington (opening October 2):

The UK Yale site for Designing Tomorrow (still showing the old cover design):
http://www.yalebooks...Rydell&m=1&dc=1

A press release from the National Building Museum about the exhibit in D.C.:
http://www.nbm.org/a...ss-release.html

Here is a preview of one of my more challenging restorations from the the book:
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The Aviation Building at night NYWF 1940 Restored Digital File ©EKL 2008

Best wishes - hope to meet you in Washington!

Eric

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 04:50 AM

Hi All,

Is anyone planning to visit this show? I will be there for the opening night party, the show opens to the public a few days later on October 2. I intend to try and go a few times. I hope to meet some of you there :)

Best,
Eric

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 06:28 AM

I hope to get back there sometime during the run, Eric. I supplied them with some photos and would like to see how they turned out - as well as see yours and the rest of the exhibition. Let us know how the opening goes!

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 04:41 AM

As I work down the block from the museum I plan to attend.

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 05:05 PM

Hi All,

I am just getting ready to leave for Washington and see this show open on Thursday. I will let you all know how it looks when I return. I will take some photographs as well :)

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Eric

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 05:49 PM

Have fun!!

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 03:56 PM

Safe travels, Eric-- enjoy!

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 03:06 PM

I'm planning to be there tomorrow morning...and looking forward to it very much.

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 11:56 AM

Too bad I won't be able to go, but the book sounds interesting. How much is in it, and is it possible to buy it online? Or is it a special printing for the exhibition only? It sounds very interesting and i wouldn't mind a copy myself if the price is right.

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 07:37 AM

The exhibit is wonderful; very comprehensive and full of fascinating artifacts from the various US World's Fairs of the 1930's. There's even a full size replica of Elektro...the Westinghouse robot from the 1939 NY Fair. If I have any criticism, it would be that many of the captions are in v e r y tiny print (white on dark blue) that are generally below waist level. I found it difficult a bit tiring to constantly bob up and down between the pictures and the related captions. (Of course, I'm not as young as I used to be...) I definitely will go back to see it again.

The related book is available at the museum gift shop (as are several other books about the fairs); I already ordered my copy from Amazon, and expect to get it in a few weeks.

#27 magikbilly

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 12:52 AM

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 07:43 AM

Nothing there, MB.

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 10:26 AM

Some pictures from the exhibit:

http://www.slideshar...rnism-slideshow

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 05:27 AM

Hi All,

First Amazon review is in of this text. Some of you must have read this book? You know how I felt. What thoughts have you?

Amazon Review

Best,
Eric




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