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  3. View Stunning Photos of the Post-Utopian Sites of the World’s Fairs in This Kickstarter Book

View Stunning Photos of the Post-Utopian Sites of the World’s Fairs in This Kickstarter Book

View Stunning Photos of the Post-Utopian Sites of the World’s Fairs in This Kickstarter Book
View Stunning Photos of the Post-Utopian Sites of the World’s Fairs in This Kickstarter Book, Montreal 1967 World's Fair, "Man and His World," Buckminster Fuller's Geodesic Dome With Solar Experimental House 2012. Image © Jade Doskow
Montreal 1967 World's Fair, "Man and His World," Buckminster Fuller's Geodesic Dome With Solar Experimental House 2012. Image © Jade Doskow

Architectural and landscape photographer Jade Doskow is publishing the first hardcover, full-color monograph of her eight-year photography project on the post-utopian sites of the World’s Fairs, entitled Lost Utopias. Since 2007, the project has captured the remaining architecture and landscaping of international World’s Fairs at 26 sites in North America and Europe on large-format 4”x5” film.

Montréal 1967 World's Fair, "Man and His World," Habitat ’67, Night View 2012. Image © Jade Doskow
Montréal 1967 World's Fair, "Man and His World," Habitat ’67, Night View 2012. Image © Jade Doskow

The book is a collection of World’s Fair structures, like the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Atomium in Brussels, and the Space Needle in Seattle, “as they exist today, often repurposed, abandoned, or surrounded by a strange new environment unimaginable at the time of construction," writes Doskow. “These sites exist as surreal, dreamlike time machines, simultaneously looking forward and back.”

New York 1964 World's Fair, "Peace Through Understanding," New York State Pavilion, Winter View 2014. Image © Jade Doskow
New York 1964 World's Fair, "Peace Through Understanding," New York State Pavilion, Winter View 2014. Image © Jade Doskow
San Diego 1915 World’s Fair, “Panama-California Exposition,” Horticultural Building 2013. Image © Jade Doskow
San Diego 1915 World’s Fair, “Panama-California Exposition,” Horticultural Building 2013. Image © Jade Doskow
St. Louis 1904 World's Fair, "Louisiana Purchase Exposition," Flight Cage 2013. Image © Jade Doskow
St. Louis 1904 World's Fair, "Louisiana Purchase Exposition," Flight Cage 2013. Image © Jade Doskow
San Antonio 1968 World's Fair, "The Confluence of Civilizations in the Americas," Judicial Building with Tower of the Americas 2013. Image © Jade Doskow
San Antonio 1968 World's Fair, "The Confluence of Civilizations in the Americas," Judicial Building with Tower of the Americas 2013. Image © Jade Doskow

Lost Utopias is expected to be completed by December 2016, and is still seeking funding on kickstarter. Learn more about, or help fund, the project, here.

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Cite: Sabrina Santos. "View Stunning Photos of the Post-Utopian Sites of the World’s Fairs in This Kickstarter Book" 10 May 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/786991/help-fund-lost-utopias-book-on-the-architecture-of-worlds-fairs/> ISSN 0719-8884
Montreal 1967 World's Fair, "Man and His World," Buckminster Fuller's Geodesic Dome With Solar Experimental House 2012. Image © Jade Doskow

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