what happens to once-iconic global attractions? jade doskow answers this question in her decade-long photo series, ‘lost utopias’ — presented at new york’s front room gallery from april 20 – may 20, 2018. the series captures the sometimes desolate remains of world’s fair architecture

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montreal 1967 world’s fair, ‘man and his world,’ buckminster fuller’s geodesic dome with solar experimental house

 

 

these world’s fair attractions were some of the most daring and unusual structures of their time. unfortunately, little planning went into their longevity. in doskow’s photographs, we get honesty. some monuments have aged with dignity; several have become tourist-attractions; a few of them have been forgotten altogether.

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san francisco 1939 world’s fair, ‘golden gate international exposition,’ (originally) palace of fine and decorative arts, entrance

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new york 1964 world’s fair, ‘peace through understanding,’ unisphere

jade doskow
brussels 1958 world’s fair, ‘a world view: a new humanism,’ atomium

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new york 1964 world’s fair, ‘peace through understanding,’ philip johnson’s new york state pavilion (fresh paint)

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st. louis 1904 world’s fair, ‘louisiana purchase exposition,’ flight cage

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philadelphia 1876 world’s fair, ‘centennial exposition,’ fair washrooms

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    Lords Newman says:
  • Very interesting photos….big work..thank you to the photograph
    I wish I could know more

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