The Resource Tomorrow-land : the 1964-65 World's Fair and the transformation of America, Joseph Tirella, (electronic resource)

Tomorrow-land : the 1964-65 World's Fair and the transformation of America, Joseph Tirella, (electronic resource)

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Tomorrow-land : the 1964-65 World's Fair and the transformation of America
Title
Tomorrow-land
Title remainder
the 1964-65 World's Fair and the transformation of America
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Tirella
Title variation
Tomorrow land
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Motivated by potentially turning Flushing Meadows, literally a land of refuse, into his greatest public park, Robert Moses--New York's "Master Builder"--brought the World’s Fair to the Big Apple for 1964 and ’65. Though considered a financial failure, the 1964-65 World’s Fair was a Sixties flashpoint in areas from politics to pop culture, technology to urban planning, and civil rights to violent crime. In an epic narrative, Tomorrow-Land shows the astonishing pivots taken by New York City, America, and the world during the Fair. It fetched Disney’s empire from California and Michelangelo’s La Pieta from Europe; and displayed flickers of innovation from Ford, GM, and NASA--from undersea and outerspace colonies to personal computers. It housed the controversial work of Warhol (until Governor Rockefeller had it removed); and lured Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters. Meanwhile, the Fair--and its house band, Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians--sat in the musical shadows of the Beatles and Bob Dylan, who changed rock-and-roll right there in Queens. And as Southern civil rights efforts turned deadly, and violent protests also occurred in and around the Fair, Harlem-based Malcolm X predicted a frightening future of inner-city racial conflict. World’s Fairs have always been collisions of eras, cultures, nations, technologies, ideas, and art. But the trippy, turbulent, Technicolor, Disney, corporate, and often misguided 1964-65 Fair was truly exceptional
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
607/.747243
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
T786 1964.B1
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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adult
Tomorrow-land : the 1964-65 World's Fair and the transformation of America, Joseph Tirella, (electronic resource)
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Tomorrow-land : the 1964-65 World's Fair and the transformation of America, Joseph Tirella, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
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Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
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Contents
Part One. The Greatest Single Event in History -- Part Two. Something New -- Part Three. Bringing It All Back Home -- Epilogue: Tomorrow Never Knows
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1 online resource
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Isbn
9781493003327
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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illustrations.
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