Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay was created to host the Golden Gate International Exposition, a World’s Fair, in 1939-40. The fair was an expression of an idealized order of both design and international relations. Neither survived much longer than the fair itself. The author considers the creation and re-creation of Treasure Island and the problem of building for an uncertain, ultimately unknowable future. This article is a critical appreciation of Andrew Shanken’s Into the Void Pacific, a design history of the fair.
Research Article| March 01 2016
Let There Be a Firmament in the Midst of the Waters: Treasure Island, then, now, and again
Boom (2016) 6 (1): 130–136.
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Brock Winstead; Let There Be a Firmament in the Midst of the Waters: Treasure Island, then, now, and again. Boom 1 March 2016; 6 (1): 130–136. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.1.130
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