Hall of Aeronautics – Paris, 1937

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Hall of nationalized aeronautic industries with spiral bridge and Rhodoïd[1] orb at the Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne (International Exposition dedicated to Art and Technology in Modern Life), Paris, 1937. Audoul, Hartwig and Gérodais, architects – Aublet and Delaunay, designers.

 

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Postcard of the Hall of Aeronautics – Exterior

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Photo – Hall of Aeronautics – Exterior

Other pictures from the 1937 Expo:

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Postcard of the 1937 Paris Expo. On the left, the National Socialist German pavilion (see below)

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The German pavilion, 1937. Rather ominous in light of events shortly to come to pass.

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A view of the Paris Expo by night.

The Old Wolf has spoken.


[1] Rhodoid is a brand name for a cellulose acetate product developed by French pharmaceutical/chemical group Rhône-Poulenc around 1917. The name comes from a combination of Rhône-Poulenc and celluloid. In 1937 this would still have been considered an innovation

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