Turin International

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EXPO Turin 1911
De Karolis, Adolfo (1874-1928) - Esposizione Torino 1911 .jpg
Turin 1911 Expo poster designed by Adolfo de Carolis
Overview
BIE-class Universal exposition
Category Historical Expo
Name Esposizione internazionale dell'Industria e del Lavoro
Area 100.16 hectares (247.5 acres)
Participant(s)
Countries 30
Location
Country Italy
City Turin
Venue Parco del Valentino
Coordinates 45°03′7.8″N 7°41′4.8″E / 45.052167°N 7.684667°E / 45.052167; 7.684667
Timeline
Bidding February 11, 1907 (1907-02-11)
Opening April 29, 1911 (1911-04-29)
Closure November 19, 1911 (1911-11-19)
Universal editions
Previous Brussels International 1910 in Brussels
Next Exposition universelle et internationale (1913) in Ghent

The Turin International was a world's fair held in Turin in 1911[1] titled Esposizione internazionale dell'industria e del lavoro. It received 4,012,776 visits and covered 247 acres.[2]

Official Expo logo

Summary[edit]

Parco del Valentino.
Pavilion of the Ottoman Empire

The fair opened on April 29,[3] was held just nine years after an earlier Turin fair which had focused on the decorative arts, and at the same time as another Italian fair in Rome, also with an arts focus. This fair deliberately distinguished itself by focusing on industry and labour.[3]

The fair was held in the Parco del Valentino (as were the three previous Turin fairs in 1884, 1885 and 1902 and the subsequent 1924 Turin fair).[3]

Participants[edit]

Participating countries were Argentina, Austria-Hungary, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Peru, Russian Empire, Kingdom of Serbia, Siam, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, United States and Uruguay.

National pavilions[edit]

The Art Deco Hungarian pavilion was designed by Emil Töry, Maurice Pogány and Dénes Györgyi[4]; the Siamese pavilion was designed by Mario Tamagno and Annibale Rigotti and had a multi-colored roof with a gold dome[5] and the Ottoman pavilion by Léon Gurekian.

See also[edit]

  • Images from over 200 pages from the official guide to the fair [3]
  • Material about this exhibition is stored at the Science Museum in London [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Findling and Pelle, Encyclopedia of World's Fairs and Expositions, 9780786434169 p426
  2. ^ "A List of World Exhibitions". Retrieved 12 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d "A World's Fair in Italy: Turin 1911". Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "A World's Fair in Turin 1911". Retrieved November 29, 2013. 
  5. ^ "A World's Fair in Turin 1911". Retrieved November 29, 2013. 
  6. ^ "National and International Exhibitions Covered by the Science Museum Library Collections". Retrieved 30 December 2010.