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Proposed DuPont Company Pavilion for the 1964 New York World's Fair presentation book

1964
 Collection
Accession: 2455

Abstract

Domenico Mortellito (1906-1994) was a muralist, sculptor, and designer noted for his work in plastics and other synthetic materials. He worked with E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company from 1945 to 1979. The 1964, the New York World's Fair was held in Flushing Meadows, New York, from April 22, 1964 to October 18, 1964, and then again from April 25, 1965 to October 17, 1965. The theme was "Peace through Understanding." This item is Mortellito's designer presentation book of the proposed DuPont Company pavilion for the 1964 New York World's Fair.

Dates

  • 1964

Creator

Extent

1 volume(s)

Physical Description

1 volume in box.

Biographical Note

Domenico Mortellito (1906-1994) was a muralist, sculptor, and designer noted for his work in plastics and other synthetic materials. He worked with E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company from 1945 to 1979 and was chair of the Du Pont Color Council from 1957 to 1979.

The 1964, the New York World's Fair was held in Flushing Meadows, New York, from April 22, 1964 to October 18, 1964, and then again from April 25, 1965 to October 17, 1965. The theme was "Peace through Understanding." The fair had more than fifty million visitors. The fair is remembered as emphasizing technology and space exploration, and has often been described as "Space Age." Highlights of the fair were a twelve-story, stainless steel globe called the Unisphere; the New York State Pavilion, which still remains today; the General Motors "Futurama II' exhibit showing superhighways and ultramodern architecture; Radio Corporation of America's color television; and Ford's Mustang car.

Scope and Contents

This is a designer's presentation book containing illustration boards with paste-ups and photographs; spiral-bound.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Proposed DuPont Company Pavilion for the 1964 New York World's Fair presentation book
Status:
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2020: Laurie Sather

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
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