24 pp. catalogue of the printing exhibitions at the 1931 International Colonial Exposition in Paris, comprised of a list of the organizational committee members, a brief essay on the history of printing, a detailed description of the exhibitors in the French section including photogravure and music, and a separate segregated section describing the foreign and Colonial exhibitors, including Indochina, Algeria, Madagascar, Belgium, Portugal, and Palestine. A few scattered illustrations and vignettes within the text. Large 4to. Embossed decorative wrpps. Paris (n.p.) 1931.
The Exposition Coloniale Internationale was a six-month-long exposition held in Paris in 1931, which attempted to put on display the diverse cultures and resources of France's colonial holdings. An estimated 7 to 9 million visitors attended during the run of the fair. The French government brought people from the colonies to Paris to show off their native arts and crafts and create reproductions of native architectural styles. A few other countries participated as well, including The Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Japan, Portugal, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Scarce; as of October 2020, OCLC does not show any listings for this title.
Book ID: 51028